Tony Maglio, The Wrap: According to new research by CBS' TV ratings guru David Poltrack and Nielsen Catalina Solutions, the youngest millennials should be graduating college this year -- but that doesn't mean they all consider themselves adults. The median age of millennials is 30, Poltrack says -- meaning that half are older and half are younger. And 30 happens to be the age at which millennials tend to self-identify as adults, Poltrack said. For these purposes, an "adult" is defined as "someone who has moved out of their parents' home, has a job, and pays their own bills." ... Why are millennials taking so long to grow up and move out? Some of it is their fault, some of it is their parents' fault, and much of it is everyone's fault. For starters, the December 2007-June 2009 recession made finding employment harder -- especially for recent college grads, many of whom happened to saddled with a ton student loan debt. High housing costs, meanwhile, reduced any stigma connected to living at home.
Scientists have made a discovery that could lead to a revolutionary drug that actually reverses ageing.
The drug could help damaged DNA to miraculously repair and even protect Nasa astronauts on Mars by protecting them from solar radiation.
A team of researchers developed the drug after discovering a key signalling process in DNA repair and cell ageing.
During trials on mice, the team found that the drug directly repaired DNA damage caused by radiation exposure or old age.
'The cells of the old mice were indistinguishable from the young mice after just one week of treatment,' said lead author Professor David Sinclair.
Human trials of the pill will begin within six months. read more
Drug-addicted parrots are locked in a vicious feud with Indian farmers as the birds plunder poppy fields for their next opium fix.
The parrots perch in wait while farm workers slit open flower pods to help the morphine-rich crop ripen.
The birds then swoop down in silence to chew on the stalk below the pods, which holds the plants' potent payload.
They will often sleep for hours after an opium feast and occasionally fall to their death in a dazed stupor.
The bizarre phenomenon was first reported in 2015 but has since spread to other regions.
The father of a missing 15-year-old girl -- who authorities say disappeared with her 50-year-old former teacher more than a week ago -- was overcome with emotion to learn that her alleged abductor had been recently looking up teenage marriage online.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations has said that Tad Cummins, a teacher at a rural high school in Maury County, possibly planned to abduct Elizabeth Thomas, and the two have been missing since March 13.
Authorities said there had been no credible sightings of Elizabeth or of Cummins since last Monday, when she was seen in Decatur, Alabama. That same day, several disturbing social media posts were found on their accounts, including Elizabeth referring to herself as a "wife" on Instagram.
New, brutal details emerged Monday in the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl at a Maryland high school by two male students, at least one of whom was in the country illegally.
The unidentified student at Rockville High School in Rockville, Md. was violently raped, sodomized and made to perform oral sex in a campus bathroom stall by the two males, according to court records.
Jose O. Montano, 17, from El Salvador, and Henry E. Sanchez-Milian, 18, from Guatemala, were charged with first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual offense after they allegedly attacked the girl at 9 a.m. last Thursday.
According to U.S. Department of Homeland Security databases, a Border Patrol agent stopped Sanchez-Milian in August 2016 in Rio Valley Grande, Texas, and determined he'd entered the country illegally from Mexico.
Sanchez-Milian was ordered to appear before an immigration judge, but the hearing had not yet been scheduled. read more