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Take a chill pill, doctor’s orders: Study says stress can lead to brain shrinkage, memory loss

Take a chill pill, doctor’s orders: Study says stress can lead to brain shrinkage, memory loss

Hippocampal neuron in culture. Dendrites are green, dendritic spines are red and DNA in cells nucleus is blue.; Credit: Science Source/Getty Images AirTalk® If you need another reminder to chill out and take it easy, here it is. According to a study published this week in the medical journal “Neurology,” higher levels of the stress […]

On your phone and on the move: Why the future of gaming is all about streaming

On your phone and on the move: Why the future of gaming is all about streaming

A video game user plays XBOX.; Credit: Photo by Ben Andreas Harding via Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® Last month, Microsoft announced its plans to launch Project xCloud, a service that will let users stream Xbox One games to computers, phones, tablets and other devices. Currently, most games are limited to the device you are using. […]

T-minus 6 days: LA & OC County registrars answer your voting questions

T-minus 6 days: LA & OC County registrars answer your voting questions

A mail-in ballot for the midterm elections is displayed in upscale Laguna Niguel in southern California’s Orange County, October 14, 2018.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® More people than ever are returning their ballots by mail or dropping them off at a local election location rather than voting in a booth on Election Day. Those […]

Populism reaches Brazil: The political dimensions of Jair Bolsonaro’s election to presidency

Populism reaches Brazil: The political dimensions of Jair Bolsonaro’s election to presidency

Jair Bolsonaro, far-right lawmaker and presidential candidate of the Social Liberal Party (PSL), arrives to cast his vote on October 28, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images AirTalk® On Sunday, Brazil elected a polarizing far right populist as its next president. The news has split the South American country, as some Brazilians […]

Populism reaches Brazil: The political dimensions of Jair Bolsonaro’s election to presidency

Populism reaches Brazil: The political dimensions of Jair Bolsonaro’s election to presidency

Jair Bolsonaro, far-right lawmaker and presidential candidate of the Social Liberal Party (PSL), arrives to cast his vote on October 28, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images AirTalk® On Sunday, Brazil elected a polarizing far right populist as its next president. The news has split the South American country, as some Brazilians […]

Los Angeles’ Jewish community responds to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Los Angeles’ Jewish community responds to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

An Israeli national flag is seen at a memorial on October 28, 2018, down the road from the Tree of Life synagogue after a shooting there left 11 people dead in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on October 27, 2018. ; Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The massacre of eleven congregants at Tree of […]

Latest on US mail bombs: Suspect arrested in Florida

Latest on US mail bombs: Suspect arrested in Florida

The Opa-Locka, Florida, postal center on October 26, 2018, is the focus of an investigation into the mail bombs sent to Democratic officials and supporters and intelligence leaders; Credit: GIANRIGO MARLETTA/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Federal authorities took a man into custody Friday in Florida in connection with the mail-bomb scare that earlier widened to 12 suspicious […]

AirTalk debates 2018 ballot initiatives: Prop 4 — the children’s hospital bonds initiative

AirTalk debates 2018 ballot initiatives: Prop 4 — the children’s hospital bonds initiative

Registered nurse Autumn Small adjusts an IV drip machine for eighteen-year-old cancer patient Patrick McGill as he receives treatment for a rare form of cancer at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center Childrens Hospital.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® Four bond measures are on California’s Nov. 6 ballot this year, one of which is Proposition 4. […]

Suspicious packages sent to Clintons, Obamas, Time Warner Center and other high profile figures

Suspicious packages sent to Clintons, Obamas, Time Warner Center and other high profile figures

Police, FBI and other emergency workers gather outside the Time Warner Center after an explosive device was found this morning on October 24, 2018 in New York City.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images AirTalk® A day after a suspected explosive device arrived at the home of left wing billionaire George Soros, suspicious packages were found addressed […]

‘RadiCalifornia’: How the threat of ‘Californiacation’ is being leveraged in Nevada, Colorado and Texas races

‘RadiCalifornia’: How the threat of ‘Californiacation’ is being leveraged in Nevada, Colorado and Texas races

A section of the California seal hangs on the front of the State of California Earl Warren building January 22, 2007 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® As November 6 draws nearer, it seems that California is becoming a point of contention in quite a few states, especially where GOP candidates are […]