How model Rain Dove is challenging fashion conventions

The former firefighter is making it her mission to change how we see gender through clothes. “I’m not what you’d consider to be a ‘pretty girl’ so I’ve always just felt a little alien,” she tells Newsbeat. Despite modelling for Elle, Vogue and Calvin Klein, she says she is still fighting discrimination. Image captionRain models men’s and women’s clothes for some of the biggest brands on earth (photo: Steven D. Feist) Modelling as a man The 27-year-old New Yorker has taken an unusual route into fashion. A former genetic engineering…

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Chinese PhD education ‘shifted from Soviet to US model’

Chinese doctoral education has shifted from a Soviet to a US model, according to a working paper that demonstrates the growth and improvement of PhD education in the country. The paper, “From the former Soviet patterns towards the US model? Changes in Chinese doctoral education”, finds that although there is still evidence of the impact of Soviet ideas, PhD study has become increasingly influenced by the US since the mid-1990s. Futao Huang, professor at the Research Institute for Higher Education at Hiroshima University and international co-investigator for the UCL Institute…

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Will Make Gujarat A Model State: Vijay Rupani

AHMEDABAD: Vijay Rupani today said he will “try to make Gujarat a model state for the entire country”, after his name was announced as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat replacing Anandiben Patel. He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP’s parliamentary board for considering him worthy of a “huge responsibility.” Addressing a press conference with the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Mr Rupani said he and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel will responsibly carry forward the pace of the “politics of development,” the tone of which was set by the Prime…

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Scientists Discover New Nutrition Model to Help Fight Obesity

Calling for a radical rethinking of human nutrition science, scientists have developed a new framework called “nutritional geometry” which is the culmination of more than 20 years of research in the field. According to the authors, the new model will assist health professionals, dietitians and researchers to better understand and manage the complexities of obesity. The new model shows that protein has been the strongest driver influencing diet, regulating the intake of fat and carbohydrate. “Existing models for measuring health impacts of the human diet are limiting our capacity to…

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