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Sean Fraser

Digital Journalist based in Dunnellon, FL, United States. Joined on Sep 19, 2011
Expertise in Science & space, Technology, Education, Religion, Books,   see all» Internet, Video games, Politics, Sports

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Op-Ed: San Diego gears up for annual celebration of nerd culture

San Diego - Summer marks the beginning of convention season in America. Hundreds of thousands of people flock to gaming, anime, and comic book conventions every year, but none are bigger than the event held in San Diego this weekend.
In the Media by Sean Fraser

Reading narrative stories improves brain connectivity

Atlanta - A new study shows that reading fiction novels or short stories improves neural connections in the brain and the effects last several days after reading.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 7 comments

New TN law criminalizes drug addiction while pregnant

Nashville - Gov. Bill Haslem of Tennessee has signed a bill into law that will charge pregnant women with misdemeanor assault if they are addicted to drugs.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 1 comment

Proposed bill in Florida could kill craft brewing industry Special

Tallahassee - The fate of craft beer brewing in Florida is in the balance as a new bill has been introduced to regulate the craft beer industry. Craft brewers are calling it “extortion” and claim it favors big beer distributors.
Digital Journal Report by Sean Fraser - 5 comments

Spanking children may encourage more bad behavior, study says

Dallas - A new study into the effects of corporal punishment on children suggests that spanking a child encourages them to misbehave more often.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 3 comments

New 'arousing' ice cream contains low dose of Viagra

A new treat invented by "edible inventor" Charlie Harry Francis may help initiate after-dinner activities, but the aphrodisiac is not available for just anyone.
In the Media by Sean Fraser

Teen charged with disorderly conduct for recording bullying

Mcdonald - A 15-year-old special education student was charged with disorderly conduct after he secretly used his iPad to record audio of his classmate bullying him.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 2 comments

Canadians' mental health records shared with FBI, border patrol

Toronto - Canadian police departments have been sharing mental health information of Canadians by uploading it to a database that the FBI and U.S. Customs has access to, which has been used to deny entry by border control agents.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 4 comments

Former 'Star Trek' actress to voice film promoting geocentrism

Kate Mulgrew, who portrayed Captain Kathryn Janeway on 'Star Trek: Voyager,' is narrating a film that promotes the long disproven notion that the sun revolves around the earth.
In the Media by Sean Fraser

Qualcomm aims to triple Wi-Fi speed

New York - The Fortune 500 company is looking to sell new chips to router manufacturers that could increase wi-fi speeds up to three times as part of a new approach to wireless accessible devices.
In the Media by Sean Fraser

'12 Monkeys' series ordered by SyFy Channel

The 1995 sci-fi thriller starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt has been adapted for a television series that will premiere in January 2015.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 1 comment

Mexican teen stabs best friend over naked 'selfies'

A 16-year-old Mexican girl is dead after posting provocative photos she took with her best friend online, and that best friend is accused of the crime.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 1 comment

Liver disorder in mice reversed using new gene-editing technology

Cambridge - Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have cured mice of a rare liver disorder that is caused by a single gene mutation using a new genome-editing technique.
In the Media by Sean Fraser

Lego's monsters and zombies 'tools of Satan,' says Polish priest

A Polish priest has a dire warning for parents: Lego's new line of Monster Fighters and Zombies figures are tools of Satan that can destroy your children's souls.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 1 comment

Bank error gives Georgia teen $31k, who then promptly spends it

Hull - A bank in Hull, Ga., mistakenly deposited $31,000 into an 18-year-old's bank account. The teen then went on a shopping spree, and now could face prosecution.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 1 comment

Corn dog truck overturns, causes spill in Louisiana

Shreveport - A section of interstate in Louisiana shut down Tuesday morning after a semi-truck carrying about 75,000 corn dogs crashed.
In the Media by Sean Fraser

Man hits girlfriend with his anger management book during dispute

Spartanburg - A Spartanburg County man and his girlfriend were arrested following a fight that resulted in him hitting her with an anger management book and her cutting his arm with a box cutter.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 1 comment

Boston Marathon bomber allowed to fly due to spelling error

Boston - In what could be seen as one of the worst clerical errors in history, a new Congressional report states that one of the men responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing was allowed to fly to the U.S. because his name was misspelled on a terrorist list.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 1 comment

Boy Scouts to admit gay members starting January 1

The Boy Scouts of America have relaxed their strict admittance policy to allow homosexual boys to become Scouts, but the decision has not been accepted openly by everyone.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 5 comments

Judge rules Sherlock Holmes to be within public domain

England's most famous detective, who has been the subject of many television shows and movies as of late, has been declared part of the public domain, according to a federal judge.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 2 comments
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