Christopher Castillo

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How Bad Is the Labor Shortage? Cities Will Pay You to Move There - WSJ

HAMILTON, Ohio—Jobs at the paper mills and safe manufacturers on this stretch of the Great Miami River mostly dried up by the early 2000s, leaving behind closed factories and an abandoned downtown.<p>Today, a spruced-up waterfront, loft apartments and help-wanted signs give the appearance of economic …

Lofts

This Is How Much You Need to Make to Afford the Average Home in Each State

There are a lot of things standing in the way for first-time homebuyers, including just figuring out what you're supposed to be doing, whether a …

Real Estate

Want to be a Better Writer? Here is Stephen King's Essential Advice

Dumbo, Dairy Queen and Dandelions: 9 brilliant suggestions from King's nearly 20-year-old book<p>Okay, I'll admit that I'm really late to this party. Despite the fact that I'm always seeking advice on how to improve communication in general--and writing in particular--I'd never read Stephen King's …

Neanderthals were capable of ‘turbo breathing’, according to new study of their facial features

Since Neanderthals were recognised as a separate human species a century and a half ago their distinctive facial features have been a point of puzzlement and fascination.<p>Their wide noses, prominent brow ridge and jutting-out faces have prompted a number of theories as to what caused their evolution.<p>…

Police: Parents gunned down by their son on college campus

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — More than 100 police officers, some heavily armed in camouflage uniforms, searched neighborhoods near Central Michigan University on Friday for a 19-year-old student suspected of killing his parents at a dormitory and then running from campus.<p>The shooting at Campbell …

Law Enforcement

Popular diet doesn't only reduce hypertension, but risk of depression as well, per study

The popular Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet was created to lower blood pressure, but new research says it can also reduce the …

How Iodized Salt (Accidentally) Increased the American IQ

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'Fully driverless' cars could hit California roads by April

California drivers may soon find themselves sharing the road with cars that don't have a driver behind the wheel.<p>Starting as soon as April, tech companies and vehicle manufacturers will be allowed to test driverless autonomous cars on California streets under new regulations announced Monday by the …

Scientists Tried Growing Prehistoric-Sized Insects, and Here's What Happened

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Prehistoric Puppy May Be Earliest Evidence of Pet-Human Bonding

A new analysis of 14,000-year-old canine reveals the earliest evidence for an emotional attachment with man’s best friend.<p>Dogs may have been man’s best friend — and treated as such— since the earliest days of domestication.<p>According to a study published recently in the <i>Journal of Archaeological</i> …

New clues to decline of bees and other pollinators

<b>Bee diseases have been detected in hoverflies for the first time.</b><p>The brightly-coloured flies may be picking up bee viruses as they forage at the same flowers.<p>And scientists think hoverflies could then be spreading the deadly infections long distances when they migrate.<p>Bees and other pollinators are …

Common human skin bacteria could protect against cancer, say researchers

A type of bacteria commonly found on human skin produces a substance that may help protect against skin cancer, researchers have revealed.<p>The scientists say the surprise discovery regarding a strain of <i>Staphylococcus epidermidis</i> highlights the importance of the community microbes found on and in the …

Tumors

New Species of Shark Discovered in Deep Sea

The discovery of the Atlantic sixgill shark teaches us more about sharks as a whole, and could help with future conservation efforts.<p>Sharks are a mysterious, understudied group of animals. Sometimes, our fear of them prevents us from getting too close. Other times, the ocean dwellers are simply out …

Scientists detect signal from ‘cosmic dawn,’ when stars first lit up the universe

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>For the first time, scientists have detected a signal from “cosmic dawn” — the moment when the universe's earliest stars emerged.<p>The signal, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature, is little more than a blip in the radio echo of that ancient era, as difficult to detect as …

Dark Matter

Inducing déjà vu to put premonition to the test

Whether it strikes when you're visiting a new place that seems oddly familiar, or you feel like you've lived through a specific moment before, déjà …

Humanoid firefighting robot will go where it’s not safe for humans to venture

A Walk-Man could one day save your life. No, we’re not talking about the now-retro Sony audio cassette player, but rather a humanoid robot developed …

Here's Why Smells Trigger Such Vivid Memories

You might have noticed that the smell of grass and rubber cleats can bring back the memory of childhood soccer games in starker detail than watching …

The Brain

Tattoos discovered on mummies after millennia under wraps

LONDON (Reuters) - Researchers have discovered the oldest figurative tattoos in the world on the upper arms of two ancient Egyptian mummies, the British Museum said on Thursday.<p>A male mummy was found to have tattoos depicting a wild bull and a Barbary sheep on its upper arm, while a female has …

The Computer Virus Stuxnet Almost Prompted World War III

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Stephen Hawking thinks he knows what happened before the beginning of time

Neil deGrasse Tyson asks him to weigh in.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson’s show <i>Star Talk</i> is ending its fourth season with a bang—a big one. <i>The</i> big one, to be precise. The show, filmed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, features famous astrophysicist Tyson interviewing …

Physics

Neuroscientists Figured Out What Unconsciousness Looks Like in the Brain

Just because it's unconscious doesn't mean it's not on.<p>The human brain is the only reason our species has survived on this planet for so long, but …

When Did Americans Stop Marrying Their Cousins? Ask the World’s Largest Family Tree

Before the Industrial Revolution in the United States, Canada and Europe, you might have ended up married to a fourth cousin. People didn’t travel far to find a spouse, and the closer you were to home, the more likely it was you’d marry within your family.<p>Then, in the late 19th century, something …

Genealogy

Ravens Are Evolving, and Not in the Way You'd Expect

Instead of branching into new species, raven groups experienced something called "speciation reversal."<p>A new study shows that the common raven is anything but commonplace in its evolution.<p>Using DNA samples taken from ravens for nearly twenty years, the study provides evidence that common ravens on …

Researchers Identify Five Different Types of Diabetes, Not Just Type 1 and Type 2

For many years, diabetes cases have largely been classified as either type 1 or type 2. But a new study suggests that there may actually be five …

U.N. Links North Korea to Syria’s Chemical Weapons Program

UNITED NATIONS — North Korea has been shipping supplies to the Syrian government that could be used in the production of chemical weapons, United Nations experts contend.<p>The evidence of a North Korean connection comes as the United States and other countries have accused the Syrian government of …

North Korea

Same-Sex-Marriage Flashpoint: Alabama Considers Quitting The Marriage Business

Couples – gay or straight — looking for a marriage license in Pike County, Ala. won't get one from local probate judge Wes Allen.<p>"We have not issued any marriage licenses since Feb. 9, 2015," Allen says.<p>That's when a federal judge struck down Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage. The state's …

LGBTQI

Trump stops short of full endorsement of gun proposals

By Mike DeBonis<p>, Reporter<p>Anne Gearan<p>, Reporter<p>President Trump stopped short Monday of a full-throated endorsement of any legislative proposals to tighten gun restrictions while lawmakers insisted that the fate of any changes lay in the president’s hands.<p>While Senate leaders explored the possibility …

Gay parade permit sparks major debate in Mississippi

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — At first, the plan to hold a gay-pride parade here didn't seem like such a big deal. Such festivals aren't that unusual even …

U.N. Security Council approves 30-day humanitarian cease-fire in Syria

By Carol Morello<p>, Reporter<p>Anne Gearan<p>, Reporter<p>The U.N. Security Council on Saturday unanimously called for a 30-day cease-fire in Syria, with Russia agreeing to the temporary hiatus only after forcing two days of delays that critics said allowed ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to pursue a …

Middle East