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Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Demographics

Is internet addiction real?

The stories are numerous, yet extreme, and thus widely covered. You’ve probably heard at least a few.<p>In South Korea, one couple was so committed to …

Mental Health

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Infographic: Obesity Skyrockets Across the Globe

There are a greater number of obese people in the United States than in any other country in the world, according to a new report in medical journal The Lancet.<p>The scale of the 188-country study is unprecedented, and it paints a grim picture. Not one country has succeeded in cutting its obesity …

Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for first time

Albert Einstein once told a friend that quantum mechanics doesn't hold water in his scientific world view because "physics should represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance." That spooky action at a distance is entanglement, a quantum phenomenon in which two …

Quantum Physics

The cold war on the Adults Only rating must stop if gaming is to grow up

Game ratings were designed to open the door for different kinds of content, not limit what can be shown or addressed in a video game.<p>The idea was that developers and publishers would be given more freedom in their games if it was simple to indicate that some games were aimed at an adult audience. …

Violent Video Games Can Turn Kids Into Progressive Intellectuals

According to a number of recent articles like this one from the BBC, “Violent video games leave teens ‘morally immature.’’”<p>The BBC writes about work done by Mirjana Bajovic, a researcher at Brock University, who published an article in the journal <i>Educational Media International</i> entitled: “Violent …

Scientists harness the power of games to heal the brain

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, are looking at ways video game technology can be used to improve or heal the brain, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.<p>Dr. Adam Gazzaley's neuroscience lab at UCSF is currently looking into the effectiveness of using video games to target …

Why ‘The LEGO Movie’ Is the First Animated Film About Remix Culture

What 'The Lego Movie' Is *Really* About<p>On a weekend when George Clooney’s <i>The Monuments Men</i>, once touted as an Oscar contender, is meeting with …

Why should you play Bravely Default?

Welcome to Friends List!<p>If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give both Polygon's many team members across the globe, and those involved in covering, designing and releasing …

Google Nexus 8 set for April launch, says report

Google's Nexus line might soon include a new tablet.<p>Google plans to launch an 8-inch tablet in April, dubbed the Nexus 8, to complement its current Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 offerings, Digitimes reported on Friday, citing people in the supply chain. Digitimes has a spotty record when it comes to …

Google Nexus

10 Weird and Wacky Flowcharts

A flowchart is a diagram that illustrates the steps of a process, such as the process a machine would use to make decisions and proceed with the …

Flappy Bird dev makes $50,000/day from the collective frustration of 50 million people

Let the games begin! Sorry, not those games, I am talking about the free to play indie smash hit, Flappy Bird, that is reportedly pulling in over $50,000 per day from in-app advertisements. Game developer Dong Nguyen of .GEARS Studios says that he chose the ad-supported, free to play app style …

PS4 Hack: Vita + DualShock 4 = Portable PS4

Why Sega handed Sonic over to Western studios and gave him a scarf

Veteran Sonic game designer Takashi Iizuka is overseeing the production of <i>Sonic Boom,</i> but main development is entirely in Western hands due to Sega's desire for Sonic to be more appealing to Western audiences.<p>Speaking with Polygon, Iizuka said the decision to give developer Big Red Button creative …

Why the fighting game community is color blind

How the FGC's roots grew the most racially diverse community in gaming.<p>Tom Cannon is a <i>StarCraft</i> player. He is also black. And in the hypercompetitive eSports scene, those two things just don't go well together.<p>Getting into competitive gaming isn't easy for anyone. Most professional gamers play …

PlayStation 4 boosts bigger bottom line for Sony’s game division

Turns out that new things sometimes sell better than old things.<p>Sony found that out last quarter when its shiny PlayStation 4 fueled a 64.6 percent year-over-year increase in operating revenue for its gaming division, according to its latest financial report. Thanks to the new console, Sony …

Benedict Cumberbatch and the Sign of Four (or is it Three?)