>Steve Jobs' job application
A 1973 job application filled out by Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs has sold for $222,400 at auction in London (via iMore). The rare employment application went up for auction on Feb 24 for a one-month bidding session.
On the application, which was filled out by Jobs in 1973 just after he dropped out of Reed College, Jobs lists "English Literature" as his major, and Reed College as his address. He lists "Computer" and "Calculator" as skills, along with "Design" and "Tech".
The company he was applying to remains a mystery.
However, Jobs joined Atari as a technician a year later.
Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple in 1976.
The document was listed as being in "very good condition," with "light staining and old clear tape to the top edge."
The auction included letters and certificates of authenticity.
>Archaeological blind boxes
Archaeological blind boxes rolled out by several museums in China are trending on a major online shopping platform, with buyers saying it allowed them to "experience the joys of digging cultural relics as an archaeologist."
Using a Luoyang shovel, and a brush to sweep away the dirt, by digging an archaeological blind box, you can harvest a piece of bronzeware from the Shang Dynasty (1600 BC-1046 BC) or a china bottle from the Song Dynasty (960-1279), Henan Museum's online store on Taobao explained.
The idea has proved wildly popular with many young people.
Most of the blind boxes are sold out as soon as they are restocked every day.
"Wearing gloves, I feel like an archaeologist!" said a buyer.
"You don't know how difficult archaeology is until you've done it yourself," a buyer said, expressing her admiration for archaeologists and recommending that everyone try it.
>US to curb anti-Asian violence
The White House on Tuesday announced new actions, including additional funding and a cross-agency initiative, to curb the alarming rise in violence and discrimination against Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The FBI will also publish a new interactive page that documents hate crimes against the AAPI community and begin holding training events to educate agents on recognizing and reporting anti-Asian bias.
The Department of Health and Human Services is providing nearly $50 million from the American Rescue Plan to assist AAPI survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
The COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, founded in January, has also established a subcommittee on Structural Drivers of Health Inequity and Xenophobia, the White House said. This subcommittee will be specifically focused on combating the surge in anti-Asian bias during the coronavirus pandemic.
The White House has faced pressure to take more concrete measures to fight the rampant anti-Asian violence, especially in the wake of the shootings in Atlanta on March 16 that left six Asian American women and two others dead.
>Nose-only COVID-19 masks
Researchers in Mexico have sniffed out a new COVID-19 mask designed for people to wear only over their noses while they eat.
The nose masks - worn under a full mask with similar behind-the-ears straps - were unveiled in a demonstration video where a man and woman sit down for lunch, according to Reuters.
In the video, the pair takes off their normal masks to reveal their nose-only gear before chowing down at an outdoor table.
Human cells that give people a sense of smell are a key entry point for coronavirus, making nose coverings important, according to Johns Hopkins University.
But the World Health Organization recommends that people wear masks covering their nose, mouth and chin to best protect themselves from the virus.
And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studies have shown that more mask material is generally better than less, and that double-masking can significantly decrease the spread of the coronavirus.
The report didn't note the name of the Mexican researchers, their company or when the nose masks could become available to the public.
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