Large genetic study finds first genes connected with ADHD

Enlarge (credit: Wyss Institute, Harvard) If you have ADHD, chances are higher that your siblings do, too. Estimates differ as to how strong the connection is, but the arrows point in the same direction: genetics helps determine someone’s risk for ADHD. Beyond that, we still have myriad questions and not many answers—which genes play a […]

Physics can explain the fastball’s unexpected twist, new study finds

Enlarge / Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw delivers the pitch during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game Five of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. (credit: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) The fastball is, as its name implies, the fastest pitch in major league baseball, reaching speeds in excess of […]

Jack Black Doc ‘The Insufferable Groo’, About a Tommy Wiseau-Style Filmmaker, Finds U.S. Distribution

Tommy Wiseau. James Nguyen. Neil Breen. Connoisseurs of “so bad, they’re good” movies are familiar with these infamous directors, but have you heard of Stephen Groo? The Utah-based filmmaker has nearly 200 low- or no-budget credits to his name, and he’s the subject of a new documentary called The Insufferable Groo, which follows the title […]

Re-victimized by authorities? Indigenous women’s murders simply disappear, study finds

Hundreds of Native American women have been murdered or have gone missing over the years, and their fate remains a mystery as authorities are appallingly lax in keeping track of such crime victims, according to a new study. Of the 5,712 American Indian and Alaska Native girls and women reported missing in 2016, only 116 […]

YouTube users are running into fake and dangerous videos, study finds

New data from Pew Research Center highlights both the highs and lows of YouTube. The study — which was based on a survey of 4,594 adults in the US conducted earlier this year — found that people of all ages use YouTube for just about everything. It’s especially a popular choice for figuring out how […]

Clinton bots more talkative & influential than Trump bots around 2016 debates, study finds

While the popular narrative blames Clinton’s 2016 electoral loss on (Russian) bots, they actually helped her chances, according to a new study finding pro-Clinton bots were more effective at influencing voters than pro-Trump ones. While there were almost twice as many pro-Trump bots in operation before the 2016 election, the pro-Clinton bots were much more […]

Couple Finds Hidden Camera Inside Room on Carnival Cruise

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Couple Finds Hidden Camera Inside Room on Carnival Cruise

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