Ways to help Ukraine, forensic spray against violence, first ‘cow-free’ milk
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Today in Squirrel News we cover the different ways you can help Ukrainians, an innovative forensic spray that helps catch domestic violence perpetrators, and the first dairy milk made without cows.
How can we help the people of Ukraine?
You can give to charities on the ground, support local journalism and write to your MP/your government to pressure them into action.
Ukrainian hackers called to action
The Ukrainian government has asked the local cybercommunity to get involved in the efforts to stop Russian aggression through the web.
The forensic spray helping protect women
A new transparent spray is being trialled by UK police forces in the hope to fight domestic violence. The forensic liquid shows up under ultraviolet light and is used to identify perpetrators.
New milk alternative uses a ‘cow-free’ dairy protein
Bettermilk has introduced a new milk alternative that includes a key protein found in cow’s milk although it’s made with fungi. The drink contains more protein and less sugar than any other alternative milk and is as creamy as traditional milk.
Qatar protects wildlife with an emphasis on tradition
While the country’s human rights record is far from clean, there are active wildlife conservation efforts mainly to keep traditions alive, such as through falconry and camel competitions.
Fighting inequality in Africa using AI
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is being increasingly adopted by African software developers to solve the challenges in their continent – for instance, in a South African project that captures the growth of neighbourhoods over time.
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Digital ability is a bliss to indigenous women in Guatemala
A new initiative is bringing the internet to indigenous women in Guatemala to blur the digital division predominant in the country. This is allowing them to find work online and secure an income on their own.
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‘House of love’: the calm, creative space changing young lives in Karachi
In Lyari, a slum notorious for violence in Pakistan’s most populous city, the Mehr Ghar community center offers young people a safe place to hang out and study – and, for many, an alternative path to gang life.
The once mob-ridden Italian town transformed into a tourist attraction
After a dark period, the administration and citizens of Mamoiada in Sardinia have slowly turned the town into a touristic destination. The international Museum of Masks is the crown jewel.
Indigenous culture is fundamental in protecting rainforests
Almost half of the remaining intact forests in the Amazon are in indigenous territories. Evidence shows that the communities have preserved largely pristine forests for millennia thanks to ancient belief systems and a culture interwoven with nature.
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The art club redefining careers in Chicago
An initiative for youth in Chicago is providing young people with technical skills in radio journalism, video editing skills, painting and music. These contribute to improved mental health overall and can help choose the right career path.