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Sluggish cognitive tempo: the ADHD-like disorder that explains daydreaming?

According to emerging research, many children previously diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder could be…

New study challenges consensus scientific belief that sharks are ‘living fossils’

Modern sharks are not “living fossil” replicas of their prehistoric ancestors but have evolved significantly…

Archeologists’ findings may prove Rome a century older than thought

It is already known as the eternal city, and if new archeological findings prove correct…

Study: Spanking doesn’t work, but average 4-year-old is spanked 936 times per year anyway

New research published in the Journal of Family Psychology indicates not only that parents punish…

Tech News

‘Chief Yahoo’ David Filo and banking magnate Charles Schwab named to tech firm’s board

Yahoo announced the nomination of three new board members, including company co-founder David Filo, who…

European publishing mogul accuses Google of developing a digital ‘superstate’

Mathias Döpfner, head of Europe’s largest newspaper publisher, says internet search engine is abusing market…

Media

Actor Ted Neeley hopes Pope Francis will attend ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ in Rome

Ted Neeley, the original lead in “Jesus Christ Superstar”, is back four decades on as…

Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Missouri concert date

Pop star Miley Cyrus has been hospitalized and has had to cancel a concert in…

U.S. News

Texas ‘Boats ‘N Hoes’ PAC with links to GOP candidates sinks after bipartisan criticism

A Texas GOP political action committee will be shut down on Thursday after being denounced…

College Board announces several changes to 88-year-old SAT

Getting into college in the United States will no longer hinge so much on a…

Portland flushes 38-million gallon water reservoir after man urinates in it

By Teresa Carson PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) – Portland, Oregon is flushing 38 million gallons (143…

Elizabeth Warren’s new book: Run-ins with Obama and praise for Hillary Clinton

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) flustered both President Barack Obama and his former economic advisor on…

New Jersey mother charged with driving teens into Delaware River

By Dave Warner (Reuters) – A New Jersey mother of three teenagers was charged on…

World

Six dead and 290 missing reported after South Korean ferry sinking

South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a…

Drug cartel leader on Treasury blacklist arrested in Mexico

Police have arrested the deputy leader of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel in Mexico City as he visited the capital,…

Looters take advantage of Brazilian police strike in World Cup host city

Looting broke out in Salvador de Bahia, one of the host cities for this year’s World Cup in Brazil, as…

Sexual violence against Egypt women ‘goes unpunished’: report

Sexual violence against women has been rife since the 2011 uprising in Egypt, where hundreds of female protesters have been…

NATO to deploy more forces in eastern Europe

NATO said Wednesday it will deploy additional air, sea and land forces in eastern Europe in response to the worsening…

Pro-Russian militants take two Ukrainian soldiers hostage in Lugansk

Ukraine’s defence ministry said on Wednesday that pro-Russian militants had taken two of its soldiers “hostage” in the separatist eastern…

Nigeria parents face ‘nightmare’ after mass kidnap by Islamists

Desperate Nigerian parents pleaded Wednesday for an end to their “nightmare” after Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped more than 100 girls…

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