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Oxford University Extends Exam Time So Women Can Get Better Grades

Students at the Oxford University are enjoying extended exam times in math and computer science by 15 minutes in a bid to boost the grades of women entrants, it has emerged.
Undergraduates sitting examinations in summer 2017 were given 105 minutes to complete their papers rather than 90 following faculty claims that “female candidates might be more likely to be adversely affected by time pressure”.

State Department spending $592,500 to ‘explore gender identities of boys and men in Kenya’

“Gender is increasingly recognized as an essential aspect to understanding and countering violent extremism throughout the world,” the State Department said. “To date, research and interventions on gender in Kenya have predominantly focused on the role of women and girls in violent extremism. However, men and boys are disproportionately recruited by and join terrorist groups and carry out terrorist operations. In Kenya, there currently exists no CVE [countering violent extremism] programming dedicated to the role of gender of boys and men and vulnerability to violent extremism.”

How Bill Morneau may use Sweden’s gender-balanced snow-clearing to adjust Canadian budgets

In trying to understand what Finance Minister Bill Morneau means when he talks about viewing the federal budget through a gender lens, consider Sweden’s experience with the humble and oh-so-Canadian snowplow.

The Scandinavian country has literally taken the concept of gender-balanced budgeting to the streets.

In 2015, Stockholm brought a gender analysis to its snow-clearing policy, which ultimately helped make it easier for pedestrians, mainly women, move around the city after snowfalls.

Wait I thought snow was a thing of the past.

Cleaning Up Air Pollution May Strengthen Global Warming

Pollution in the atmosphere is having an unexpected consequence, scientists say—it’s helping to cool the climate, masking some of the global warming that’s occurred so far.

That means efforts worldwide to clean up the air may cause an increase in warming, as well as other climate effects, as this pollution disappears.

Just more proof these charlatans have no idea what they’re talking about.

Villagers put frozen ‘meteor’ in fridge — turns out to be airplane poop

Indian villagers were so excited by a frozen “meteor” that crashed into a farmer’s field Saturday that a few gathered pieces of the rock and stashed them in their refrigerators.

Meteorites can be worth thousands of dollars, but this unidentified falling object was not from outer space.