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Facebook conducts secret experiment on users

Facebook conducts secret experiment on users

Facebook has become embroiled in another privacy scandal after it went public about a weird experiment it conducted on its users. Without seeking permission, it revealed that it manipulated the content seen by more than 600,000 users to see how it would affect their emotional state. It published a paper entitled “Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks,”[Read More…]

Five amazing health benefits of strawberries

Five amazing health benefits of strawberries

It is that time of year again, when the weather is finally getting warmer and soups and hot drinks are swapped for ice-teas and strawberries on cream. And yes I do have a soft spot for iced-tea – and strawberries for that matter. With the summer season producing so many juicy, and delicious strawberries, it is perhaps comforting to know[Read More…]

The oil find in Australia is failing to enrich the public

Blog: Australia’s “black gold” failing to enrich the public

Australia has recently been discovered to have been sitting on its very own reserves of black gold, or in other words: oil. Trillions of pounds worth of the stuff was found last year – 233 billion barrels to be exact – in a find that some predicted could turn the region into a new Saudi Arabia. Australia is currently believed[Read More…]

The abduction of the missing girls in Nigeria has given the US an excuse to use military intervention.

Blog: Missing Nigerian girls: An excuse for military intervention?

Almost everyone has heard the heart-wrenching stories of the girls in Nigeria who have been kidnapped, supposedly by the Boko Haram. What has been particularly interesting is that this has caught the heart-strings of President Obama, and various politicians across the world. Supposedly. These are same political leaders who turned a blind eye to the rape and the torture of[Read More…]

Who is helping the UK’s working poor?

Who is helping the UK’s working poor?

There is nothing shameful about getting help from people when it is really needed. But when a family needs to rely on handouts to eat, then it becomes another contentious issue of concern. Recently at the Akashic Times, we covered the Trussell Trust’s report on how more than 900,000 people were given emergency food, and this coincides with those seeking[Read More…]