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TikTok: Should Brits delete  accounts?

TikTok: Should Brits delete accounts?

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Image Credit: Solen Feyissa on Unsplash TikTok has quickly become a key driver of trends and pop culture. With an immense entertainment value and growing influence, the app has been a cause for concern over the years. Now, once more, TikTok is in the headlines due to concerns over their collection and use of personal data. https://youtu.be/XIwC9Z3w65E Video credit: Zuzana Revayova What is TikTok doing? When it first came onto the scene in 2017, TikTok was used by only 1.8% of UK's smartphones. Since then the app has boomed worldwide. Now, over one billion people use the viral app. TikTok is in the headlines once again due to concerns over their collection and use of personal data.  It is seen as a potential security risk for hostile threats. How can dancing teena...
Conversion therapy – What is it?

Conversion therapy – What is it?

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In 2018 the British government pledged to ban conversion therapy across the nation. However, now in 2022 the situation surrounding the practice has become a more difficult to understand. The latest on conversion therapy in the UK. Credit: Luke Severn Legislative timeline: 2018 Theresa May's government pledge that it would completely ban all conversion therapy practices in the UK as part of its LGBT equality plan. Many charities and activists were happy to see that the government had recognised the situation and were making plans to change it. 2020 In the summer of 2020, now under Boris Johnson's government, it was stated that plans were due to be brought forward to get start outlining legislation to ban conversion therapy. 2021 In March of 2021, three governme...
What is Wordle and why is it popular all of a sudden?

What is Wordle and why is it popular all of a sudden?

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Credits: Sharv G Recently, Twitter was flooded with a 5x6 grid of green, white, and yellow squares. The reason behind that is a daily online game called Wordle which has now been sold to The New York Times. What is Wordle? It is a daily game where the user has to guess a five-letter word in six attempts. The letters are spaced out in a grid, and each letter attempted gets marked either in grey, yellow or green. Green letters are part of the final word and in the right place. If they’re yellow, they’re in the final word but in the wrong place and grey letters are not a part of the final word. The game grants users the ability to share their grid after guessing the word correctly. The grid is made of emojis without any letters. Since it’s the same word for everybody, it is engag
Could robots replace human creativity in music?

Could robots replace human creativity in music?

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Artificial intelligence systems perform time-consuming tasks quickly and accurately, making it the perfect tool in most situations. But can it make good music? https://youtu.be/uo8IrBsFpnw Is AI the future of music? Can it replace human creativity? Creative industries such as art and music are often thought to be inherently human, connected with emotive expressions of individual personalities. With music- in the words of Billy Joel-being an “explosive expression of humanity,” can robots really compose music that connects with people? Will the music even be good?  Abhilash Hareendranathan, Research Associate, University of Alberta, believes AI is capable of making music that is completely indistinguishable as computerised to a human listener. He said: " Would every singl
What Does ‘Girl Power’ Really Mean?

What Does ‘Girl Power’ Really Mean?

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It is hard to define “girl power” in a few words, because the meaning and strength of girl power is infinite. The girl power in each person is different. It could be independence, confidence and kindness, or it may be enthusiasm and freedom. The real power is personal power. This is your life. It's about being confident in your own strength, embracing your identity and being the best "you". Therefore, continue to embrace your Girlpower. My podcast gives you a deeper dive into the girl power, click and follow my voice. https://twitter.com/TongWu24497303/status/1250381796920963072?s=20
What could we know, from SARS to COVID-19?

What could we know, from SARS to COVID-19?

Covid-19, Explainer, Explainers, Health
The panic of COVID-19        In December 2019, Wuhan, the scenic city of Hubei Province, reported several unknown respiratory epidemics. Merely one month later, the situation was out of control. On January 23, the eve of the Chinese traditional New Year, the Chinese government announced the closure of Wuhan, Hubei Province, all public transportation in Wuhan ceased operation. During this reunion festival, Chinese society had given up plans to travel, visit relatives, stayed at home for self-isolation. In February 2020, WHO named the new coronavirus, which was 80 percent similar to SARS, as COVID-19.        Now the world is in the panic of COVID-19. Ordinary people's daily life was affected. Although at the end of February, ...
EXPLAINED: 5G and COVID-19

EXPLAINED: 5G and COVID-19

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Image: Claudia Dashwood Teens, stop believing everything you read on social media. Perhaps even more contagious than COVID-19 itself is the theory that 5G caused or causes coronavirus. The issue has blown up in the news over the last week, with 5G masts being vandalised and lit on fire all over the world. There’s no 5G article without the words COVID-19 or coronavirus attached to it. But what exactly is 5G and how did it meet coronavirus in a theory? Explained, and debunked in the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLZPYhsJOb8&t=1s