This rare bird is male on one side and female on the other

In Rector, Pa., researchers have spotted one strange bird.

This rose-breasted grosbeak has a pink breast spot and a pink “wing pit” and black feathers on its right wing — telltale shades of males. On its left side, the songbird displays yellow and brown plumage, hues typical of females.

Annie Lindsay had been out capturing and banding birds with identification tags with her colleagues at Powdermill Nature Reserve in Rector on September 24 when a teammate hailed her on her walkie-talkie to alert her of the bird’s discovery. Lindsay, who is banding program manager at Powdermill, immediately knew what she was looking at: a half-male, half-female creature known as a gynandromorph.

“It was spectacular. This bird is in its nonbreeding [plumage], so in the spring when it’s in its breeding plumage, it’s going to be even more starkly male, female,” Lindsay says. The bird’s colors will become even more vibrant,

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New engineering challenge to inspire the next generation of female engineers in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Last week saw the launch of a brand new bespoke engineering challenge with the Girl Guides Association Malaysia (Persatuan Pandu Puteri Malaysia). Developed by a team of female engineers from BAE Systems, the challenge will see up to 280,000 young women have the opportunity to complete a series of fun and engaging engineering tasks in order to earn the new ‘Gear up’ girl guiding badge.

Sugee R Bhanoo, Head of Capabilities APAC, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence providing an overview of the ‘Gear up’ badge to esteemed members and guests at the Girl Guides Association Malaysia annual conference.
Sugee R Bhanoo, Head of Capabilities APAC, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence providing an overview of the ‘Gear up’ badge to esteemed members and guests at the Girl Guides Association Malaysia annual conference.

The launch of the badge follows the success of similar launches by BAE Systems and Girl Guides in the UK and Singapore, which has seen many budding young female engineers encouraged to take an interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and

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Startup Doc.ai Inks Deal With Health Insurer Anthem, Names Female Cofounder CEO

The smartphone has revolutionized the collection of healthcare data and with it the ability to personalize feedback to individual patients. The National Science Foundation estimates the internet will connect to 50 billion “smart” devices by 2020, but this ubiquity also makes the security, privacy and standardization of this data all the more imperative. Palo Alto, California-based artificial intelligence startup doc.ai, which named cofounder Sam De Brouwer its new CEO on Tuesday, has built the technical infrastructure to securely collect and process disparate data in ways that engage patients.

Doc.ai, which launched in 2016 and has raised $31 million to date, provides the front-end technology to capture data, such as an app on a smartphone, as well as the backend technology, including APIs and algorithms, that can securely process and analyze that data. 

“The big mission we have is to

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Science, tech institutes to now be rated based on support to female staff


Science and Technology institutes will be rated based on the support they give to female staff under the new Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP), 2020, that aims to make the arena more inclusive and diverse.


Besides stressing on support to female staff, the focus of ranking parameters will also be language and geographical locations.



“There will be a separate chapter on equity, inclusion and diversity in the new science policy,” Department of Science and Technology (DST) Secretary Ashutosh Sharma said.


Deliberations are underway to have a new STIP 2020 which is expected to be unveiled by December, he said. Both government and private institutions will be graded.


“We are setting up a framework based on which evaluation will be done. There will different parameters like how many women are recruited every year, what is total number

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Technological Institution to be rated on Female Staff Support

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Science Technology and Innovation Policy 2020: According to the newly introduced Science Technology and Innovation Policy 2020, scienttific and technological institution will be based on the support provided to the female staff in these institutions. The policy has been introduced to make such institutions more diverse and inclusive. In addition to the support extended to female staff, ranking parameters will also include the geographical location, socio-economic strata, age and language.

Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DST) was quoted saying that under the new science policy, there will be a separate chapter on inclusion, equity and diversity. He also added that deliberations for the new Science Technology and Innovation Policy 2020 are underway and the policy is expected to be unveiled by December 2020 on the basis of which Government as well as Private institutions will be graded.

The framework for evaluation is being

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New science policy: Science and tech institutes to be rated based on support given to female staff

NEW DELHI: Science and Technology institutes will be rated based on the support they give to female staff under the new Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP), 2020, that aims to make the arena more inclusive and diverse.

Besides stressing on support to female staff, the focus of ranking parameters will also be language and geographical locations.

“There will be a separate chapter on equity, inclusion and diversity in the new science policy,” Department of Science and Technology (DST) secretary Ashutosh Sharma said.

Deliberations are underway to have a new STIP 2020 which is expected to be unveiled by December, he said. Both government and private institutions will be graded.

“We are setting up a framework based on which evaluation will be done. There will different parameters like how many women are recruited every year, what is total number (of women in an institute), how well they have progressed in

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Science and tech institutes to be rated based on support given to female staff

New Delhi, Sep 29 (PTI) Science and Technology institutes will be rated based on the support they give to female staff under the new Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP), 2020, that aims to make the arena more inclusive and diverse.

Besides stressing on support to female staff, the focus of ranking parameters will also be language and geographical locations.

‘There will be a separate chapter on equity, inclusion and diversity in the new science policy,’ Department of Science and Technology (DST) Secretary Ashutosh Sharma said.

Deliberations are underway to have a new STIP 2020 which is expected to be unveiled by December, he said. Both government and private institutions will be graded.

‘We are setting up a framework based on which evaluation will be done. There will different parameters like how many women are recruited every year, what is total number (of women in an institute), how well they

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Why The COVID-19 Crisis Could Give The MENA’s Female Entrepreneurs An Edge

Around the globe, economies are beginning to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The world is surveying the rubble left behind by the pandemic, and is turning its attention towards how to rebuild. Some industries have been hit harder than others– the road to recovery for global tourism, for example, will be a long one. Others have, perhaps against expectations, thrived. Just look to the largely cash-dependent MENA region, which has seen a near unprecedented surge in the uptake of e-commerce, digital banking, and fintech more broadly as consumers adapted fast to life in lockdown and quarantine.





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Now increasingly, this world of social distancing, remote working, and even digital socializing has come to be referred to as “the new normal.” In other words, even if the pandemic really is beginning to fade, life will never return exactly to how it was. Even when the shopping malls

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Johnson & Johnson Seeks Female Researchers Working in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Johnson & Johnson today announced that it is accepting applications for its 2021 Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award, aimed at supporting assistant or associate academic professors in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design. For three years, each recipient will receive mentorship from leaders at Johnson & Johnson and a total $150,000 ($50,000 each year). The deadline for applications is Oct. 15, 2020 at 9 a.m. HST, and guidelines and additional details are available here: https://www.jnj.com/wistem2d-university-scholars.

Launched in June 2017, the Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award aspires to fuel development of female STEM2D leaders, and inspire career paths in STEM2D, by supporting the research of the awarded women in their respective STEM2D fields.

Dr. Naama Geva-Zatorsky, one of the 2019 winners of the Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award, along with her team of researchers at

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