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ESPN Inks Deal With Twitter For Ad-Supported Sports Highlights

Twitter users soon will be able to see — rather than just read about — more hail Marys, big air, and golden goals. ESPN said today it is broadening …

Disney Drops Controversial Dia De Los Muertos Trademark Bid After Online Uproar

After raising the ire of critics online, The Walt Disney Company quickly backed away today from its move to quietly trademark “Dia de los Muertos” …

‘Iron Man 3’ Breaks Records: $175.3M Sets 2nd Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend; Worldwide Totals Franchise Best $680.1M

<b>SUNDAY AM, 9TH UPDATE:</b> Walt Disney Company Chairman/CEO Bob Iger has his Wall Street earnings call on Tuesday and more good news to report with the …

ABC Loses Bid To Kneecap Xmas Movie Suit

ABC and ABC Family discovered today that they must face the courts over whether they stole the idea for a 2011 Christmas movie from two veteran …

Mr. Rogers Asks, Can You Say Feature Biopic?

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: The sweater wearing children’s TV icon Fred Rogers is the subject of <i>A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood,</i> an Alexis Jolly spec script that …

CAA Loses High-Profile Director To UTA

I’m told that maverick film director Lasse Hallstrom left CAA and returned yesterday to United Talent and agents there Tracy Jacobs, Shana Eddy, …

Robert Downey Jr “Renegotiating” Next ‘Iron Man’ Contract, He Tells Jon Stewart: Video

Two days before <i>Iron Man 3</i> hits North American screens, looks like the Armored Avenger is negotiating in public over future movies in the …

‘The Avengers’ Marketing Chiefs Assemble For New Golden Trailers Nod

If your trophy show is going to inaugurate its first new category since the Clinton administration, not a bad idea to dole it out to the …

Robert Downey Jr Rings NYSE Opening Bell To Celebrate ‘Iron Man 3’: Video

Tony Stark himself (aka Robert Downey Jr) rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange this morning in celebration of <i>Iron Man</i> <i>3</i>‘s May 3rd …

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Union Musicians Picket Marvel & Disney Over ‘Iron Man 3’

In anticipation of the LA premiere of <i>Iron Man 3</i> tomorrow, the American Federation of Musicians is out today protesting Marvel Studios. AFM members …

TOLDJA! ‘Daredevil’ Rights Revert From Fox To Disney

The blogosphere is going wild as Marvel chief Kevin Feige does interviews for Iron Man 3 and acknowledges that Daredevil has returned to the Marvel …

Kids with autism get hooked on video games

<b>U. MISSOURI (US) —</b> Children and teens with autism are more likely to become preoccupied with video games and TV than their typically developing …

Mystery timing can make waiting seem silly

<b>U. PENNSYLVANIA (US) —</b> With unknown timing, it can be logical to opt for immediate gratification, according to a new study that challenges a classic …

How anxiety and reward interact in the brain

<b>UNC-CHAPEL HILL (US) —</b> Researchers have a clearer picture of how two brain areas interact to trigger very different emotional reactions. The findings …

Higher autism risk with older grandpas

<b>KING’S COLLEGE LONDON (UK) —</b> Men who become fathers at older ages are more likely to have grandchildren with autism.<p>The new study shows how risk …

Sleep can fuse conflicting tasks in brain

<b>U. CHICAGO (US) —</b> A good night’s sleep helps the brain retain multiple, potentially conflicting memories, according to new research with …

Books contain fewer words about feelings

<b>U. SHEFFIELD (UK) —</b> Other than fear, words about emotions have steadily decreased in books throughout the last century, say researchers.<p>As reported …

Under-50 group lowers US life expectancy

<b>U. PENNSYLVANIA (US) —</b> High mortality rates among Americans under 50 explain why life expectancy is lower in the US than in most developed nations, a …

Family dinners boost teens’ mental health

<b>MCGILL (CAN) —</b> Regular family dinners are good for teens, even those who say they can’t talk to their parents easily, a new study finds.<p>“More …

Music amps immunity and cuts stress

<b>MCGILL (CAN) —</b> Before surgery, listening to music is more effective at reducing anxiety than prescription drugs, report researchers.<p>In a large-scale …

Low voter turn-out among California youth

<b>UC DAVIS (US) —</b> More than two-thirds of California’s eligible young adults failed to vote in the 2012 general election, new research shows.<p>That’s …

Did wastewater pressure rumble Oklahoma?

<b>COLUMBIA U. (US) —</b> New research links the magnitude 5.7 earthquake that struck near Prague, Oklahoma, in November 2011 to wastewater injection.<p>The …

To teach kids math, keep hands moving

<b>MICHIGAN STATE (US) —</b> Students perform better in math when their instructors use hand gestures—a simple teaching tool that could pay off in …

Dietary fiber cuts risk of first stroke

<b>U. LEEDS (UK) —</b> Just seven grams more dietary fiber each day can lower the risk of first-time stroke by seven percent, according to new research.<p>This …

Surveillance: We don’t like it, but why?

<b>WASHINGTON U. – ST. LOUIS (US) —</b> United States law needs to establish four key principals to avoid the dangers of surveillance, according to a …

Chinese herbs help cut diabetes symptoms

<b>U. QUEENSLAND (AUS) —</b> Conventional drugs to treat type 2 diabetes are significantly more effective when paired with traditional Chinese medicine, new …

Obesity and type 2 diabetes link identified

<b>KING’S COLLEGE LONDON (UK) —</b> Researchers are hopeful that obesity can be “uncoupled” from insulin resistance after finding that the immune system and …

Bullying victims don’t have many enemies

<b>U. VIRGINIA (US) —</b> Bullied kids are not universally disliked by their peers, but they are strongly disliked by those who harass them, say researchers.<p>…

Omega-3 fatty acid may slow tumors

<b>UC DAVIS (US) —</b> New research with mice uncovers a possible anti-cancer property of metabolized omega-3 fatty acids, which come from fish oil and …