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Leeches are making a slimy comeback in modern medicine

Leeches are making a slimy comeback in modern medicine If you're in Russia, those little charges might include half a dozen slimy, slithering leeches.As Russia's economy tanks — due to a mix of low oil prices, sanctions, and military spending — the country's state-run medical system has also suffered.

Trump shows his ‘tremendous respect for women’ by scrapping Michelle Obama’s girls education program

Trump shows his ‘tremendous respect for women’ by scrapping Michelle Obama’s girls education program When he's not busy forgetting history, President Trump is of course very interested in undoing the things his predecessor, Barack Obama, did.On Monday afternoon, CNN reported that Trump's administration would be putting an end to "Let Girls Learn," a U.

'Superstars of STEM' want to engage more women in science and here's how

'Superstars of STEM' want to engage more women in science and here's how Superstars of STEM is a new program by Science and Technology Australia that aims to smash the stereotypical portrait of people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).The plan is to identify 30 superstar women currently in STEM, and work with them to create role models for young women and girls, and thus move towards equal representation in the media of men and women in STEM.

Spare a thought for the guy detained in U.S. for allegedly overstaying by 90 minutes

Spare a thought for the guy detained in U.S. for allegedly overstaying by 90 minutes An Australian guy has reportedly been detained in the US, after delays at the Canadian border meant he over-stayed his U.He was on a five-year visa, which stipulated he had to leave the country every six months.

India is too excited about its first high-tech train

India is too excited about its first high-tech train India's first high-tech train is here.The country that boasts of Asia's largest rail network and possibly the world's highest passenger traffic, will soon roll out a premier train service between Mumbai and Goa — popular destinations on the west coast.

Surgeon transplants a second head onto a rat, wants to work on humans next

Surgeon transplants a second head onto a rat, wants to work on humans next Scientists have transplanted the head of a rat onto the back of another, ahead of a controversial plan to carry out the world's first human head transplant later this year.In the experiment, scientists transplanted the head of the smaller rat onto the back of the larger rat, creating a two-headed animal.

China is creating its own Wikipedia, but it's not open to the public for editing

China is creating its own Wikipedia, but it's not open to the public for editing The inaugural digital version of the Chinese Encyclopaedia will, in effect, be the country's first online book of "everything.The digital project is the third edition of the  Chinese Encyclopaedia, and will enlist 20,000 scholars from tertiary institutions to write, reports the South China Morning Post.

Indian brides are being urged to beat up their husbands if faced with domestic abuse

Indian brides are being urged to beat up their husbands if faced with domestic abuse India has traditionally grappled with the problem of domestic abuse that women face at the hands of their menfolk.Now, in order to curb domestic abuse, a politician in the state of Madhya Pradesh has come up with a bizarre solution, that urges newly wed women to beat up their violent husbands.

Watch a building get demolished with no warning, sending people running for cover

Watch a building get demolished with no warning, sending people running for cover The Zhonglian building in Changzhou, a city in east China, was torn down on Apr.According to reports by the Yangtse Evening Post, traffic lights for the street facing the building turned red a minute before the 12-storey building collapsed.

A woman filmed her driver's obscene harassment, but she ended up in jail

A woman filmed her driver's obscene harassment, but she ended up in jail A Chinese woman, horrified to find her ride-sharing driver masturbating at the wheel, filmed him as evidence.But unexpectedly, the woman ended up being held in police custody for three days.

China ironically decides to clamp down on online news outlets on World Press Freedom Day

China ironically decides to clamp down on online news outlets on World Press Freedom Day According to the country's new rules, released by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), online media platforms can only be managed by editorial staff who have been approved by the Communist government.Their workers also have to additionally undergo training and reporting credentials from the central government, according to Reuters.

Poignant picture of a girl scout standing up to a neo-Nazi is going viral

Poignant picture of a girl scout standing up to a neo-Nazi is going viral Some pictures tell a story better than a thousand words.This photograph of a girl scout named Lucie face-to-face with a neo-Nazi member in Brno, Czech Republic, is so iconic that it already got 61,000 points on Reddit.

A WhatsApp group admin was arrested for sharing 'offensive' content

A WhatsApp group admin was arrested for sharing 'offensive' content A WhatsApp group admin in India has courted trouble for circulating morphed images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The 30-year-old man was reportedly arrested in the state of Karnataka, and later released on bail.

FBI director is 'nauseous to think' his letter swayed the election, but he had to

FBI director is 'nauseous to think' his letter swayed the election, but he had to But a letter Comey sent to Congress on Oct.Not doing so amounted to "concealment," which he said would have been "catastrophic.

Orangutan kept in a tiny wooden box for two years is finally rescued

Orangutan kept in a tiny wooden box for two years is finally rescued He spent two years shut in a dark wooden box before he was finally rescued.The man holding him, named Baco, claimed to have been given the orangutan by some people he met in his village, IAR said in a Facebook post.

China's first large passenger jet takes its maiden flight

China's first large passenger jet takes its maiden flight The country's aerospace industry has only recently started to make its own large passenger jets.3 million users on China's Weibo social network tuned into the official livestream of the flight.