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An American Association of University Women report found that although the number of women entering science and engineering fields is growing, gender biases still affect their career aspirations. While boys and girls graduate from high school with similar math and science grades and the ratio of males to females who score above 700 on the math SAT has narrowed from 13:1 to 3:1 in the past three decades, women still earn only 20% of bachelor's degrees in physics and engineering.
* | What They're Weaponizing in India: The newest addition to India's antiterrorism arsenal is tastier than most. After successful trials in defense labs, the military is converting bhut jolokia--the world's hottest chili--into hand grenades. Intended to render suspects harmless in much the same way tear gas does, the nontoxic bombs have an added bonus, according to R.B. Srivastava, a scientist at the Defence Research and Development Organisation: the grenades' "pungent smell can choke terrorists and force them out of their hideouts."