Technology

YouTube influencers: Inside the weird world of social media burnout

[ad_1] What’s it like to have millions of fans when you’re 10? What’s it like to have thousands of people insult or adore you? Welcome to the strange world of social media superstars.Stephanie Hegarty meets the young people whose lives are built around likes, but are increasingly suffering from mental health problems and burn out. If you've been affected by any of the issues in this video, you can find
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Uganda’s president says Miss World Africa should flaunt natural hair

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Uganda's Quiin Abenakyo says she wears her natural hair as often as wigs Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has criticised the newly crowned Miss World Africa for "wearing Indian hair".Tweeting a photo with fellow Ugandan Quinn Abenakyo shortly after her pageant win, he said "we must show African beauty in its natural form".Asked what Mr Museveni meant by "Indian hair", his spokesman Don Wanyama told
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Mean Girls and Dreamgirls: The world of Sonia Friedman

[ad_1] Throw a stone in the West End and you'll probably hit a Sonia Friedman production.With Dreamgirls, The Book of Mormon and Harry Potter and The Cursed Child among her current credits (and that really is naming just a few), the producer has a CV that speaks for itself.The 53-year-old has been described as the most powerful person in theatre by The Stage and named as one of Time's 100
Entertainment

K-pop’s EXP Edition: The world’s most controversial ‘Korean’ band

[ad_1] Image copyright Immabb Do you need to be Korean to be a K-pop artist? That's the question Bora Kim wanted to answer when she created EXP Edition.What started as an academic assignment soon developed into the world's first non-Korean K-pop band. They've faced criticism, accusations of cultural appropriation and even death threats, but three years on, the band is still going strong.How have they done it? And... why?Making a
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World’s strangest sharks and rays ‘on brink of extinction’

[ad_1] Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption The biggest threat to angel sharks is commercial fishing Some of the world's most unusual sharks and rays are on the brink of extinction because of threats such as commercial fishing, scientists have said. A shark that uses its tail to stun prey and a ray half the length of a bus are on the list of 50 species.The scientists say sharks have a
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Why the world is becoming more allergic to food

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Around the world, children are far more likely than ever before to develop food allergies. Recent inquiries into the deaths of two British teenagers after eating sesame and peanut highlighted the sometimes tragic consequences. In August, a six-year-old girl in Western Australia died as the result of a dairy allergy.The rise in allergies in recent decades has been particularly noticeable in the West. Food allergy
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Climate change: Last four years are ‘world’s hottest’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The year 2018 is on course to be the fourth warmest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization.It says that the global average temperature for the first 10 months of the year was nearly 1C above the levels between 1850-1900. The State of the Climate report says that the 20 warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years, with the 2015-2018
Health

He Jiankui defends ‘world’s first gene-edited babies’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Prof He's university has denied any knowledge of the research, which has not been peer-reviewed A Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world's first genetically edited babies has defended his work.Speaking at a genome summit in Hong Kong, He Jiankui said he was "proud" of altering the genes of twin girls so they could not contract HIV.His work, which he announced earlier
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Armistice Day: World leaders gather in Paris to mark end of WW1

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption The original Armistice bugle is played under the Arc de Triomphe ahead of the ceremony later World leaders are gathering in Paris to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended World War One.US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are among those set to attend a service beneath the Arc de Triomphe at 11:00 local time (10:00 GMT).Other events have been