Media Fakery

May2017

Dont add water: how Instagram changed poolside posing

This summer, think velvet swimwear, 70s-inspired accessories and, preferably, a yacht deck at sunset just avoid anything designed to actually swim in Question: what do the Wicked Witch of the West, cats and Insta models have in common? Answer: an aversion to water. This summer brings a new take on[…]

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The top five worst things Trump has done on climate change so far

As the US president weighs up whether or not to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, we look at his most frightening actions on global warming 1. Nominating Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator In March, Scott Pruitt infamouslyties to fossil fuel interests and joined with them on numerous occasions to[…]

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Is our smartphone addiction damaging our children? | Rowan Davies

Research has found a link between technoference and poor child behaviour. The need for light relief is very human, but perhaps we can find a happier balance A technology-based interruptions in parentchild interactions a phenomenon known as technoference, which Im fairly sure was a club night in Stockwell in the[…]

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Manuel Noriega, former Panama dictator, dies aged 83

Death of notorious leader announced by President Juan Carlos Varela on Twitter May 30, 2017 A source close to Noriegas family confirmed his death to the Associated Press. Noriega was put into an induced coma in March after undergoing brain surgery. A government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said[…]

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Climate change could make cities 8C hotter scientists

Combination of carbon emissions and urban heat island effect of concrete and asphalt gives rise to worst-case scenario by end of 21st century Under a dual onslaught of global warming and localised urban heating, some of the worlds cities may be as much as 8C (14.4F) warmer by 2100, researchers[…]

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