Category: Social

Why we need to be open about the dangers of online harassment

Imagine you’re a 14-year-old girl on the train on your way home from school, when out of nowhere a “picture” appears on your phone. Surprise! You’ve been cyber flashed. It’s a form of harassment that didn’t exist even a few years ago, and highlights the fast-evolving digital world our teenagers

Students clash over hijab at Tehran University

Clashes erupted between Iranian students at Tehran University on Monday during a demonstration against the enforcement of wearing hijab or Islamic veil, media reports said. “A number of students gathered… claiming that morality police and security forces had entered the university” to warn students against failing to observe compulsory hijab

Iranian pop star Behnam Safavi dies of cancer complications at 36

Iranian pop star Behnam Safavi died on Monday at the age of 36 after a nearly four-year battle with brain cancer. “Iran’s polite boy of music, the creator of the albums ‘Be My Love’, ‘Calm’, ‘Extraordinary’ and ‘The Miracle’ rested in a perfect peace forever in Isfahan a few minutes

How to Become a Criminal Psychologist

Criminal psychologists study the behaviors, motives, and intentions of criminals from the point of view of mental health. Criminal psychologists often work alongside the police to help them understand why an individual may have committed a certain crime. If you’d like to become a criminal psychologist, you need to earn

Egypt completes restoration of ancient Kom el-Shuqafa catacombs

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) – Egypt on Sunday completed a project to restore the catacombs of Kom el-Shuqafa in western Alexandria, which have been prone to groundwater leaks since they were discovered in the first decade of the 20th century. The restoration, which began in late 2017, was completed using a

UK Parliament denounces Facebook as ‘digital gangsters’

At this point, the real news is which country’s Parliament isn’t denouncing Facebook. But nevertheless, it got another drubbing on Monday morning by the UK Parliament’s  Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee’s which recently issued a report on its 18-month investigation into disinformation and fake news. Facebook, in particular,

Human Bones Found In Colorado Could Be 1,000 Years Old

Police investigators in the Denver suburb of Aurora on Thursday announced that human bones uncovered at a construction site could be 1,000 years old. The human remains, which were found Wednesday by a construction crew building a housing development, were determined to be a male of Native American descent and

Facebook is on track to recieve a multi-billion dollar fine

The Washington Post reports that Facebook and the FTC are having discussions about a multi-billion dollar fine due to Facebook’s privacy issues over the past year. While the exact amount isn’t clear yet, as Facebook continues its negotiations with the FTC, the firm would want to avoid the public image damage

14 Valentine’s Day Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

It comes around once a year and is usually touted as a big corporate scheme. But Valentine’s Day is way more than just a Hallmark holiday. 1. It has some pretty dark roots. Historians believe Valentine’s Day actually began in Ancient Rome as a pagan fertility festival called Lupercalia, which

Study finds 4 main personality types — which one are you?

People love learning about their personalities and take tests hoping to reveal what type they are. Yet, experts have long said personality types are mythical: Personality exists along a continuum. Though a recent study is debunking that idea. A study published in Nature Human Behaviour reveals that there are four

Archaeologists puzzle over mystery woman in early Christian cemetery

When a large construction project was launched on Gosposvetska Street in downtown Ljubljana in August 2017, Slovenian archaeologists in this ancient city naturally anticipated some interesting discoveries. But what they didn’t expect to find was an unusual glimpse into an early Christian community, and the important—and as yet unknown—woman its

Elderly woman is finding her 103-year-old birth mother alive

An 81-year-old woman is overjoyed after discovering her 103-year-old birth mother is still alive after her 61-year-search to find her. Mrs Macken, who grew up in Kirwan House, a protestant run female orphanage in Dublin, started trying to find her mother when she turned 19. She phoned RTE Radio One

McDonald apologises after vegetarians find chicken nuggets in their meals

McDonald has apologised after customers reported finding meat in vegetarian meals across the UK. The fast-food chain launched its spicy veggie wrap earlier this month. It’s supposed to contain red pesto, a vegetarian goujon, relish, tomato, lettuce and red onion, but Twitter users have been posting photos of the wraps