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Facebook plans major changes to news feed

Facebook is to change how its news feed works, making posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent. Instead, content that sparks conversations among family and friends who use the site will be emphasised, explained chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on his page. Organisations on Facebook may see the popularity of their posts decrease as a ... Read More »

How flowering plants conquered the world

Scientists think they have the answer to a puzzle that baffled even Charles Darwin: How flowers evolved and spread to become the dominant plants on Earth. Flowering plants, or angiosperms, make up about 90% of all living plant species, including most food crops. In the distant past, they outpaced plants such as conifers and ferns, which predate them, but how ... Read More »

Unemployed university graduates study for doctorate despite job outlook

VietNamNet Bridge – The updated bulletin on Vietnamese labor market released by MOLISA on December 26, 2017 showed that 1.07 million workers were unemployed in the third quarter of the year, a decrease of 6,800 workers compared with the previous quarter and 42,900 compared with the same period last year.  1.07 million workers were unemployed in Q3 2107 The unemployment ... Read More »

Disabled students given opportunities to get better education

A project to give an educational opportunities to disabled students launched by the Disability Research and Capacity Development Center (DRD) in Ho Chi Minh City has made a real difference. The project has helped many disabled students to integrate into the community and show their ability. Two years ago, the University of Pedagogy and the University of Social Sciences and ... Read More »

BRCA gene mutation 'doesn't affect breast cancer survival'

Young women treated for breast cancer have the same survival rates regardless of whether they have the BRCA gene mutation, a study suggests. The BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer by four-to-eightfold. The study of 2,733 British women also found a double mastectomy did not improve survival rates for patients with the mutation 10 ... Read More »

Will Cape Town be the first city to run out of water?

Cape Town, home to Table Mountain, African penguins, sunshine and sea, is a world-renowned tourist destination. But it could also become famous for being the first major city in the world to run out of water. The CityTaps smart water meter is fairly easy to install — Photo: CITYTAPS Most recent projections suggest its water could run out as early ... Read More »

Huge black hole blasts out 'double burp'

Astronomers have caught a massive black hole letting out a “double burp” after binging on hot gas. Arrows point to the the two burps of gas coming from the black hole; the top arrow points to the newer burp and the bottom arrow points to the older one — Photo: NASA/STSCI/CXC When cosmic gas comes near one of these sinkholes, ... Read More »

What's the kindest way to kill a lobster?

“Lobster is one of those rare foods that you cook from a live state,” the recipe says. “Quickly plunge lobsters head-first into the boiling water… Boil for 15 minutes,” the recipe then instructs. It’s the tried-and-trusted method for many of us with any experience of cooking lobster – and there are dozens of similar recipes online. But on Wednesday Switzerland ... Read More »

CES 2018: Were robots more than a gimmick at the tech show?

If you’ve ever wanted a robot to do the vacuuming, then the CES tech show has something for you. Honda’s helpful robot concepts are designed to tackle real problems humans face every day — Photo: HONDA The Aeolus robot is designed to perform a range of household tasks – including mopping floors, rearranging furniture and putting away dishes. However, like ... Read More »

STEM education sees success but faces challenges

VietNamNet Bridge – STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is an interdisciplinary and applied approach being used at HCM City schools with effective results. Primary school students in HCM City attend the Robothon Contest 2017 on November 4. —VNS Photo Gia Loc Two students at Le Hong Phong School for Gifted Students, for example, were honoured by the city’s ... Read More »