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33 surprising facts about Lady Gaga for her 33rd birthday

Even if you call yourself a “little monster,” you probably don’t know everything about Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga attending the Academy Awards in late February. Long before “A Star is Born,” the singer/actress/fashion provocateur had already led a rich and colorful life. In honor of her 33rd birthday today, here are 33 fascinating facts about the singer. 1. Her real ... Read More »

Woman with two wombs gives birth twice, nearly a month apart

A 20-year-old Bangladeshi woman gave birth to twins — 26 days after giving birth to her first child. Arifa Sultana gave birth to a boy in late February, according to Dr. Sheila Poddar, a gynecologist at Ad-Din hospital in Dhaka. After a normal delivery, the mother and baby were released from a different Dhaka hospital. Less than four weeks later, ... Read More »

Prime Minister requests strict punishment for school violence

At an annual governmental session yesterday, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc requested a strict punishment for school violence following some cases in the country. Because of the recently-recorded cases of school violence in the northern province of Hung Yen, the central province of Nghe An, the southern provinces of Ba Ria – Vung Tau and Soc Trang, PM Phuc ... Read More »

An hour of activity may keep disability away, new research shows

Losing the ability to move and perform the activities of daily life can lead to a loss of independence and even be deadly, so researchers are focusing on preventing conditions that can lead to disability. Being physically active can help prevent disability in those who have or who are at risk of joint conditions. According to a new study, adults ... Read More »

HCM City-based university listed in University Impact Rankings 2019

Ton Duc Thang University in Ho Chi Minh City has become the only Vietnamese educational institution named in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2019. Four universities in 101-200 position (Source: timeshighereducation.com) The university was in top 200 with a score range of 64.6-75.6. It scored high in international collaboration, promotion of best practices and data publication. Other notable ... Read More »

University enrollment schedule, student quotas remain unclear

VietNamNet Bridge – Students have to register to sit the national high school finals and apply for universities from April 1-20.  Under the schedule set by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), universities (4-5- year training), junior colleges (3-year training) and intermediate schools (2-year training) must complete their 2019 enrollment plans and update plans on the ministry’s information portal. ... Read More »

A 2-year-old couldn't walk on his own. So a high school robotics team built him a customized toy car

Due to a genetic condition, Cillian Jackson, 2, can’t walk. But the Minnesota boy now motors around in style, thanks to some enterprising students at his local high school. Thanks to some Farmington High School students, Cillian Jackson gets around more easily. It all started when Cillian’s physical therapist told his parents about a program called Go Baby Go, which ... Read More »

Textbook prices go up in academic year 2019-2020

The Vietnam Education Publishing House has just announced a hike in textbook price in the academic year 2019-2020 which was approved by the Ministry of Finance. Prices of textbooks from first to twelfth grade will surge by VND1,000 – VND1,800 a textbook averagely. The price adjustment of textbook will increase Consumer Price Index 2019 by 0.07 percent. Price index of ... Read More »

Cameras secretly recorded women in California hospital delivery rooms

A women’s hospital in California used hidden cameras to secretly record approximately 1,800 patients without their consent, according to a lawsuit. Cameras filmed activity in three labor and delivery rooms at the Women’s Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California. The recordings filmed activity in three labor and delivery rooms at the Women’s Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital ... Read More »