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Swedish children’s TV dancing genitals cartoon sparks parental outcry

Parents complain about cartoon video for children’s channel Barnkanalen showing penises and vaginas smiling and dancing<p>Sweden has been gripped by a furious row over a children’s cartoon depicting prancing genitals.<p>The one-minute clip for Barnkanalen – Sweden’s equivalent of CBeebies – shows cartoon …

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Xiaomi riles Apple and Samsung with new phablet range

‘China’s Apple’ mocks the iPhone 6 Plus and copies Samsung’s phablet name for its latest high-end handsets<p>Imitation continues to be the the most sincere form of flattery after Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi borrowed from both Apple and Samsung in naming its new handsets.<p>The new Mi Note (à la …

Pyongyang is booming, but in North Korea all is not what it seems

Photograph: Tania Branigan/The Guardian<p>A woman sweeps the street in front of statues of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il at the Mansudae Art Studio in …

How fairytales grew up

With Hollywood spending millions on new versions of age-old characters, from <i>Frozen</i>’s Snow Queen to Cinderella, fairytales are more popular than ever. But they’ve had to adapt, with lots of dark twists and no more sweet, biddable girls<p>“Forget villain,” the producers of <i>Frozen</i> declared when …

Everything to Know About Ebola and Sexual Intercourse

The federal government has changed its transmission guidelines for the Ebola virus, out of concern that the disease may be spread via sexual …

How Much Arsenic Is In Your Rice?

All rice and rice products are not created equal, according to a new study released today by <i>Consumer Reports</i>. Some types of rice, and some rice grown …

Here's How Many Bacteria Spread Through One Kiss

First base is a great place to get your mouth microbes some new friends, finds a new study in the journal <i>Microbiome</i>. A ten-second French kiss can …

Hong Kong student leaders plan to fly to China for talks

Student leaders of the mass pro-democracy protests that have rocked Hong Kong since September have said they plan to fly to Beijing on Saturday to try to meet China’s top officials to press their case for a greater say in choosing the territory’s next leader.<p>Eason Chung, a member of a student group …

German city gives green light to traffic-light women

With the German government’s plans to introduce quotas for women in company boardrooms seemingly stalled, equality of the sexes could first make advances on the streets: in Dortmund, politicians are debating the introduction of a 50% gender quota for traffic-light icons.<p>In a joint application to …

Google Messenger: another reminder of a confused Android app approach

Why would Google want to confuse its own users by introducing a third, separate messaging app for mobile? Surely that wouldn’t make sense, given the clash of native, manufacturer-brand and free-to-download messaging apps already competing for the texting attention of smartphone users?<p>But that’s …

Study proves that we can control each other's brains over the internet

A group of University of Washington researchers showed a year ago that brain-to-brain interfacing is possible in real life. Now, they're back after conducting a more thorough experiment, proving that their initial success wasn't a fluke. This time, the team performed tests using not just one pair, …

Why Unwinnable Games Are Massively Popular

Three explanations for "the Flappy Bird phenomenon"<p><i>Flappy Bird</i>, the notoriously difficult mobile game, burst forth in 2013. Now, creator Dong Nguyen has released an even harder game called <i>Swinging Copters</i>. But long before <i>Flappy Bird</i>, unwinnable games were massively popular. Remember <i>Donkey Kong</i>? …

Still No Link Between Violent Video Games And Real-Life Violence

Following a tragic event, such as Columbine, Sandy Hook, or the Aurora shootings, the public often pursues a scapegoat to pin their misfortunate on. …

What Would Happen Tomorrow if Coffee Were Banned?

<i>What would happen tomorrow if coffee were banned?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Daniel McLaury, Aspiring</i> …

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Emoji to get some long-awaited diversity with new range of skin tones

The notoriously white collection of emoji characters are about to be diversified.<p>The Unicode Consortium, an industry body devoted to the development and promotion of software standards, has proposed a draft plan to add a range of five skin tone options for human emoji characters.<p>People all over the …