Julie Borg

Julie is a clinical psychologist and writer who lives in Dayton, Ohio. She reports on science and intelligent design for WORLD Magazine and WORLD Digital.

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Stolen burial boxes hold clues about life around Jesus' time on Earth

History
by Julie Borg
Posted 4/10/14, 10:48 am

A midnight raid by Israeli police recently uncovered 11 ancient burial boxes stolen from a cave near Jerusalem. The boxes are believed to be from the Second Temple period (530 BC-70 AD), around the time of Jesus.

Police caught the four thieves as they exchanged the boxes at a military checkpoint just outside the city. They had planned to sell them to collectors, which is illegal since all antiquities discovered in Israel belong to the state.

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Violent video games prime kids for aggressive behavior

Technology
by Julie Borg
Posted 4/04/14, 09:00 am

Violent video games train children to think and act more aggressively, according to a recent study conducted at Iowa State University and published in Jama Pediatrics.

While a lot of studies have shown a relationship between violent video play and aggressive behaviors, “we wanted to look at what is actually changing in the brain that would account for it,” said Douglas Gentile, associate professor of psychology at Iowa State University and the study’s lead author. 

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Are young Americans really losing interest in church?

Religion
by Julie Borg
Posted 3/29/14, 09:00 am

A new Barna Group study found eight out of 10 young Americans don’t think church is important, but a comprehensive review of current literature on the topic reveals that the majority of millennials from Christian homes actually keep their faith.

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