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American hunter's images of her black giraffe 'trophy kill' spark outrage

Photos of a female hunter from Kentucky proudly showing off the results of her “dream hunt” – a dead black giraffe in South Africa – have ignited a firestorm across social media after being picked up by a local African media outlet.<p>“White American savage who is partly a Neanderthal comes to Africa …

Wildlife

The reason thousands of Swedish people are inserting microchips into themselves

Thousands of people in Sweden have inserted microchips, which can function as contactless credit cards, key cards, and even rail cards, into their bodies. Once the chip is underneath your skin, there is no longer any need to worry about misplacing a card or carrying a heavy wallet. But for many …

Singularity

What Is Employee 'Ghosting'? How Companies Created Their Own Worst Nightmare

Employers have been 'ghosting' workers for years; now the tables have turned. Here's how to improve the situation.<p>Over the weekend, LinkedIn published a fascinating story on what has become many companies' newest nightmare: employee "ghosting."<p>"In fields ranging from food service to finance, …

Relationships

How many words do you need to speak a language?

<b>Learning a new language can be tricky, but how many words do you need to know before you can actually get by in a foreign tongue?</b><p>That was the question posed to BBC Radio 4's More or Less programme by one frustrated listener. Despite learning German for three years, and practising nearly every day, …

Language Learning

A Ghost Army of Workers Is Paid to Do Nothing in the Gulf

Show up, swipe in. The routine is familiar to office workers everywhere. In Kuwait, it proved too much to ask.<p>The government was trying to trim a …

Economics

Amazon and Microsoft back campaign against California privacy act

Amazon, Microsoft and even Uber have joined Google and other tech titans in actively opposing the California Consumer Privacy Act. As <i>The Verge</i> saw in the state's disclosure records, the three giants contributed a significant amount of money to a campaign pushing back <i>against</i> the initiative: Amazon …

Cambridge Analytica

Samsung Galaxy X folding phone could cost twice as much as iPhone X

Apple and Samsung are both supposedly working on foldable phones. The Korean company will get its out first though, but hold onto your wallet, it’s going to be shockingly expensive.<p>An analyst predicts that this device, allegedly called the Galaxy X, will cost about 2M Korean won, or $1815. That’s …

Samsung Galaxy

Antarctica is screwed and so are we

A series of new research papers published about the frozen continent reveal that what protected it in the past won’t protect it in the future.<p>Buckle …

Global Warming

How to Make Friends in Your 30s

Without making a big deal about it.<p>In my 20s, I had it all figured out. I was part of a crew, living together in a magical, quasi-legal apartment in Brooklyn that we paid pennies for, as long as we promised never to call the fire department. It was spooky how well we got along, and we spent all our …

Relationships

The innovation turning desert sand into farmland

<b>Faisal Mohammed Al Shimmari farms in some of the most extreme conditions in the world, at Al Ain, an oasis in the United Arab Emirates desert, where temperatures can reach 50C.</b><p>"It's expensive as we have to buy water regularly to irrigate these plants," he says.<p>Farmers have to use tankers to bring …

Particles

Pam Anderson and Julian Assange getting unusually close

Pamela Anderson has long been a defender of animal rights, but now she has a new cause: being reunited with her is-he-or-isn’t-he boyfriend Julian Assange.<p>On March 28, it was announced that the Ecuadorean embassy in London — where the WikiLeaks mastermind has been holed up since 2012 — had revoked …

Weed beats depression and benefits mental health as long as you puff it properly, scientists reveal

Today, people around the world will be taking the opportunity to blaze a big one in celebration of 420 Day.<p>So we have some good news for people who …

Cannabis

Woman sucked out of Southwest plane window 'was wearing seatbelt' and died from blunt impact trauma

The woman who was killed when she was partially blown out of a Southwest Airlines plane was wearing a seatbelt at the time, but died from blunt impact trauma, according to authorities.<p>Spokesman James Garrow of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health said Wednesday evening that banking …

Sega Genesis Mini (aka Mega Drive Mini) announced

Sega wants in on the “classic edition” action for the Mega Drive’s 30’s anniversary<p>To commemorate the console’s upcoming 30th anniversary, Sega took the opportunity to unveil its own miniature “classic edition” version of the legendary 16-bit Genesis (or, as it was called in the rest of the world, …

Retrogaming

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Innovation

7 Times Animals Bit Off More Than They Could Chew in 2017

For all its beauty, nature sometimes takes on more than it can handle.<p>Usually, animals know their limits. But sometimes, they stretch them—sometimes leading to spectacular fails.<p>We've compiled a list of times from 2017 when animals bit off more than they could chew, for better or for worse.<p><b>Bat vs.</b> …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls Ads That Chase You Across the Web 'Creepy'

Apple CEO Tim Cook is no stranger to wading into online privacy debates. His latest targets are ads that follow you online, appearing on nearly every …

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Self-help

Pear and Anise Tarte Tatin Recipe - Great British Chefs

This beautiful pear tarte Tatin recipe is spiced with star anise and paired with crisp compressed pear discs, a hazelnut praline crumb and chantilly …

Great British Bake Off

Scientists Figure Out Why Italian Family Can't Feel Pain

An Italian woman, her two daughters, and her three grandchildren have always had trouble feeling pain. They can’t sense temperature. They break bones …

Pain

Scientists find incredible shark that may be over 500 years old and still kicking

What were you doing 500 years ago? Oh, that’s right nothing, because you didn’t exist yet. In fact, several generations of your family had yet to …

Research suggests there are five types of anxiety and depression

Ah, anxiety and depression – the magical, miserable combo.<p>When you’ve got anxiety and depression, your thoughts and emotions can play out in all …

13 Science-Backed Signs You're Smarter Than You Realise

Don't underestimate yourself.<p>Everyone wants to be humble. Who me, smart? Nah, I'm just a good test-taker.<p>And anyway, it's kind of crass to go around …

Inspiring a generation of female coders

Coding and digital literacy are a fundamental modern language and it is crucial to equip children with the skills and knowledge they need for their …

Women in Tech