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Japan medical school confirms altering scores to limit women

Japan medical school confirms altering scores to limit women

Health
A Tokyo medical school apologized Tuesday after an internal investigation confirmed that it altered entrance exam scores for years to limit the number of female students and ensure more men became doctors. Tokyo Medical University manipulated all entrance exam results starting in 2006 or even earlier, according to findings released by lawyers involved in the investigation, confirming recent reports in Japanese media. The school said the manipulation should not have occurred and would not in the future. It said it would consider retroactively admitting those who otherwise would have passed the exams, although it did not explain how it would do so. The initial media reports on the scandal said the manipulation removed as much as 10 percent of female applicants in some years. The manipulati...
Manchester United transfer news: Molde director confirms Premier League interest in Erling Braut Haaland, son of Alf-Inge Haaland

Manchester United transfer news: Molde director confirms Premier League interest in Erling Braut Haaland, son of Alf-Inge Haaland

Sports
Old Trafford bound? The 17-year-old is making a name for himself in front of goal under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer There is definite interest from Manchester United in Erling Braut Haaland. That’s according Molde director Øystein Neerland, who said the club have sent scouts to watch their talented 17-year-old. Haaland recently scored four goals in 20 minutes for the Norwegian club, who are managed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, against league rivals Brann in a 4-0 win and it was reported United had someone there to see it. “There are a lot of interested clubs, including Manchester United,” Neerland told TV2 in Norway. “I know that there have been representatives from them at Aker Stadium on several occasio...
Laura Prepon confirms she married Ben Foster

Laura Prepon confirms she married Ben Foster

Entertainment
June 3 (UPI) -- Laura Prepon and Ben Foster are married. "Just Married! Thank you for all the love and support. Wishing all of us the good stuff!" Prepon tweeted Sunday, along with a black-and-white photo of her and her new husband. Both are smiling in the picture. Prepon is holding a bouquet of flowers in front of what appears to be her white wedding dress. Foster is wearing a shirt, vest, tie and hat. TMZ reported the couple obtained a marriage license in New York two weeks ago. They announced their engagement in the fall of 2016 after having dated only a few months. They welcomed their first child, a daughter, last August. Prepon, 38, is known for her work in That '70s Show and Netflix's Orange is the New Black. Foster, 37, has appeared in the TV dramedy Freaks & Geeks and the films H...
Study confirms link between gamma rays, lightning strikes

Study confirms link between gamma rays, lightning strikes

Science
May 17 (UPI) -- A new survey of downward terrestrial gamma ray flashes suggests the rare electromagnetic phenomena is linked with cloud-to-ground lightning. The Telescope Array is an observatory consisting of 507 scintillation surface detectors spread out across a massive expanse of the Utah desert. Between 2014 and 2016, the array detected 10 downward terrestrial gamma ray flashes, or TGFs. The array's observations -- published this week in the Journal of Geophysical Research -- are the first to link TGFs with the beginning of lightning strikes and the first to locate the origin of a TGF inside a thundercloud. TGFs are the highest-energy light waves on the electromagnetic spectrum, and thanks to the Telescope Array, scientists are closer to understanding them. "What's really cool is tha...
Gianluigi Buffon will leave Juventus at the end of the season, the goalkeeper confirms

Gianluigi Buffon will leave Juventus at the end of the season, the goalkeeper confirms

Sports
Gianluigi Buffon has announced his decision to leave Juventus at the end of the season.The 40-year-old's last game for the club will be against Verona on Sunday - his 640th in Serie A. "Gianluigi Buffon has been with us all the way on this long rollercoaster ride of a journey, with its lows and then the return to Paradise. We will be forever grateful for his loyalty," president Andrea Agnelli said in a press conference on Thursday morning. "What we now know is that Wojciech Szczesny will be defending our goal next season, as Gianluigi Buffon and so many champions have done before him." Buffon recently captained the side to a seventh consecutive Serie A title and was widely believed to be retiring, but he clearly feels he still has the legs to continue. "Only sure thing at the mom...