In Wake Of 'WannaCry' Attacks, Cybersecurity Expert Discusses Internet Safety

By Newsroom America Staff at 1:30 pm Eastern

A cybersecurity expert says cybercrime is ultimately preventable, and that the internet – even the hidden so-called ‘dark net’ – has very good elements to it.

Reduced US Air Pollution Will Boost Rainfall In Africa's Sahel, Says Study

11:14 am Eastern | U.S. News

Falling sulfur dioxide emissions in the United States are expected to substantially increase rainfall in Africa's semi-arid Sahel, while bringing slightly more rain to much of the U.S., according to a new study.read more »

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Security Council Strongly Condemns Ballistic Missile Test By North Korea

9:05 am Eastern | World

Strongly condemning North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch, the United Nations Security Council vowed to "fully and comprehensively implement all measures" imposed on the country and strongly urged all other UN Member States to do the same.read more »

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Toy Unboxing Lucrative But Sensitive

22 May 17:09 | Entertainment

The global social media phenomenon of toy unboxing is causing concern for parents and other child welfare advocates. Now new research recommends regulation to address it.read more »

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One In 5 Cancers Diagnosed In The United States Is A Rare Cancer

22 May 15:09 | U.S. News

About one in five cancer diagnoses in the United States is a rare cancer, according to a new American Cancer Society report. read more »

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Air Pollution May Disrupt Sleep

22 May 13:12 | World

High levels of air pollution over time may get in the way of a good night's sleep, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.read more »

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Foreign Buyers And Immigration Expected To Drive Future Demand For U.S. Housing

22 May 11:14 | U.S. News

U.S. real estate markets are increasingly becoming international, and changing demographics brought forth by immigration and growing interest from foreigners are positioned to bolster home sales activity and prices, according to experts.read more »

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Thousands Of Migrants Rescued On Mediterranean In A Single Day

22 May 09:10 | World

Nearly 3,000 migrants were rescued trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which also reported that more than a dozen rescue operations were under way in the area.read more »

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There's More To Attraction Than Meets The Eye: Study

19 May 17:21 | SciTech

Attractiveness isn't just a matter of good looks, but also the right voice and scent, according to a mini review in Frontiers in Psychology.read more »

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Study Finds Consumers See Much Greater Risk Than Reward In Online Ads

19 May 15:10 | U.S. News

Personalized ads now follow us around the web, their content drawn from tracking our online activity. The ad industry has suggested we're OK with it - that we see benefits roughly equal to perceived risks. A new study says otherwise.read more »

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Antarctica 'Greening' Due To Climate Change

19 May 13:06 | World

Plant life on Antarctica is growing rapidly due to climate change, scientists have found. read more »

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Mortgage Rates Slide To 5-Month Low

19 May 11:02 | Business

With a flurry of news breaking in Washington, mortgage rates moved to the downside with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate falling to a five-month low of 4.15 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey.read more »

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Experts Race Against Clock To Quell Ebola Outbreak

19 May 09:08 | World

A race against the clock has begun to contain an outbreak of Ebola in a remote northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the World Health Organization (WHO) said.read more »

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Space Weather Events Linked To High-Altitude Nuclear Tests

18 May 17:13 | SciTech

Recently declassified data on high-altitude nuclear explosion tests have provided a new look at the mechanisms that set off perturbations in Earth's magnetic system. read more »

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Men Sing About Dating And Sex More Often Than Women

18 May 15:18 | Entertainment

A new analysis of popular song lyrics from 1960 through 2008 reveals that men sing about both romantic love and sex more often than women. However, female artists sing about romantic love in a higher percentage of their songs.read more »

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Large Volcanic Eruption May Have Caused The First Mass Extinction

18 May 13:23 | World

Researchers in the USA and Japan say they may have found the cause of the first mass extinction of life.read more »

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New Report Finds Young People Troubled By Romantic Relationships, Sexual Harassment

18 May 11:09 | U.S. News

A new report suggests that many young people struggle with developing healthy romantic relationships and that rates of misogyny and sexual harassment among teens and young adults are alarmingly high. read more »

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As Four Countries Face Famine, World 'Must Step Up Now'

18 May 09:09 | World

With famine looming in four countries, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) stressed the need to rally support for both immediate relief to people at risk and for longer-term initiatives.read more »

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Loneliness In Young Adults Linked To Poor Sleep Quality

17 May 17:03 | SciTech

Researchers from King's College London have found a link between loneliness and poor sleep quality in a study of more than 2,000 British young adults.read more »

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Under Cyber Attack: UH Researchers Look At How To Catch A 'Phisher'

17 May 15:09 | U.S. News

As cybersecurity experts scramble to stop another wave of ransomware and malware scams that have infected computers around the world, computer science experts at the University of Houston are "phishing" for reasons why these types of attacks are so successful. read more »

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'Narco-Deforestation' Study Links Loss Of Central American Tropical Forests To Cocaine

17 May 13:11 | World

Central American tropical forests are beginning to disappear at an alarming rate, threatening the livelihood of indigenous peoples there and endangering some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in North America. The culprit? Cocaine.read more »

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April Home Sales Cooler Than Typical Spring Season

17 May 11:05 | Business

The brisk start to the 2017 home-selling season slowed down in April with home sales dropping 4.1% below March and 4.5% below the previous April, according to this month's RE/MAX National Housing Report. read more »

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Conflict-Related Child Deaths Hit New High In Afghanistan

17 May 09:03 | World

Deeply concerned by the continued increase in conflict-related child deaths in Afghanistan, the UN Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMA) has urged parties to the conflict to take immediate measures to reduce harm.read more »

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Personality May Change When You Drink, But Less Than You Think

16 May 17:15 | SciTech

People typically report substantive changes to their personality when they become intoxicated, but observations from outsiders suggest less drastic differences between "sober" and "drunk" personalities, according to research.read more »

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Identity Theft Survey Finds Consumers Need More Education And Help

16 May 15:07 | U.S. News

News of data breaches and the risks of identity theft and fraud persist, but consumers' vigilance and awareness haven't kept pace. read more »

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No Escaping Ocean Plastic: 37 Million Bits Of Litter On One Of World's Remotest Islands

16 May 13:13 | World

The beaches of one of the world's most remote islands have been found to be polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet.read more »

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Over 200,000 Kids Treated In ERs Each Year For Playground-Related Injuries

16 May 11:08 | U.S. News

As temperatures rise, more kids will be on the playground. The nation's emergency physicians want all of them to have fun, but also to stay safe. read more »

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UN Condemns North Korea's Ballistic Missile Launch

16 May 09:05 | World

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged Pyongyang to return to the path of denuclearization saying the latest ballistic missile launch by North Korea (DPRK) is a threat to peace and security in the region.read more »

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Belief Increases Buzz: Mixing Energy Drinks And Alcohol

15 May 17:08 | SciTech

Participants of the study who believed they were drinking an energy drink and alcohol cocktail were more likely to believe themselves quite drunk and uninhibited.read more »

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TV Accentuates Traditional Women's Roles At Expense Of Their Needs

15 May 15:03 | U.S. News

College women who frequently watch television or who believe that the content is real, tend to endorse the gender roles that are portrayed often on TV, says a University of Michigan researcher.read more »

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Playground Politics - What Drives Rejection Amongst Children?

15 May 13:05 | World

Children learn how to make friends and interact with others in the first few years of school. Unfortunately, rejection is part of daily life in a classroom and we can all remember the bitter feeling of being left out by classmates. Researchers asked children why they dislike other children.read more »

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Americans Divided On Whether Recent Science Protests Will Benefit Scientists' Causes

15 May 11:02 | SciTech

Americans are split in their support of recent science marches and whether these events will make a difference, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. read more »

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New Ebola Virus Outbreak In Northern DR Congo

15 May 09:03 | World

An Ebola outbreak in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has killed at least one person, according to the World health Organization.read more »

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