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China's 'men only' job culture slammed in new report
According to the report, discrimination in hiring practices is contributing to a drop in the female workforce and a widening gender pay gap. Tech behemoths Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu had all published job ads that openly stated a preference for male applicants, the report said. Nearly one in five job ads for China's 2018 national civil service called for men only or men preferred.
Threatened Cambodia river dolphins making 'historic' rebound
The population of Cambodia's critically endangered river dolphin is growing for the first time in decades, conservations said Monday, hailing a major turnaround for the freshwater species. New births-including three calves in 2018-and a decline in deaths has put the species on the path to recovery. After years of hard work, we finally have reason to believe that these iconic dolphins can be protected against extinction, said Seng Teak from WWF-Cambodia.
Professor defends role in Cambridge Analytica data scandal
The psychologist behind an app that harvested data from 50 million Facebook users defended his role in the scandal Sunday, saying he never heard a word of opposition from the social media giant. The data was passed to British communications firm Cambridge Analytica and was used to help elect US President Donald Trump. The company has blamed Kogan for misusing it, while he claims they and Facebook have used him as a scapegoat.
Green prize goes to Flint water activist
The founder of a citizens' movement that helped expose the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is one of the recipients of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize. Nearly 100,000 residents of Flint were left without safe tap water after lead began leaching into the supply. Mother of four LeeAnne Walters led a citizens' movement that tested the tap water to expose the health threat.
First genetic evidence of ongoing mating between two distinct species of guenon monkeys
Red-tails are mating with blues, blues are mating with red-tails, blues are mating with blues, red-tails are mating with red-tails, and hybrids are mating with everyone, said Detwiler. We're just not seeing any negative consequences from these two very different species repeatedly mating and producing offspring on an ongoing basis. Apparently, some female red-tailed monkeys were attracted to novel males with different faces and welcomed the sexual advances from these male blue monkeys.
Audit finds biodiversity data aggregators 'lose and confuse' data
The records are provided to the ALA and GBIF by museums, herbaria and other biodiversity data sources. An independent analysis of such records reports that ALA and GBIF data processing also leads to data loss and unjustified changes in scientific names. The study was carried out by Dr Robert Mesibov, an Australian millipede specialist who also works as a data auditor. The lesson from this audit is that biodiversity data aggregation isn't harmless, said Dr Mesibov.
Black parents can help bridge cultural divide between students and white teachers
Bringing black parents into school settings can work toward shifting and closing the cultural disconnects between black families and predominantly white school personnel, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Black students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 experience persistent educational disparities involving disproportionate disciplinary practices. They were not just passive observers, but actively involved in encouraging student engagement and positive communication between the teacher and students, as well as their parents, wrote the researchers.
Human-like walking mechanics evolved before the genus Homo
Scientists have long been focused on the question, too, because the answer is important to understanding how our ancestors lived, hunted and evolved. Fossil footprints are truly the only direct evidence of walking in the past, said David Raichlen, PhD, associate professor at the University of Arizona. Raichlen and his team use a variety of methods to reconstruct walking mechanics based on fossilized footprints and skeletons of early human ancestors.
Trichomonosis discovered amongst myna birds in Pakistan
A strain of the disease responsible for killing off nearly two thirds of the UK's greenfinches has been discovered in myna bird populations in Pakistan. Avian trichomonosis, more commonly called canker or frounce, is carried by a parasite that primarily infects pigeons in the UK and the larger birds of prey which feed on them. Working in partnership with the University of Agriculture in Pakistan, researchers captured and screened 167 myna birds from eight different sites around the Faisalabad region of Pakistan.
Nanomedicine: Drugs can be made 'smarter'
A new method has been developed to make drugs 'smarter' using nanotechnology so they will be more effective at reaching their target. The new method enables pharmacologists to place the proteins onto the gold nanoparticles layer by layer in a specific order. This maintains the integrity of the protein so that the drug is more effective, opening up possibilities for the development of nanomedicine. We have unlocked the key to binding proteins and molecules so that those drugs will be more effective.
New study shows wearable technology also contributes to distracted driving
A new study by Murtuza Jadliwala, assistant professor of computer science at The University of Texas at San Antonio, examines wearable technology and whether it affects drivers' concentration. His work on wearable technologies is a great example of impactful research driven by experiments, an approach highly valued by computer scientists. While Google stopped producing Google Glass in 2015, wearable technology is becoming increasingly popular. It's important to keep asking these questions as technology becomes a bigger part of our everyday lives, he said.
World's first trillionaires will make their fortune mining asteroids in space
The world's first trillionaires might already be among us and are likely to amass their wealth mining asteroids in space, which has been touted as the next big industry. The potential is immense, says Goldman Sachs (GS), the world's second-largest investment bank, reports RT. In a paper published by the bank last year, they reportedly said that mining asteroids are far easier than most people expect.
Isro to launch slew of military satellites soon
Some of these satellites are significant for strategic reasons as they will help the military keep an eye on our hostile neighbours and safeguard our land and sea borders. Isro will launch a dedicated satellite, Gsat-7A, for the Indian Air Force (IAF) in September and an advanced remote sensing satellite, Risat-2A, for surveillance purpose by the end of the year. Besides the military satellites, Isro will also launch its heaviest satellite ever Gsat-11 weighing 5.7 tonnes from French Guiana by June.
Shanghai gets automated bank with VR, robots, face scanning
The branch opened last week in central Shanghai's Huangpu district and is being hyped as China's first unmanned bank. Beijing-based China Construction Bank says the high-tech branch is meant to make banking more convenient, personalized, and efficient. It also reflects growing competition from cashless payment systems that are giving the banks a run for their money. Clients can swipe their national identification cards to enter the bank - or scan their faces using the bank's facial recognition device.
'Exploding ants' destroy enemies with goo
A team of international scientists has discovered a new species of exploding ants. The canopy-dwelling ants, common in South East Asia, are known for their bizarre defensive behaviour. Alice Laciny, from the Natural History Museum of Vienna, is one of the researchers behind the discovery.
Mysterious circles observed in the Arctic that even NASA cannot explain
NASA scientists, during a routine flight over the Arctic, captured images of strange circular formations in the ice and nobody knows what has caused them. Scientists are yet to find out what has caused these strange formations, however, the images have reportedly sparked speculations. Some features in the ice can be quite easily explained, notes the NASA report. Scientists believe that the holes, which as of now seem to be the most difficult to explain, could have been carved out intentionally.
Measles outbreak in Japan: Hong Kong tour group WWPKG cancels travel plans
A Hong Kong travel agent had to cancel several trips to southern Japan after a measles outbreak was reported in the area. According to local government officials, nearly 70 people in the popular tourist destination of Okinawa have contracted the disease. Measles is a highly infectious disease caused by the rubeola virus and has killed 89,780 people in 2016, according to World Health Organization.
Weight loss: 5 food items that reduce belly fat faster
While some people have it relatively easier, stubborn belly fat is a recurring struggle for many. Even after doing proper exercise and cutting down on unhealthy food, some people find it hard to slim down their waistline. There are some food items that help you shed belly fat faster. Cinnamon is one of the several herbs and spices that help weight loss by increasing the body's metabolism.
Diet for diabetes: Foods that will help you to control the disease
Diabetes is a serious, chronic disease affecting around 8.5 percent of the adult population in the world. According to WHO, diabetes caused 1.5 million deaths in 2012 and the complications of the disease can lead to heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and lower limb amputation. Figuring out the best foods to eat when suffering from diabetes can be tough. Fatty fishes such as salmon, sardines, herring, anchovies, and mackerel are one of the healthiest foods on the planet.
Summer skincare: 5 food items for better skin this season
These remedies are not only easy to gather and apply, but also provide a lasting solution to most of our skin problems. With summer almost here, sunscreen is soon to become your best friend for not only every time you're stepping out, but indoors too. Research has been able to show that fruits are an excellent way to ensure your skin improve in all its totality. Include the following food items in your diet to eat your wau towards glowing skin!.

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