Once sanctuaries, houses of worship struggle with security

“People are fearful for their lives, for their houses of worship, for the sanctuary of this mosque and other places of worship like the synagogues and African-American churches that are being attacked. People are concerned,” said Imam Mohannad Hakeem while attending Friday prayers at the Islamic Center of Detroit. He spoke after a horrifying attack in New Zealand left 50 people dead at two mosques during midday prayers. A 28-year-old Australian is the main suspect and called himself in a manifesto a white nationalist out to avenge attacks in Europe by Muslims. History shows sanctuaries are not immune from violence, as illustrated by bombings at African-American churches during the Civil Rights era. And in countries struggling with sectarian violence, attacks …

Young Americans Today Are More Depressed, Prone To Suicide Than Generations Before Them

More young Americans are experiencing serious psychological distress, major depression, and suicidal thoughts or tendencies in the last decade than older generations, according to research published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Increases in psychological stress are in part due to increased use of electronic communication and digital media as it changes how we interact with those around us, further affecting mood disorders. Social media and its effects have a much bigger impact on teens than previous generations who have lived beyond the confines of the digital age. The researchers also reported that teens are not sleeping as much as previous generations because they tend to be late-night screen addicts, which not only keeps them up later but also has …

CNN 10 – March 13, 2019

March 13, 2019 TRANSCRIPT Click here to access the printable version of today’s CNN 10 transcript. CNN 10 serves a growing audience interested in compact on-demand news broadcasts ideal for explanation seekers on the go or in the classroom. The show’s priority is to identify stories of international significance and then clearly describe why they’re making news, who is affected, and how the events fit into a complex, international society. Thank you for using CNN 10 Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

The Latest On The Christchurch Terrorist Attack: Mourning The Victims & Other Developments – Perez Hilton

We want to remember the victims from the awful March 15 terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. So far it is being reported that 49 people died during the shooting at the two mosques while 48 were injured. Of the 48 injured, 39 are still in the hospital with 11 in the intensive care unit. Read on for information on some of the victims and the latest developments from the tragedy, including news on how gun laws may be set to change in New Zealand. Contents 2 New Gun Laws 4 Confronting Chelsea Clinton Mourning The Victims The victims came from all over the world, including Syria, Jordan, Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Malaysia. Here are some of …

Humans May Only Be Able To Say The F Word Because Of Agriculture

There are more than 170,000 words in the English language but some, like “vampire”, “flamingo”, “volcano” and, of course, the F word, may not even exist if it weren’t for agriculture. Authors of a new paper published in Science argue that certain sounds, including F and V, were not regular features of the human language until the dawn of farming in the Neolithic era. The general gist of their argument centers on the human diet – specifically, the dominance of softer food only made possible through agriculture. This dietary change shaped the way our jaws develop through life, they say, making it easier to produce certain sounds.  Today, there are more than 2,000 different speech sounds in the world’s 7,000 or so languages. Some (like clicks) tend …

Mafia don Frank Cali’s killing is a reminder the mob is alive. Just not as flashy

(CNN)Cigar-chomping Mafia bosses in dapper suits once dominated perceptions of organized crime in the United States. While the dons are less flamboyant now and shun the spotlight, their work continues in the shadows, experts say. The last time a Mafia boss was assassinated in the city was 34 years ago, when former Gambino don Paul Castellano was shot dead as he arrived at a popular steakhouse in midtown Manhattan, a hit ordered by the so-called “Dapper Don” himself, John J. Gotti. CNN legal analyst James Gagliano said Cali’s killing reminded him of his work with the FBI’s Gambino crime squad in New York City in the 1990s. “Scenes like this were somewhat commonplace during the mob wars,” he tweeted. “Guarantee …

Study Finds Evidence For A New Human Sense

Some humans may have an unconscious ability to sense Earth’s magnetic field, according to a provocative new study published today in the journal eNeuro. Years of exciting but often inconclusive experiments have led such research to fade in popularity. Now, a veteran in the field is hoping to revive interest with some of the strongest evidence yet that humans may have a magnetic sense buried deep within the brain.  It is well known many creatures, from frogs to lobsters, can sense Earth’s magnetic field, while others also rely on it for navigation (think: butterflies and sea turtles).  Caltech geoscientist Joseph Kirschvink and neuroscientist Shin Shimojo decided to revisit the issue, this time with a rather sophisticated study design. For the experiment, 34 …

I fell in love with this language…on ‘Sesame Street’

(CNN)“I sometimes dream in Spanish,” wrote Bakir Brown. “I was first introduced and fell in love with the language by watching ‘Sesame Street.’ I just loved how the words just literally rolled off the tongue. It was beautiful. I still remember (how) the skit from so long ago taught me my first Spanish words, “abierto” and “cerrado” — “open” and “closed.” Bakir Brown, Richmond, Virginia The melting pot exists only on the surface I came here from Italy in 1991, and besides a few vacation trips and one nine months’ stretch in 2007, I have been living in Central Texas for the last 28 years. Yes, I still have my Italian accent, and still struggle to some extent. Even though …

Fury as Australian senator blames Christchurch attack on Muslim immigration

Politicians rebuke Fraser Anning over comments after New Zealand mosque attack An Australian senator has been strongly criticised after he blamed the New Zealand shooting on Muslim immigration. Following the attack, which Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

30 Surprising Facts That Are Actually True

There are many facts that sound so strange that everyone thinks they are fake. However, sometimes our limited knowledge makes us doubt things that are completely real. Take for instance the fact that children are born without kneecaps and they don’t develop them until they turn three years old. Sounds made up, right? But it’s completely true!If you enjoy strange and sometimes even fake sounding facts like that scroll below to read the list we here at Bored Panda prepared for you! #1 Scotland’s national animal is a unicorn. #3 Moose are excellent swimmers. They are born knowing how to swim and can swim 6 miles per hour and has the ability to keep the pace for two hours. #5 …

Zuckerberg wants Facebook to build a creepy mind-reading machine

Even though this might sound creepy, don’t worry, Zuckerberg said they have no current plans to develop surgically implanted chips. The idea would be to produce some type of external device, perhaps glasses, that allow users to control digital additions to the landscape without speaking or typing anything. FACEBOOK BACKTRACKS AFTER REMOVING ELIZABETH WARREN’S ADS BLASTING THE PLATFORM, DRAWING ANOTHER REBUKE  When the moderator, Harvard law school professor Jonathan Zittrain, chided Zuckerberg about the “Fifth amendment implications” of such a technology, the CEO responded with something that sounds familiar to anyone who has paid attention to Facebook’s privacy scandals since Cambridge Analytica. “I mean, presumably this [augmented reality technology] would be something that someone would choose to use a product. I’m …

Good enough to eat? The toxic truth about modern food

We are now producing and consuming more food than ever, and yet our modern diet is killing us. How can we solve this bittersweet dilemma? Pick a bunch of green grapes, wash it, and put one in your mouth. Feel the grape with your tongue, observe how cold and refreshing it is: the crisp flesh, and the jellylike interior with its mild, sweet flavour. Eating grapes can feel like an old pleasure, untouched by change. The ancient Greeks and Romans loved to eat them, as well as to drink them in the form of wine. The Odyssey describes a ripe and luscious vine, hung thick with grapes. As you pull the next delicious piece of fruit from its stalk, you …

Astronomers Discover 83 New Supermassive Black Holes In The Early Universe

An international team of astronomers has discovered 83 new quasars from a time when the universe was just a tenth of the age it is today. Quasars – the bright centers of galaxies – are powered by extremely active supermassive black holes and this discovery gives us precious insights into the first billion years of the cosmos. The findings are reported in five different papers, which detail the properties of the objects. The researchers revealed that the region they observed contains 100 quasars from the early universe, 17 of which we already knew about. They estimate that on average, the spacing between the supermassive black holes is about a billion light-years. Among their discoveries, the team has found the second furthest quasar to date. …

Tucker Carlson, under fire for past radio comments, blames the Left

They are using words he uttered on a shock-jock radio show as long as 13 years ago, even though for part of that time he worked as an MSNBC host. The effort is led by a liberal advocacy organization that has been crusading against Fox News for years. There is a push to get advertisers to boycott his prime-time show in an effort to force him off the air. These things are also true about Tucker Carlson: Some of the things he said on the radio show are offensive, troubling and can’t be defended. His characterizations, especially of women and Muslims, were totally unacceptable. Yes, he seemingly made the comments in jocular banter long ago, but in today’s Twitter-driven environment, …

What Happened To Our Favorite 2000s Reality TV Stars? Betches

The early 2000s were a magical time of Abercrombie miniskirts, chunky highlights, weird tiny vests, and of course, some of the trashiest reality TV that has ever existed. There was nothing better than gasping in horror at that week’s episode of A Shot at Love and posting about it on Myspace, where you’ve been friends with Tila Tequila for like, ever. Or watching Viva La Bam at your boyfriend’s house after school and losing your sh*t at the many hilarious pranks they pulled. Who didn’t have a crush on Ashton Kutcher after seeing him be so funny and charming on Punk’d?  Simpler times. Now that we’re almost to the 2020s (wtf?), what’s become of our favorite trash reality TV stars? I did some …