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Diversity: More Than Just A Buzzword

Diversity. Having worked in the equality and diversity field over several decades, I’ll be the first to admit that I sometimes fear diversity has become more of a buzzword than a real force for inclusiveness. Diversity is the buzzword in everything from workshops to expos and conferences and everything in-between, but what about in the workplace? It’s all too easy ...

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Uber Sent This Message About Its Sexual Harassment Claims To Some Users Who Deleted Their Account

Uber told a small number of users who deleted their accounts that it is “deeply hurting” after being embroiled in allegations of sexual harassment. The message comes after Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, shared a blog over the weekend detailing her alleged harassment at the firm. Fowler claims her direct manager propositioned her on her first day in his team and ...

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How Well Do You Want The Government To Know You?

In the age of the “digital citizen,” in which people must increasingly interact with Government services online, easily identifying oneself has become hugely important. Which is why biometrics – the analysis of biological and behavioural characteristics – is an area the public sector is looking to see grow in a balanced manner. It is easy to see the benefits of ...

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The Breakdown Of Gen-Y

Look outside. It’s probably grey. If you’re inside your bunched-up terrace on a busy road; or huddled with strangers with their steaming coffee in a station waiting room; or sat on a worn-in chair well past its sell-by-date in your office block, there’s a high probability it’s going to be grey outside. Unless you’re reading this from California. In which ...

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A Mysterious Blob Has Washed Up On A Beach In The Philippines

A giant, hairy blob has washed up on a beach in the Philippines, baffling locals and prompting a worldwide race to identify it. The mysterious beast beached after a deadly earthquake struck the region on Sunday, causing a number of strange creatures to come ashore. It went viral after Marjorie Cabatingan Aboy posted a string of striking photos of the ...

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Curing The Common Cold Could Be A Reality After Scientists 'Crack' Its Genetic Code

A cure for the common cold could soon become a reality after scientists from the Universities of Leeds, York and Helsinki say they’ve cracked the ‘hidden code’ buried deep within the virus. Banishing the sniffles actually begun in 2015 when scientists at the Universities of Leeds and York identified a series of encrypted signals buried inside a plant virus. elenaleonova ...

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Vaccine Leaves Five HIV Patients Virus Free, And Without The Need For Daily Drugs

Five people living with HIV are currently free of the detectable virus after taking part in a new vaccine-based therapy.  The patients are also not taking daily antiretroviral drugs, with one having been drug free for a total of seven months; a milestone moment in a move towards a future where HIV treatment doesn’t require ART. Normally if ART is ...

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Fasting Diet Could Reverse Diabetes By Regenerating Pancreas, Study Suggests

Following a simple fasting diet could help those living with diabetes, according to a recent study. Brief periods of fasting has been shown to regenerate the pancreas, by “rebooting” cells that are unable to produce insulin – the hormone that helps control blood sugar levels. According to the NHS, diabetes is caused when the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin to maintain ...

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EVE Online Players Are Set To Help Astronomers Find New Planets

Players of the science fiction game EVE Online are set to get a dose of science fact after developers announced a crowdsourced search for exoplanets. The initiative will see players of the ‘massively multiplayer’ game sift through astronomical data in an attempt to identify worlds outside our solar system. Rather than intruding on normal gameplay, the searches will take place ...

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NASA Exoplanet Discovery: Can These Planets Really Contain Alien Life?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 24 hours you might have noticed that NASA made a pretty huge announcement last night. NASA announced that it had found not one, but seven Earth-like planets orbiting a single star. What made things even more exciting was that it is just under 40 light years away. While there has ...

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