Iraqi Women Are Getting Angry-Looking Eyebrows Tattooed on Their Faces | VICE | United States

Iraqi Women Are Getting Angry-Looking Eyebrows Tattooed on Their Faces | VICE | United States

The women in Iraq look angry. In fairness, they have good reason to be—the Islamic State has taken over a third of their country, bombings have become causal occurrences, and the economy is riddled with corruption. Life, overall, is pretty shitty for many Iraqis. But this isn’t why the women look so vexed.

It’s not even the fiery temperament that Iraqi women are renowned for; it’s their eyebrows. They all have the same eyebrows, tattooed on in two severe straight lines, as is currently in fashion. Cosmetic procedures are on the rise in Iraq—beauty clinics have sprung up in the major cities, and treatments like Botox and fillers are proving to be more popular than massages or facials—but it’s these eyebrows that are particularly striking.

Many in the UK will be familiar with the “Scouse brow”—bold, dark arches achieved with stencils and pencils. The Iraqi versions are similar, but a bit straighter and a lot more permanent.

Iraqi Women Are Getting Angry-Looking Eyebrows Tattooed on Their Faces | VICE | United States.

New Study Shows Which Country Has The Biggest Penises In The World


Well here is what we have all secretly been waiting for – a global ranking of Wang sizes. BodyRock is based in Canada, so I guess we will just have to continue to take pride in our Hockey prowess.

Out of the 80 countries they researched, the average penis size is 5.5 inches. South America is the most well hung continent at 6.36 inches. While North Korea, at 3.8 inches, takes home the booby prize.

Former Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Director: We Hid Information From IAEA

Former Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Director: We Hid Information From IAEA

In the interview, Abbasi claimed that Western intelligence agencies had successfully sabotaged Iran’s nuclear program using information received from the IAEA, and that the source of this information was Iran’s reports to the IAEA on the aims of its nuclear program and also reports by foreign firms that provided equipment to Iran. He said that this is why Iran had decided to conceal from the IAEA its purchasing programs as well as information about some of its activities at the Arak reactor.

Former Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Director: We Hid Information From IAEA.

Sex biology redefined: Genes don’t indicate binary sexes


The simple scenario many of us learned in school is that two X chromosomes make someone female, and an X and a Y chromosome make someone male. These are simplistic ways of thinking about what is scientifically very complex. Anatomy, hormones, cells, and chromosomes (not to mention personal identity convictions) are actually not usually aligned with one binary classification.

The Nature feature collects research that has changed the way biologists understand sex. New technologies in DNA sequencing and cell biology are revealing that chromosomal sex is a process, not an assignation.

As quoted in the article, Eric Vilain, MD, PhD, director of the Center for Gender-Based Biology at UCLA, explains that sex determination is a contest between two opposing networks of gene activity. Changes in the activity or amounts of molecules in the networks can sway the embryo towards or away from the sex seemingly spelled out by the chromosomes. “It has been, in a sense, a philosophical change in our way of looking at sex; that it’s a balance

How strong would a magnetic field have to be to kill you?

Gravity and Levity

There’s a great joke in Futurama, the cartoon comedy show, about a horror movie for robots.  In the movie, a planet of robots is terrorized by a giant “non-metallic being” (a monsterified human).  The human is finally defeated by a makeshift spear, which prompts the robot general to say:

“Funny, isn’t it?  The human was impervious to our most powerful magnetic fields, yet in the end he succumbed to a harmless sharpened stick.”

The joke, of course, is that the human body might seem much more fragile than a metallic machine, but to a robot our ability to withstand enormous magnetic fields would be like invincibility.

But this got me thinking: how strong would a magnetic field have to be before it killed a human?

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Unlike a computer hard drive, the human body doesn’t really make use of any magnetic states — there is nowhere in the body where important…

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Watch Ukip councillor’s vile racist rant that lead to her sacking

I don’t consider Ms Duncan’s at all “vile”. They are to me commendably honest and introspective. Of course her political career is over (at least for a while) but I’m sure people of many hues and nose shapes have similarly irrational reactions superficial physical characteristics. She might not want to sit with me but I kind of like and admire her.