There is a whole new wave of politically motivated young people, ready to develop solutions | Noah Gwatkin | Australia news- Tempemail

Name: Noah Gwatkin Age: 18 Dreams of: Still working it out New year means a new me, hey? This year I’m not hoping for a new me – but I am definitely different to the me that began last year. For starters, I’ve always thought things would get better every Continue Reading

It’s only fake-believe: how to deal with a conspiracy theorist | Society- Tempemail

Unless you’ve been on a silent retreat for the past year, you will have almost certainly heard the rumours – that the pandemic is an elaborate hoax, or that the virus was created as a Chinese weapon, or that dangerous elites are trying to kill off the elderly and to Continue Reading

Coding the future: the tech kids solving life’s problems | Technology

Adarsh Ambati, 15, San Jose, California I started getting interested in coding when I was about 11. I joined a local community lab where biologists and computer scientists come together and conduct experiments. I wanted to join the lab because my brother was really into biology and at the time Continue Reading

Gladys West: the hidden figure who helped invent GPS | Society

Gladys West knew from a young age that she didn’t want to be a farmer. But the mathematician, born in 1930 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, still had to help harvest crops on her family’s small farm. The hard work started before daybreak and lasted well into the blistering heat of Continue Reading

Video gaming can benefit mental health, find Oxford academics | Games

Playing video games can be good for your mental health, a study from Oxford University has suggested, following a breakthrough collaboration in which academics at the university worked with actual gameplay data for the first time. The study, which focused on players of Nintendo’s springtime craze Animal Crossing, as well Continue Reading

Social media firms must face sanction for ‘anti-vax content’, demands Labour | World news- Tempemail

Social media companies that fail to act to “stamp out dangerous anti-vaccine content” should be subject to financial and criminal penalties, Labour has demanded. As hopes rise that a vaccine against coronavirus could be ready within weeks, analysis by Labour has revealed that dedicated online groups with hundreds of thousands Continue Reading

Boyfriends for rent, robots, camming: how the business of loneliness is booming | Society

This was the year we all began social distancing. But the ensuing isolation was already the norm for a rapidly growing population – and a major opportunity for many businesses. And as isolation has engulfed the globe like the virus itself, the business of loneliness is booming. Even before the Continue Reading

Calls to online child sexual abuse watchdog up 45% in September | Technology

A hotline for reporting suspected child abuse material online had a record month in September, with calls increasing 45%, driven by the shift to working from home and more time spent online, an internet watchdog has said. The UK-based Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), which identifies child sexual abuse content online, Continue Reading

How live-streamed $375k deal for Pokémon cards ended in disaster | Games

It had been billed as a record-breaking deal that would make serious investors covet 20-year-old trading cards featuring pictures of cartoon monsters. Instead, a $375,000 (£287,000) cash transaction ended in disaster on Tuesday, when the buyer opened a sealed box that was supposed to be full of rare first-edition Pokémon Continue Reading

Former Facebook moderators sound alarm over treatment of workers ahead of US election | Technology

Alison Trebacz, a former Facebook content moderator based in Arizona, remembers the day of the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting, which killed 58 people and injured more than 800 others, almost as if she were there. She came into work that morning expecting to see graphic content, but nothing could Continue Reading