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Taiwan has spent more than $3 billion trying to get its citizens to have more children. In 2009, after decades of falling birth rates, it began offering six months of paid parental leave, reimbursed at 60 percent of a new parent’s salary — then recently increased that share

November 27, 2023 — Black patients underwent medical imaging for cognitive impairment years later than white and Hispanic patients and were less frequently tested with MRI, according to research being presented this week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Joshua Wibecan, M.D. Previous studies . . .

Looking for a gift this festive season? Then look no further! We have compiled a list of fantastic books suitable for a broader audience, written by our very own Girton Fellows! Carol Adlam, Girton Time Girton Time is a conversation in artwork and poems about Girton College. Here you’ll find paradoxical boxes, giant eggs, teenage trees, […]

The Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) has purchased new cell phone surveillance technologies in recent years and has acquired upgrades for others. Such equipment changes generally don’t garner much notice from the public or local elected officials. But they have raised  alarm bells for privacy advocates, who fear that transparency and oversight of police-initiated surveillance is […]

Sometimes, my friends would joke that the book would almost certainly face the wrath of the right wing, as if it were something to look forward to. They figured a polarized response would be good for publicity and sales. But that prediction upset me, and we worked hard to prevent it from happening. When the […]

Aviva uncovered more than 9,250 instances of fraud in 2022, saving £120m in bogus payouts Organised fraudsters leaving whiplash for motor repair, as fall in fraudulent injury claims offset by a 22% increase in fraudulent repair claims Aviva deploys new counter-fraud technology solutions Insurer Aviva has shared some of the strangest bogus claims it received […]

As the Biden administration moves closer to banning menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, major health organizations are pushing to get the word out to Black smokers that help is available for those who want to quit. The vast majority of menthol smokers in the U.S., 85%, are Black, according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids […]

While people are still recovering from the Black Friday shopping spree, Cyber Monday is bringing some of the best online shopping deals on electronics which one can hardly resist. Cyber Monday is a day post Black Friday, dedicated solely to online shopping. {{^userSubscribed}} {{/userSubscribed}} {{^userSubscribed}} {{/userSubscribed}} Cyber Monday is an online shopping festival recognised on […]

Coles 360 boosts product capabilities with new Broadsign partnership and Nova agreement Coles 360 has announced a new partnership with out-of-home ad tech provider Broadsign and an agreement with Nova.  Paul Brooks, General Manager at

It’s a summer night. On the rooftop of a quiet building, a set of panels cools the rooms within and keeps the lights on, removing heat and generating electricity using the coldness of the sky. That cold isn’t in the air around the building—the night is warm. Rather, the panels reach far beyond Earth’s atmosphere […]

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