If you are attending a Major League Baseball game—especially one in which slugger Prince Fielder is playing—be sure to keep your eyes on the ball at all times. Otherwise, your nachos just may get obliterated by an upper deck bomb like this poor lady ... Discuss
According to new research led by San Diego State University's Jean Twenge, millennials may be the least religious generation in the history of America. For the study, the team looked at how more than 11 million teens responded to questions about faith, religious organizations, spirituality, prayer and meditation, dating back to the mid 1960s. They found that the group who are now millennials are the least religious ever recorded. She told EurekAlert:
Unlike previous studies, ours is able to show that millennials' lower religious involvement is due to cultural change, not to millennials being young and unsettled. Millennial adolescents are less religious than Boomers and GenX'ers were at the same age. We also looked at younger ages than the previous studies. More of today's adolescents are abandoning religion before they reach adulthood, with an increasing number not raised with religion at all.
They found that compared to four decades ago, the number of high school seniors and college students who don’t go to church or religious services has doubled. The cause for the dramatic shifts? Twenge said that a culture that values individualism could be responsible: "Individualism puts the self first, which doesn't always fit well with the commitment to the institution and other people that religion often requires. As Americans become more individualistic, it makes sense that fewer would commit to religion” ... Discuss
Inbox by Google, the company’s new and improved email app, is finally out of its invitation-only Beta phase, and is now available to everyone. The service comes with a bunch of cool, enhanced features to make email more organized and intuitive, but perhaps none of the options is more anticipated than the “Undo Send” feature. The new button let’s users recall sent emails moments after they are delivered. Because who hasn’t accidentally hit reply-all with a snarky response to an email chain meant for an individual, or like in Google’s video below, accidentally sent a poorly worded email about an innocent, romantic walk on the beach to someone unintended? ... Discuss
ISIS terrorists have claimed responsibility for a new series of attacks in Iraq and Saudi Arabia. In Baghdad, car bombs from an ISIS suicide bomber killed 10 people at two upscale hotels. In Saudi Arabia, ISIS carried out two attacks on two Shiite mosques over the course of the last week, killing at least 25 people. Those attacks mark the first time the radical Islamic group has struck inside Saudi Arabia ... Discuss
Just imagine a time in the not too distant future, when MIT’s DARPA-funded robot combat cheetah has become self-aware and decides to turn on its human creators (we say this is maybe like a year and a half away, tops). You’re being chased by the mechanical beast, and you think to yourself, “I know how I’ll evade the robot jungle cat! I will throw this 15-inch obstacle into its path! There’s no way it can somehow leap over it with its clunky machine body.” Well, think again! MIT has released this video showing the cheetah using laser sensors to see coming obstacles that it can easily hurdle over ... Discuss
The streaming content site Hulu has pulled all of its episodes of the TLC show 19 Kids and Counting, following sexual abuse revelations involving star and eldest son Josh Duggar. The cable network, which consulted with Hulu before the move, has also yanked all re-runs from its lineup, and it’s unclear if it will bring the show back at all. Last week, Josh Duggar, now 27 years old, issued an apology for acting “inexcusably” in past “wrongdoing,” after InTouch magazine posted a police report showing that he had been accused of molesting several young girls as a teenager. Duggar also stepped down from his role at a conservative political group. Several major advertisers have since cut ties with the reality show ... Discuss