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Submission + - Young girls less likely to think girls are "really, really smart" (npr.org)

OffTheLip writes: Girls in their first years of elementary school are less likely than boys to believe they are smart according to research done by Andrei Cimpian, professor of psychology at New York University.

The study, which appears Thursday in Science, comes amid a push to figure out why women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields. One line of research involves stereotypes, and how they might influence academic and career choices.


Submission + - Is Mt Everest shrinking? (phys.org) 1

OffTheLip writes: Recent scrutiny into the officially recorded height of the worlds tallest mountain will lead to a re-measurement. A 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal in 2015 is being eyed as the reason.

India's surveyor general Swarna Subba Rao said, We will remeasure it,Two years have passed since the major Nepal earthquake and there's doubt in the scientific community that it did in fact shrink.

A team will depart once winter passes to take measurements to determine the current height Everest.

Comment Re:4.1.3u1 (Score 1) 127

Similar setup for me back in the day. I kept a Sun "pizzabox" SPARCstation 5 diskless client on my desk running SunOS 4,1,3 long after our development environment moved on to SYSV Solaris. I preferred the BSD environment with pure X11. I'd remote in to the new hardware and work that way.

Submission + - Test can determine a healthy diet (medscape.com) 1

OffTheLip writes: A test has been developed by a team from Imperial College London, Newcastle University and Aberystwyth University which can determine if the patient has a healthy diet. According to the study:

The analysis can reveal whether we have eaten red meat or fish and indicate whether we are eating fruit and vegetables. The test is sensitive enough to indicate some specific foods such as oranges, grapes and leafy green vegetables. It can also tell how much fat, sugar, fiber and protein a person has eaten. It's easy to see the value of such a test but also hard to overlook the possible repercussions depending on how and who is interpreting the data.

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