Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

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The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis

 Scientists explain how plastic-eating enzyme can help fight pollution – video

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Higher Education in Vietnam

Enrollment at the tertiary level has grown dramatically in Vietnam over the last decade, with the national gross enrollment ratio (college enrollment as a percentage of the total college-age population) rising from 10 percent in 2000 to 16 percent in 2005, and 25 percent last year, according to data from the UNESCO Institute of Statistics. However, the system faces a raft of challenges in responding to the employment needs of Vietnam’s growing economy, especially as it seeks to climb the value chain away from a focus on low-wage manufacturing towards modern industry and innovation.

In this article, we offer an overview of the Vietnamese higher education system, the challenges it faces, and the reforms needed to improve. In addition, we touch on the current mobility trends of Vietnamese students abroad, finishing with a look at some of the most commonly seen academic credentials, including a file of sample documents and advice on what credentials to request when evaluating Vietnamese files and how best to convert grades.
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Thời tuổi nhỏ rong chơi khu Đa Kao – Tân Định

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Giang hồ ta chỉ giang hồ vặt,
Nghe tiếng cơm sôi cũng nhớ nhà.
*Phạm Hữu Quang

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Hồi tôi 11 – 12 tuổi, tức khoảng các năm 1960 – 61, ba mẹ tôi ngụ ở quãng giữa đường Trần Quang Khải, khu Tân Định, thời đó vẫn thuộc quận Nhứt, đô thành Sài Gòn. Hằng ngày, ngoài việc đi học ở trường Les Lauriers bên đường Đinh Công Tráng, thỉnh thoảng tôi hay rong chơi loanh quanh các khu phố gần nhà. Thường đi cùng tôi là vài đứa trẻ nhà hàng xóm, có khi có cả Dũng, em trai kế của tôi. Continue reading “Thời tuổi nhỏ rong chơi khu Đa Kao – Tân Định”