Saturday, March 23, 2019

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The term initially focussed on the intersection between race and gender, but more recent uses have extended to include sexuality, gender diversity and disability | Aspioneer

Explainer: What exactly is ‘intersectionality’?

“Intersectionality” – a word most commonly used in relation to feminism – can be hard to define and easy to abuse. Still, it remains...
The Chinese government has been alarmed about blockchain censorship resistance. Starting in February, a new regulation of the Cyberspace Administration of China requires users to provide real names as well as national ID card numbers or mobile phones to use blockchains. Law enforcement must be able to access data posted on the blockchain when necessary | Aspioneer

Chinese citizens are fighting government internet censorship by using blockchain

Thanks to blockchain, internet users have achieved some victories in the fight against China’s strict internet censorship. A historic moment was made on April 23. Peking...
The hype about generational conflict only serves to mask the real inequalities in society | Aspioneer

Generation labels mask issues of inequality

Generations can be defined by family structure, stage of life or historical events. But most often, they’re categorised as “cohorts” of people born during...
Does Gillette’s campaign represent a new starting point for accepting advertising that speaks to men about social issues? | Aspioneer

Gillette’s advert ‘The best men can be’ stands for a cultural...

Gillette has already dropped what is likely to be the most talked about 2019 Super Bowl commercial. “We believe” refers directly to the #MeToo movement, sexual...
Flexible working may even reinforce traditional gender roles – men working longer, women increasing their care duties | Aspioneer

Will flexible working widen gender gap?

Flexible working is becoming a must for many. One recent report found a quarter of UK workers have refused a job due to a lack...
2019 will be a big year for all things related to space | Aspioneer

Here’s what to expect for space in 2019

The first few days of 2019 brought remarkable news from outer space. On January 1 NASA’s New Horizons space probe made the most distant...
TikTok became one of 2018’s most downloaded mobile apps for Apple and Android devices in the US and Europe | Aspioneer

What is TikTok? Why you should know about it?

Anticipation has long been building about the impending takeover of the tech world by Chinese digital giants like Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, and JD. Efforts so far,...
Switching from petroleum-based polymers to polymers that are biologically based could decrease carbon emissions by hundreds of millions of tons every year | Aspioneer

Bioplastics can be the answer to the global plastic crisis

What do your car, phone, soda bottle and shoes have in common? They’re all largely made from petroleum. This nonrenewable resource gets processed into...

Here’s what’s going on with Huawei

The Chinese telecommunications company Huawei is under scrutiny around the globe over concerns that its close ties with the Chinese government present national security...

COP24: Paris climate agreement ‘rulebook’ leaves major issues unresolved

Three years after the Paris Agreement was struck, we now finally know the rules – or most of them, at least – for its implementation. The Paris Rulebook,...

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