Taraji P. Henson Opens Up About Mental Health At Congressional Hearing

Taraji P. Henson spoke candidly about mental health issues affecting youth in the African American community at a congressional hearing on Friday. “I’m here to appeal to you because this is a national crisis,” she said.  In April, the Congressional Black Caucus launched a Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, attended Friday’s hearing to discuss the foundation’s work in addressing the issue.  “We in the African American community — we don’t deal with mental health issues,” said Henson. “We don’t even talk about it.” a National Alliance on Mental Illness study found that 60% didn’t receive treatment and that black adults use mental health services at half the rate of white adults. Among high school students, black teens are more likely to …

Scientists Attempt To Psychologically Profile The Pathological Cannibal

Fortunately, real-life Hannibal Lectors and Dr Frank N. Furters are an unusual occurrence. Sure, some adventurous foodies have (legally) dabbled in human meat tacos. And there was that one time a performative artist used cannibalism as a politically-charged metaphor for consumerism. But Todd and Bateman level cannibals are – thankfully – extremely rare in today’s world. So rare, in fact, that a lack of data leaves little scientific literature on the subject. Still, in a bid to get to the psychological root cause of pathological cannibalism (as opposed to ritual and survival cannibalism), scientists writing in the Journal of Forensic Science presented and compared the cases of five cannibalistic patients (all male, all aged 18 to 36) hospitalized in a secure unit …

Scientists Spring A Trap On Schrodinger’s Cat By Predicting Quantum Jumps

Herding cats is proverbially hard. Herding quantum cats, or controlling their leaps, was considered impossible. Yet having gained new insight into the phenomenon known as quantum jumps, one team of physicists have reversed these jumps, which they compare to rescuing Schrödinger’s cat as it jumps to its doom. Professor Michel Devoret and his colleagues were the ones to observe these so-called quantum jumps, an atomic transition that occurs when an outside observer causes a superposition to shift to one form or the other – a process thought to be discrete, random, and therefore impossible to predict. They created a superconducting artificial atom (an object that behaves electronically like a single atom) and irradiated it, sparking jumps in energy levels. In doing so, they found advance warning of …

Venezuelas gold fever fuels gangs and insecurity: ‘There will be anarchy’

Puerto Ordaz has been swept up in a gold rush that powers the city as the armed groups running the mines flourish Puerto Ordaz was once Venezuelas industrial hub, a modernist dream of broad boulevards and ranks of factories and gateway to a belt of rich oilfields that funded government largesse for decades. As the economy has crumbled though, the modern city of steel and aluminium has been swallowed by its past, transformed into little more than an outpost of the gold mines a few hours drive away in the fringes of the Amazon. There, in swampy, malaria-ridden pits controlled by criminal gangs, men labour away much as they would have done centuries ago. The lumps of yellow metal they …

The curse of Masakado: why Tokyo is still haunted by a malevolent ghost

The tale of the first samurai whose severed head still terrorises Tokyoites today is the story of the city itself A Tokyo bank once opened an account in the name of a man who had been dead for 1,000 years. The bank was a branch of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (now part of MUFG, the largest bank in Japan), which looked out over a neighbouring lot that contained the grave where the man was buried. The bank employees were reportedly instructed not to open any windows to the mans grave, nor to turn their backs on it, even when at their desks; the account was set up to placate him. The figure? Taira no Masakado, a rebellious warrior who was killed in …

Senedd presiding officer accused of bias

AMs in Plaid Cymru, and some in Labour, complained that the group had no democratic mandate having not fought an election under a Brexit Party banner. The presiding officer – or Llywydd – gave permission for it to go ahead, and an attempt to stop the group from forming went nowhere. Brexit Party Senedd group becomes official Assembly members join forces with Farage Bid to stop Brexit Party group fails The assembly’s presiding officer is equivalent to the speaker of the House of Commons – overseeing the conduct of debates and the business of the Senedd chamber. But unlike the Commons, presiding officers in the assembly have remained members of their political parties. Opposition party groups are able to nominate …

Ancient DNA Reveals The Origins Of Native American And Siberian Peoples

The discovery of teeth frozen in Arctic soil have helped scientists make sense of the waves of human settlement in the Americas. One discovery, making scientists forever grateful to some ancient tooth fairy, was of two milk teeth from distantly related boys buried near the Yana River in north-eastern Siberia. The site has been excavated for almost 20 years, bringing to light thousands of animal bones, ivory, and stone tools. None of that has been as scientifically valuable, however, as the DNA trapped in the teeth for 31,000 years because of the icy conditions. The boys were from an ethnic group called the Ancient North Siberians who, despite their location, were twice as closely related to Europeans as east Asians. …

Red Sox legend David Ortiz slumps over and falls from his chair after he’s shot at a Dominican club, video shows

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (CNN)Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz is recovering from surgery after being shot Sunday at a club in his native Dominican Republic, according to police. Only the shooter’s legs are visible when a shot is fired, appearing to hit Ortiz in the back. Ortiz slumps to his left and falls out of his chair. Frightened bystanders knock over chairs as they flee. Ortiz’s agent, Fernando Cuza, who has seen the video, confirmed to CNN that the man who falls from his chair is Ortiz. Ortiz’s father, Leo Ortiz, spoke to reporters outside the hospital after his son’s surgery. “He is resting right now. He is stable,” he said in Spanish. A second person, television host …

Ford set to close Bridgend plant in 2020

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“South Wales is going to be like a ghost town” Ford’s engine plant in Bridgend is set to close in autumn 2020, with the loss of 1,700 jobs. Union officials were told of the plans at a meeting with Ford bosses which include the offer of redeployment. Workers were sent home after receiving a letter which said they will lose their jobs in phases by 25 September next year. Ford blamed “changing customer demand and cost” for the closure plans and denied Brexit was a factor. In a statement, Ford of Europe president Stuart Rowley said creating a sustainable business required the company to make “difficult decisions”, including the need to make …

People Are Sharing The Most Unflattering Pics Of Their Pets And Its Hilarious (30 Pics)

In the digital age of always putting your most photogenic shots out there, Twitter user Baby_b0nes decided to switch things up by asking her followers to share the” least flattering” photos of their pets and boy did they deliver. Scroll down to check out some hilarious animals hitting all the wrong angles and don’t forget to upvote your favs! According to research, it is likely that the culture of keeping pets began thousands of years ago, with our human ancestors capturing young wolves and domesticating them. The reason for adopting these furry predators was probably not for their cute faces, but because they were useful for hunting. Over time, these wolves evolved into a tamer species – dogs. According to …

Brandi Chastain’s Iconic Sports Bra Finally Gets The Honor It Deserves

Brandi Chastain’s moment of blasting in the winning kick and ripping off her shirt in unbridled glee Women’s World Cup history. In an interview with “I did put it at the bottom of my sports bra pile,” Chastain said. “When I got lazy, I will admit to wearing it.” Chastain’s heroics in a penalty shootout against China on July 10, 1999, sealed the Americans’ second World Cup title. Her jubilation became a symbol of triumph. Chastain eventually gave the bra to a museum that folded, but she was able to recover it. It hangs framed in her house. As the Americans among the favorites, Chastain’s spontaneous joy still reverberates 20 years later. Momentary insanity, nothing more, nothing less,” Chastain said. …

Trump drops his Mexico tariff threat after reaching immigration enforcement deal

(CNN)President Donald Trump said tariffs on Mexican goods are “indefinitely suspended” after negotiators from the US and Mexico were able to reach a deal on immigration enforcement. His decision to back off three days of intense discussions in Washington between Mexican officials and the Trump administration, with talks between Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard and State Department officials lasting for more than 11 hours Friday. Trump had threatened to impose tariffs on all Mexican goods entering the US if Mexico did not limit the number of Central American migrants moving through the country to the US. He said late Friday, after he had returned to the White House from his visit to Europe for D-Day commemorations, that the Mexican officials …

Simona Halep crashes out to teen Amanda Anisimova at French Open

(CNN)Amanda Anisimova once said she would have chosen to become a surgeon if not a tennis player. “I really can’t believe the result today,” Anisimova told reporters. “Getting the opportunity to play against Simona, that’s amazing, but how it ended is even crazier to me.” READ: Get to know Amanda Anisimova The world No. 51 first needs to better eighth-seed Ashleigh Barty after the surging Australian progressed to a maiden grand slam semifinal — mirroring Anisimova and Vondrousova — by topping Madison Keys 6-3 7-5 in an outing on Suzanne Lenglen court that concluded at almost exactly the same time. The matches were pushed back to Thursday, as well as the remaining two men’s quarterfinals, due to rain washing out …

The Betches Bachelorette Guide To Los Angeles Betches

Planning sucks, and bachelorette parties are a ton of work. So we’re taking all the guesswork out of planning a bachelorette party by breaking down top bachelorette destinations. Our guides will tell you where to stay, eat, party, how to get around, and give you a sample itinerary that you can follow. You’re welcome. Here’s our Betches Bachelorette Guide to LA. When it comes to bachelorette parties, there’s no place like LaLaLand for a Girls Gone Wild adventure with your ride-or-dies. For one thing, the weather is damn perfect, the people attractive are as hell, and the nightlife culture is locked and loaded (until 2am). You’ll be loaded too, once you deplane and start the festivities with shots, shots, shots! …

Brexit: suspending parliament should not be ruled out, says Dominic Raab

Tory leadership contender says dropping widely criticised idea would weaken UK negotiating position The Tory leadership contender Dominic Raab has said the possibility of sidelining parliament to force through Brexit should not be ruled out, as to do so would weaken the UKs negotiating position in Brussels. I think its wrong to rule out any tool to make sure that we leave by the end of October, Raab told BBC Radio 4s Today programme, as the Conservative party reels from its disastrous results in the European election, in which Eurosceptic voters flocked to the Brexit party. The exam question in this contest is: who can be trusted to lead us out by the end of October and end this paralysing …

Trump visit divides crowds at the palace

“You’re leaders over here and we’re leaders in our part of the world – this visit should make us both stronger,” he said. Image caption Tony and Jennifer Holdcroft, from Stoke, were unimpressed with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s criticism of Mr Trump Mr Holdcroft added: “At the end of the day, why shouldn’t he come? All these people dissing him are dissing our Queen because she’s the one who invited him. “He has been invited as the president of America, not as Donald Trump.” While Mr Trump was being received by the Queen inside the palace, 100m away – in Green Park – the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery began putting on a show of their own. With the …