The cost of lost cellphones, and more
Americans lost about $30 billion worth of cellphones last year, according to a new industry study.
The cost of lost cellphones
Americans lost about $30 billion worth of cellphones last year, according to a new industry study. On average, consumers lose their phones once a year.
The U.S. prison population
The U.S. now has more than 6 million people in jail—a higher number than the Soviet Union imprisoned in the gulag archipelago during Stalin’s reign.
Brittney Griner sets a record
Baylor’s 6-foot-8 center Brittney Griner last week became the second woman ever to dunk a basketball in an NCAA tournament game. On average, male basketball players are taller, but the real gender gap is in leaping ability: The average female college basketball player has a vertical leap of approximately 19 inches, while the average male player can jump 28 inches.
New York City's crime profile
In New York City last year, 96 percent of all shooting victims and 90 percent of all murder victims were racial minorities.
The New York Times
The devastating effects of roadside bombs blasts
Since 2005, more than 1,500 soldiers and Marines have been carried off the battlefield with severe genital wounds, mostly from roadside bomb blasts. After the “surge’’ of new troops to Afghanistan, the Defense Department last year counted a record 299 cases of genital wounds that James Jezior, a urologist at Walter Reed, characterizes as “devastating.”