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By Monica Athnasious

The UK is planning to use AI to tackle racial inequality throughout the NHS

AI is continuously making grounds in a multitude of industries, one being the medical world. First used to diagnose early onset dementia, it will now aim to tackle racial inequalities in medicine as part of the UK’s health secretary’s plan to “level up” the country’s health service.

By Alma Fabiani

Instagram is now ‘punishing’ users by taking away their link stickers

Many users have lost access to the link sticker after supposedly violating the platform’s Community Guidelines. Here’s what’s happening.

By Bianca Borissova

Inside TikTok’s micro-trend crisis and how it is fueling fashion overconsumption among gen Z

What if I told you that there is a connection between overconsumption, trends dying at the speed of light, and gen Z behaviour on TikTok? Let me explain.

By Alma Fabiani

Netflix is opening its third movie theatre, in Southern California this time

Netflix will reopen the Bay Theatre at Palisades Village starting 22 October, becoming the third physical theatre that the streamer has announced a partnership with.


Opinion

By Francesca Johnson

More than ‘Boyz’ and blackfishing, Jesy Nelson’s argument is indefensible

Following the release of the music video for ‘Boyz’, ex-Little Mix band member Jesy Nelson has faced strong backlash for claims of blackfishing. Here’s what she had to say when defending herself.

Opinion

By Jack Ramage

Of course Boris Johnson won’t accept misogyny as a hate crime: he’s a cishet white man

The PM argued that “widening the scope” of what you ask the police to do would “just increase the problem”—referring to recent measures by Nottingham authorities to make cat calling and wolf whistling a misogynistic hate crime.

By Alma Fabiani

Futuristic technology that would be cool if it existed now

The future of tech is mind-blowing, but no matter how much we want personal jet packs or an invisibility cloak, the inventors haven’t quite pulled it off. Read more.

By Monica Athnasious

Amazon and Bezos land in hot water as US lawmakers accuse them of lying to Congress

Last week, an in-depth report by Reuters exposed swathes of documents that unveiled Amazon’s systematic tactic of making knock-off products and rigging search results in India—practices the shopping giant has denied engaging in. Now, it seems it could have lied to Congress.

By Monica Athnasious

Prostitution ‘enslaves women’ and should be banned vows Spain’s PM

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has vowed to criminalise prostitution in the country, 26 years after its decriminalisation, because it “enslaves women.”

By Malavika Pradeep

The Moon will soon have its own internet

Developed by NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) programme, LunaNet is the first step in creating a ‘lunar internet’ to keep explorers connected to Earth.


By Alma Fabiani

The most popular TV shows about university life

Many TV shows see student life as the perfect topic with a plot that includes both advantages and challenges the main characters have to meet. Here's our best selection.

By Alma Fabiani

Will the US end up banning abortion altogether?

After listening to the latest ‘The Inquiry’ podcast which looked at the impact Texas’ radical new law could have on abortion provision in the US, we dug deeper into its history and found answers.

By Monica Athnasious

Moon Pal, a weighted anti-anxiety stuffed animal, is taking the internet by storm

In uncertain and scary times—from the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis to an ever-widening wealth gap and a society strife with human rights violations—mental health issues are at an all-time high. Enter Moon Pal, a five-pound anti-anxiety stuffed plushie here to give you a much-needed hug.

By Jack Ramage

Why are we all so damn obsessed with death game TV?

Why are we so drawn to the hellish dystopian landscapes—the fictional scenario of characters placed into a game which is literally: sink or swim; kill or be killed?


By Malavika Pradeep

Inside the wet and messy world of sploshing, the latest food fetish gripping TikTok

Ever encountered one of those weird TikToks where a perfectly manicured woman starts playing with food to show you some ‘hacks’ and slathers cake batter on bare kitchen counters? Well, guess what? It’s a fetish. In a bid to break down the community behind the TikTok trend and get their perspective on it, Screen Shot sat down with several enthusiasts and interviewed Doctor Susan Block, a Los Angeles-based sex therapist who used to host sploshing parties before the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Alma Fabiani

Elon Musk threw a 9,000-person rave at Tesla’s Berlin factory

DJs including Boris Brejcha performed alongside food trucks, ‘street art’, and a Ferris wheel, while Tesla coils were synced up to produce voltage sparks in time to the beat of the music.

By Francesca Johnson

TikTokers are now using lube as a makeup primer. Does it work?

The TikTok MUAs are at it again! The latest ‘non-friction’ beauty trend on the app features using lube as a replacement for primer.

By Jack Ramage

Amazon copied products and rigged search results to promote its own brands, new investigation finds

Amazon has been repeatedly accused of knocking off products it sells on its website and of exploiting its wealth of internal data to promote its own merchandise at the expense of other sellers. And now, we have proof.


 

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