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Owning a Tamagotchi for a week exposes the battle for screen time in the modern world

November 12, 2018

Image: mashable It’s 2018, and what we all really want — and need, for that matter — is to be weaned off our screens. We’re desperate to regain control of our attention span and free ourselves from the number one time thief and stress factor of modern life.  Digital wellness, as it’s been dubbed, is […]

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The 10 types of trolls you’ll spot in the wild

November 10, 2018

It’s Troll Week on Mashable. Join us as we explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of internet trolling. Right now, you are on the internet. Thus, you have probably come across a troll.  But the name “troll” is far from one-size-fits-all. In fact, there are lots of trollish internet types skulking around online, […]

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Jimmy Kimmel on Trumps op-ed: He was in the fake news

November 8, 2018

Late-night hosts discussed the presidents article for USA Today and the hotly contested race for governor of Georgia Late-night hosts took aim at Donald Trumps much criticised op-ed for USA Today, referring to it as fake news. Jimmy Kimmel On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the host spoke about the article, UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, Fallon showed […]

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The internet has fallen in love with these gay penguins raising an egg together.

November 7, 2018

While humans bicker over the causes of homosexuality, there’s no reason to doubt whether it’s natural. Scientists have discovered homosexual behaviors in over 1500 species. Procreation is central to a species’ survival, so how has homosexuality not fallen by the wayside due to cruel indifference of natural selection? Scientists believe there may be an evolutionary […]

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Tribute album for artist’s deceased cat features Bono, Pharrell, The National

November 7, 2018

Pharrell Williams is just one artist who contributed to Sophie Calle's concept album for her cat, Souris.Image: Simone Joyner/Getty Images For those of us who’ve lost a longtime pet, the grief can be overwhelming, but might seem inconsequential to others. It’s something French conceptual artist Sophie Calle realised when she lost her beloved cat, Souris […]

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#MeToo and Hollywood: what’s changed in the industry a year on?

November 4, 2018

In the past 12 months, talk of change and proposed structural changes within the industry have shifted the pendulum but more work is required It was always about far more than a hashtag. Tarana Burke should be the first person mentioned in any article about #MeToo, the movement that has amplified a whisper network and […]

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Same-sex penguin couple welcome their adorable baby chick

November 3, 2018

Hey little guy! A new penguin chick for Sphen and Magic.Image: sea life sydney aquarium Just two weeks after penguin couple Sphen and Magic, collectively known as Sphengic, stole our hearts forever, the pair have welcomed their own little baby chick. As we lovingly informed you, the two male gentoo penguins became inseparable in the […]

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Her male classmates weren’t thrilled about women engineers. She didn’t let that stop her.

November 1, 2018

When Aya Mouallem took her first software engineering class, she had a rude awakening: she wasn’t exactly welcome. As one of two girls in the class of over 20 students, she felt out of place right away. And this was only made worse by the comments she’d hear from her male classmates. “[They] said, ‘it’s […]

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Tilda Swinton posed as an old man in elaborate hoax for Suspiria

October 30, 2018

Prosthetics transformed the actor into an 82-year-old man for her latest film role Tilda Swinton used prosthetics and makeup to pose as an 82-year-old man in an elaborate hoax for her latest film. The British actor, 57, is starring in the horror remake Suspiria, alongside Dakota Johnson, Chlo Grace Moretz and, ostensibly, octogenarian first-time actor […]

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Jill Soloway: My father told me he was trans and it changed my life

October 30, 2018

Jill Soloways hit series Transparent turned gender radicalism into a searing family comedy. Now the writer and director has written a compelling memoir. Here, Soloway talks to Sophie Heawood about the joys of life imitating art Reading a book about an era of great cultural change is usually an exercise in nostalgia. You start wishing […]

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