Tag: Violence

Cardi B Surrenders To NYPD Precinct After Strip Club Altercation

Cardi B received a summon from the authorities after she had been involved in an assault incident at Queens strip club. She is expected to appear in court later this month.

Celebrities October 3, 2018

'Pokémon GO' Makes People Violent? Washington Man Allegedly Assaults Other Players After Losing Gym

A 'Pokémon GO' player allegedly attacked another player after losing control of a gym. The family friendly mobile game is apparently now included in the list of video games that make people violent.

Video Games March 18, 2018

Trump Hosts Meeting Over Violent Video Games: Here's Who Was There And What Happened

U.S. President Donald Trump invited industry representatives to a meeting over violent video games in response to the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Will the government place restrictions on video game content?

Video Games March 9, 2018

Study Finds There's No Link Between Violent Video Games And Violent Behavior

A new study finds that there is no link between violent video games and violent behavior, a misconception that started since the creation of violent video games. The study found that video games do not prime players toward violent behavior.

Video Games January 24, 2018

Synthetic Marijuana Use Can Lead To Violent Behavior, Drug And Alcohol Abuse Among Teens: Study

Synthetic marijuana is largely used among adolescents for recreation. Studies show it can increase the risk of addiction, and also trigger violence, other drug use, alcohol abuse, and sexual risk-taking.

Public Health March 14, 2017

Scientists Explain Why Baboons Kill Offspring Of Other Males, Attack Pregnant Females

A section of male baboons has been found to kill and maim infants and attack pregnant females, forcing miscarriages. A new study has found why the animals resort to this unusual behavior.

Animals January 20, 2017

Meerkats Are The Most Murderous Mammal, Study Of Violent Behavior Reveals

Despite living in social groups, meerkats have been named the most murderous mammal known to science. Nearly 20 percent of all meerkat deaths were caused by murder of their own kind.

Animals September 29, 2016

New Government Study Finds Gay, Lesbian Students Susceptible To High Levels Of Violence

A government study has found that gay, lesbian and bisexual students in the United States are far more susceptible to violence than their heterosexual counterparts. However, without the reasons why this is so, it will be difficult to come up with intervention measures to combat it.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 12, 2016

Israeli Minister Calls Facebook A 'Monster' Over Its Abusive Content Removal Policies

Israel's Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Erdan, called Facebook a 'monster' in a television interview. He accused the social network and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg of not doing enough to prevent the spread of violence on the platform.

Internet July 5, 2016

Hot Climate Lead To Less Self-Control, More Violence: Study

The combination of a hot climate and less variation in temperatures result in faster life strategy and less focus. This contributes to increased aggression and violence, researchers revealed.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 27, 2016

Drunk Doctor Assaulting Uber Driver In Viral YouTube Video Apologizes: 'I Am Ashamed'

A Miami doctor who drunkenly assaulted an Uber driver was caught on camera and the video went viral on YouTube. The woman now says she's 'ashamed' and apologizes for her behavior, explaining that that's not who she really is.

Society January 28, 2016

Uber Uses Kids' Toy To Keep Drunk Passengers Occupied And Prevent Them From Assaulting Drivers

Uber is testing another way to keep aggressive passengers from harassing drivers. The company thinks that Uber drivers should have a Bop It toy in the backseat, which will distract drunken passengers for the duration of the ride.

Apps/Software January 26, 2016

Are Humans Violent In Nature? Ancient Grave Site May Hold Answer

Many philosophers and evolution experts have argued that violence and war indeed have deep roots in human biology. The latest discovered remains of massacred prehistoric hunter-gatherers enrich the discussion.

Animals January 25, 2016

How Exposure To Violence Such As Acts Of Terror, Mass Murders Affects Mental Health Of Kids

Children who are exposed to violence are more likely to have greater levels of behavioral and emotional problems, according to a U.S. study. Researchers compared children in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico with children in El Paso, Texas.

Life December 16, 2015

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Becomes Second Film In The Series To Get PG-13 Rating

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' gets a PG-13 rating, the second film besides 'Revenge of the Sith' to be given the same rating.

Movies/TV Shows November 25, 2015

Revisiting The Utterly Insane 'Friday The 13th' TV Series

Seeking some hilariously OTT (and Jason Voorhees-bereft) violence? Look no further!

Movies/TV Shows November 13, 2015

Heart Rate In Teen Boys May Foreshadow Violent Adult Behavior

Teens and adolescents with low resting heart rates may be more prone to violent behavior in adulthood, a study suggests. The risk of violence is 39 percent higher in those with the lowest heart rate, researchers say.

Life September 11, 2015

17.5 Million: Number Of Kids In U.S. Exposed To Weapons Violence

More than a quarter of children in the U.S. are exposed to weapons violence with boys who belong to minority groups and those from low-income families having the highest risks.

Life June 9, 2015

iPhone Vs. Android Debate Turns Ugly As Two Tulsa Men Stab Each Other

Two men in Oklahoma ended up in a hospital after stabbing each other during a heated argument. The disputed topic: iPhone versus Android.

Internet Culture April 19, 2015

Brain Scans Reveal The Parts Of The Brain That Help People Justify Killing

A recent study on how the human brain determines justification for a violent act has shed light on the regions of the brain involved in making moral judgments.

Internet Culture April 11, 2015

Scientists Find Brain Chemical That Determines Whether To Fight Or Flee

By observing fighting crickets, researchers found that a chemical-signalling molecule in the brain affects the insect's tendency to fight or flee. The mechanism behind this behavior could also govern mammals.

Animals March 15, 2015

'Breaking Bad' Syndrome: Most Acts of Violence Are 'Virtuous' and 'Morally Necessary'

People who commit acts of violence often believe they're doing the right thing, anthropologist duo suggests in new book. They feel motivated by morals, authors say.

Life December 29, 2014

Russian Woman Thrown to Floor and Punched in Face on Live TV

A bikini-clad Russian woman fell victim to a vicious attack after she hit the aggressor in the face with her shoe. The whole incident took place on a game show.

Internet Culture December 9, 2014

Violent video games, movies do not make us violent in real life: Study

A new study challenges the long-standing argument that violent media and violence in society are related. In reality, poverty, education and other social disparities are more pressing issues that need attention.

Society November 12, 2014

Are video games to blame for #GamerGate? New study finds no link between media and real world violence

A new study done by a researcher at Stetson University recently found that there is no link between violence in movies and video games and violence in society, particularly in youth.

Geek November 5, 2014

'Dexter'-obsessed teen stabs and dismembers girlfriend: 'Ed made me do something bad'

Steven Miles murdered his teenage girlfriend, and has now been sentenced to spend at least 25 years behind bars. He laid the gruesome killing in England at the feet of the TV show's star.

Society October 5, 2014

Chimpanzees are inherently violent. Don't blame the humans: Study

Chimpanzees are violent and kill their own kind not as a consequence of human influence but because it is their natural behavior, study finds. Researchers said findings could shed light on man's own inclination for violence and warfare.

Earth/Environment September 18, 2014

Chimps are naturally lethally aggressive; human impact not to blame

Chimpanzees do not kill each other because of human impact on their environment, a new study shows. Some chimpanzee communities kill members to eliminate rivals when competing for resources.

Animals September 17, 2014

Gawker Media called out by staff to help stop posting of rape, violent GIFs

Women's interest blog raises its voice against a flood of rape GIFs on its site. So far, the parent company hasn't done anything to stop the flood of obscene images, say Jezebel staffers.

Internet August 12, 2014

As games become more realistic, their depiction of violence goes more extreme

An Ohio State professor says that violence and gore are on the rise in video games, and E3 2014 is the proof. Developers counter the violence advances the story and helps illustrate the horrors of war.

Video Games June 17, 2014

Orange County adopts Laura's Law. Here's how it will help people with mental illness

Orange County in California adopted Laura’s Law which would oversee court-ordered treatment of individuals with severe mental health problems. How can this help patients who suffer from mental illnesses such as paranoia and schizophrenia?

Life May 14, 2014

Well earning women in India at higher risk of domestic violence: Study

Many Indian women are at risk of domestic violence for different reasons. While earning more helps them to have financial freedom, that might not be the case at home.

Life March 28, 2014

Violent video games may lead children to violent tendencies

A study from Iowa State University researchers has found a statistical inclination towards violence among children who play violent video games, though caution that the results do not automatically mean at-risk children will develop antisocial behaviors.

Life March 24, 2014

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