Great Big Story. Great Big Story. Great Big Story. How selfie-related deaths happen. Weasel knocks out CERN's powerful particle accelerator. CERN's Large Hadron Collider, the world's biggest particle accelerator located near Geneva, Switzerland, lost power Friday.
50% of teens feel addicted to their phones, poll says. A new poll that confirms just how much teens depend on their phones gives me even more to worry about.
"If your teens would prefer gaming indoors, alone, as opposed to going out to the movies, meeting friends for burgers or any of the other ways that teens build camaraderie, you may have a problem. " How many teens are truly addicted to their devices and the Internet? It is difficult to say. A 2011 review of 18 research studies found that Internet addiction might affect between zero and 26% of adolescents and college students in the United States, according to Common Sense Media.
And, while Internet addiction is viewed as a public health threat in other parts of the world, it is not yet a recognized disorder in the United States. Teens create device to protect from football concussions. China denies U.S. aircraft carrier port visit. "We were recently informed that a request for a port visit by a U.S. carrier strike group, including the USS John C.
Stennis and accompanying vessels, to Hong Kong was denied," he said. "We have a long track record of successful port visits to Hong Kong, including with the current visit of the (command ship) USS Blue Ridge, and we expect that will continue. " It was not immediately clear why the Stennis was denied port access. A spokesman for the Hong Kong Security Bureau declined to comment on the decision, saying the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government wouldn't comment on the individual visit application of foreign warships. The port access denial comes just two weeks after Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited the Stennis while the carrier was operating in the South China Sea.
China has turned down access requests from the U.S. military in the past. At the time of the 2007 port denials, China was critical of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan. Indian teen dies after taking gun selfie. Fifteen-year-old Ramandeep Singh was posing with his father's .32 caliber pistol on Friday evening when he accidentally pulled the trigger, according Manoj Kumar, Deputy Superintendent of Police in Pathankot, Punjab state.
The safety catch wasn't on, police said. Singh was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery but died of his injuries on Sunday afternoon. Statistics released earlier this year put India top of the list for selfie-related deaths. Of 49 fatalities over three years worldwide, India accounted for 19 -- nearly 40% of the global total. Bong video drops NFL prospect down draft board. AT&T offering $5 internet to low-income families - Apr. 22, 2016. Any home where at least one person receives food stamps will be eligible for the new program, called Access from AT&T.
The offering is part of an agreement AT&T (T, Tech30) made with the FCC as part of last year's DirectTV merger and will be available until 2020. The company is the latest to offer discounted internet to low-income households in the United States, joining Comcast (CCV), Google Fiber, and some local government and nonprofit. Related: Lifeline vote could help millions of poor families get online. Georgia governor to veto LGBT bill. House Bill 757 would have given faith-based organizations in Georgia the option to deny services and jobs to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
Supporters said the measure was meant to protect religious freedom, while opponents have described it as "anti-LGBT" and "appalling. " Speaking to reporters Monday morning, Deal, a Republican, said he didn't think the bill was necessary. Fidel Castro blasts Obama's Cuba trip. In a full page column titled "Brother Obama," published in the Cuban communist-party newspaper Granma, the former Cuban president rejected Obama's visit and words of reconciliation.
"We don't need the empire to give us anything," Castro wrote, referring to the United States, in his acidly critical and rambling column. In 2008, Fidel Castro turned power over to his brother Raul following a mystery intestinal illness that nearly killed him. While officially retired, Fidel Castro, 89, still wields enormous influence in Cuba and observers study his sporadic columns and appearances for insights into Cuba's opaque political system. During his two-day visit, the first of any U.S. president to Cuba in 88 years, Obama was seen frequently with Cuban President Raul Castro.
In addition to a bilateral meeting and a joint news conference, the men dined together at a state dinner and attended a U.S. Obama did not meet with Fidel Castro during the trip. Time Warner latest to take stand on Georgia's 'anti-LGBT' bill - Mar. 24, 2016. "We urge Governor Deal to exercise his veto," the company said in a statement Thursday.
The three divisions of Time Warner (TWX) -- HBO, Turner and Warner Bros. -- all do business in Georgia. Turner, the division that houses CNN, is based in Atlanta and has thousands of employees in Georgia. Newtown High School students charged in 'sexting' ring. Last May, students began transmitting sexually explicit images and videos on cell-phone text messaging apps such as Snapchat, Facetime, iMessage, KiK and others, according to a press release from the Newtown Police Department.
Three male juveniles were arrested Tuesday night and charged with obscenity, transmitting or possession of child pornography by a minor as well as felony counts of possession of child pornography and obscenities as to minors, according to Sgt. Aaron Bahamonde of the Newtown Police Department. New 'Superman' crystals can store data for billions of years - Feb. 17, 2016. Researchers in the U.K. have developed a way of storing digital data inside tiny structures contained in glass.
The storage technology is so stable and safe that it can survive for billions of years, scientists at the University of Southampton said this week. That's a lot longer than your average computer hard drive. Peyton Manning cited in Title IX suit against University of Tenn. Filed on behalf of six unidentified accusers, the lawsuit alleges that the university violated federal Title IX regulations against sex discrimination and fostered "a hostile sexual environment and culture. " The university denies permitting a culture of sexual assault to thrive. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Nashville last week, two days after Manning led the Denver Broncos to victory in Super Bowl 50.
It centers on five alleged rapes of female students reported between 2013 and 2015. Alphabet, aka Google, is now the world's most valuable company. - Feb. 2, 2016. Shares of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, rose nearly 4% Tuesday morning thanks to its strong earnings report. As a result, Alphabet (GOOGL, Tech30) started the day with a market valuation of about $551 billion. Apple's (AAPL, Tech30) stock fell 1%, pushing its market value down to $531 billion. Alphabet -- can I just call it Google in the way the Arsenio Hall barber character in "Coming To America" refused to refer to Cassius Clay as Muhammad Ali? -- wowed Wall Street with its fourth quarter results after the closing bell Monday. Sales and earnings easily beat Wall Street's forecasts.
Zika virus a 'public health emergency,' WHO says. Your politics don't translate to your kids. Students using standing desks to learn. NASA: Liquid water exists on Mars. US Christians numbers 'decline sharply', poll finds - BBC News. The number of Americans who identify as Christian has fallen nearly eight percentage points in only seven years, according to a new survey. Pew Research Center found that 71% of Americans identified as Christian in 2014 - down from 78% in 2007. In the same period, Americans identifying as having no religion grew from 16% to 23%. Fifty-six million Americans do not observe any religion, the second largest community after Evangelicals. The United States still remains home to more Christians than any other nation, with roughly seven-in-ten continuing to identify with some branch of Christianity.
In 2007 and then again in 2014, Pew conducted the "Religious Landscape Study", interviewing 35,000 people each time. Scientist discover their first biofluorescent turtle. While filming small sharks and coral reefs in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, marine biologists had a stunning encounter with a "glowing" sea turtle. Scientists captured footage of a hawkbill sea turtle emitting neon green and red light.
The discovery was made in late July by David Gruber of the City University of New York and his team. Solar cycle lane exceeds expectation - BBC News. 'Alone time' is really good for you. Alone time, of course, is different than loneliness, which carries some health risks, including increased risk of heart disease and depression.