October 2, 2012 |
When teenagers engage in dangerous behavior, adults usually chalk it up to some innate fondness for risk - the thrill of an unsafe situation. But in fact, adolescents may be more risk-averse than adults, a new study has found. Their willingness to engage in risky behavior may have less to do with thrill-seeking per se than with a higher tolerance for uncertain consequences, researchers reported Monday. “Teenagers enter unsafe situations not because they are drawn to dangerous or risky situations, but rather because they aren't informed enough about the odds of the consequences of their actions,” said Agnieszka Tymula, a postdoctoral researcher at New York University and coauthor of a report detailing the study, in a statement.
March 11, 1986
Larry Glueck, a former assistant coach at Harvard, was named head football coach at Fordham University.
February 6, 1985 |
A Metro Atlantic Conference basketball game between Army and Fordham was suspended shortly before halftime Tuesday night after a bomb threat was telephoned to the Fordham security office, Fordham athletic director Dave Rice said. Rice said a male voice, which he described as foreign, warned that a bomb would be detonated inside Rose Hill Gymnasium "because Army is playing."
March 8, 2011 |
Everyone has by now heard about the manic, tough-talking Charlie Sheen, the sitcom actor who publicly insults his bosses and makes T-shirt-ready boasts of "winning" and having tiger blood. But former porn star Ginger Lynn says she got intimate with another side of TV's top-earning actor ? one that fans can now share for a price. "There's a side of him that I don't think many people hear about," Lynn said during an interview Friday. "Especially because right now, everyone's focusing on the negative.
February 15, 2000 |
Fordham Coach Bob Hill was reprimanded by the Atlantic 10 for calling the officiating "an embarrassment to basketball" after Sunday's loss to St. Joseph's. Hill was ejected after receiving two technical fouls. Fordham player Steve Canal, also ejected, was suspended for one game by the school.
January 17, 2014 |
HOUSTON - An Ohio inmate's drawn-out execution this week led to an outcry about the increased use of new lethal injection drugs by the country's 32 death penalty states, a practice that experts predict will lead to more problems. Dennis McGuire took more than 15 minutes to die Thursday, appearing to gasp and snort, according to witnesses. His lethal injection was a combination of two drugs never tried before in a U.S. execution, according to experts at the Death Penalty Information Center in Washington, D.C. McGuire, 53, was sentenced to death for the 1989 rape and stabbing death of Joy Stewart, 22, who was seven months pregnant.