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New research shows that hugs reduce stress, which leaves bodies vulnerable to infection. (Photo by Flickr user Tania Cataldo) RELATED LINKSWhat you need to know about this year’s elevated flu threat Flu season is upon us, and doctors are predicting...
Artist’s rendering of NASA’s Kepler space telescope in the second phase of its life. Image courtesy of NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T PyleNASA’s Kepler space telescope, once thought “beyond repair,” has found a planet two and a half...
Illustration by Ruth Tam Giving back to the community is on most people’s to-do list, but it takes time and a commitment. A recent study from the National Conference on Citizenship shows that Millennials and teens are more likely to volunteer than...
Eighty-nine-year-old Kevin Bunnell and 16-year-old Mikinly Sullivan talk during a Cyber Seniors session, a program that pairs high school students with senior citizens who are interested in learning computer and internet skills. “She has...
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On Wednesday Sony Pictures canceled the release of “The Interview,” a movie about an assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, after the nation’s largest theater chains had said they wouldn’t play the movie. Sony has...