Gokul Krishnakumar

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Finland's new national emoji include a heavy metal guy and a Nokia 3310

Finland, that northern European haven of moose, death metal, and milk, has just become the first country to create a set of national emoji. More than 30 Finland-specific emoji will be available to download on the web worldwide on December 30th, <i>The Guardian</i> reports.<p>So far Finland's foreign ministry …

Scientist who let bees sting him on 25 different body parts awarded Ig Nobel prize

Winners of this year Ig Nobel Prize include scientists who attached a weight to the rear chicken to see if it walked like a dinosaur<p>A scientist who let bees sting him repeatedly on 25 different locations in his body has been awarded the Ig Nobel Prize for physiology.<p>The prestigious prize, which is …

Now you see it, now you don't: invisibility cloak nears reality

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A cloak of invisibility may be common in science fiction but it is not so easy in the real world. New research suggests such a device may be moving closer to reality.<p>Scientists said on Thursday they have successfully tested an ultra-thin invisibility cloak made of microscopic …

Meet Aditi Chauhan, West Ham goalie and India’s new football hero

This 22 year old became the first Indian female footballer to play in the United Kingdom.<p>Baichung Bhutia, Sunil Chhetri, Romero Fernandes, Gurpreet …

Spike Lee to get honorary Oscar 25 years after Do the Right Thing

Director’s snub for 1989 film about racial tension in Brooklyn is considered by some to be one of the most glaring in Academy history<p>Spike Lee, the American director whose 1989 film Do the Right Thing was famously snubbed by the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences more than a quarter of …

Can You Guess the Coldest Room in Buckingham Palace? What PEOPLE Learned Behind the Scenes at the Palace's Summer Opening (Pssst: The Queen Has a Secret Door!)

Queen Elizabeth is leaving the palace . . . Buckingham Palace, that is.<p>As the 89-year-old monarch departs for her annual break at Balmoral in the …

Design You Trust

<b>Grand Prize Winner: Mermaid.</b> “This calf was always with mom. A curious calf sometimes came to us. I was fortunate to have encountered a humpback …

Los Angeles

New York museum opens exhibition devoted to internet cats

From lolcats to Caturday, the Museum of the Moving Image will study the serious business of being cute<p>OMG internet cat fans! Enough of this obsession with art and science: one museum has finally realised the importance of feline web activity.<p>From August 7 to January 31, The Museum of the Moving …

25 Outstanding Logos of Professional Athletes

A sport is a fun, engaging kind of activity. It’s also a good business, especially when it comes to professional sports, teams, and athletes. Just …

Bernie Ecclestone humiliates Nico Rosberg in excruciating interview

Formula One supremo tells German driver to his face that Lewis Hamilton is better for the sport's image ahead of Monaco Grand Prix<p>This was the result of Bernie Ecclestone’s nightmares: Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel ahead of Lewis Hamilton in Formula One’s blue-ribboned event. On the eve of …

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, still plans to buy Arsenal

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE<p>Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has told Bloomberg he still plans to buy Arsenal for the "right price" in the future.<p>Dangote …

Liberland, the world’s newest micro-nation, is already a leader in nation branding

Not a single state has officially recognized the Free Republic of Liberland, the world’s newest self-declared country. But with a bright yellow flag in the ground, the Czech politician and former financial analyst Vít Jedlička staked his claim on a 7-square-kilometer (2.7-square-mile) patch of …

South Sudan

Go Ahead, Spill Coffee All Over This White Shirt. It’s Unstainable

Elizabeth & Clarke claims that a nanotech coating of hydrophobic material makes this crisp white shirt impossible to stain.<p>There’s nothing worse than spilling food on a crisp white shirt. But a new product called The Unstainable White Shirt, by the budget women’s fashion brand Elizabeth & Clarke, …

Wimbledon bans selfie sticks for their 'nuisance value'

LONDON — The wand of Narcissus took another blow Monday, with the news that Wimbledon is banning selfie sticks from its hallowed grounds.<p>In news that …

Tennis

Willy Wonka-style elevator uses magnets to move sideways

German company ThyssenKrupp says its revolutionary new design means you will never wait more than 30 seconds for a lift<p>Everywhere you look, transport is being dragged into the 21st century - <b>Google is developing driverless cars</b>, <b>Uber has revolutionised the taxi business</b>, and <b>trains can hover over</b> …