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Google diversity figures show little change

Google diversity figures show little change

Technology
A new report from Google has revealed that little has changed despite a commitment to increasing diversity among staff employed by the tech giant.Overall nearly 70% of Google staff were men, as has been the case since 2014.In the US almost 90% were white or Asian, 2.5% were black and 3.6% Latin American.The figures also showed that black and Latin American employees had the highest attrition rate in 2017 - those choosing to leave."....despite significant effort, and some pockets of success, we need to do more to achieve our desired diversity and inclusion outcomes," wrote Danielle Brown, diversity vice-president, in the report.Ms Brown said the firm would increase transparency and include senior leaders in diversity-related work in order to try to drive p...
Study reveals dramatic loss of genetic diversity among Columbia River Chinook salmon

Study reveals dramatic loss of genetic diversity among Columbia River Chinook salmon

Science
Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Genetic diversity helps species survive and adapt to changing environmental conditions. Unfortunately for the Columbia River Chinook salmon, the species has lost nearly two-thirds of its genetic diversity.Scientists at Washington State University collected and analyzed DNA samples from salmon found in the Snake and Columbia rivers. They compared their genome to DNA samples from salmon bones dating to 7,000 years ago.The results -- published this week in the journal PLOS One -- show the salmon has experienced a dramatic decline in genetic diversity.Researchers aren't sure what's driving the decline but believe the arrival of European settlers in the 1800s played a significant role."The big question is: Is it the dams or was it this huge fishing pressure when Europeans arriv...
Britain's Got Talent Diversity star dies in tragic car accident

Britain's Got Talent Diversity star dies in tragic car accident

Entertainment
The former member of the dance troupe, 27, was involved in a fatal accident in Canada.Anker had been a founding member of the group who won Britain's Got Talent, created by Ashley Banjo.He also appeared in the London West End's Thriller before moving to Canada last year to marry his fiancée.The star was originally from Essex, but spent time with family in central London and Lincolnshire.TWITTERTRAGIC: Diversity dancer Robert Anker has died aged 27Stars we've lost in 2017  Famous faces who have died in 2017BBC Doctor Who assistant Deborah Watling played Victoria Waterfield, dies aged 69 ITVDIVERSITY: The dance troupe won Britain's Got Talent in 2009Robert also appeared on Simon Cowell's other talent show The X Factor, as well as Take Me Out.He even starred in musi