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New emoji will include a woman with a headscarf

Unicode, the controlling group behind the emojis populating our phones and computers, has been working to make emoji more diverse in recent years. A whole host of skin colors have been added, and Google recently proposed adding more options for working women. In the latest draft of new proposed …

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Naked Juice Lawsuit Says The Drinks Are Not as Healthy as They Seem

On Tuesday, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) filed a lawsuit against PepsiCo, parent company of Naked Juice. A statement from the …

Nutrition

Researchers use the human body to transfer wireless passwords

Sending data over wireless formats like WiFi and Bluetooth is very convenient, but not necessarily secure. A Princeton report back in January revealed that some smart home devices unwittingly broadcast location information while others didn't encrypt their data streams at all. To get around the …

US reduces its internet oversight

After lengthy delays and no small amount of political opposition, it's official: the US has given up a key aspect of internet oversight. As of October 1st, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (the outfit that manages the domain name system) is no longer under the watch of the …

Pokemon Go T&Cs strip users of legal rights

Players of Pokemon Go are not only giving up their right to act like sane human beings in public, as they walk around, zombie-esque, reaching into the phones held in front of their faces, they are also likely to be waiving legal rights if they don’t take a very close look at Niantic Labs’ Terms of …

Privacy

How Lean Killed Hip-Hop

"I don't care if it was heroin in my cup, it's in MY cup" said Lil Wayne in a 2009 interview for Behind the Music. Lil Wayne was being confronted about his abusive use of "lean" also known as codeine; to a Lil Wayne fan, it's apparent that Wayne abuses lean, to others they think it's what makes …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Swedish police accused of covering up festival sex assault

An inquiry has been launched into claims police in Sweden purposely downplayed a string of sexual assaults at a music festival. Prime Minister Lofven …

Music Festivals

US issues travel warning in wake of attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans should be alert to the possible travel risks, especially during the holidays, following increased threats from militant groups around the world, the State Department warned on Monday.<p>A travel alert, which is to be in effect until Feb. 24, said current information …

Extremism

Colorado’s sexting scandal has drawn attention to ‘ghost apps’ that can hide nude pics

"Ghost apps, hidden apps, they're everywhere and kids know about them," Mike Harris, Jefferson County District Attorney investigator, told NBC Nightly News.<p>So what exactly are these "ghost apps"?<p>A quick Google search for vault apps gives you a number of different options that have similar …

Apps

Child rapes horrify New Delhi

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> A spate of rape cases involving very young children has shocked New Delhi and prompted calls for authorities to do more to stop them.<p>Two teenagers, aged 16 and 17, were arrested Sunday for the alleged abduction and rape of a two-and-a-half year old girl, who went missing from …

India

Create Your Own "Social Security"

Take a look at your paycheck. I'm willing to bet there's a huge deduction on every paycheck stub for FICA. And I'm also willing to bet that most people don't know what that is and can't tell you what "FICA" stands for! Yet they allow the company to take that money right out of their take-home …

Retirement

Probiotic bacteria may aid against anxiety and memory problems

People who took capsules containing Bifidobacterium longum 1714 reported less stress and fared better on memory tests, study finds<p>A daily capsule of probiotic bacteria may help people cope with mild anxiety and memory problems, according to a small study of healthy men.<p>Those who took the …

Immune System

This 13-Year-Old Girl Shatters Stereotypes as Mexico's Youngest Psychologist

Forget all the sexist and ageist things you’ve heard about teen girls, because this 13-year-old <i>mexicana</i> is going to break them all.<p><b>Dafne Almazán</b>, who the <i>Flama</i> reports was able to read, write and speak by age 3 and could do the latter fluently in Spanish and English by the time she was 6, finished …

Mexico City

DICTATORS' WIVES: Meet 15 women married to the world's biggest despots

In good times and in bad, the ladies of the Dictators' Wives Club sure put up with a lot: corruption, political uprisings, and often other wives.<p>Some, like Rwandan first lady Jeannette Kagame, use their position to advocate for important charitable causes in their nations.<p>Others, like the president …

Africa

A longtime American wardrobe staple is in danger of extinction

Teens are now buying more gear from Nike and Lululemon over denim classics from brands like Abercrombie, according to a recent Piper Jaffray survey on teen spending.<p>Levi's CEO has admitted that the company is threatened by the athleisure trend of wearing yoga pants, Bloomberg reports.<p>"We're …

Clothing

The Rise of the Outrageously Long Commute

Some businesspeople are working half of the week in far-off countries or catching 3 a.m. trains just so that they don’t have to uproot their lives at home.<p>A few years back, David Neeleman, the founder of JetBlue Airways, left his company and launched a new airline in Brazil. The airline, Azul, …

Commuting

20 books billionaire Charlie Munger thinks everyone should read

That comment is what really kickstarted my own reading habits. While my 161 books last year pales in comparison to the quality of Munger's reading habits, it's a start.<p>Munger, of course, is the billionaire business partner of Warren Buffett and the Vice Chairman at Berkshire Hathaway.<p>Not only is …

Bill Gates

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Paleontology

These photos deconstruct common junk foods, and they're weirdly disturbing

Eschliman and Ettlinger demystify 75 of the most common food additives by revealing what each additive looks like, and where it comes from, as well as why it is used as an ingredient.<p><i>Republished with permission from "Ingredients: A Visual Exploration of 75 Additives & 25 Food Products"</i> by Dwight …

Food

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Silent Monkey Victims Of The War On Terror

Thousands of animals have been exposed to deadly pathogens, chemicals, and radiation so that scientists can develop medicines to protect Americans from weapons of mass destruction. Was all this suffering really necessary?

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

Apple spending $2 billion on two European data centers running on 100 percent renewable energy

Apple has announced plans worth €1.7 billion ($1.93 billion) to construct two new data centers in Europe. Each facility will be run using 100 percent renewable energy and will provide online services such as iTunes, iMessages, and Siri for Apple customers in Europe. The data centers are being built …

Renewable Energy

Why Hundreds of Starving Sea Lion Pups Are Washing Up in California

Corey Arnold for TIME<p>Corey Arnold for TIME<p>Corey Arnold for TIME<p>Corey Arnold for TIME<p>Corey Arnold for TIME<p>Corey Arnold for TIME<p>Corey Arnold for …

Zoology