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Why does Japan have such a high suicide rate?

<b>Last year in Japan, more than 25,000 people took their own lives.</b><p>That's 70 every day. The vast majority were men.<p>Those figures do not make Japan's the highest suicide rate in the world in a developed nation.<p>That dubious title belongs to South Korea. But it is still far, far higher than virtually …

Apple has filed a patent for a new feature that could kill off mobile payment apps like Venmo, Paypal, and Square Cash

But it looks like Apple is planning to change that.<p>The company just filed a new patent that will let people send money to one another directly from their iPhone's Wallet, which has replaced the Passbook app, Patently Apple reports.<p>First, the user opens their Wallet app, chooses which of the credit …

It is a sensitive subject but there needs to be serious analysis of the health and economic impacts of the Muslim fasting month<p>Islam is a demanding religion, requiring a considerable amount of time and effort on the part of believers to fulfil duties of worship. The core duties are known as the …

Islam

The Government of Hungary Is Going to Pay Its Young People Just to Live There

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Marshall Islands,World news,Asia Pacific,US news,Climate change,Environment,Nuclear waste,Indigenous peoples,Oceans<p>The Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands is a hulking legacy of years of US nuclear testing. Now locals and scientists are warning that rising sea levels caused by climate change could …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. People are saying that Facebook is considering buying Twitter.</b> But that doesn't make much sense, because Facebook's previous acquisitions — Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus — all had big growth potential at the time.<p><b>2. Hassle, the London startup which connects customers with cleaners, has been</b> …

Tour de France

Deadpool to be Marvel's first 'hard R' rated film

Good news for fans of the Deadpool comics' dark, violent comedy: the film is going to head very much down the same path.<p>Until now, Marvel's movie roster has only ventured as far as PG-13, but Deadpool, which stars Ryan Reynolds as the mercenary-turned-warrior is going to go the next level.<p>"Deadpool …

Rats Taught to Detect Land Mines in Cambodia

Africa

11 tech innovators changing the way we travel | CNN Travel

Low-cost Uber service suspended in France after violent protests

Uber is halting its lowest-cost ride-sharing service, UberPop, in France after widespread and sometimes violent protests by registered taxi drivers …

France

New iPhone 6S images show updated NFC, 16GB base storage, fewer chips + design tweaks

Our look at the upcoming “iPhone 6S” continues today with a discussion of new internal components that are expected to be inside Apple’s latest smartphone. In addition to expected changes such as a Force Touch display, upgraded camera system, and new Qualcomm LTE chip for up to twice-as-fast data …

Britain, Tunisia honour 38 victims of extremist attack at beach resort

People around Britain paused in streets and workplaces, in churches and mosques, in railway stations and at the Wimbledon tennis tournament Friday to honour the victims of an Islamic extremist's rampage at a Tunisian beach resort.<p>Flags were lowered to half-staff at Buckingham Palace and U.K. …

Scientists have found yet another reason we should all be napping at work

In past studies naps have been shown to improve immune health, energy and mood, and cognitive function. Now a new study from the University of Michigan links naps during typical waking hours to improved emotional control.<p>Sleep deprivation has been linked to increased impulsive responses to …

New PC/Xbox One/PS4 Post-Apocalyptic Open-World RPG "Elex" Announced

Risen and Gothic creator Piranha Bytes has announced its next game, and it certainly sounds ambitious.<p>The game is called ELEX, and it's described as an "Eclectic, Lavish, Exhilarating, Xenial" open-world role-playing game. The game is being developed in collaboration with Darksiders publisher …

RPGs

Paris Hilton FAKED Horror in 'Plane Crash' Stunt ... In on the Prank

<b>Paris Hilton</b> is a better actress than we thought ... we've learned she was totally in on the "near plane crash" stunt.<p>TMZ has obtained a document …

New Models of Suspended Tents Offer More Versatility for Sleeping Among Trees

Tentsile has the adventurous camper in mind with their innovative suspended tent systems. We first featured the company last year, marveling over how you could safely sleep in the trees with their sturdy, waterproof products. Since then, they've unveiled a few new models that allow for even more …

Typhoon Chan-hom has potential to be a monster, threaten China and Japan

Typhoon Chan-hom is currently more than 2,000 miles away from Japan, nearing Guam on Thursday, but the island nation needs to pay increasingly close …

Weather

Parkinson’s and depression drugs can alter moral judgment, study shows

Common drugs for depression and Parkinson’s can sway people’s moral judgments about harming others, according to research that raises ethical questions about the use of the drugs.<p>The study found that when healthy people were given a one-off dose of a serotonin-boosting drug widely used to treat …

Neuroscience

North Korea's Kim Jong-un takes pity on illegitimate half-uncle his own father persecuted

Former leader Kim Jong-il reportedly persecuted his half-brother out of fear that he could challenge his own regime, but present leader may be more motivated by protecting his own rule<p>Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, has apparently taken pity on an illegitimate half-uncle that his own father …

North Korea

Poisonous plants to look out for in your garden - Telegraph

Toxins

A Chinese artificial intelligence program just beat humans in an IQ test

Science just took us a small step closer to HAL 9000.<p>A new artificial intelligence (AI) program designed by Chinese researchers has beat humans on a verbal IQ test.<p>Scoring well on the verbal section of the intelligence test has traditionally been a tall order for computers, since words have …

Funimation Streams Gangsta, New Hetalia, 11 More New Anime

Snow White with the Red Hair, Prison School, Aquarion Logos, Junjō Romantica 3, others<p>North American anime distributor Funimation announced on Monday …

Manga

Here's a Closer Look at Tom Clancy's Gritty New Series

<i>The Division</i>, the next big release under the Tom Clancy video game umbrella, is going to be released on March 8, 2016. The game’s publisher, Ubisoft, …

Game firm Ubisoft acknowledges 'hard' year

<b>The last 12 months have been "hard" for Ubisoft, the game maker said during its E3 press conference.</b><p>Late last year Ubisoft issued a public apology to gamers for glitches affecting some high-profile titles.<p>The bugs in Assassin's Creed Unity meant some in-game characters appeared without faces.<p>The …

Dishonored 2 lets you choose between two playable characters

The character you choose to play as will affect the powers and abilities that you can tackle each assassination with.

Gaming

E3: How 'Battleborn' was borne of 'Borderlands' cosplay

"Battleborn" gets crazy before the first sword is thrown. Or before the first gun is fired. Or before the first top hat is flipped. Or before the first spell is cast by the quadrupled-armed "chaos witch." Or before the first mushroom-shaped creature -- a "combat botanist" -- unleashes a cloud of …

Xbox's E3 2015 Presentation Was Great, but It Possibly Wasn’t Enough

It was the company's best conference in years, but did it make you want to rush out and buy an Xbox One?<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>Ironically, Microsoft hasn't exactly had the rub of the green at recent E3s. In 2013, the announcement of the Xbox One was woefully mishandled, an …

'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' has something new: female combatants

Among the upgraded abilities, new weapons and winding metal passageways in <i>Deus Ex: Mankind Divided</i>, there's one important, yet subtle, change to the series: women in combat roles. There were of course women in the previous game, <i>Deus Ex: Human Revolution</i>, but they were largely removed from battles, …

Deus Ex

The crushing tension of Rainbow Six: Siege at E3 2015

Rainbow Six: Siege is a game that represents some trouble for a writer, for no matter what colorful words I may put to the page, I can never quite depict the tension of an actual match. If you've been paying attention, you know this isn't exactly the Rainbow Six you've played before -- the vibrant …

Rainbow Six