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  • National Center for Education Statistics data shows the tendencies toward computer science, math, and physics
  • Kids whose parents make more tend toward history, English and performing arts
  • Another trend is that lower-income families and higher-income families tend to send their children to schools with different options for majors
  • "Dell’s Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders Scorecard – which analyses the challenges and opportunities for women business-owners to launch, scale, create jobs and disrupt industries in 31 countries – listed the UK behind the US, Canada, Australia and Sweden."
  • "India, Pakistan and Bangladesh scored lowest overall."
  • First Flight is a crowdfunding & e-commerce platform that sells products created by Sony Employees.
  • "While its main purpose is to raise funds for and sell Sony's experimental creations, the company's hoping it can also help connect it with audiences and gauge the public's interest."
  • "Automaker Volkswagen says a robot has killed a contractor at one of its production plants in Germany."
  • "Heiko Hillwig said Wednesday the 22-year-old was part of a team that was setting up the robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate."
  • "German news agency dpa reported that prosecutors were considering whether to bring charges, and if so, against whom."
  • According to Pew study, 43% of Millennial adults are non-white, highest share of any generation
  • 29% are not affiliated with any religion
  • Millennials stand out for voting heavily Democratic, with liberal views ranging from a belief in an activist government to support for same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization
  • Economic burden is greater than previous generations; this may be why median age of marriage is highest in history
  • Half (51%) say they do not believe there will be any money for them in Social Security by the time they are ready to retire
  • Yet Millennials are optimistic: "More than eight-in-ten say they either currently have enough money to lead the lives they want (32%) or expect to in the future (53%)."
  • They took a brain of an older mouse & reactivated the neuroplasticity found only in brains of younger mice by transplanting a unique type of embryonic neuron
  • They were also able to restore vision in blind mice suffering from amblyopia, also by transplating the neurons
  • Breakthrough opens insights for brain disorders like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, autism, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, etc.
  • Five years ago, Impact Hub San Francisco was one of two in the U.S. Now there are more than 70 Impact Hubs around the world.
  • "It's proof, says the team at the San Francisco location, that the social impact industry is reaching a tipping point. An impact investing conference hosted at the office, for example, has grown from 700 people in 2008 to an expected 2,500 this year."
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