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Parents Mourning Stillbirth Follow Familiar Patterns on YouTube

1 week ago from NY Times Health

Over the course of about 15 years, a researcher says, YouTube has become a kind of virtual cemetery for parents experiencing stillbirth.

Nonfiction: A Psychotherapist Analyzes Her Patients’ Stories — and Her Own

1 week ago from NY Times Health

Lori Gottlieb’s “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed” is a treasure trove of stories and hard-earned advice.

'Lovely' and 'scientific'—Medical student evaluations differ by gender and minority status

1 week ago from Physorg

In the largest analysis to date of narrative medical school evaluations, researchers at UC San Francisco and Brown University have found significant differences in how female and underrepresented minority medical...

Famous birthdays for April 16: Claire Foy, Martin Lawrence

1 week ago from UPI

Actor Claire Foy turns 35 and actor Martin Lawrence turns 54, among the famous birthdays for April 16.

Honey, I ate the kids: The sweet side of filial cannibalism

1 week ago from Physorg

As you bite into a chocolate bunny or egg this weekend, consider this: rabbits often eat their own young, and hens their own eggs.

North Korea: Sanctions are 'major impediments' to human rights situation

1 week ago from UPI

North Korea has claimed that international sanctions imposed on the country are major obstacles to the improvement of its human rights situation.

Indicators of despair rising among Gen X-ers entering middle age

1 week ago from Science Daily

Indicators of despair -- depression, suicidal ideation, drug use and alcohol abuse -- are rising among Americans in their late 30s and early 40s across most demographic groups, according to...

Brain marker for angry dreams

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified a pattern of brain activity that predicts anger experienced during dreaming, according to a new study of healthy adults. The research could potentially inform efforts to understand...

Many older adults keep guns loaded, unlocked at home, survey says

1 week ago from UPI

Many older adults, including those who are mentally impaired, don't lock up their guns and ammo, University of Washington researchers report.

Interior Dept. Opens Ethics Investigation of Its New Chief, David Bernhardt

1 week ago from NY Times Science

The department's inspector general has said that she is looking into a "wide assortment" of allegations of conflict of interest and other potential violations.

Time is money, especially when it comes to giving

1 week ago from Physorg

Would you be more likely to donate to charity if you could report the gift sooner on your taxes? According to a new article published in the National Tax Journal,...

Leveraging scientists' perceptions for successful interactions with policy makers

1 week ago from Physorg

Creating new policies that deal with important issues like climate change requires input from geoscientists. Policy makers, media outlets, and the general public are interested in hearing from experts, and...

Commuter spouses have a lot to teach us about the 'stickiness' of traditional marriage

1 week ago from Physorg

For her new book, sociologist Danielle J. Lindemann, interviewed nearly one hundred commuter spouses—couples who live apart in service to their dual careers—to find out what this unique group might...

Microsoft overhauls how it investigates office misbehavior

1 week ago from Physorg

Microsoft is revamping its practices for investigating workplace allegations after a group of women shared stories of discrimination and sexual harassment.

UNAIDS grapples with previously undisclosed allegations of financial and sexual misconduct

1 week ago from CBC: Health

Confidential documents obtained by The Associated Press show UNAIDS is grappling with previously unreported allegations of financial and sexual misconduct involving Martina Brostrom, who went public last March with claims...

Q&A: How Dogs Find Their Way Home

1 week ago from NY Times Science

Lost dogs rely on a fine sense of smell to map their location.

For busy medical students, two-hour meditation study may be as beneficial as longer course

1 week ago from Science Daily

For time-crunched medical students, taking a two-hour introductory class on mindfulness may be just as beneficial for reducing stress and depression as taking an eight-week meditation course, a study finds.

Low-intensity ultrasound can change decision-making process in the brain

1 week ago from Science Daily

Imagine working in your office while the sun is shining outside. Thinking about what you could be doing instead of working is an example of "counterfactual thinking."

Time is money, especially when it comes to giving

1 week ago from Science Daily

Would you be more likely to donate to charity if you could report the gift sooner on your taxes? According to a new article, the answer is yes. Researchers found...

Same-sex marriage legalization associated with reduced anti-gay bias in the US

1 week ago from Physorg

A new study of evolving attitudes toward gay marriage across the U.S. suggests that state legislation has had a significant impact in reducing anti-gay bias in many parts of the...

Simple way to inoculate teens against junk food marketing

1 week ago from Science Daily

A simple and brief intervention can provide lasting protection for adolescents against the harmful effects of food marketing. Researchers find that reframing how students view food-marketing campaigns can spur adolescents,...

Leveraging scientists' perceptions for successful interactions with policy makers

1 week ago from Science Daily

Creating new policies that deal with important issues like climate change requires input from geoscientists. Policy makers, media outlets, and the general public are interested in hearing from experts, and...

Harvard grad heads home to take on one of Ghana’s biggest problems

1 week ago from Harvard Science

This is the first in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates. From a rural town in the south of Ghana to his time at Harvard University, one thing...

Weekend Grade I racing action from around the U.S.

1 week ago from UPI

Delta Prince, Rushing Fall, Midnight Bisou star in weekend Thoroughbred racing Grade I action.

Socializing drove the evolution of the modern human face

1 week ago from UPI

According to one group of researchers, it was the modern human's need to socialize that shaped the facial proportions and contours of Homo sapiens.

Jeremy Allen White engaged to Addison Timlin

1 week ago from UPI

Jeremy Allen White, who plays Phillip "Lip" Gallagher on "Shameless," got engaged to girlfriend Addison Timlin.

Successful research papers cite young references

1 week ago from Physorg

When it comes to publishing the most impactful scientific research and identifying the best up-and-coming research paths, it takes one to know one.

Enhancing feelings of connectedness helps people treat wrongdoers equally

1 week ago from Science Blog

New research by Ray Friedman, Brownlee O. Currey Professor of Management, shows that cultural norms can affect how we respond to mistreatment at work, but that it is possible to shift...