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What Is The Strongest Force In The Universe?

When it comes to the fundamental laws of nature, we can break everything down into four forces that are at the core of everything in the Universe:<p>The <b>strong nuclear force</b>: the force responsible for holding atomic nuclei and individual protons and neutrons together.<br>• The <b>electromagnetic force</b>: the force …

The Woman Who Makes Prosthetic Pinkies for Ex-Yakuza Members

In Japan, a missing pinkie brands you as a yakuza member. One prosthetist is trying to help them move on from their past.<p>When "Mike" spotted a newspaper advert for a clinic making prosthetic fingers in the 90s, he thought it was a scam. But the ex-yakuza member had booked himself a consultation …

Witchcraft & exorcism abuse rising in UK – police

The UK is experiencing an alarming rise in children suffering from accusations of witchcraft and exorcism, which are being reported to the police. A watchdog says there has been “a significant increase” with 60 cases reported so far in 2015.<p>One incident saw a young boy’s parents throwing him out of …

16 culture shocks every American will experience in Japan

1. Unquestioned conformity<p>Americans have the saying, “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” (Stand out and you’ll get what you want.) Japan’s response …

Japan

How the hijab has made sexual harassment worse in Iran

Islamic dress laws have failed to protect women who talk of constant unwanted attention with the tacit approval of all, including the authorities who are supposed to protect them<p>Every day I take a stroll on my way to work. From Tehran’s bustling Vanak Square, buzzing with traffic and commuters, to …

Sexual Harassment

Kyoto's etiquette manual for tourists

Eighteen of Kyoto’s customs and information on how to avoid any "cultural faux pas” have been outlined in a new infographic released by the Kyoto Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city’s tourism organisation, in collaboration wiith TripAdvisor.<p>The graphic uses a “three-stage emoji” rating system …

Check out the Tokyo hostel where backpackers squeeze into closet-sized rooms for $12 a night

So when Kim stayed at a Tokyo hostel that provides its visitors with only a tight, one-person space made with untreated plywood, he felt right at home. Somewhere between a hotel and hostel, Kim describes this nontraditional space as a "guesthouse for backpackers in Tokyo" that is unlike other …

Employment

35 Creative Digital Illustrations Examples for Inspiration

Amazing <b>creative digital art, illustrations, portrait paintings and drawing</b> artwork for inspiration, created by top artists and designers from all …

Digital Art

Crying rooms in Japan are real and they're spectacular

Japan has given us a lot over the years. Karaoke, emoji, anime, Nintendo. Crying rooms.<p>Wait, crying rooms?<p>Yeah, apparently this is a new thing in …

The Quantum Physics Of A Sunny Day

After a long, exceedingly cold winter in the northeast US, we’re finally seeing signs of spring. The snow is gone, the birds are returning to our yard, and when my alarm clock wakes me and I stumble downstairs to walk the dog, the sun is nearly up.<p>I’m very happy about all of these things, but …