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By Malavika Pradeep

Scientists are toilet-training cows to combat climate change

It’s your fever dream but also a coveted way to tackle climate change. A group of researchers from Germany have now demonstrated that cattle can be toilet-trained—just like human babies—to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

By Jack Ramage

Genetics firm Colossal raised $15 million to bring back the mammoth from extinction. But how?

Colossal, a bioscience and genetics company just received $15 million to bring mammoths back from extinction. But how is this being done? And is it even ethical to bring back animals from extinction in the first place?

By Monica Athnasious

LGBTQIA+ South Koreans are fighting for anti-discrimination laws

With discriminatory bullying and harrassment still prevalant, South Korean LGBTQIA+ citizens and activists are imploring the country’s government to finally pass anti-discrimination laws to protect the queer people most at risk.

By Alma Fabiani

Facebook has a VIP programme that lets celebrities and politicians avoid moderation

According to a new report, Facebook has, for years now, operated a programme that allows celebrities, politicians, and other members of America’s elite to do as they please.


Opinion

By Jack Ramage

Until we fix the current way we handle incelism, innocent people will continue to get hurt

The recent incident in Plymouth has shown that extremist incelism is real and unfortunately here to stay. However, labelling such extremists as terrorists is problematic. Until we fix the current way we handle incelism, regarding it as a public health issue, innocent people will continue to be hurt.

Opinion

By Etan Nechin

In Israel, a ceasefire and a new government don’t mean an end to the bloody status quo

What change can this ‘Change Coalition’ truly bring? A government of vetoes from both sides, focusing on small achievements to civil society instead of ambitious reforms on a national level.

By Monica Athnasious

Australia’s childlike sex doll epidemic continues to spread as another man is arrested

Reports have surfaced of the arrest of an Australian man, based in Sydney, for allegedly importing a sex doll with childlike qualities. This appears to be part of a wider trend, as concerns rise over a 653 per cent surge in the number of similar products confiscated by authorities in just two years.

By Malavika Pradeep

Ines Alpha and Madrona Redhawk’s face filter collaboration explores a unique intersection of beauty

In an era synonymous with Snapchat dysmorphia, is it possible to impeach the tyranny of digital beauty standards, instead de-dramatising it for everyone’s access? Enter HUH’s fifth collaboration, bringing together two global creatives to combine their IRL and URL talents to create a 3D makeup face filter that explores an unconventional side of beauty rooted in whimsical fantasies.

By Alma Fabiani

Space race update: Elon Musk’s rocket to go 269 miles further than Jeff Bezos went

Elon Musk’s company SpaceX is set to launch four people into space Wednesday, on a three-day mission that is the first to orbit the Earth with exclusively private citizens. Eat that, Bezos.

By Jack Ramage

What is a blackout tattoo? Here’s why you should think twice before getting one

Blackout tattoos—the bold, opaque style of tattooing—are often thought of as the easy alternative for covering up a tattoo you regret. But you should think twice about the social and cultural implications of getting one, here’s why.


By Monica Athnasious

What is abrosexuality? We asked abrosexual people to explain

The LGBTQIA+ community is vast—it includes a plus sign for a reason. Identities that have never been represented or celebrated before are now making their way into the cultural conversation. One of those underrepresented is abrosexuality.

By Jack Ramage

Toe shoes: they’re not just ugly, they’re also bad for your health

Science proves your disgusting toe shoes aren’t doing anything but grossing people out. But analysing how this shoe came to be can teach us a valuable lesson.

By Malavika Pradeep

Digital perms are here to give you beach waves all summer long

Beach babies and theybies, it’s time to leave your $50 three-barrel curling irons at the door because perms are back. Only now, they’ve gone digital.

By Emma O'Regan-Reidy

Why is pop punk making a comeback in 2021?

Pop punk has been a major influence in some of this year’s most iconic albums. But why has it taken almost two decades for there to be a resurgence? Here’s how gen Z is putting their own, unique twist on the style and music genre.


By Alma Fabiani

People think they’ve found Matt Damon’s secret Instagram account

Online sleuths say they’ve discovered the movie star’s private Instagram profile—which is allegedly an anagram of his name.

By Jack Ramage

Scientist warns a bad solar storm could spark an ‘internet apocalypse’

A new study postulates that a severe solar storm could cause significant damage to underwater cables—leaving large swathes of society offline for weeks or even months.

By Malavika Pradeep

Tired of dating self-absorbed men? China’s butler cafes have got you covered

Chinese women, fed up with dating self-absorbed men, are now fuelling a booming industry in the quest of finding a man who actually listens. Enter butler cafes, China’s hottest rental service offering attentive male company—for a fee.

By Monica Athnasious

Lookout BTS ARMY, China’s suspending K-pop fan accounts on Weibo

The latest in China’s major banning crackdown—you can already say goodbye to late-night gaming and femininity in men—is the suspension of 22 K-pop accounts on its social media site Weibo. Could this be farewell to celebrity culture in China?


 

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