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Hardest part of work for autistic adults is getting a job, survey says

Hardest part of work for autistic adults is getting a job, survey says

Health
May 10 (UPI) -- From computer programming and factory work to acting and retail, autistic adults have a skill set that mirrors the wide spectrum of their disorder, but they face challenges and perceptions that non-autistic workers don't encounter. These challenges include tougher obstacles to getting and retaining a job, according to a new survey that found more than two-thirds of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder are unemployed or underemployed. In the first global study on employment of adults with ASD, adults in the United States, Sweden and Australia were asked about work interests, satisfaction and frustration of obtaining and keeping a job, and doing so despite issues with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. The findings were presented Wednes...
InSight probe to survey Mars for secrets inside the planet

InSight probe to survey Mars for secrets inside the planet

Science
May 4 (UPI) -- As NASA's Insight probe begins its trip to Mars on Saturday, the spacecraft is tasked with studying Mars' insides. But the probe's observations could offer insights into the formation and evolution of all rocky planets, including Earth."As a smaller planet, Mars' interior convection has slowed dramatically or stopped entirely," Elizabeth Barrett, a planetary scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, told UPI this week. "Thus, Mars' frozen interior preserves a snapshot of the past of the core, mantle and crust."Barrett is coordinating surface operations for the mission's science and instrument teams."By studying Mars we can learn about the formation of Earth itself," she said. "Eventually Earth's convection will slow, so the InSight mission can help us predict what the f...
Consumer confidence now worse than in December last year: RBI survey

Consumer confidence now worse than in December last year: RBI survey

Finance
MUMBAI: Consumer confidence has waned since December 2017 with respondents to an RBI survey being more pessimistic about the current economic situation and employment opportunities compared to a year ago. The only area where sentiment is in the optimistic zone is in spending on essential and non-essential items. However, here too people are less positive than they were a year ago. The bimonthly RBI consumer confidence survey has two components — the current situation index (CSI) and the future expectations index (FEI). The CSI — or perception of current prices, jobs and overall economy — has remained in the pessimistic zone since March 2017, while the FEI followed the same trend but was not in pessimist territory. “Households’ current perceptions on the general economic situation dived sha
Survey suggests group of Milky Way stars are homegrown, not alien invaders

Survey suggests group of Milky Way stars are homegrown, not alien invaders

Science
Feb. 26 (UPI) -- New analysis suggests a group of Milky Way stars among the galaxy's halo actually began life within the central disk.Like our sun, the majority of the Milky Way's stars are located within the galaxy's central disk. A comparatively smaller portion of stars can be found distributed throughout the galaxy's outer halo.The star aren't scattered randomly, however. Many of them can be organized into large-scale structures -- structures astronomers believe hold clues to the Milky Way's violent past. Scientists believe at least some of these stellar structures are the remnants of smaller galaxies that have collided with and were absorbed by the Milky Way.By surveying the chemical composition of the stars found in the Milky Way's halo, astronomers can gain a better understanding of ...
Majority of over-65s would like more sex, survey finds

Majority of over-65s would like more sex, survey finds

Health
Older people are often assumed to want amiable companionship in later life rather than passion-fuelled romance.But a survey of 2,002 older Britons suggests 52% of over-65s feel they do not have enough sex, and nearly a third are happy to have sex on a first date. It also found one in 10 over-75s have had multiple sexual partners since turning 65.The charity Independent Age said its survey showed age was "no barrier to having a sex life".'Sex is better when you're 80'The taboo of sex in care homes for older people'You should enjoy life' Dennis Allen, from Somerset, has not let age stand in the way of his and his wife's sex life. The 84-year-old married Pauline, 85, his fourth wife, in 2004. He said the pair were on average sexually active twice a week."If you're up for it, you should enjoy ...