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Men In Iran Are Posting Selfies Wearing Hijabs It’s The Most Awesome Campaign Ever

Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, women in Iran have been forced to wear headscarfs when out in public - a rule which is strictly enforced by the …

UK's university gender gap is a national scandal, says thinktank

Report calls for efforts to recruit more male students, including a ‘take our sons to university day’<p>Men are less likely than women to go to British universities, those who do are more likely to drop out and those who complete their course are less likely to get a good degree, according to a …

Pokemon Go helping to support national parks

<i>Pokémon Go</i> has swept the nation and gotten people out of the house in both good and bad ways.<p>Not every location has been happy to see an influx of …

Qandeel Baloch: Pakistani social media star strangled by her brother

<b>Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) —</b> Qandeel Baloch, one of Pakistan's most famous and controversial social media stars, has been strangled to death in what police are calling a case of so called "honor" killing in the city of Multan in the country's province of Punjab.<p>Azhar Akram, Multan's chief police …

Pakistan

United Methodist Church Elects First Openly Gay Bishop, In Defiance Of Church Rules

Representatives of the United Methodist Church have elected their first openly gay bishop, in defiance of church prohibitions on homosexuality.<p>Rev. Karen Oliveto, senior pastor of Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, was elected bishop of the church's Western Division at a conference Friday …

So the U.K. has its second female prime minister. What policies put more women in power?

In becoming Britain’s second female prime minister, Theresa May has made the country just the sixth in Europe (and 17th in the world) to have had more than one female leader.<p>May, like her female predecessor Margaret Thatcher, is a Conservative. Her party’s main rival, the Labour Party, has had a …

The Science Behind How Pokemon Go Became the Most Viral App Ever (in Less Than 10 Days)

Pokémon Go has already made history in terms of downloads and users, but its success might have more to do with what goes on in your brain than hyped up marketing.<p>Pokémon Go has created a sheer frenzy, with Niantic and The Pokémon Company happily watching as people wander around town catching …

Pokémon

The government plan to save ferrets by shooting vaccine-laced M&Ms from drones

A specialized drone could be instrumental in saving an endangered species of ferret in the United States.<p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has …

Interest rates will fall tomorrow after Brexit – here's what that means for you, your mortgage and your savings

There are three things the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee can do to boost the economy on Thursday, if it chooses to end the seven years …

South China Sea: Chinese social media urges mango boycott

<b>Philippine mangoes, considered by some to be the best in the world, have emerged as the latest victim of the South China Sea ruling.</b><p>After an international tribunal on territorial disputes ruled against China and in favour of the Philippines, Chinese netizens used social media to call for a boycott …

Half of all US food produce is thrown away, new research suggests

The demand for ‘perfect’ fruit and veg means much is discarded, damaging the climate and leaving people hungry<p>Americans throw away almost as much food as they eat because of a “cult of perfection”, deepening hunger and poverty, and inflicting a heavy toll on the environment.<p>Vast quantities of fresh …

Pokemon Go: Singapore company sacks Australian for rant

<b>An Australian has been sacked after a profanity-laden rant on Facebook, where he complained that the game Pokemon Go is not available in Singapore.</b><p>In a series of Facebook comments, Sonny Truyen suggested Singapore was an undesirable place to live due to the unavailability of the smartphone game.<p>He …

Why Ethiopia Blocked Social Media

Government officials are worried about widespread cheating in national university entrance exams.<p><b>NEWS BRIEF</b> National exams in Ethiopia began on Monday, but until they conclude on Wednesday, Ethiopians will remain without social media.<p>The East African nation has already postponed university entrance …

Victoria's Secret and Nike Are Breaking a Very Important Promise

Five years after signing a commitment to reduce their environmental impact by 2020, many brands have fallen behind, Victoria's Secret and Nike in particular.<p>In 2011, Greenpeace launched its "Detox My Fashion" campaign, which sought commitments from fashion brands to detoxify their supply chains by …

Photo of police in riot gear arresting protester in a dress strikes chord on social media

In the aftermath of what can only be described as a truly tragic week in the United States, an image of a woman peacefully protesting in Baton Rouge …

Tech-Savvy Teens Have Worse IRL Social Skills, But the Kids Are Alright

A new study finds tech-savvy teens bad at IRL romance, but what questions aren’t we asking?<p>The J<i>ournal of Research on Adolescence has finally done it!</i> A recent study of 487 middle schoolers growing up in lower income rural communities tells us what we all want to hear: the kids are not alright. And …

Google Wind Farms Coming to Norway and Sweden

It is no secret that Google have been heavily investing in the renewable energy sector for quite some time now. This has become apparent with their …

What Bill Cunningham taught us about ethical journalism

Bill Cunningham, the modern era’s original street style photographer, died Saturday in New York. His passing marked the end of an extraordinary career, during which Cunningham, 87, spent almost 40 years chronicling the world’s ever-changing fashion trends and shifting social mores for the New York …

Bill Cunningham

After hundreds killed by Isis car bomb, Haidar al-Abadi orders corruption inquiry into James McCormick handheld wands<p>For the past nine years, Iraq’s security forces have tried to stop car bombs with a British-made bomb detector wand that was long ago proven to be fake. A day after a car bomb killed …

Middle East

E.T. phone home: China eyes hunt for alien life with giant telescope

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Sunday hoisted the final piece into position on what will be the world’s largest radio telescope, which it will use to explore space and help in the hunt for extraterrestrial life, state media said.<p>The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, is the …

China

Bare Your Sole 2016

“I feel that I too have become more sympathetic towards the elderly. I now have a better understanding as to where they are coming from and I’ve also …

The next wearable technology could be your skin

Technology can be awkward. Our pockets are weighed down with ever-larger smartphones that are a pain to pull out when we’re in a rush. And attempts …

New Plastic-Free Wrap Keeps Fruit Fresh For More Than a Week Outside The Fridge

See ya, cling film!<p>Our kitchens might be about to get a whole lot more sustainable, with researchers announcing the development of a new type of …

Kitchens

Tens of thousands of Singaporeans blanket a field in pink for pride

Singapore's annual LGBTI pride gathering received a massive turnout again this year, with tens of thousands of Singaporeans showing up for the Pink …

Flirting with danger: Singapore teens on Tinder

SINGAPORE: In her Tinder profile photo, "Rachel" sticks her tongue out playfully at the camera, and has a floral wreath digitally superimposed atop …

Social Media

Massive Protests in Brazil After a Girl Was Blamed for Being Gang-Raped in Rio | VICE News

It was a crime that shocked Brazil and made headlines around the world. A graphic video and photo posted online last week showed a 16-year-old girl, stripped, bloodied, and unconscious after being apparently raped by more than 30 men in a favela in Rio de Janeiro.<p>But the girl's suffering didn't end …

Pakistan divided over condom advertising

<b>Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) —</b> A ban on condom advertising by Pakistani authorities -- who have since backtracked on the restriction -- has sparked a debate and divided the socially liberal and conservative sides of the country.<p>The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) had issued a …

Family Planning