Brett Mullenix

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Exodus's Moral Challenge for Jews

Despite its flaws, the film still manages to be provocative by questioning whether there should be a "chosen people."<p>Let's just get this out of the way: Moses was not a badass, at least not in the traditional sense of badassery. In the Bible, he spoke with a stammer, constantly doubted himself, and …

Why Kids Sext

An inquiry into one recent scandal reveals how kids think about sexting—and what parents and police should do about it.<p>It was late on a school night, so Jennifer’s kids were already asleep when she got a phone call from a friend of her 15-year-old daughter, Jasmine. “Jasmine is on a Web page and …

Destiny Is a Different Game After 20 Hours, Bungie Says

How many hours have you put into Destiny since it launched? If it's more than 20, you should be playing a very different game than the one you started, according to Bungie.<p>"Twenty hours in, I think that players will find that they’ve evolved to playing a whole different kind of game than the …

Hey Microsoft, Acquiring A Hit Game Is Stupid

Buying a game company is like buying an aging baseball player. You’ll need a miracle to get another hit. And while they might have plenty of fans, they probably aren’t making a lot of new ones. Mojang hit a grand slam home run with Minecraft, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft should pay $2.5 billion …

Hands-On With Destiny, Bungie's Wild New World

"So, what... <i>is</i> this game?" my wife asked. She has played about a million more hours of <i>Halo</i> than me, I should point out. And she knows what <i>Destiny</i> is. …

Doctors Aren't Sure How To Stop Africa's Deadliest Ebola Outbreak

When an Ebola outbreak lasts for months and continues to show up in new cities, health officials take notice.<p>That's exactly what's happening in West Africa. An outbreak that started in Guinea last February has surged in the past few weeks. It's now the deadliest outbreak since the virus was first …

5 Things You Need to Know About Amazon's Fire Phone

Amazon put the rumors to bed on Wednesday and announced the Fire Phone, the company’s first smartphone.<p>The market is already full of high-end …

Washington Redskins trademark registration canceled

The Washington Redskins once wore a circled R on their helmets.<p>Now the NFL team might be without a circled R — as in registered trademark — on its logo.<p>The push to persuade the Redskins to change their nickname entered a new phase Wednesday, as the federal government officially stepped into the …

World Cup fans need math to figure out scenarios

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Every four years, the World Cup forces fans to remember their math lessons.<p>Working out what each team needs from its final …

The Power of Meaning (and Applying It to What Really Matters)

<b>Do you ever stop and wonder why certain things matter to you? Why you do the things you do or work so hard for the things you work for? Do you ever question who decided something was meaningful, important, or stylish? Or do you assume there must be a reason everyone else is doing it?</b><p>When I was …

Positive Thinking

China jails citizen activists up to 6 1/2 years

BEIJING (AP) — A court in eastern China on Thursday imposed jail terms of up to six and a half years on three activists who were part of a nascent …

This Is How Little Kids React These Days When You Show Them Old Computers

We saw them cringe when they learned what a Walkman was, and now the infamous little kids are back to learn about more old technology.<p>The Fine Brothers created another video, showing little kids what computers looked like before the days of iPhones and MacBook Airs.<p>As usual, the kids can't even …

Kids

Which States Are Searching For Buddha, Or Allah, Or Satan?.. And Other Religious Questions From Google Trends (QUIZ)

Real estate website Estately provided an unexpected look into the distinctive quirks of each U.S. state by analyzing "which words, terms, and questions each state was searching for more than any other."<p>The analysis was conducted by using Google Trends to determine which states were uniquely …

Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone confirms first deaths

<b>Four people have died of Ebola in Sierra Leone, the first confirmed cases in the country following an outbreak in Guinea, the health ministry has said.</b><p>They died in the eastern Kailahun district, which borders southern Guinea where the outbreak started in March and has killed more than 145 …

Disease

Ukraine crisis: EU is drafting powerful sanctions against Russia, says Cameron

A "strong, robust and powerful" package of trade, financial and economic sanctions is being drawn up by the European Union for use if Russia intervenes in eastern Ukraine, David Cameron told MPs.<p>The prime minister was reporting back to the Commons on meetings over the past four days with his EU …

Mudslides Explained: Behind the Washington State Disaster

A fatal mudslide in Washington State points to the dangers of heavy rainfall.<p>A fatal mudslide in rural northwestern Washington State over the weekend underscores the dangers of this fast-moving natural hazard.<p>On Saturday morning, a mudslide moved down the Stillaguamish River near the small former …

A Japanese Soccer Team Plays to an Empty Stadium Because of Racist Fans

Japanese soccer officials have found a novel way to prevent racist behavior in the stands: Don’t let the fans show up.<p>Officials ordered one of the …

Burn, destroy, wreck, kill

In 1859, an American farmer in the Northwest shot and killed a pig that was on his land. The pig belonged to an Irishman, who demanded $100 in repayment. Instead, the two men feuded for years, a squabble that escalated into an international conflict that eventually led to both American and British …

Should Student Athletes Be Paid? No, Says NCAA President

The vast majority of college basketball players never make it to the pros—under 100 out of about 5,000 athletes—and an all-expenses paid degree provides a much better incentive than a paycheck, NCAA President Mark Emmert told CNBC on Wednesday.<p>"We want to make sure they get degrees, and that they …

Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull

A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder -- which has increased the thickness of her skull from 1.5cm to …

Can instant messaging damage your health? Doctor warns of 'WhatsAppitis'

A doctor in Granada is advising fellow physicians to be "mindful" of the injuries that can result from using instant messaging services, after she diagnosed a 34-year-old pregnant woman with "WhatsAppitis".<p>The case, described by the doctor in the Lancet, said the patient was suffering sudden pain …