Should non-smokers get six days more leave per year?

As it turns out, non-smokers believe they should be entitled to three to five extra days annual leave to compensate for all the time their smoking co-workers spend on ciggie breaks.

This is the finding of a new study, which found 42 per cent of non-smoking participants and 28 per cent of smokers agreeing to the idea of extra leave.

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Samsung will release a smartphone Galaxy Xcover 5

In March last year, Samsung has released a rugged smartphone called the Galaxy Xcover 4. And now she is preparing to release its successor.

The editor of the portal Winfuture Roland Quandt, quoted by GSMArena, has published photos of the new protected smartphone Samsung. And it\'s not Samsung Galaxy S9 Active as you would think, Galaxy... ( подробнее )

Single-sex schools ‘key to interest in science’

Female students at single-sex schools were 85 per cent more likely to take advanced maths than those in co-ed schools and 79 per cent more likely to do chemistry.

For intermediate maths the difference was 68 per cent, and 47 per cent for physics.

Enrolments for girls in ­biology, standard maths and information technology... ( подробнее )

Puppy love ease students’ pain

“Today our therapy dogs welcomed the students back to school,” tweeted the Humane Society of Broward County, along with photos of the students patting the pooches inside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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Aussie developer slammed for ‘sick’ hunting photo

Nick Haridemos was the vice president of the Hellenic Club in Canberra, but he has resigned his position following backlash over the controversial pictures.

The Canberra Timesrecently published photos of Mr Haridemos posing next to a variety of exotic animals he killed while on African hunting trips.

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Lions rescued from battle zone flown to safety

The male lions arrived in Johannesburg in metal crates on a Qatar Airways flight after leaving an animal refuge in Jordan on Sunday. They were loaded onto vehicles for a drive of several hours to their new home at the Lionsrock facility near the town of Bethlehem.

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The new camera and screen: Presents an updated model of Nokia 8

Global HMD presented at the exhibition MWC 2018 new flagship smartphone: Nokia Sirocco 8. The novelty is based on last year\'s models Nokia 8, but compares favorably with her more sophisticated camera and other display.

The hardware platform has not changed: Sirocco Nokia 8, and Nokia 8, built on SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. But increased... ( подробнее )

Avtopila: engineers have created a robot carpenter

Engineers from MIT showed its latest development - the robotic system, called AutoSaw. With its help it is possible to independently design and produce home-made furniture: after you create a drawing cut will do intelligent tools, and the man will remain if you only need a little to fit the finished parts and assemble them together.

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Giant hand axes point to ‘a prehistoric Game of Thrones’

An exceptionally high density of giant hand axes dated to 200,000-300,000 years ago has been uncovered at an archaeological site in Galicia, northwest Spain.

The discovery of these hand axes suggests that alternative types of stone tool technologies were simultaneously being used by different populations in this area — supporting... ( подробнее )

Ancient lost city in Mexico stuns archaeologists

A team of researchers, led by Colorado State University archaeologist Chris Fisher, was able to use LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology to determine that the ancient city of Angamuco had around 40,000 buildings spread over an area of 25sq km.

That’s roughly about the same number of buildings as Manhattan, but on a much... ( подробнее )