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Who is Lucy the Australopithecus? Solving The Mystery Of Today's Google Doodle

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Tech

Google Doodle is celebrating the 41st anniversary of Lucy's discovery. Lucy the Australopithecus refers to a collection of fossils belonging to a h...

A 'Military Strength' Laser Almost Blinded A BA Pilot While He Was Flying

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Tech

A British Airways pilot has almost been blinded after a military strength laser' was shone at the cockpit of the plane he was co-piloting. The plan...

The Blank Slate, Still Intellectual Ammo After 13 Years

Thomas Moorton | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Moorton

Morally the blank slate is indefensible as well as intellectually. Is it better to say that discrimination is wrong because everyone is indistinguishable, or that we have free will because people's actions are mysterious? Well no Dr. Pinker rightly points out.

Female Definitions of Success?

Camilla Ley-Valentin | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Tech
Camilla Ley-Valentin

Last week, in honor of Global Women Entrepreneurship Day, I took part in a panel discussion celebrating female entrepreneurial success stories in the Copenhagen UN headquarters.

Black Friday Is Unsustainable (And That Is Good News for Both Shoppers and Businesses)

Philip Woods | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Tech
Philip Woods

The risk of losing out on sales, no matter if they are heavily discounted means that the lure of one-off sales days is an itch that must be scratched. However, that one day of sales is bad for both businesses and consumers and is a model that is unsustainable.

Mars Could Become A Ringed Planet After Destroying Its Own Moon Phobos

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Tech

Mar' dying moon, Phobos, could give the planet that extra bit of pizzazz, at least in planetary terms. Scientists have predicted that Mars may one...

Russia Has Finally Found A Proper Use For Selfie Sticks, Self-Defence

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Tech

Selfie sticks are often the bane of most people's lives. However, a sports centre in Moscow has finally found a way to capitalise on the device's ...

Is the Way We Navigate Friendships Changing?

Madeleine Thompson | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Parents
Madeleine Thompson

This loss hurt me. Because it was a friend I had known for many years and though we are not close any more, and indeed have not seen each other for some time, we still connected through social media and I felt that he was still in my life a little bit in that way. So I was sad when I saw he had decided to un-follow me.

So Lie-Ins At The Weekend Are Bad For Your Health. Soz

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Tech

The glorious gift of lie-ins at the weekends could actually be a curse. A new study has shown that having a mismatched sleeping pattern between the...

The Essex Boy Who'll Be The First British Muslim In Space Is Dedicating His Trip To People With Mental Health Problems

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A 24-year-old from Essex who is set to become the first British Muslim to go to space after winning a competition has dedicated his win to everyone wh...

Alien Experts Think They Finally Have Proof Of UFOs With This Strange Image

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Tech

Strange things are happening. Or at least, that is what UFO hunters would like to believe. YouTube user, Streetcap1, posted a NASA image, which he...

This Creepy Robocat Wants To Be A Companion For The Elderly

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Tech

A creepy robotic cat is now being touted as a companion for elderly people who would like to have pet without the fuss of having to deal with a real a...

Islamic State Have Sent Anonymous Another 'Taunting' Message

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Tech

Anonymous has received another taunting message from Islamic State via the free encrypted messenger app Telegram. The militants reportedly declared...

Facebook Has Come Up With A Pain-Free Way To Get Over Your EX

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Tech

There is nothing worse than seeing pictures of your ex living it up as you casually scroll through your Facebook News Feed...wearing pyjamas at 9pm on...

I Believe Redheads Should Have an Emoji Too - And 15,000 Agree

Emma Kelly | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Tech
Emma Kelly

We still haven't heard anything back from Apple, although I like to think they know all about our campaign from the coverage we've generated across the world. But what we are all waiting for is the next emoji update, which could come through at any time. If they decide to listen to the people and finally give us proper emoji representation, then we've won. If they don't, then they should expect to hear from the rather outspoken and increasingly loud ginger community across the world!

UFO Hunters Are Freaking Out Over A Tweet From NASA's Scott Kelly

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Tech

One of Scott Kelly's latest tweets is a causing a stir among alien hunters after they caught sight of something "strange" in the image he posted. T...

Adele's '25' Is Out But There's Bad News For Spotify And Apple Music Users

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Tech

Adele has snubbed music streaming services by pulling her highly-awaited album '25' from digital platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music. The com...

The 22 Best GIFs According To The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Tech

GIFs are the ever-relevant moving images able to explain our emotions and feelings better than words ever could. Now Reddit has helpfully ranked th...

We Must Act Now Before Life on Earth Becomes Unsustainable

Peter Webber | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Peter Webber

Put simply, we are the victims of our own ingenuity. Rapid industrialisation, increased birth and survival rates, and the "green revolution" in food production mean that there are more humans than ever before: in turn this drives more consumption, more need, more demand for resources such as coal and oil that are ultimately damaging to the ecosystems we depend on for our own survival.

Would A Condom Emoji Encourage You To Have Safe Sex?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Hands up if you know what this means. C'mon now, don't play innocent. Sex can be illustrated in many emoji-filled forms. There's the banana,...

A Deadly Superbug Gene Could Take Us Into The Medical 'Dark Ages'

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Tech

Concern is growing over a newly discovered superbug gene that could hail the beginning of a post-antibiotic era. Housed in an E.coli strain in Chi...

Put Your Phone Away and Communicate! A Critique of Excessive Digital Use

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Tech
Mohadesa Najumi

I have to be honest, I am not a big fan of my iPhone. Most of the time uninterrupted use of my phone causes anxiety for and delayed responses in my relationships. It's overwhelming to be constantly digitally engaged.

Five Things Taylor Swift Can Teach You About Mentoring. No, Really

Anne-Marie Imafidon | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Tech
Anne-Marie Imafidon

Like Swifty, what you need is a #squad of your very own - a group of people of varying ages and professions who can be sounding boards and advisers as you navigate your way through your own career.

Anonymous Claims Thousands Of Pro-ISIS Twitter Accounts Have Been Disabled

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Tech

Anonymous claim to have disabled over 8,000 pro-Islamic State Twitter accounts, holding true to their declaration of cyberwar against the militant gro...

NASA Is Looking For Aliens Using This Tricorder-Like Chemical Laptop

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Tech

NASA is searching for "life outside of earth" using its newly developed Chemical Laptop, which bears some resemblance with the tricorder from Star Tre...