Will Earth Still Exist 5 Billion Years From Now?

By Newsroom America Staff at 9 Dec 17:06

What will happen to Earth when, in a few billion years' time, the Sun is a hundred times bigger than it is today? Using the most powerful radio telescope in the world, an international team of astronomers has set out to look for answers in the star L2 Puppis.

Scheduling Leisure Activities Makes Them Less Fun

9 Dec 16:01 | SciTech

In a series of studies, researchers found that scheduling a leisure activity like seeing a movie or taking a coffee break led people to anticipate less enjoyment and actually enjoy the event less than if the same activities were unplanned.read more »

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Research Explains Why Some Presents Are Great To Give But Not To Receive

9 Dec 14:29 | SciTech

New research highlights common mistakes that people will make this holiday season, including thinking more about the moment they expect when giving a present than the many moments after when their recipients keep and use the gift.read more »

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Americans Divided On Financial Impact Of The Presidential Election

9 Dec 13:04 | U.S. News

Americans are at odds over how their finances will be affected by last month's presidential election, according to a new study by Bankrate.com.read more »

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Sides 'Poles Apart' On Agreeing Access To Civilians Trapped In Aleppo

9 Dec 11:07 | World

Discussions on how to assist civilians caught in the crossfire inside war-ravaged Aleppo continue to be difficult “because the Member States that are supposed to help us get access [are] poles apart on what is happening in Syria,” United Nations Senior Adviser Jan Egeland said.read more »

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Mortgage Rates Continue To March Higher

9 Dec 10:04 | Business

Mortgage rates nudged higher, rising for a sixth consecutive week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate rising to 4.15 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

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Millions Of 'Children On The Move' Without Protection Is 'Unacceptable'

9 Dec 09:10 | World

ighlighting the challenges confronting the protection of millions of children, many of whom are separated from their families as they flee wars and persecution, the top United Nations refugee official called for prompt action to stave off the risk of losing an entire generation.read more »

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How Your Parenting Tactics Influence Your Teen's Problem Behaviors

8 Dec 17:21 | SciTech

Yelling. Screaming. Slamming of doors. Sneaking out. Sound familiar? Perhaps you're a parent with a teenager at home who partakes in "problem behaviors." Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, may be able to help.read more »

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Do Thoughts Of Death Change Our Shopping Habits?

8 Dec 16:07 | Business

Researchers say reports of plane crashes, terrorist attacks, fatal car accidents and deadly fires may lead shoppers to think more about their own mortality than buying that new holiday sweater for Uncle Dave.read more »

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Early Life Stressors Adversely Influence Brain Development

8 Dec 14:28 | SciTech

New brain imaging evidence is supporting the long-held belief that stressful early life experiences, such as preterm birth, poverty and lack of familial support, adversely affect brain development.read more »

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Over 30% Of Millennials Unhappy With Their Job

8 Dec 13:09 | U.S. News

Millennials are more likely than GenXers or Boomers to quit their job in the next six months, and nearly one-third of them say that is exactly what they plan to do. read more »

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Human Rights Expert Urges Australians To Stand Up Against Country's 'Alarming' Hate Speech And Racism

8 Dec 11:17 | World

The United Nations human rights expert on contemporary forms of racism has urged all Australians – from the Government to the media and civil society – to stand up against “alarming” hate speech and racism racial discrimination in the country, especially against indigenous people, refugees, migrants, and Muslims.read more »

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Americans' Optimism Rises Post-Election, Tempered By Racial, Class and Partisan Divides

8 Dec 10:09 | U.S. News

Following one of the most contentious election in recent history, a new poll by Allstate and Atlantic Media revealed a surprising level of positivity among Americans. read more »

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'No Safe Place Left' For Children In War-Ravaged Aleppo

8 Dec 09:02 | World

Returning from a mission to Aleppo, a senior UNICEF official in Syria described “haunting images” of children killed by mortars and malnourishment, and said that the terrible situation “continues to plummet to even greater lows.”read more »

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Global Habitat Loss Still Rampant Across Much Of The Earth

7 Dec 17:08 | SciTech

Researchers from a range of universities and NGOs report that habitat destruction still far outstrips habitat protected across many parts of the planet.read more »

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Sea Ice Hit Record Lows In November

7 Dec 16:04 | SciTech

Unusually high air temperatures and a warm ocean have led to a record low Arctic sea ice extent for November, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder.read more »

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Past Misdeeds Haunt Relationships When They Feel Recent, Study Finds

7 Dec 14:03 | SciTech

If a partner's past transgression feels like it happened yesterday, even if it didn't, you are more likely to remember it during new, unrelated arguments, according to a new study.read more »

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Kids' Restaurant Menu Items Often Include Excess Calories

7 Dec 13:05 | U.S. News

Most kids' menu items offered by the nation's top 200 restaurant chains exceed the calorie counts recommended by nutrition experts, a new RAND Corporation study has found.read more »

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Neolithic Syrians Were First To Domesticate Cereals

7 Dec 11:19 | World

11,000 years ago, a Syrian community began a practice which would change man's relationship with his surroundings forever: the initiation of cereal domestication and, with it, the commencement of agriculture, a process which lasted several millennia. read more »

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US Home Prices Up 6.7 Percent In October

7 Dec 10:05 | Business

CoreLogic's Home Price Index and HPI Forecast for October 2016 shows home prices are up both year over year and month over month.read more »

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Israel's Settlement 'Legalization Bill' Would Harm Prospects For Arab-Israeli Peace: Envoy

7 Dec 09:11 | World

A UN envoy has warned against Israel's move to adopt the so-called 'legalization bill,' which aims to protect illegal settlements and outposts built on private Palestinian property in the West Bank, "but which some have said could be a step towards annexation" of the area.read more »

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Study Examines Family Relationships That May Affect Children's Disruptive Behavior

6 Dec 17:07 | SciTech

A new study has examined the interaction between coparenting and coercive parenting in predicting children's disruptive behaviour.read more »

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Smartphone Ownership Up Among Adults Age 50-Plus According to AARP Research

6 Dec 16:08 | SciTech

The new report has found that nearly nine in 10 adults over 50 own some type of mobile device, with over half of adults over age 50 – and nearly three quarters of adults age 50-59 - owning a smartphone.read more »

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Users More Gullible When They Customize Their Technology

6 Dec 14:24 | SciTech

Technology may have helped turn users into their own information gatekeepers, but they may not necessarily make better, more informed decisions with that data, according to researchers.read more »

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Political Left, Right Both Inspired By Utopian Hopes

6 Dec 13:08 | U.S. News

Despite the ideological differences separating liberals and conservatives, they share similar motivations for their political engagement, according to a new study from a University of Illinois at Chicago social psychologist.read more »

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Security Council Fails To Adopt Resolution Calling For Ceasefire In Aleppo

6 Dec 11:23 | World

The United Nations Security Council has failed to adopt a resolution calling for a seven-day ceasefire in Aleppo that would allow humanitarian aid to reach people trapped in the war-ravaged Syrian city.read more »

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FTC Puts An End To Data Broker Scam THat Took More Than $7 Million From Consumers

6 Dec 10:06 | Business

The Federal Trade Commission has closed the book on a data broker operation that the agency alleges got personal information from people who thought they were applying for payday loans online, and sold it to a scam that tapped consumers’ bank accounts and credit cards without their consent.read more »

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Global Humanitarian Appeal For 2017 Requires Record $22.2 Billion In Funding

6 Dec 09:01 | World

The world is facing a humanitarian crisis that will require a record $22.2 billion in funding for 2017 to support nearly 93 million of the most vulnerable and marginalized people, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.read more »

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How It Takes Just 6 Seconds To Hack A Credit Card

5 Dec 16:33 | SciTech

Working out the card number, expiry date and security code of any Visa credit or debit card can take as little as six seconds and uses nothing more than guesswork, new research has shown.read more »

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Corporate Board 'Interlocks' Lead To Managerial Entrenchment

5 Dec 14:09 | Business

It turns out the old saying that "It's not what you know, but who you know" still holds a measure of truth in corporate America.read more »

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White Deaths Exceeded Births In One-Third Of States

5 Dec 13:10 | U.S. News

New research shows more white deaths than births were reported in 17 U.S. states - more than in any time in the country's history - compared to only four in 2004.read more »

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Study Estimates Global Cancer Cases, Deaths In 2015

5 Dec 11:14 | World

In 2015, there were an estimated 17.5 million cancer cases around the globe and 8.7 million deaths, according to a new report from the Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration.read more »

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A Dark Web Vendor of Stolen Information, IcyEagle, Sentenced To Prison

5 Dec 10:08 | SciTech

Aaron James Glende a.k.a. IcyEagle has been sentenced to four years and two months’ imprisonment for access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. read more »

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'Staggering' Number Of Civilian Casualties In Iraq In November

5 Dec 09:13 | World

Last month, Iraq suffered thousands of deaths and injuries – including by a significant number of civilians – in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict, according to recently released figures.read more »

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Narcissistic Individuals Use Social Media To Self-Promote

2 Dec 17:04 | SciTech

A new statistical review of 62 studies with over 13,000 individuals found that narcissism has a modest but reliable positive relationship with a range of social media behaviors. read more »

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Those Funny Ads May Make You Laugh, But Maybe Not Buy

2 Dec 16:09 | Entertainment

Advertisers often use humor to grab customers' attention, but they should do so with caution, according to a recently published study. read more »

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Portions Of The Brain Fall Asleep And Wake Back Up All The Time, Researchers Find

2 Dec 14:19 | SciTech

New research finds that small regions of the brain cycle in and out of sleep, even when awake. The cycles shift toward 'awake' when that part of the brain pays attention to a task.read more »

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Mortgage Rates Continue to Rise

2 Dec 13:05 | Business

Mortgage rates continued their upward path this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate rising to 4.13 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

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Findings Show Significant Progress Against HIV Epidemic In Africa

2 Dec 11:19 | World

National surveys in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia reveal exceptional progress against HIV, with decreasing rates of new infection, stable numbers of people living with HIV, and more than half of all those living with HIV showing viral suppression through use of antiretroviral medication.read more »

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'12 Days Of Christmas' Gifts Rise Only 0.7 Percent In Price

2 Dec 10:13 | U.S. News

If you want to buy that special someone the gifts included in the holiday classic "The 12 Days of Christmas," they will only cost 0.7 percent more than last year, according to the 33rd annual economic analysis by The PNC Financial Services Group. read more »

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One In Three People Suffers Malnutrition At Global Cost Of $3.5 Trillion A Year

2 Dec 09:00 | World

Participants at an international meeting on ways to improve diets and ensure sustainable food systems have been told that one in three people on the planet suffers some form of malnutrition, impacting public health and economic development at an estimated cost of $3.5 trillion per year.read more »

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Swimming, Racquet Sports And Aerobics Linked To Best Odds Of Staving Off Death

1 Dec 17:08 | SciTech

In terms of exercise, swimming, racquet sports, and aerobics seem to be associated with the best odds of staving off death from any cause and from heart disease and stroke, in particular, suggests research.read more »

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Lack Of Sleep Costing US Economy Up To $411 Billion Per Year

1 Dec 16:08 | SciTech

A lack of sleep among the U.S. working population is costing the economy up to $411 billion a year, which is 2.28 percent of the country's GDP, a new report finds.read more »

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Big Data Analytics The Nostradamus Of The 21st Century?

1 Dec 14:30 | SciTech

The future of election polling will be based on social media comments and data, according to a Griffith University researcher who correctly predicted Donald Trump as US President. read more »

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BabyCenter Reveals Top Baby Names Of 2016

1 Dec 13:03 | U.S. News

BabyCenter has released the results of its renowned Baby Names Survey and the much anticipated Top 100 Names of 2016. Jackson held on as the top boys' name for the fourth year, and Sophia leads the girls for the seventh year in a row.read more »

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Security Council Strengthens Measures Against North Korea's Nuclear Activities

1 Dec 11:27 | World

Strongly condemning the recent nuclear test conducted by North Korea (DPRK) on 9 September, the Security Council has unanimously adopted measures that United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described as "the toughest and most comprehensive sanctions regime ever" against that country.read more »

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Pending Home Sales Crawl Forward In October

1 Dec 10:05 | Business

Pending home sales were mostly unchanged in October, but did squeak out a meager gain for the second consecutive month, according to the National Association of Realtors. read more »

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Without Urgent Steps To End Violence, Aleppo May Become 'Giant Graveyard'

1 Dec 09:02 | World

With thousands of civilians fleeing neighbourhoods in eastern Aleppo, senior UN officials appealed to the international community to “do everything in their power to protect civilians and enable aid access to the besieged parts of the [war-battered city] before it becomes one giant graveyard.”read more »

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