China’s ‘Big Brother’ surveillance technology is impressive and chilling — but it’s not nearly as all-seeing as the government wants you to think

REUTERS/Bobby Yip The Chinese government is working to combine its 170+ million security cameras with artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology to create a vast surveillance state. The government isn’t quiet about its efforts, often playing up technological successes in state media to convince the populace of its impressive capabilities. But recent reports suggest that […]

Why Being Cheated On Is Not as Bad as You Think

Getting cheated on is one of the most devastating and damaging things that can happen in a person’s life. It can lead to emotional distress, anxiety, depression, an increase in risk-taking behavior and actual physical pain. A partner’s infidelity can even change our brain chemistry. In short, it hurts like hell, and the impact can […]

‘It’s done. We now think about the next game’: Russia coach Cherchesov cool after historic win

Russia manager Stanislav Cherchesov has remained calm and collected after his side’s heroic 4-3 penalty shootout win over Spain to book a quarter-final place in their home World Cup, saying his emotions remain “plain and simple.” Read more The victory means Cherchesov is the first coach to ever lead a Russia side to the last […]

Supreme Court surveillance opinion nudges us to think nationally, act locally

Enlarge / The Supreme Court of the United States, as seen in 2017. (credit: Phil Roeder / Flickr) Christmas came on Friday, June 22 this year—that is, if you’re a privacy and surveillance law nerd. After deliberating the decision for months, the Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Carpenter v. United States, a case […]

‘I think he just snapped’ — Phil Mickelson took one of the most bizarre penalties you’ll ever see when he intentionally hit a moving ball

Fox Phil Mickelson took a bizarre 2-stroke penalty at the U.S. Open when he intentionally putted a ball that was still rolling on the green. Mickelson hit his bogey putt well past the hole and rather than let it roll off the green, he chased after it and hit it again before it stopped. Mickelson […]

Ants: How to get rid of ants using a £1 household item – it's easier than you think

Ants in the home can be an annoying and unhygienic issue, particularly when the pesky insects enter your kitchen. During warm weather or periods of rain, they are more likely to come into your house. They can cause damage to property and plants, as well as rendering food inedible. However, there is one brilliant household […]

If You Think You'll Stick With That First Job a While, Think Again.

As spring turns to summer, students across the country — many in their early 20s — graduate college and join the workforce. But they shouldn’t get too comfortable in their new cubicles. According to a summary finding from a recent National Longitudinal Survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: More than half of […]

Scientists think they have found the reason some people are left-handed — and it has nothing to do with the brain

Iryna Inshyna / Shutterstock About 10% of the population is left-handed. There have been several theories over the years about why some people favor their left hand. A study published last year found that right- or left-handedness may have nothing to do with the brain — instead, it could be determined by gene activity in […]

Deadpool 2: What does Brianna Hildebrand think of Negasonic as first Marvel LGBTQ hero?

The sequel to the unconventional Marvel film was released in cinemas earlier this year and saw Deadpool’s fellow superhero Negasonic Teenage Warhead in a relationship with mutant and Japanese ninja Yukio (Shiori Kutsuna). Speaking to media including at MCM Comic-Con, the actress said of her character’s sexuality: “I felt a lot of responsibility for […]