google
Google Decides Android Users Deserve Full Beers

Stand down, fierce citizens. Google has fixed its beer emoji. The beer icons that were once half empty but confusingly topped with froth are now full. Oh and those un-American burger emoji with cheese on the bottom bun? The cheese is now on top. Read More >>

science
Widely-Reported Study on Fish and Microbeads Might Have Been Faked

A headline grabbing-study published in Science last year that warned about the effects of plastic microbeads on larval fish is on the verge of being retracted. In a case involving missing data, shoddy research methods, and outright fabrication, it’s one of the most egregious examples of scientific fraud we’ve seen in quite some time, and a case in which there’s plenty of blame to go around. Read More >>

food
That ‘Fake Plastic Rice’ in Nigeria Was Actually Something Much More Depressing

The other week, Nigerian officials seized over 100 bags of what was claimed to be plastic rice. Lab tests have since shown the product isn’t fake, as we and other outlets reported. But it is badly contaminated rice that’s unsafe for human consumption. The incident is casting light on the sorry state of the economy and food production in Nigeria—along with a government that’s anxious to deflect the blame elsewhere. Read More >>

legal
Co-Founder Hits Hyperloop One With Explosive Lawsuit Alleging Assault, Defamation

Hyperloop One, the much-ballyhooed company formed with the goal of bringing the futuristic Hyperloop to fruition, has been hit by a whopper of a lawsuit from none other than co-founder and chief technology officer Brogan BamBrogan. Read More >>

science
Science Journal Publishes Creationist Paper, Science Community Flips Out

Open access science journal PLOS One is once again under scrutiny after a Creationist-minded research paper about the evolution of human hands got through peer review. Read More >>

military
The US Air Force Has Sacked Nine Nuclear Missile Commanders for Cheating

This is a little unsettling. A year-long investigation into alleged cheating on proficiency exams has resulted in the dismissal of nine nuclear missile commanders at the Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, US. The military expects to punish dozens of junior officers, as well. Read More >>

Pirate
piracy
Dutch Anti-Piracy Group Caught in Copyright Scandal

A Hollywood-funded anti-piracy group called BREIN has gone and messed up right-royally. It's managed to pinch a music track that a Dutch musician wrote specifically for a local film festival and has used it in tens of millions of Dutch DVDs, totalling to a sum of at least €1 million, about £860,000, in lost revenue. Read More >>

cameras
Olympus Has Been “Hiding Losses” Since the 1990s

Fans of gadget fire sales might soon be able to pick up some cheap going-out-of-business Olympus equipment, as the troubled camera maker has admitted to cooking the books for decades. And another senior manager has been sacked. Read More >>

cameras
Olympus Chairman/President/CEO Quits Over Cash Scandal Fallout

Tsuyoshi Kikukawa, the President of Olympus who took over as CEO after Brit boss Michael Woodford was booted out for querying mysterious payments, has quit. The company lost over half its value during his short CEO stint. [Reuters] Read More >>