Gun violence in PG-13 movies
The amount of gun violence in PG-13 movies has more than tripled since 1985, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics. In 2012, in fact, there was more such violence in PG-13 films than in R-rated movies. “Violence sells,” said study author Daniel Romer.
Sexual assaults in the military surge
The number of reported sexual assaults in the military has surged 50 percent this year over the same time last year. It’s unclear whether the increase reflects better reporting or more assaults.
The Navy's new aircraft carrier
The Navy this week christened its newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald Ford—the first of a new class of nuclear-powered ships that use electromagnetic force to catapult planes off the deck. The $13 billion ship, which is $2 billion over budget, is the most expensive warship ever.
Record levels of foreign students
The number of international students in the U.S. rose to a record high last year, as universities aggressively recruited abroad for full-tuition payers. China had the most students in U.S. colleges, with 235,597, followed by 96,754 from India and 70,627 from South Korea.
The Wall Street Journal
The universal appeal of “huh?”
A team of Dutch linguists has identified the word “huh?” as universally understood across five continents. In 10 languages including Dutch, Mandarin, the Ghanaian language Siwu, and an Australian aboriginal language, “huh?” is used as a request for clarification.
The New York Times