NEW YORK — Two-time Academy Award nominee Will Smith plays Christian Dr. Bennet Omalu in the film "Concussion," which documents the relentless pursuit of the truth to reveal how football is causing long-term brain damage to players amidst backlash from the NFL.
The inspiring story of "Concussion" is about Omalu, the Nigerian-born forensic pathologist who made headline news after discovering how concussions affact the brain. The film is widely expected to be an Oscar contender and Omalu had nothing but praise for Smith.
"He spent time with me and he was very observant. And, in fact, he (Smith) had said what made him accept the role was meeting me," Omalu told The Christian Post. "The spiritual stuff is deep. We met, we shared and we communed the love of God, and he also saw the light. The spirit of God also touched him." more >>
While epidemiological research has stated for a while now that lifestyle affects lifespan, researchers have also discovered that higher intelligence translates on average to a longer life.
Writing in Scientific American, David Z. Hambrick, a professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University, notes the work of Ian Deary and his colleagues at the University of Edinburgh using data from Scottish Mental Surveys to track the relationship. The survey was administered in 1932 by the Scottish government in the form of an IQ test presented to nearly all 11-year-old children attending school in a single day.
Deary and colleague Lawrence Whalley set out to identify who from the cohort was still alive, at age 76 some 60 years later, focusing on the city of Aberdeen, and they were stunned by what they found. more >>
New information surrounding the oldest discovered written version of the Quran, the Islamic holy text, has led some scholars to believe it was compiled for Egypt's first mosque.
"It's the most important discovery ever for the Muslim world," declared Jamal bin Huwareib, managing director of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, in a BBC News report on Wednesday.
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced the implementation of a new blood donation policy that allows gay men to donate blood.
Reversing a 30+ year policy, the FDA announced Monday that homosexual men can donate blood provided that they do so after having abstained from sex for at least one year.
"As part of today's finalized blood donor deferral guidance, the FDA is changing its recommendation that men who have sex with men (MSM) be indefinitely deferred – a policy that has been in place for approximately 30 years – to 12 months since the last sexual contact with another man," stated the FDA. more >>
Creationist Ken Ham has hit back against atheist author Richard Dawkins' claim that the idea of God can be disproved in five steps, posting his counter-arguments for each reason.
Dawkins appeared earlier in December on a Norwegian-Swedish television show, where he gave five main reasons for why he believes that no God exists.
Dawkins admits that although it is the job of believers to prove that there is a God, rather than atheists to disprove one, a universe without a deity would indeed be very different from a universe with one. more >>
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To justify its substantial price tag, the futuristic looking device boasts all sorts of things that regular family vacation RVs can only hope of having. more >>