Dogs Understand Both Vocabulary And Intonation Of Human Speech

By Newsroom America Staff at 5:12 pm Eastern

Dogs have the ability to distinguish vocabulary words and the intonation of human speech through brain regions similar to those that humans use, a new study reports.

Study Reveals Patients Operated On At Night Twice As Likely To Die

4:07 pm Eastern | SciTech

New research shows that patients who have surgery during the night are twice as likely to die as patients operated on during regular working hours. read more »

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Hunt For Ninth Planet Reveals New Extremely Distant Solar System Objects

3:03 pm Eastern | SciTech

In the race to discover a proposed ninth planet in our Solar System, Carnegie's Scott Sheppard and Chadwick Trujillo of Northern Arizona University have observed several never-before-seen objects at extreme distances from the Sun in our Solar System. read more »

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Artificial Intelligence Expedites Breast Cancer Risk Prediction

2:05 pm Eastern | SciTech

Researchers at Houston Methodist have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) software that reliably interprets mammograms, assisting doctors with a quick and accurate prediction of breast cancer risk. read more »

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Former Madison Police Officer Sentenced For Public Corruption Crime

12:17 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Andrew Pullum, 31, Madison, Wis., has been sentenced to two years of probation for stealing government property while a police officer with the Madison Police Department.read more »

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Expert Condemns Iran's 'Illegal' Execution Of 12 People On Drug-Related Charges

10:01 am Eastern | World

An expert on the human rights situation in Iran has expressed outrage over the execution of 12 people on drug-related charges, just days after he had publicly appealed to the Iranian authorities not to go ahead with the capital punishment.read more »

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U.S. Government Meets Goal Of 10,000 Syrian Refugees One Month Early

9:02 am Eastern | U.S. News

National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, says the government has met President Obama's goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year with a month to spare. read more »

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Call For Nuclear Test Ban Treaty To Come Into Force

8:25 am Eastern | World

Marking the International Day against Nuclear Tests, senior United Nations officials called for the entry into force of a multilateral treaty that bans all nuclear explosions, for both civilian and military purposes, in all environments.read more »

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How Telecommuting Can Cause Leadership Issues For Your Company

29 Aug 17:04 | Business

Google "telecommuting" and you'll find business articles like: "Four reasons why telecommuting is bad for business" or "Four reasons telecommuting is good for employees." Clearly, the jury is still out on the practice. read more »

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Researchers Find Vulnerabilities In iPhone, iPad Operating System

29 Aug 14:31 | SciTech

An international team of computer science researchers has identified serious security vulnerabilities in the iOS - the operating system used in Apple's iPhone and iPad devices. The vulnerabilities make a variety of attacks possible.read more »

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Structural, Regulatory And Human Error Were Factors In Washington Highway Bridge Collapse

29 Aug 12:18 | U.S. News

When an important bridge collapsed on Interstate 5 near Mount Vernon, Washington, in 2013, questions were raised about how such a catastrophic failure could occur. read more »

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Greece Facing 'Serious Challenges' And Needs Help To Manage Refugee Crisis

29 Aug 10:05 | World

Greece still faces great challenges in managing its refugee crisis, particularly if European Union countries do not step up their relocation and family reunion programmes, the head of the United Nations refugee agency said.read more »

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FDA Advises Testing For Zika Virus In All Donated Blood In The US

29 Aug 09:01 | U.S. News

As a further safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a revised guidance recommending universal testing of donated Whole Blood and blood components for Zika virus in the U.S. and its territories.read more »

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Security Council Strongly Condemns North Korea Missile Launches

29 Aug 08:17 | World

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea's (DPRK) launch of a ballistic missile from a submarine on 23 August, which follows a series of recent tests and launches.read more »

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How Easy Is It To Spot A Lie?

26 Aug 17:18 | SciTech

"Who broke Grandma's favorite vase?" As you listen to a chorus of "I don't know" and "Not me," how will you determine the culprit? Conventional wisdom says, divide and conquer, but what does scientific research show us about questioning a group of people at one time? Unfortunately, very little.read more »

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Digital Forms Of Dating Violence Are On The Rise

26 Aug 15:13 | SciTech

Many teens experience physical or sexual abuse within their romantic relationships and now dating violence can also be perpetrated digitally by harassing, stalking or controlling a romantic partner via technology and social media. read more »

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Exposure To Chemicals Released During Fracking May Harm Fertility

26 Aug 14:09 | SciTech

Researchers at the University of Missouri have released a study that is the first of its kind to link exposure to chemicals released during hydraulic fracturing to adverse reproductive and developmental outcomes in mice.read more »

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Commodities Trader Admits Investment Scam Caused a Loss To Clients Of More Than $3 Million

26 Aug 12:20 | U.S. News

A southern California commodities trader has pleaded guilty in federal court in Chicago to pocketing a portion of his clients’ money after falsely promising a 200% return on investment. read more »

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Planet Found In Habitable Zone Around Nearest Star

26 Aug 10:27 | World

Astronomers using ESO telescopes and other facilities have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri.read more »

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Mortgage Rates Show Little Movement

26 Aug 09:08 | Business

Mortgage rates posted only slight changes this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate inching to 3.57 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

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Situation In Kosovo More Stable, But Underlying Tensions Remain

26 Aug 08:09 | World

The UN Special Representative in Kosovo says opposition parties in Kosovo continue to try to generate, exploit and, if possible, prolong moments of ‘crisis,’ but they appear to have become aware that the use of violence is counterproductive to their objective of gaining more political influence.read more »

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Psychosis Associated With Low Levels Of Physical Activity

25 Aug 17:22 | SciTech

A large international study of more than 200,000 people in nearly 50 countries has revealed that people with psychosis engage in low levels of physical activity.read more »

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PRB Projects World Population Rising 33 Percent By 2050 To Nearly 10 Billion

25 Aug 15:17 | SciTech

The world population will reach 9.9 billion in 2050, up 33 percent from an estimated 7.4 billion now, according to projections included in the latest World Population Data Sheet from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB).read more »

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Existing-Home Sales Lose Steam in July

25 Aug 14:13 | Business

Slowed by frustratingly low inventory levels in many parts of the country, existing-home sales lost momentum in July and decreased year-over-year for the first time since November 2015, according to the National Association of Realtors. read more »

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Youth Unemployment Set To Rise For First Time In Three Years

25 Aug 12:10 | World

With global youth unemployment expected to rise in 2016 for the first time in three years and the equally disturbing high levels of young people who work but still live in poverty, the International Labour Organization (ILO) called for greater efforts to achieve sustainable economic growth and decent work.read more »

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Cannon Design To Pay $12 million As Part Of Criminal Enforcement Agreement

25 Aug 10:06 | U.S. News

Cannon Design will pay a $12 million penalty, implement a series of corporate reforms and divest itself from a large project in California to resolve the company’s criminal liability for the conduct of more than a dozen employees, including paying bribes and kickbacks to obtain confidential information related to Veterans Affairs construction projects.read more »

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Increasingly Complex Armed Conflicts Have Dire Impact On Children

25 Aug 08:02 | World

The impact on children of the collective failure to prevent and end conflict is severe, with regions in turmoil and violations against children intensifying in a number of conflicts, a senior envoy on the subject said.read more »

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Why Are We Now? Researchers Suggest Life On Earth May Be Early In Cosmic Terms

24 Aug 15:35 | SciTech

Why are we now? We know that the universe is roughly 14 billion years old but why does life on Earth exist now, rather than at some point in the distant past or future?read more »

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Fossilized Rivers Suggest Warm, Wet Ancient Mars

24 Aug 14:04 | SciTech

Extensive systems of fossilised riverbeds have been discovered on an ancient region of the Martian surface, supporting the idea that the now cold and dry Red Planet had a warm and wet climate about 4 billion years ago, according to UCL-led research.read more »

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Controller Embezzled Money At Direction Of Person He Met Through Online Dating Site

24 Aug 12:06 | U.S. News

A former Pennsylvania resident who now lives in Mississippi pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of wire fraud for stealing money at the direction of a person he met through an online dating website.read more »

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Deep Dismay At Execution Of 36 People In Iraq

24 Aug 10:28 | World

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, has expressed deep dismay at the execution of 36 people in Iraq in relation to a 2014 massacre during which hundreds of military cadets were killed.read more »

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Stress In The Workplace Is Relative, Suggests Deloitte Study

24 Aug 09:07 | Business

The Deloitte Greenhouse Experience team recently completed a survey asking more than 23,000 professionals about their stress levels at work and found statistically significant variation in how respondents react to workplace stressors.read more »

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4.5 Million People Need Food Aid In Boko Haram-Hit North-East Nigeria

24 Aug 08:12 | World

The number of people in need of food assistance in north-eastern Nigeria has nearly doubled to 4.5 million from March, according to a mid-August analysis by various agencies including the World Food Programme (WFP).read more »

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Survey Finds Vast Majority Of Americans Think US Is Divided Over Values And Politics

23 Aug 17:24 | US Politics and Govt

Americans see their country as deeply divided over values and politics -- a gap they do not expect to diminish any time soon, according to a new survey conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. read more »

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Strong External Governance Makes Top Managers More Prone To Cheat

23 Aug 15:21 | Business

When top-level managers find governance mechanisms too coercive, they're more likely to commit fraud, according to a new paper by strategic management experts.read more »

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Chemicals Banned Decades Ago Linked To Increased Autism Risk Today

23 Aug 14:08 | SciTech

Chemicals used in certain pesticides and as insulating material banned in the 1970s may still be haunting us, according to new research that suggests links between higher levels of exposure during pregnancy and significantly increased odds of autism spectrum disorder in children.read more »

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U.S. Servicemember Who Took Illegal Photos Inside Nuclear Sub Sentenced to Prison

23 Aug 12:15 | U.S. News

Kristian Saucier, 29, of Arlington, Vt., has been sentenced to 12 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally retaining photos taken inside a nuclear submarine and impeding the investigation of the matter. read more »

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Malian Extremist Admits Guilt To Destroying Historic Sites In Timbuktu

23 Aug 10:09 | World

An alleged Malian Islamist accused of destroying historical and religious monuments in the fabled city of Timbuktu has pleaded guilty in the first-ever international war crimes trial focusing on destruction of cultural heritage.read more »

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Journalists View Social Media As Extremely Important

23 Aug 09:04 | U.S. News

Cision's 2016 Social Journalism Study shows journalists viewed social media as extremely important – 78% of respondents felt that they are more engaged with their audience because of social media, and nearly half went as far as to say they could not work without it. read more »

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More Than Three Million Displaced In Yemen

23 Aug 08:08 | World

A joint report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has found that the conflict in Yemen has resulted in the displacement of some 3 million people.read more »

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Do Pokémon Go And Augmented Reality Games Offer Real Health Benefits?

22 Aug 17:21 | Entertainment

he combination of augmented reality technology, geocaching, and other novel techniques to create innovative active video games (AVGs) has potential personal and public health implications, according to a new study.read more »

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Lousy Jobs Hurt Your Health By The Time You're In Your 40s

22 Aug 15:27 | SciTech

Job satisfaction in your late 20s and 30s has a link to overall health in your early 40s, according to a new nationwide study. read more »

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Bee Gee's Barry Gibb To Release Solo Album

22 Aug 14:24 | Entertainment

Legendary Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Barry Gibb will release his first solo album involving new material, In The Now, on October 7. read more »

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Why Prisons Continue To Grow, Even When Crime Declines

22 Aug 12:20 | U.S. News

The U.S. prison population continued to rise even after the crime rate began declining in the mid-1990s because judges were faced with more repeat offenders, a new study suggests. read more »

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Hundreds Of Children Recruited Into Armed Groups In South Sudan

22 Aug 10:09 | World

Reporting that 650 children have been recruited into armed groups in South Sudan since January, UNCEF called for an immediate end to recruitment and an unconditional release of all children by armed actors.read more »

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Bay Area Woman Arrested On Federal Stalking and Hacking Charges Related To Kris Jenner

22 Aug 09:04 | U.S. News

California nurse’s assistant has been arrested on federal cyberstalking and hacking charges related to harassment and threats targeting television personality Kristen Jenner, members of her family and two assistants.read more »

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Nigeria's Military Gains Against Boko Haram Uncover Vast Humanitarian Needs

22 Aug 08:09 | World

The United Nations refugee agency said it is increasingly alarmed at the unfolding situation in north-east Nigeria where the advancing military campaign against Boko Haram has exposed “catastrophic” levels of suffering among a population outside humanitarian reach over months or years.read more »

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