More than half of the findings from 100 different studies published in leading, peer-reviewed psychology journals cannot be reproduced by other researchers who followed the same methodological protocol. A study by more than 270 researchers from around the world has found that just 39 per cent of the claims made in psychology papers published in three prominent journals could be reproduced unambiguously and even then they were found to be less significant statistically than the original findings. read more
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has promised to sweep the city's downtown streets of its booming homeless population by the time the Super Bowl comes to town in early 2016. "They are going to have to leave," Lee told local news station KPIX earlier this week. "We'll give you an alternative, we are always going to be supportive, but you are going to have to leave the streets." read more
The award winning HBO series Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin's fantasy novels, has a reputation for eliciting outrage from nearly everyone who encounters it. Fans are forced to sit idly by as their favorite characters are systematically beheaded, impaled or roasted by dragons week after painful week. But while a large subset of the television-viewing population has a problem with GoT, there are few among us who would brazenly seek retribution by way of the FCC. "During a recent episode of Game of Thrones they showed open homosexual perverted sex acts," one viewer complained. "Why is it they are not required to notify the viewer in advance of such acts?"
A man in his 20s was stabbed in the chest Monday night after leaving a California movie theater where he watched Straight Outta Compton, police said. The wounded man told police that "multiple people attacked him" outside the Century Stadium 25 theater in Orange. Anaheim police alleged that the wounded man was a transient who went into the theater drunk and brought in more alcohol before being removed for disturbing other theatergoers.
The Smoking Gun: A grand jury today indicted a New Jersey man on two felony charges for allegedly firing a shotgun at a hobbyist's drone as it hovered near his residence last year. Russell Percenti, 33, is facing criminal mischief and possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose charges. The latter count carries a maximum of ten years in prison, while Percenti could face up to 18 months on the lesser felony rap.