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May 06, 2022

It's global: Online anti-Asian hate on the rise

York University in Toronto, Canada has released a study that shows how rhetorical mechanisms and tropes spread racism. Fuyuki Kurasawa, a social sciences professor, at a virtual symposium...

Tescomania

Supermarket giant Tesco is growing larger and larger by the day. With 250,000 staff, 1,800 stores and the turnover of a medium-sized country, it now collects one in every eight retail pounds we spend. New branches are opening almost every day in Britain an ...

How to deal with mental health discrimination at work

Many people are understandably hesitant to tell their employers about a mental health problem, writes Pauline Dall from UK mental health charity Mind.In our survey last year one in five people said they were afraid that even mentioning they were stressed w ...

Millions of women worldwide trapped in prostitution

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey The charity Fondation Scelles based in France, has released its latest report on sexual exploitation in which it links the oldest profession in the world directly to organised crime.According to the charity there are currently betw ...

Cute: but are pandas the world's most useless animals?

The arrival of two giant pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Guang, in Edinburgh has met with the sort of media attention normally reserved for Hollywood celebrities.This was heralded as a positive symbol of Chinese-British relations. But should we be wary of Chine ...

Canadians with mental illnesses denied entry to US

Sarah BridgeMore than a dozen Canadians have told the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office in Toronto within the past year that they were blocked from entering the United States after their records of mental illness were shared with the US Department of Hom ...

Some Russians still live in the USSR

Igor Bukker The opportunity for Russians to exchange a Soviet passport for the passport of the citizen of the Russian Federation ended on July 1, 2004.Nevertheless, about 5,000 residents of the city of Sverdlovsk refused to exchange their old passports. Do ...

Act now to save the Samoa dolphins

Avaaz.org, the global community activism website, has obtained over 200,000 signatures in support of its campaign to force the release of 25 wild dolphins. According to Avaaz the pod (of dolphins) was swimming peacefully in Samoa when nets closed in f ...

How Google spies on your Gmail account

Ryan TateIn Google's war with social networking giant Facebook, its "don't be evil" motto could be a casualty. The search engine is now leveraging your private Gmail information to get an edge in the social networking wars. It's creepy. Google is quietly m ...

Charlie Sheen is social media favourite ahead of Obama

Jill Sergeant If you think US actor Charlie Sheen has been "winning" media attention these past few weeks, you'd be right. The now former Two and A Half Men star has topped all internet and social media discussions since the beginning of 2011, beating the ...

Strange world of online dating sites

Looking for that special someone with whom you have everything in common including facial features? There's a dating site for that. A new site launching this month called FindYourFaceMate.com uses facial-recognition technology to help users find poten ...

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