Is your kid hooked on video games? New research says simple brain-wiring may be to blame.
Brain scans conducted on 154 teenagers who played video games at least nine hours per week found the structure and activity in the part of the brain associated with reward processing was larger than in those who played less often.
Casey Anthony, the Florida woman acquitted of killing her toddler daughter earlier this year, has repelled book publishers and movie studios who feel it would be tasteless to pay for her story — but that doesn’t mean the whole case is off-limits.
Whether your thing is animated penguins who sing and dance or gothic love stories involving vampires and werewolves, both of the new movies in wide release this weekend have been much hyped and hotly anticipated.
A Department of Transportation rule implemented in April 2010 prohibits airlines from keeping passengers sitting on a tarmac for more than three hours — a rule it says an American Airlines affiliate has since violated so frequently that it’s now been slapped with a $900,000 fine, the first such fine handed down since the edict took effect.
A new study of 8,000 kids published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health finds those who had high IQs were more likely to use certain illicit drugs as they aged. Smarter girls in particular may tend to experiment with marijuana, cocaine, and other illicit drugs later on.
Researchers discovered that countries with the highest numbers of women using oral contraceptives also have the highest rates of death from prostate cancer. What does this mean? They think estrogen from the urine of women who take birth control pills could be to blame.
This year, stores like Target, Macy’s and Kohls plan on beginning their Black Friday sales at midnight on Thanksgiving in order to claim a piece of the retail pie. While this may be beneficial for the company and customers, the workers seem to be getting the short end of the stick.
Target employees in particular are not happy about the change, with one even starting an online petition called ‘Tell Target to Save Thanksgiving’ that’s now been signed by more than 87,000 people.
On Monday, the remaining four couples all danced two routines plus a “relay” Cha Cha Cha — all vying to get into next week's finals — and the taped pieces before the second dance showed us a little more about each contestant, just in case you need to know that stuff before tossing your votes around.
‘Act of Valor,’ which began as a Navy recruitment film, eventually grew into a full-length feature in which an elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent. But what’s got everyone talking is that unlike standard war flicks, ‘Act of Valor’ stars real active-duty Navy SEALs.
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