Back-to-school worries for parents? 1 in 3 very concerned about bullying, cyberbullying

By Newsroom America Staff at 5:16 pm Eastern

Parents may also experience some nerves as their children prepare to head back to school.

Dino-killing asteroid could have thrust Earth into 2 years of darkness

3:06 pm Eastern | World

Tremendous amounts of soot, lofted into the air from global wildfires following a massive asteroid strike 66 million years ago, would have plunged Earth into darkness for nearly two years, new research finds. read more »

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People favor highly reviewed products, even when they shouldn't

22 Aug 12:11 | U.S. News

When we're trying to decide which cell phone case to buy or which hotel room to book, we often rely on the ratings and reviews of others to help us choose. But new research suggests that we tend to use this information in ways that can actually work to our disadvantage.read more »

Thousands Flee As Iraqi Forces Advance On ISIL-Held Tal Afar

22 Aug 09:24 | World

The top United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq has warned against the consequences of displacement as thousands of civilians are expected to flee from Tal Afar and surrounding communities during the Iraqi military operation to retake these areas from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorist group.read more »

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Smokers 20 Percent More Likely To Quit When Cigarettes Cost $1 Or More

21 Aug 17:18 | U.S. News

Older smokers are usually more set in their ways, but a dollar increase in cigarette prices makes them 20 percent more likely to quit, a new Drexel University study found.read more »

Yemen's Saudi-Led Coalition Is Responsible For The 'Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World'

21 Aug 15:08 | World

The cholera outbreak in Yemen is overwhelmingly affecting rebel-controlled areas due to Saudi-led airstrikes and blockades, according to a letter by researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), published in The Lancet Global Health.read more »

Health Care Reform Is A Top Issue Concerning Americans

21 Aug 12:04 | U.S. News

According to the latest wave of KJT Group's LightSource Poll, American adults are divided in their perceptions of the top issue facing the United States today.read more »

ICC Orders Former Islamist To Pay More Than $3 million For Damage To Timbuktu Sites

21 Aug 09:08 | World

For deliberately attacking religious and historic buildings in Timbuktu, Mali, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued to Malian Islamist a nearly three million euros Reparations Order, due on 16 February 2018.read more »

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Older users like to snoop on Facebook, but worried others might snoop on them

18 Aug 17:10 | World

Older adults are drawn to Facebook so they can check out pictures and updates from family and friends, but may resist using the site because they are worried about who will see their own content, according to a team of researchers.read more »

Could Monday's Solar Eclipse Lead to More ER Visits? ER Docs Say Yes.

18 Aug 15:18 | U.S. News

As much of the nation prepares for Monday's extremely rare solar eclipse, some emergency physicians say that this natural phenomenon could lead to a temporary surge in emergency visits at points across the country. While they are prepared to handle this potential increase in patient traffic, they urge caution.read more »

Higher rural suicide rates driven by use of guns

18 Aug 12:15 | U.S. News

Suicide rates in rural areas of Maryland are 35-percent higher than in the state's urban settings, a disparity that can be attributed to the significantly greater use of firearms in rural settings, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.read more »

Journalists Successfully Used Secure Computing To Expose Panama Papers

18 Aug 09:12 | World

A team of researchers from Clemson University, Columbia University and the University of Washington has discovered a security success in an unlikely place: the "Panama Papers." read more »

Follow the Bitcoin to find victims of human trafficking

17 Aug 17:12 | U.S. News

A team of university researchers has devised the first automated techniques to identify ads potentially tied to human trafficking rings and link them to public information from Bitcoin - the primary payment method for online sex ads.read more »

Telling people not to 'down' drinks could make them drink more

17 Aug 15:10 | World

Campaigns designed to stop young people "bolting" drinks can be ineffective and can even make them more likely to do it, new research suggests. read more »

Trying to resist the urge to splurge? Ditch the smartphone

17 Aug 12:08 | U.S. News

You are more likely to indulge in guilty pleasures when shopping online with a touchscreen versus a desktop computer, according to research from UBC's Okanagan campus.read more »

Study solves mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth

17 Aug 09:06 | World

Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which humans would not exist.read more »

Coke or Pepsi? Partner's choices can make you miserable

16 Aug 17:15 | U.S. News

It might not seem like a big deal if you like Coke while your partner likes Pepsi -- but new research suggests preferring different brands can affect our happiness in relationships more than shared interests or personality traits.read more »

Understanding reasons for denying climate change could help bridge divide

16 Aug 15:23 | World

Mainstream criticism of people who deny climate change essentially portrays climate skeptics as being out of touch, ignorant or somehow incapable of understanding the facts about climate change.read more »

Child's home learning environment predicts 5th grade academic skills

16 Aug 12:11 | U.S. News

Children whose parents provide them with learning materials like books and toys and engage them in learning activities and meaningful conversations in infancy and toddlerhood are likely to develop early cognitive skills that can cascade into later academic success, finds a new study.read more »

Study Identifies Dinosaur 'Missing Link'

16 Aug 09:08 | World

A bizarre dinosaur which looked like a raptor but was in fact a vegetarian may be the 'missing link' between plant-eating dinosaurs and theropods, the group that includes carnivores such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor. read more »

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'Fat But Fit' At Increased Risk Of Heart Disease

15 Aug 17:13 | U.S. News

Carrying extra weight could raise your risk of heart attack by more than a quarter, even if you are otherwise healthy.read more »

World's Largest Volcanic Range May Lurk Beneath Antarctic ice

15 Aug 15:08 | World

West Antarctica's vast ice sheet conceals what may be the largest volcanic region on earth, research has revealed.read more »

High Use Of Electronic Cigarettes Seen In 8th-9th Graders In Oregon

15 Aug 12:10 | U.S. News

A study at Oregon Research Institute (ORI) shows that rates of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use among Oregon 8th and 9th graders is higher than seen in national samples, and that e-cigarette use is closely linked with use of marijuana and other tobacco products. read more »

Yemen's Cholera Epidemic Surpasses Half-Million Suspected Cases

15 Aug 09:06 | World

More than 500,000 people in Yemen are suspected of having cholera, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, warning that the disease is spreading quickly due to a lack of clean water or health access.read more »

Experiments Cast Doubt On How The Earth Was Formed

14 Aug 17:17 | World

New geochemical research indicates that existing theories of the formation of the Earth may be mistaken.read more »

Researchers Use Machine Learning To Spot Counterfeit Consumer Products

14 Aug 15:24 | U.S. News

A team of researchers has developed a new mechanism that uses machine-learning algorithms to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit versions of the same product. read more »

Human-Caused Warming Likely Led To Recent Streak Of Record-Breaking Temperatures

14 Aug 12:00 | World

It is "extremely unlikely" 2014, 2015 and 2016 would have been the warmest consecutive years on record without the influence of human-caused climate change, according to the authors of a new study.read more »

FDA Warns Of Potential Contamination In Multiple Brands Of Drugs, Dietary Supplements

14 Aug 09:16 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers and health care professionals not to use any liquid drug or dietary supplement products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC of Davie, Florida, and labeled by Rugby Laboratories, Major Pharmaceuticals and Leader Brands, due to potential contamination.read more »

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