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Durian in space: Thailand to send smelly fruit into orbit

Imagine being trapped in a spaceship with the world’s smelliest fruit. Thailand’s space research agency has just announced plans to send durian to space by July, as part of a project to produce Thai food suitable for future space travel. The baked durian will stay in space for five minutes before coming back to Earth, ... Read More »

Education officials discuss school counselling

VietNamNet Bridge – Ministry of Education and Training officials and experts gathered on Wednesday to discuss a circular aimed at providing students and teachers with more support in dealing with the issues they face on a daily basis. The service will help connect other social and child protection services and local authorities, provide training sessions for parents as well as ... Read More »

VN students to compete in MOS World Championship

Three Vietnamese students will compete in the 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship in the US. Three Vietnamese students to compete at the 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship The students are the winners of the Vietnam MOS Championship which was held late last year by Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union. On May 30, the union held ... Read More »

Investors in education sector discouraged because of policies

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam is a promising market for education investors, but it is difficult to invest in the sector because of unreasonable policies. Vietnam is a promising market for education investors There are more than 110,000 overseas Vietnamese students in 47 countries, according to a report. Vietnamese families are willing to spend 35 percent of income on children’s education, ... Read More »

World Cup 2018: BBC iPlayer to stream matches in 4K HDR

The BBC is to stream dozens of World Cup matches live in 4K resolution and high dynamic range colour (HDR) to UK-based audiences in June and July. The BBC is promoting the trial as providing the “best ever picture quality” iPlayer has offered. It will mark the first time iPlayer has covered one of the major sporting events in such ... Read More »

'Memory transplant' achieved in snails

Memory transfer has been at the heart of science fiction for decades, but it’s becoming more like science fact. Scientists carried out the experiment using the marine snail Aplysia californica — Photo: SPL A team successfully transplanted memories by transferring a form of genetic information called RNA from one snail into another. The snails were trained to develop a defensive ... Read More »

Study casts doubt on 'healthy obesity'

Women who are overweight or obese but otherwise healthy are still at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a large study suggests. The analysis tracked the health of 90,257 women in the US for up to 30 years. Those with excess weight were likelier to have a stroke or heart attack, even if they had normal blood pressure and cholesterol ... Read More »

Vaping – the rise in five charts

For travellers looking forward to their summer holidays, what to pack can be a source of stress. But did you know that taking an e-cigarette with you to countries such Thailand could land you with a fine – or even time in jail? Countries including the Seychelles, Brazil and Argentina have also banned the sale of e-cigarettes, but spending on ... Read More »

India thunderstorms and lightning strikes kill 50

At least 50 people are reported to have died amid heavy thunder and lightning that battered parts of northern India on Tuesday, officials said. High-speed winds and lighting strikes devastated many villages, bringing down walls and leaving dozens injured. The eastern state of Bihar was the worst hit, with 20 confirmed deaths due to lightning. The latest incidents come weeks ... Read More »