Gertrude Caton-Thompson (1888-1985)Wealth and race closely guarded the gateway to archaeology for many decades — and continue to play a part in the field's accessibility — and London-born Gertrude Caton Thompson's privilege enabled her to travel extensively with her family as a young woman, piquing her interest in archaeology with visits to historic sites in Rome and Egypt, according to a profile on Trowelblazers, an organization that offers resources for women and underrepresented groups in archaeological, geological, and palaeontological sciences. Caton-Thompson began her archaeological pursuits at age thirty-three, leading Neolithic and Paleolithic excavations in Egypt, Yemen and Zimbabwe, and her 1929 Zimbabwe dig was excavated entirely by women. Her methods, which included meticulous soil scrutiny and noting objects' positions relative to each other, revolutionized the way that sites were surveyed and studied. … [Read more...] about Move Over, ‘Tomb Raider’: Here Are 11 Pioneering Women Archaeologists
It is for the first time that drones and planes will be used to fight the locust attack in Rajasthan, said B.R. Karwa, project director, Agricultural Technology Management Agency. The locusts have changed their attack strategy this season and are flying at great height against their basic nature to fly in the low lying areas. Hence, Union minister for agriculture Kailash Chowdhary has requested the DGCA to help the government with planes which can fight the locust menace from a height by spraying pesticides, he informed. Also, the Rajasthan government is considering tenders so that drones can be used in countering the locust menace, he said. On Monday morning, the residents of Jaipur woke up to a sudden attack by a swarm of locusts which invaded many parts of the city. The attack was not limited to one colony but was seen in many areas of the city which left the residents surprised. Officials said that it is for the first time that locusts have invaded residential areas of the city … [Read more...] about Now, drones and planes to fight locust menace in Rajasthan
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Additionally, the House of Representatives only has 73 women in its 435 seats, and the Senate only has 17 women in its 100 seats. That means the U.S. has a lower percentage of women in its legislature than 69 other countries, including Iraq, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Venezuela and Cuba, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). However, the U.S. does have a higher proportion of women in its government than North Korea, by 1 percent, according to IPU. … [Read more...] about Are Women Taking Over U.S. Politics?
“Clinicians around the world are looking for tools to aid critical decisions around COVID-19 cases — decisions like when a patient should be admitted to the hospital, or be moved to the ICU, or be intubated,” said Chiranjiv Singh, chief commercial officer of Qure.ai. “Those clinical decisions are better made when they have objective data. And that’s what our AI tools can provide.” … [Read more...] about Qure.ai Helps Clinicians Answer Questions from COVID-19 Lung Scans