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Alpacas prefer classical music. Here’s how it could save their lives

Introduced to the UK in the 1990s, there are now over 45,000 alpacas in the country. However, little research has been done regarding the way they interact with music, which has shown to reduce stress levels in other animals. That is, until now.

Gender Recognition Certificate cost cut from £140 to £5. How will it impact transgender citizens?

The UK Government has today, 4 May, delivered on its pledge to reduce the fee of applying for a Gender Recognition Certificate from the hefty price of £140 to just £5. Is this just the beginning?

Why are Bill and Melinda Gates getting a divorce after 27 years of marriage?

One of the five richest couples in the world has just announced they’re getting a divorce. Why exactly? We tell you everything there is to know.

New dating app Vinylly lets your music preferences dictate your love life

Dating app Vinylly leverages a user’s music streaming data and habits to find matches on the platform. Can music really help us find the ideal +1 we can take to the next rock concert? Tune in to find out.


Opinion

Why I’m obsessed with Thailand’s ‘Boys Love’ culture

A click and screen rotate is all it takes to fall headfirst into Thailand’s ‘Boys Love’ genre. Channelling my inner ‘fujoshi’, here’s an attempt at rationalising my obsession for the viral East Asian entertainment.

Opinion

The pros and cons of using a female condom

Have you ever thought about using a female condom? If so, here is more information on how to use it as well as its pros and cons.

MindMed believes tripping could be big business

On Tuesday 27 April, the company focused on bringing psychedelic-inspired therapies and medicines to market went public on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker “MNMD.”

Here’s what really happens to the clothes you return

What happens to clothes when you decide to return them? Are returned clothes actually resold? Here’s the truth about one of the many dirty little secrets of the fashion industry.

Cryptocurrency is destroying our planet. Can it be stopped?

Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm over the last decade. However, the process of mining and distributing cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is destroying the planet. Can it be stopped, and if so, how?

The best facials for three common skin conditions

It’s easy to get caught up in the ‘do this, no, do that’ jargon of ways to keep your skin glowing, clear or ageless.We know how confusing it can be, so we've compiled a list of facials that target common issues.


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What is a long Furby? Four Etsy sellers explain the internet’s obsession with the quirky trend

A chaotically-wholesome corner of the internet is obsessed with super long Furbies. In a bid to break down their appeal, Screen Shot spoke to four of the top sellers on Etsy. From customised commissions to a diverse range of uses, here’s all the love and insights they had to share for the handmade creations.

Why it’s high time to pay attention to low code

Low-code and no-code tools have had a busy past 12 months. Here's why low-code is an ideal fit for businesses facing agile market conditions.

EU prompted to ban automated recognition of gender and sexual orientation for putting LGBTQ+ lives at risk

Automated recognition of gender and sexual orientation is scientifically flawed and puts LGBTQ+ lives at risk. Here’s why the EU needs to ban this technology and prevent such tools from spreading worldwide.

KINLÒ is professional tennis player Naomi Osaka’s new skincare brand for melanated skin

The sports star is about to launch her very own skincare brand KINLÒ, which will consist of products specifically created for those with darker skin tones.


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Netflix is coming for TikTok through new short-form video content

Netflix, Amazon and Hulu had been experimenting with short-form video series without much eagerness for a few years now. Finally, Netflix is ready to trial content designed for mobiles.

Weightlessness could make astronauts worse at recognising emotions in others

There is evidence to suggest that astronauts may lose the ability to read or connect to their own (and other’s) emotions after coming back from space. Here’s everything you need to know.

Instagram unveils new monetisation features for micro-influencers

Instagram has announced a number of new features aiming to help small businesses and content creators sign fair deals with big brands. We looked into it for you.

Twitch hot tub streams lead to a surge in toxic comments on the platform

Female streamers have been accused of finding a ‘loophole’ in Twitch’s guidelines that lets them stream in swimwear from any location. From slut-shaming to permanent bans, here’s everything you need to know about Twitch’s latest meta: hot tub streams.