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No Planet B, say teen activists as 1.8 mn join global climate change strike

Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg urged European politicians on Friday to focus on a climate crisis instead of "bickering", as children walked out of classes around the world to back her demands for urgent action to curb carbon emissions. Thunberg, 16, said the threat of...

Computerised Eyewear looking for success in Factories and Field

Technology       May 21, 2019

  Remember Google Glass?   The vaunted debut of the company’s computerized eyewear six years ago was one of Silicon Valley’s more spectacular flops. Deemed too awkward and pretentious, early users were disparaged as “glassholes” by a critical public. Parent company Alphabet Inc. quickly retired the product.  ...

Young and unsettled: Millennials and Gen Z pessimistic on life, says survey

  Deloitte has released its Global Millennial Survey of 13,416 Millennials (born between 1983 and 1994) spread across 42 countries and 3,009 Gen Z respondents (born between 1995 and 2002) from 10 countries. The firm has conducted the survey for the past eight years.   The percentage...

Adopting a healthy lifestyle helps reduce the risk of dementia

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health       May 16, 2019

  People can reduce their risk of dementia by getting regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling their weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization...

Men go through postnatal depression too, but people mistake symptoms for tiredness or stress

Health, Workplace/Employee Benefits       May 14, 2019

  WASHINGTON:: People are almost twice more likely to identify signs of postnatal depression in women than in men, recent findings suggest.    The involved 406 British adults aged between 18 and 70. The participants were presented with case studies of a man and a woman both...

"Privacy Not A Luxury Good, Must Be Equally Available": Sundar Pichai

Risk Management, Technology       May 08, 2019

NEW YORK: Privacy cannot be a "luxury good" that's only available to people who can afford to buy premium products and services, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has said. In an op-ed written for The New York Times, Mr Pichai defended his company's approach to privacy...

New AI method predicts future risk of breast cancer

Technology       May 08, 2019

  Researchers have developed a new tool with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) methods to predict a woman’s future risk of breast cancer.   For the study, the researchers used almost 90,000 full-resolution screening mammograms from about 40,000 women to train, validate and test the deep learning model.  ...

Going to court over losses when Robot is to blame

Risk Management, Technology       May 07, 2019

  Hong  Kong: The case pits Samathur Li Kin-kan, whose father is a major investor in Shaftesbury Plc, which owns much of London’s Chinatown, Covent Garden and Carnaby Street, against Raffaele Costa, who has spent much of his career selling investment funds for the likes of...

To grow up healthy, children need to sit less and play more

Health       Apr 24, 2019

   Children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are to grow up healthy, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO).  ...