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Child sex abuse: More than 100 rapes with online link in past year

<b>More than 100 child rapes with online links took place in England and Wales in the last year, police figures obtained by the NSPCC show.</b><p>Data from 38 out of 43 police forces suggested the internet was used in 3,186 sexual offences against children in the year to 31 March, said the NSPCC - more than …

Sociology

The Netflix Secrets You Need To Get The Most Out Of Your Binge-Watching

As temperatures rise and we all realize going outside is terrible anyway, summer becomes the perfect time to binge on Netflix. But how many tricks do you know to improve your viewing experience? There’s a lot you can do to improve the binge-watching experience, if you know where to look.<p>Take Total …

Less is more as Japanese minimalist movement grows | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meager scattering of various other items.<p>Money isn’t the issue. The 36-year-old editor has made a conscious …

Minimalism

Peek Into Tiny Crime Scenes Hand-Built by an Obsessed Millionaire

At first glance, the miniatures in the Maryland medical examiner’s office look like ordinary dollhouses. But look inside, and each is a carefully crafted crime scene, right down to the tiny murder weapons and minuscule clues.<p>And it’s all based on true crimes. Frances Glessner Lee, heir to …

Artist Reveals The Skeletons Of Famous Cartoon Characters

Usually when you're just binge-watching cartoons you don't really pay attention to the weirdly disproportional bodies of the animated characters. …

Associated Press News

Star US student in storm after admitting she is 'undocumented' migrant

Texas high school valedictorian Mayte Lara thrust into immigration debate after a hostile response to her confession that she is ‘illegal’<p>A Texas high-school valedictorian has been thrust into the tense US immigration debate after declaring on social media she is an undocumented migrant.<p>Mayte Lara …

Immigration

Ubisoft announces four-player co-op Star Trek VR game

One player is captain, the others are tactical, engineering, and helm.<p>Following what appears to be a leak over at DigitalSpy, Ubisoft today abruptly …

Staring Into Someone's Eyes For 10 Minutes Can Alter Your Consciousness

Forget LSD: eyes are the new high. Of course, we’re not talking about consuming them, but rather staring intensely into a pair for a prolonged period …

Fallout 4 gets listed for free, but don’t expect to keep your copy

Yesterday some lucky gamers stumbled onto one of the best deals that you can find on a game. Fallout 4 was listed for free on the Xbox store. In …

Technology

Artist carves wooden hybrids of filmmakers and their classic movies

The word “auteur” is often used as a descriptive for the men and women who hang around film sets saying things like “action,” “cut,” “try it a little …

This company turns recycled plastic bags into designer furniture with a traditional Egyptian weaving process

<b>Cairo's Reform Studio is turning trash into treasure with its Plastex material, which is woven from plastic bags using Egyptian handlooms.</b><p>Plastic …

China uses SWAT teams to crack down on college exam cheats

From sending SWAT teams into exam centres to arresting rule-breakers, China's public security authorities have been cracking down hard on college entrance examination cheaters who could face jail if caught.<p>This week's university entrance exam, whose origins date back to imperial China, determines …

'Three black teenagers': anger as Google image search shows police mugshots

Stark contrast in outcome for search term ‘three white teenagers’, which produces wholesome group pictures<p>A simple Google image search highlighted on Twitter has been said to highlight the pervasiveness of racial bias and media profiling.<p>“Three black teenagers” was a trending search on Google on …

Social Media

200 Show to Funeral of Veteran With No Known Relatives After Internet Campaign

Four people were expected to attend the funeral of Serina Vine, a formerly homeless veteran of World War II.<p>Instead, about 200 showed up to honor her …

East Africa

Stomach-punching junk food art replaces logos with calorie counts

Junk food brands don't exactly love mandatory “nutrition facts,” which is why they usually hide all that health stuff behind flashy colors and …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Your Phone's Vibration Motor Can Spy On What You're Saying

Researchers figure out how to turn it into a microphone<p>Who would have guessed that the best part of your phone, the vibration feature (which more people in movies should use), was a double agent in the making?<p>Researchers at University of Illinois at Ubana-Champaign figured out that tiny little …

J.K. Simmons Is Getting Shredded To Play Commissioner Gordon In ‘Justice League’

J.K. Simmons is 61 years old. He’s four years away from the traditional retirement age. No one would blame him for taking it easy. That’s not the J.K. way, though, and he’s never been more in demand. Since winning the Best Actor Oscar for his terrifying work in <i>Whiplash</i>, Simmons has been in dozens …

Check Out The Latest Internet Freakout-Inducing Highlighter

Challenging the meaning of “pizza face”<p>What happens when your pressed highlighter can't deliver? You turn it into pizza, of course.<p>When beauty blogger Gina Kay's powdery highlighter crumbled, she took the remains and created a pizza highlighter, replete with pepperoni made from a spare shimmery eye …

Genius

Video Game Voice Actors Report Vocal Cord Damage, Call for OSHA Industry Investigation

Voice acting isn’t easy work. It might seem easy on the surface, but it can prove to be just as difficult and demanding as traditional acting. Now, …

London's first naked restaurant opens this weekend with 40,000 people on the waiting list

London's first naked restaurant, which attracted over 40,000 people on its waiting list since April, will open its doors on Saturday, June 11.<p>Diners …

This Woman's Double-Crossed Legs Are Causing An Internet Stir

If you've ever been on the New York City subway, chances are, you've seen some pretty weird things. So it may surprise you that the internet is now …

New York City

The hilarious cat myth story the internet is buzzing about

It’s not just cat videos that can go viral on the web. Merely telling cat stories can be equally entertaining, and there’s one such story that took …

'Fawn-Napping' Is Becoming an Increasing Problem in Virginia, Experts Say

Virginia wildlife rescuers are speaking out against "fawn-napping" after seven people dropped off what they thought were abandoned fawns at the …

Fallout 4 modders report stolen content as support broadens to consoles

PC players say console owners are rehosting mods instead of making their own<p>Following complaints from content creators, Bethesda Softworks has issued instructions on how to report <i>Fallout 4</i> users who have allegedly stolen other players' mods. Modders can file Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) …

Google’s computers are creating songs. Making music may never be the same.

Google has launched a project to use artificial intelligence to create compelling art and music, offering a reminder of how technology is rapidly changing what it means to be a musician, and what makes us distinctly human.<p>Google’s Project Magenta, announced Wednesday, aims to push the state of the …

Artificial Intelligence