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Life Sciences
18:00
Baby mantises harness mid-air ’spin’ during jumps for precision landings
High-speed videos reveal that, unlike other jumping insects, the juvenile praying mantis does not spin out of control when airborne. In fact, it both creates and controls angular momentum at extraordinary speeds to orient its body for precise landings. As far as we can tell, these insects are controlling every step of the jump Malcolm Burrows The smaller you are, the harder it is not to spin out of control when you jump.
Social Sciences
18:00
Moderate alcohol consumption increases attractiveness
Consuming alcohol (equivalent to about a glass of wine) can make the drinker appear more attractive than when sober, according to new research from the University of Bristol. However, the effect disappears when more is consumed. Professor Marcus Munafò and colleagues in Bristol's School of Experimental Psychology asked a group of heterosexual social alcohol consumers (20 women and 20 men) to complete an attractiveness-rating task.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
17:00
UKIP’s immigration plan is not realistic – but it really doesn’t have to be
Andrew Geddes, Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield, comments on UKIP's immigration plan ahead of the General Election.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
15:01
Shale gas in doubt in UK’s low-carbon transition
Academics from Warwick Business School and University College London have published an opinion piece based on research funded by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) advising policymakers that, beca
Medicine/Pharmacology
14:01
£10bn GP incentive scheme has no impact on premature death
£10bn GP incentive scheme has no impact on premature death
A study conducted at The University of Manchester's Health eResearch Centre found that there was no link between a £10 billion pay-for-performance incentive scheme aimed at GP's and a reduction in premature deaths. The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), was first introduced in 2004 and links up to 25% of a GP's income to their performance in over 100 quality indicators.
Physics/Materials Science
13:03
U.S. and Iran seek nuclear deal despite huge hurdles, a Stanford scholar says
Stanford Iran expert Abbas Milani says Iranian leadership is split over making a nuclear deal, while the United States may face stiff opposition from Congress before an end-of-March deadline for an outline of an agreement.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
13:03
'Tip of the iceberg' in concussion treatment
The WELkins Temperature Management System used in the research study is comprised of a cooling unit, tubing and a washable nylon head covering.
Environmental Sciences
13:03
MIT's sustainability community gets to work
MIT’s sustainability community gets to work
It was apparent even before the meeting began that this would be a different kind of event: The cups and plates were compostable, the name badges were plain paper, and there were no programs at all - the conference agenda came via a smartphone app.
Mathematics - Physics/Materials Science
13:01
Between Micro and Macro, Berkeley Lab Mathematicians Model Fluids at the Mesoscale
Between Micro and Macro, Berkeley Lab Mathematicians Model Fluids at the Mesoscale
The little-known field of fluctuating hydrodynamics could have enormous impacts in applications ranging from batteries to drug delivery to microfluidic devices.
Physics/Materials Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
13:00
Study to use ‘peer power’ to address low physical activity rates in teenage girls
A new study aiming to tackle low-levels of physical activity among adolescent girls by introducing peer-influences has been awarded £528,000 from the National Institute of Health Research [NIHR].
Arts and Design
12:00
Gaudier-Brzeska show marks centenary of his death
From March 17, Kettle's Yard will present a major exhibition to mark the centenary of the death in the First World War of the French-born sculptor and draughtsman Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915).
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
11:02
How much sugar is in kids' meals in chain restaurants? Enough to shock researchers
University of Toronto researchers have found that half of kids' meals at chain restaurants exceed the World Health Organization's new daily limit for added sugar – and some account for several days' worth of the daily allowance. The WHO's guideline, released March 4 2015, recommends that for optimal health no more than five per cent of a person's total calories for the day should come from added sugar.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
11:00
Labour won't win enough North West seats to secure a majority, say experts
Labour won’t win enough North West seats to secure a majority, say experts
Labour won't win enough North West seats at the general election in May to get an overall majority in parliament, researchers from the University of Liverpool suggest.
Arts and Design
10:02
U-M gift establishes world’s first endowed chair of Thai Buddhism
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan has received a gift of $2 million to establish the Thai Professorship of Theravada Buddhism, which will further enhance one of the largest Buddhist studies programs in North America.
Architecture - Event
10:00
Charter Day panelist preview: architect Jenny Sabin
Register for Charter Day events Charter Day: A Festival of Ideas and Imagination, part of Cornell's sesquicentennial celebration, runs April 24-27.
Careers/Employment
09:02
African-Americans with ’elite’ college degrees have little advantage in job market
ANN ARBOR-Does having a college degree from a highly selective school make a difference in getting a well-paid job? Not if you're African-American, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Event - Business/Economics
09:02
Bringing
Bringing "everyone wins" recycling to Nigeria
Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, Bilikiss Adebiyi MBA '12 witnessed a waste epidemic in the city's slums, where many of her relatives lived: Plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and other waste accumulated in streets and open gutters, causing flooding, disease, and stress.
Physics/Materials Science
08:02
A new way to control information by mixing light and sound
For once, slower is better in a new piece of technology. A Yale lab has developed a new, radio frequency processing device that allows information to be controlled more effectively, opening the door to a new generation of signal processing on microchips. One of the keys to the technology involves slowing information down.
Life Sciences - Event
08:00
Disease-resistant avocados closer to reality
A root-rot fungus that costs the avocado industry more than $10 million a year is facing a dubious future thanks to a genome sequencing project at The University of Queensland.
Medicine/Pharmacology
07:00
Active travel and street play are the key to increasing children’s physical activity levels
Increasing the amount of time young people spend outdoors through active travel and street play is the focus of a University of Bristol national conference aiming to promote low-cost ways to improve children's physical activity levels.
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
05.03.2015
Delivering justice for victims of corporate human rights abuse
Delivering justice for victims of corporate human rights abuse
A University of Liverpool report recommends extending the International Criminal Court Statute to allow corporations, as well as people and states, to be prosecuted for corporate human rights abuse.
Arts and Design - Social Sciences
05.03.2015
Environmental Sciences
04.03.2015
Traditional beliefs promote sustainability in West Africa
Traditional beliefs promote sustainability in West Africa
Sacred forests and traditional beliefs are shaping sustainable farming practices in communities in West Africa, according to new research.
Social Sciences - Event
04.03.2015
New take on ’Vagina Monologues’ aims to spur discussion
A diverse team of Cornellians is bringing Eve Ensler's work "The Vagina Monologues" to life with an innovative performance scheduled for Saturday, March 7 at 8 p.m. in Bailey Hall.
Astronomy
04.03.2015
ESA experts assess risk from exploded satellite
After studying the recent explosive break-up of a US satellite, ESA space debris experts have concluded this event does not increase the collision risk to nearby ESA missions in any meaningful way.
Administration/Government
04.03.2015
New C-suite position needed to tackle today’s issues
Serious incidents such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and factory fires in India and Bangladesh highlight why some companies should create a new ‘Chief External Officer' role, according to new research.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
04.03.2015
Drugs Live results: how different types of cannabis affect the brain
Drugs Live results: how different types of cannabis affect the brain
New UCL-led research reveals the positive and negative effects of different types of cannabis on the human brain, in a trial broadcast on Channel 4: Drugs Live: Cannabis on Trial . "Our cannabis research over the last six years has highlighted how different types of cannabis can have different effects," explains Professor Val Curran, Director of the UCL Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit, who led the study.
Administration/Government
04.03.2015
Comment: With two months until the election, the Liberal Democrat story is already written
Dr Katharine Dommett, Research Fellow in British Governance and Politics at the University of Sheffield comments on how the Liberal Democrat party is faring ahead of the General Election.
Earth Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
04.03.2015
Podcast: LKCMedicine, Ebola, and the dinosaurs' demise
Podcast: LKCMedicine, Ebola, and the dinosaurs’ demise
An update from LKCMedicine, an Ebola doctor's story and new research on how the dinosaurs were wiped out.
04.03.2015
Why Super Mario runs from left to right
Why Super Mario runs from left to right
There may be a fundamental bias in the way people prefer to see moving items depicted in pictures according to research. An analysis of photos of people and objects in motion revealed a common left-to-right bias. Psychologist Dr Peter Walker of Lancaster University said this widespread evidence for such a left-to-right bias could indicate a possible fundamental bias for visual motion, and would explain why all the main characters in the side-scrolling video games popular in the 1980s and 1990s (eg Super Mario) run from left to right.
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
04.03.2015
Humanity is turning into a 'different kind of animal,' Stanford historian says
Humanity is turning into a ’different kind of animal,’ Stanford historian says
Stanford classics Professor Ian Morris says that in the 21st century our cultural evolution is feeding back into our biological evolution.
Earth Sciences - Environmental Sciences
04.03.2015
Earliest known fossil of the genus Homo dates to 2.8 to 2.75 million years ago
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. The earliest known record of the genus Homo - the human genus - represented by a lower jaw with teeth, recently found in the Afar region of Ethiopia, dates to between 2.8 and 2.75 million years ago, according to an international team of geoscientists and anthropologists. They also dated other fossils to between 2.84 and 2.58 million years ago, which helped reconstruct the environment in which the individual lived.
Astronomy
04.03.2015
Why isn't the universe as bright as it should be?
Why isn’t the universe as bright as it should be?
A handful of new stars are born each year in the Milky Way, while many more blink on across the universe. But astronomers have observed that galaxies should be churning out millions more stars, based on the amount of interstellar gas available. Now researchers from MIT, Columbia University, and Michigan State University have pieced together a theory describing how clusters of galaxies may regulate star formation.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
04.03.2015
Metabolic Path to Improved Biofuel Production
Metabolic Path to Improved Biofuel Production
Researchers with the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI), a  partnership that includes Berkeley Lab and the University of California (UC) Berkeley, have found a way to increase the production of fuels and other chemicals from biomass fermented by yeast.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
04.03.2015
Radiation oncology department created at Weill Cornell
Dr. Silvia C. Formenti, an international expert in the use of radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer, has been appointed chair of the newly established Department of Radiation Onco
Environmental Sciences
04.03.2015
Amazon deforestation ’threshold’ causes species loss to accelerate
One of the largest area studies of forest loss impacting biodiversity shows that a third of the Amazon is headed toward or has just past a threshold of forest cover below which species loss is faster and more damaging. Researchers call for conservation policy to switch from targeting individual landowners to entire regions.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
04.03.2015
Lichen to thrill as rare Golden-eye is discovered in South Wales
A rare, bright yellow lichen, which until recently was believed to be extinct in the UK, has been found by University of Bristol postgraduate students during a recent field trip to South Wales.
Pedagogy/Education Science
04.03.2015
New issue of Education Inquiry (Vol 6, No 1, 2015)
The first issue of Education Inquiry in 2015 is available to read and. It is an international on-line, peer-reviewed journal with free access in the field of Educational Sciences and Teacher Education.
Law/Forensics - Administration/Government
04.03.2015
Death of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov
FACULTY Q&A ANN ARBOR-When Boris Nemtsov was gunned down last week, he became the most prominent Russian opposition figure to be killed during President Vladimir Putin's 15-year rule.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
04.03.2015
Kids and robots learn to write together
Kids and robots learn to write together
Who is the teacher: the student or the machine? By showing a robot how to write letters, children improve their writing skills and gain self-­-confidence.
Physics/Materials Science - Arts and Design
04.03.2015
Online Icicle Atlas - now you can 3D print your own icicles
Anyone who might be dreading the end of winter or cannot wait until it arrives again can now enjoy the beauty and mystery of icicles all year long with the Icicle Atlas.
Life Sciences - Astronomy
04.03.2015
Shimmering salt lake
ESA Space in Images Title Lake Frome seen by Proba-V Released 04/03/2015 10:03 am Copyright ESA/VITO Description ESA's Proba-V minisatellite captures the rare sight of standing water in the arid south Australian outback.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
04.03.2015
Function of an Enzyme Critical to Male Fertility
Function of an Enzyme Critical to Male Fertility
Researchers are one step closer to unraveling the extraordinarily complex series of processes that leads to an event crucial to human reproduction: the creation of sperm. In a study published in the journal Genes and Development , University of Pennsylvania researchers have filled in details of how an enzyme, through interactions with a network of nearly two dozen other genes, protects the integrity of the germ line by giving rise to a class of RNA molecules that are essential to sperm development.
Study of Religions - Astronomy
04.03.2015
Bishop of Manchester to open unique film series
Bishop of Manchester to open unique film series
The Bishop of Manchester is set to open The Playing God Film Series on Thursday 5 March. This unique film series, which is the first of its kind, will focus on the roles of science and religion in movies.
Business/Economics
04.03.2015
Helping researchers onto the commercial market
Taking a good idea from the lab to the market can seem an insurmountable task. But help is at hand. Gustaf Öqvist Seimyr and Mattias Nilsson Benfatto at KI's Marianne Bernadotte Centre have been supp
Medicine/Pharmacology
04.03.2015
Muhammad Ali in a tutu? We'd like to see that
Muhammad Ali in a tutu? We’d like to see that
In the boxing ring he famously floated like a butterfly, but for Parkinson's disease sufferers such as Muhammad Ali it could be an ability to dance The Nutcracker that delivers another lease on life.
Architecture - Computer Science/Telecom
04.03.2015
From brick to marble: Did Augustus Caesar really transform Rome?
UCLA A computer model of Augustan Rome shows marble buildings in pink, buildings under construction in yellow, brick buildings in brown, white buildings in travertine and gray buildings as randomly generated infill buildings.
Social Sciences
04.03.2015
Studying conflict from the ground up
Studying conflict from the ground up
Western governments often issue travel warnings, alerting their citizens to the hazards of visiting countries beset by political instability, civil war, crime, violence, or terrorist activities.
Chemistry - Medicine/Pharmacology
04.03.2015
Does chemical exposure in the workplace affect hearing?
Does chemical exposure in the workplace affect hearing?
With one in six Australians recording some form of auditory loss, a new study by The University of Queensland is examining how exposure to chemicals in the workplace can affect employee hearing. Led by Dr Adrian Fuente of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences , the study aims to identify the most effective hearing tests to detect problems caused by chemical exposure, and the safe levels of exposure to maintain healthy hearing at work.
Chemistry - Medicine/Pharmacology
04.03.2015
Hidden hazards found in green products
A University of Melbourne researcher has found that common consumer products, including those marketed as 'green', 'all-natural', 'non-toxic', and 'organic', emit a range of compounds that could harm human health and air quality.
Environmental Sciences - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
03.03.2015
"There’s no more important issue than energy"
At the conclusion of MIT's 10th annual Energy Conference, panelist Cheryl Martin, director of the U.S. Department of Energy's ARPA-E research program, declared, "There is no more important issu
Medicine/Pharmacology
03.03.2015
UCLA faculty voice: Vaccination is a public health matter, not just a social media battle
Dr. Nina Shapiro is the director of pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat conditions) at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Law/Forensics
03.03.2015
Forensics team wins debate championship
Jose Martinez '18 and Julia Montejo '17 recently took top honors in the Spanish division of the Pan American University Debating Championship.
Astronomy - Administration/Government
03.03.2015
Honing skills
ESA Space in Images Title Training for Sentinel-2A launch Released 03/03/2015 1:43 pm Copyright ESA/L. Guilpain Description On 25 February, the Sentinel-2A
Medicine/Pharmacology
03.03.2015
Penn Surgeon Makes Life-saving Donation to Ukrainian Children's Hospital
Penn Surgeon Makes Life-saving Donation to Ukrainian Children’s Hospital
Prescription Drug-Induced Liver Failure is Uncommon; Over-the-Counter Medications and Dietary/Herbal Supplements are Most Common Causes, Penn Study Finds Drug-induced acute liver failure is uncomm
Study of Religions - History/Archeology
03.03.2015
Stanford fellow delves into archival materials that shed new light on the early days of Islam
Stanford fellow delves into archival materials that shed new light on the early days of Islam
Humanities Center fellow and historian of Islam Fred Donner builds on his theories about the diverse religious origins of Islam through an intensive study and translation of previously neglected or unknown documents from the seventh century.
Study of Religions - Literature/Linguistics
03.03.2015
Translation reveals real life in the Hasidic world in Poland
Translation reveals real life in the Hasidic world in Poland
Menashe Unger started life as a good 19th-century Polish Hasidic Jew, the youngest son of a revered rabbi, and received rabbinic ordination at the age of 17 - then he turned his back on the religious world to attend university and join the Labor Zionist movement.
Environmental Sciences
03.03.2015
UK cities including London not as ‘smart' as global counterparts
UK cities including London not as ‘smart’ as global counterparts
British cities are not as 'smart' as their global counterparts due to a lack of citizen engagement Technologies such as London's parking space-finder app can help people save significant amounts of money, fuel and CO2 emissions Leading UK cities are not gaining full benefits of radical new smart services Global deployment of smart city initiatives slowed by lack of citizen engagement Major cities in the UK are falling behind their international counterparts in terms of their use of smart technologies, according to a new study from the University of Sheffield.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
03.03.2015
Mobile phone app to identify premature babies in the developing world
38/15 A mobile phone app that will identify babies born prematurely in the developing world is being developed by researchers at The University of Nottingham.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
03.03.2015
University's Mercury Centre starts £8.4m project to take 3D printing to the next level
University’s Mercury Centre starts £8.4m project to take 3D printing to the next level
The University of Sheffield's Mercury Centre is part of a new £8.4 million Government-funded research programme, which will see the development of an innovative new additive manufacturing process.
Social Sciences
03.03.2015
Panelists survey rise of radical right in Europe
Panelists survey rise of radical right in Europe
Western Europe is home to some of the oldest democracies and most stable political party systems in the world.
Arts and Design
03.03.2015
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
03.03.2015
How to succeed in business without sucking up
ANN ARBOR-Many people seem to think that landing a big-time appointment-like a spot on a company's board-is all about who you know.
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
03.03.2015
Caring and sharing: challenges, costs and questions of dignity
Integration of healthcare (free at point of delivery from the NHS) and social care (means-tested and provided by local authorities) is under increasing scrutiny as the 2014 Care Act comes into effect.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
03.03.2015
New technique allows analysis of clouds around exoplanets
New technique allows analysis of clouds around exoplanets
Meteorologists sometimes struggle to accurately predict the weather here on Earth, but now we can find out how cloudy it is on planets outside our solar system, thanks to researchers at MIT. In a paper to be published in the Astrophysical Journal, researchers in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at MIT describe a technique that analyzes data from NASA's Kepler space observatory to determine the types of clouds on planets that orbit other stars, known as exoplanets.
Life Sciences
03.03.2015
Spurring production of a sluggish enzyme for crop yields »
Rubisco has baffled scientists for over 50 years, as it is thousands of times less efficient at its job than most other enzymes Australian scientists have found a way to improve production of an enzyme essential to plant growth. The discovery advances efforts to improve global food security that aim to increase the yields of some of our most important staple crops, such as wheat, cotton and rice.
Event - Business/Economics
03.03.2015
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
03.03.2015
Cash could be phased out within a decade: ANU expert »
The rise of electronic currency will lead to the phasing out of physical cash in Australia within a decade, according to Professor Rabee Tourky, Director of the Australian National University (ANU) Research School of Economics.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
03.03.2015
Kenyan ambassador: China offers opportunity in Africa
Kenyan ambassador: China offers opportunity in Africa
Concerns over China's increasing economic involvement in Africa have been overblown, Kenyan Ambassador to the United Nations Macharia Kamau argued in an address Feb.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Careers/Employment
03.03.2015
Early-career researchers the missing link for STEM diversity
Early-career researchers the missing link for STEM diversity
By Maggie Hardy When high school physics teacher Moses Rifkin wrote a recent blog post on “ Teaching Social Justice in the Physics Classroom ,” he ignited a new round of conversation about white privilege and the kinds of skills scientists need.
Event
03.03.2015
Brisbane Olympics case difficult to make
By Judith Mair Last week, Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said he wants Brisbane to put in a bid for the 2028 Olympic Games.
Life Sciences
03.03.2015
Few friends for shy kangaroos
Kangaroo social networks could provide insight into the evolution of human personality differences. Researchers from The University of Queensland studied the friendships of female kangaroos over 18 months to understand why personalities differ and how differences could affect behaviour. School of Biological Sciences researcher Dr Emily Best said that risk-averse or ‘shy' female kangaroos spent time in larger groups, but they had fewer friends.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
02.03.2015
Forum advanced many ideas from lab to market in 10-year history
Forum advanced many ideas from lab to market in 10-year history
Forum advanced many ideas from lab to market in 10-year history Posted March 2, 2015; 01:00 p.m. by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering As an experienced researcher, Lei Tao knows science and he knows technology.
Architecture - Chemistry
02.03.2015
UC Berkeley debuts first-of-its-kind 3-D-printed cement structure
ATTENTION: Reporters covering architecture and technology WHAT: Unveiling of the first and largest powder-based 3-D-printed cement structure built to date, developed by Ronald Rael, associate professor of architecture at UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design.
Life Sciences - Mathematics
02.03.2015
Carnegie Mellon BrainHub Announces Recipients of ProSEED Funding
Grants Will Provide Seed Funding for Innovative Ideas in Neuroscience By Jocelyn Duffy / 412-268-9982 / jhduffy [a] andrew.cmu (p) edu / and Shilo Rea / 412-268-6094 / shilo [a] cmu (p) edu Carnegie Mellon University has funded eight new neuroscience projects through its ProSEED grant program.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
02.03.2015
David Geffen School of Medicine celebrates naming of UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine celebrates naming of UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases
UCLA celebrated the naming of the UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases on Feb. 28 at a gathering of Hirshberg's family and friends.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
02.03.2015
New nanodevice defeats drug resistance
New nanodevice defeats drug resistance
Chemotherapy often shrinks tumors at first, but as cancer cells become resistant to drug treatment, tumors can grow back. A new nanodevice developed by MIT researchers can help overcome that by first blocking the gene that confers drug resistance, then launching a new chemotherapy attack against the disarmed tumors.
Careers/Employment
02.03.2015
Comment: Fact Check: has the coalition added 1,000 jobs every day in office?
Jason Heyes, Professor of Employment Relations at the University of Sheffield, comments on a claim by the coalition government that they have created 1,000 jobs every day since being elected.
Earth Sciences - Environmental Sciences
02.03.2015
What's beneath Hawaii's most active volcano?
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Step away from the villages and idyllic beaches of Hawaii, and you may think you've been transported to the moon.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
02.03.2015
$1 million for two McGill projects
Two McGill University projects have received grants valued at $500,000 each from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
02.03.2015
Environmental Sciences
02.03.2015
Scientists call on public to help monitor bees
Scientists call on public to help monitor bees
Sussex scientists call on public to help monitor bees Bee researchers at the University of Sussex are looking for volunteers for the second year of an ongoing citizen science project, examining whether there are enough bees left in our gardens and towns to pollinate fruit and vegetable crops properly.
Philosophy
02.03.2015
Focus on exams ’hinders development of character’ in British school children
Two new reports by the University of Birmingham's Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues have found that moral character is being squeezed out of children's education.
Medicine/Pharmacology
02.03.2015
Disease-carrying fleas abound on New York City's rats
Disease-carrying fleas abound on New York City’s rats
In the first study of its kind since the 1920s, rats in New York City were found to carry a flea species capable of transmitting plague pathogens. In research appearing March 2 in the Journal of Medical Entomology , lead author Matthew Frye, an urban entomologist with Cornell University's New York State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program, reported collecting more than 6,500 specimens of five well-known species of fleas, lice and mites from 133 rats.
Astronomy
02.03.2015
Earth from Space
ESA Space in Videos ESA Web-TV Watch in: MP4 (74.73 MB) SOURCE MP4 (652.08 MB) Title Earth from Space: Special edition Released 03/03/2015 Length
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
02.03.2015
New job classification program at Stanford aims to bring consistency, transparency and career opportunities
The Staff Career & Job Classification Program is part of an effort to bring more consistency and clarity across the university.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
02.03.2015
New approach to cancer therapy takes top prize at Innovation Forum
New approach to cancer therapy takes top prize at Innovation Forum
New approach to cancer therapy takes top prize at Innovation Forum Posted March 2, 2015; 01:00 p.m. by Catherine Shen for the Office of Engineering Mark Esposito stood before a panel of judges at the Keller Center's 10th annual Innovation Forum on Feb.
Sport Sciences - Business/Economics
02.03.2015
Six keys to sports analytics
Six keys to sports analytics
The ninth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (SSAC) was the biggest meeting yet of sports-data experts: More than 3,100 people attended the event last Friday and Saturday, including a notab
Administration/Government
02.03.2015
Anyone for digital democracy?
Dr Finbarr Livesey, University lecturer and Deputy Director of the MPhil in Public Policy, submitted research to Parliament's recent report on digital democracy.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
02.03.2015
Knocking Out Parasites with Their Own Genetic Code
Knocking Out Parasites with Their Own Genetic Code
Tiny parasitic hookworms infect nearly half a billion people worldwide-almost exclusively in developing countries-causing health problems ranging from gastrointestinal issues to cognitive impairment and stunted growth in children. By sequencing and analyzing the genome of one particular hookworm species, Caltech researchers have uncovered new information that could aid the fight against these parasites.
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
02.03.2015
Munching bugs thwart eager trees, reducing the carbon sink
A forest tent caterpillar rests on an aspen leaf. These caterpillars are found in hardwood forests throughout the United States, where they feed on the leaves of trees like aspen and birch. Photo: Mary A. Jamieson/UW-Madison Department of Entomology In a high carbon dioxide world, the trees would come out ahead.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
02.03.2015
Forbidden quantum leaps possible with high-res spectroscopy
Forbidden quantum leaps possible with high-res spectroscopy
ANN ARBOR-A new twist on an old tool lets scientists use light to study and control matter with 1,000 times better resolution and precision than previously possible. Physicists at the University of Michigan have demonstrated "ponderomotive spectroscopy," an advanced form of a technique that was born in the 15th century when Isaac Newton first showed that white light sent through a prism breaks into a rainbow.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
02.03.2015
Simulating space for JWST
ESA Space in Images Title Simulating space for JWST's four infrared instruments Released 02/03/2015 10:19 am Copyright NASA/Goddard/C. Gunn Description Building a space telescope is no mean feat.
Life Sciences - Mathematics
02.03.2015
Anxious people more apt to make bad decisions amid uncertainty
New brain evidence provides insight into why highly anxious people are worst at making decisions when things get unpredictable (Illustration by Ian Smiley) Highly anxious people have more trouble deciding how best to handle life's uncertainties. They may even catastrophize, interpreting, say, a lovers' tiff as a doomed relationship or a workplace change as a career threat.
Life Sciences - Environmental Sciences
02.03.2015
Revealed: where emperor penguins survived the last ice age
The Ross Sea in Antarctica is likely to have been a shelter for emperor penguins for thousands of years during the last ice age, when much of the rest of Antarctica was uninhabitable due to the amount of ice. The study of how climate change has affected emperor penguins over the last 30,000 years found that only three populations may have survived during the last ice age, and that the Ross Sea in Antarctica was likely the refuge for one of these populations.
Physics/Materials Science
02.03.2015
The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave
The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave
Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of light at the same time. Now, scientists at EPFL have succeeded in capturing the first-ever snapshot of this dual behavior. Quantum mechanics tells us that light can behave simultaneously as a particle or a wave.
Medicine/Pharmacology
02.03.2015
Experts’ advice for preventing a fall this winter
Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries among older people, but even though the weather continues to be wet and icy, experts from The University of Manchester are showing that this doesn't have to be the case.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
02.03.2015
New analysis shows ion slowdown in fuel cell material
New analysis shows ion slowdown in fuel cell material
Dislocations in oxides such as cerium dioxide, a solid electrolyte for fuel cells, turn out to have a property that is the opposite of what researchers had expected, according to a new analysis at MIT. Researchers had thought that a certain kind of strain - specifically, strain caused by dislocations in the material's atomic lattice - would speed the transport of oxygen ions through the material, potentially leading to the much faster diffusion that is necessary in high-performance solid oxide fuel cells, water-splitting, or oxygen-separation membranes.
Physics/Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
02.03.2015
Giant step towards the quantum revolution
A University of Nottingham physicist has won a major European grant to uncover more secrets of the mind-bending world of quantum matter. Dr Gerardo Adesso will use the 1.35M Euro Starting Grant from the European Research Council to investigate new and original manifestations of quantum mechanics.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
02.03.2015
Electronic patient records could change the culture of medical litigation
The widespread adoption of electronic patient records in health care may have significant consequences for medical litigation in the UK, according to a paper published today in the British Journal of General Practice . The paper suggests that the ease of accessing records could lead to people hunting for evidence of medical negligence – and has potential to spark a culture of ‘electronic ambulance chasing'.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
02.03.2015
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
02.03.2015
Novartis announces completion of transactions with GSK
Completes transactions with GSK including: acquisition of GSK oncology portfolio, creation of Consumer Healthcare joint venture, and sale of non-influenza Vaccines business Sharpens company
Careers/Employment
02.03.2015
New book examines Australia's changing role in Asia »
After 30 years of effort we are thoroughly integrated in the region. However many of the advantages that gave Australia influence during this period are also at an end.
Administration/Government
02.03.2015
Life Sciences
02.03.2015
A single target for microRNA regulation
It has generally been believed that microRNAs control biological processes by simultaneously, though modestly, repressing a large number of genes. But in a study published in Developmental Cell, a group of scientists led by Helge Grosshans have now shown that miRNAs can control the development of a roundworm through regulation of a single target.
Social Sciences
02.03.2015
China investment helps ANU develop new electronic devices »
ANU Professor Yun Liu, Vice-Governor of Guangdong Province Yunxian Chen and Guangdong Fenghua Advanced Technology Corporation's Zezhong Li.
Medicine/Pharmacology
02.03.2015
UQ's super scanner a new weapon against heart disease
UQ’s super scanner a new weapon against heart disease
The University of Queensland is performing the Southern Hemisphere's most advanced cardiac imaging, opening the way for improved diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
Mathematics - Business/Economics
02.03.2015
No need for more rate cuts: Shadow RBA »
There are clear signs the weaker dollar is helping the domestic economy. However, the danger is that Australia is becoming embroiled in the global currency war.
Arts and Design
02.03.2015
The Singing Wrens of Costa Rica
Research on the songs of plain wrens may help understand more about human conversation. By Marie Guma Diaz UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 02, 2015) — Known for their beautiful singing duets, plain wrens of Costa Rica perform precise phrase-by-phrase modifications to the duration between two consecutive phrases, achieving careful coordination as their songs unfold, according to a new study published in the Journal of Avian Biology.
Environmental Sciences
02.03.2015
New carparks to sport playing fields
Brisbane athletes will soon have access to even better sports facilities, with The University of Queensland set to invest $25 million in a new car park and artificial playing fields.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
02.03.2015
New report charts roadmap for tax reform »
A comprehensive new report on Australia's tax system has set a roadmap for reform and discusses the need to examine the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the income taxation of savings, superannuation taxes and the future of the company tax for multinationals and small business.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
01.03.2015
High "return-on-learning"
To see the impact of their investments, companies often use business intelligence tools - primarily data-analytics ­software - that analyze company data to link cash spent with outcomes.
Arts and Design
28.02.2015
Leonard Nimoy, 83, longtime supporter of the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA
Leonard Nimoy, 83, longtime supporter of the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA
With his death Friday, a planned April 10 artist talk in Royce Hall has been cancelled. Refunds are available.
Medicine/Pharmacology
27.02.2015
Positive phase II data highlights benefits of Alcon’s RTH258 for patients with neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration
Phase II study met primary endpoint, demonstrating promising visual acuity gains in patients with neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration Data shows the potential for less frequent
History/Archeology - Philosophy
27.02.2015
Harris-Perry discusses realities of struggle in King Lecture
Harris-Perry discusses realities of struggle in King Lecture
"To live in a democracy is to have the right to govern, not simply to be governed," said MSNBC television host, scholar and author Melissa Harris-Perry, commencing the annual Martin Luther King Jr.
Life Sciences
27.02.2015
Gold and white or blue and black? #TheDress explained
Gold and white or blue and black? #TheDress explained
Clinical vision scientist, Dr Neil Parry, sheds some light on why millions around the world are confused about the colour of a dress in a photo circulating on the Internet.
Chemistry - Astronomy
27.02.2015
Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan
Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan
Liquid water is a requirement for life on Earth. But in other, much colder worlds, life might exist beyond the bounds of water-based chemistry.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
27.02.2015
Novartis lung cancer drug Zykadia recommended for EU approval in patients with ALK+ NSCLC previously treated with crizotinib
If approved, Zykadia (ceritinib) would be the first treatment option for patients in Europe with ALK+ NSCLC previously treated with crizotinib ALK+ NSCLC is driven by a rearrangement of the A
Medicine/Pharmacology
27.02.2015
Doctors nonsurgically correct infant ear deformities
Doctors nonsurgically correct infant ear deformities
A team of researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has improved a nonsurgical procedure that safely and effectively corrects newborn ear deformities in just two weeks - a drastically shorter period of time than previously reported.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Pedagogy/Education Science
27.02.2015
Q&A: Seth Mnookin on vaccination and public health
Seth Mnookin, an assistant professor of science writing and associate director of MIT's Graduate Program in Science Writing, is the author of "The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Auti
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
27.02.2015
First Detailed Microscopy Evidence of Bacteria at the Lower Size Limit of Life
First Detailed Microscopy Evidence of Bacteria at the Lower Size Limit of Life
Scientists have captured the first detailed microscopy images of ultra-small bacteria that are believed to be about as small as life can get. The research was led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Arts and Design
27.02.2015
Lebermann Foundation Creates UT Endowments for Medical School, Liberal Arts
AUSTIN, Texas - The Lebermann Foundation of Austin has committed $1.5 million to create two endowments at The University of Texas at Austin honoring the parents of former Austin civic leader Lowell Lebermann.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
27.02.2015
Unlocking the Key to Immunological Memory in Bacteria
Unlocking the Key to Immunological Memory in Bacteria
A powerful genome editing tool may soon become even more powerful.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
27.02.2015
Consumers remain optimistic in February
ANN ARBOR-Consumer optimism was affected in February by lower gas prices and an unusually harsh winter.
Medicine/Pharmacology
27.02.2015
University welcomes integration of health and social care in Greater Manchester
University welcomes integration of health and social care in Greater Manchester
The University of Manchester has welcomed the news of proposals for the integration of health and social care services in Greater Manchester, providing more opportunities for the benefit of local people.
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
27.02.2015
Brussels
ESA Space in Images Title Brussels Released 27/02/2015 10:00 am Copyright Airbus Defence and Space Description This false-colour image from the Spot-5 satellite
Life Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
27.02.2015
The super-resolution revolution
Cambridge scientists are part of a resolution revolution. Building powerful instruments that shatter the physical limits of optical microscopy, they are beginning to watch molecular processes as they happen, and in three dimensions.
Social Sciences - Study of Religions
27.02.2015
Gender perspectives in Puerto Rican childhood education
FACULTY Q&A For the last few weeks, Puerto Rico's streets have seen protesters for and against the incorporation of 'perspectivas de género' or gender perspectives in the public schools' curriculum.
Social Sciences - Literature/Linguistics
27.02.2015
Mongolia: unravelling the troubled narratives of a nation
In two separate books, anthropologists Dr Franck Billé and Dr Christopher Kaplonski look at the identity of Mongolia, a country that stands at a cultural and political crossroads.  While Billé explore
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
27.02.2015
I-DECIDE: Women urged to seek online domestic violence support
Female participants aged between 16 and 50 are being asked to try I-DECIDE , the first Australian online interactive tool designed to provide practical and confidential support to victims of domestic violence.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
27.02.2015
European consortium to trial new GvHD treatment
European consortium to trial new GvHD treatment
Researchers from the University of Liverpool are part of a European research consortium that will test a new approach to treating Graft versus Host Disease (GvHD), a severe condition that occurs following bone marrow transplantation.
Business/Economics - Computer Science/Telecom
27.02.2015
Fighting inefficiencies
When MIT senior Sheldon Trotman walks into any room, he almost instinctively looks for inefficiencies.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
27.02.2015
$8.9 million injection boosts bowel cancer research
News Events Podcasts Videos Researching a cure for Australia's second biggest cancer killer is to receive a major boost with $8.9 million to establish a professorial chair in bowel cancer research at the University of Sydney.
Medicine/Pharmacology
27.02.2015
International research project tackles spread of virus among Hajj pilgrims
News Events Podcasts Videos By Richard North University of Sydney researchers are working on a project to find the best way of stopping the spread of potentially fatal infectious respiratory disease among the two million pilgrims who converge on Mecca each year for Hajj. More than 100 people have died from Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), a new form of coronavirus which first appeared in 2012 in Saudi Arabia.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
27.02.2015
Alzheimer’s disease linked to heart’s effect on the brain
News Events Podcasts Videos The prevailing medical wisdom that Alzheimer's Disease has its origins in the brain has a radical and disputed rival with shocking implications for medicine's relentless efforts to forestall disease, ageing and death, according to a new review of the evidence.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
26.02.2015
High pollution cuts most Indian lives short by three years
India's air pollution, ranked among the world's worst, is reducing the life expectancy of over half of the country's population by more than three years, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Chicago, Harvard and Yale wrote in this month's Economic & Political Weekly that more than 660 million Indians live in areas where fine-particulate matter pollution exceeds levels considered safe by Indian standards.
Life Sciences
26.02.2015
Police seek help with Jan. 26 bus accident investigation
The investigation of the Jan. 26 fatal accident on campus involving a TCAT bus and Angela Stedwell, who was a staff member in the College of Human Ecology, is continuing.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
26.02.2015
Anesthetics could have long-term impact on children’s brains
Anesthesiologists and toxicologists are issuing a caution to parents and health care professionals about the use of general anesthetics in children. Each year millions of infants, toddlers and preschool children require anesthesia or sedation for various procedures. The University of Toronto's Professor Beverley Orser and a team of anesthesiology investigators and toxicologists have analyzed existing animal and human studies for the impact of anesthetics on the developing brain.
Business/Economics
26.02.2015
New (Road) Signs of the Times?
ANN ARBOR-Traffic accidents claim lives, cause injury and cost money. Working on ways to reduce them is a constant battle. New research from University of Michigan marketing professor Aradhna Krishna and postdoctoral scholar Luca Cian shows a simple way that could drive those numbers down-make the pictures on road warning signs depict more action.
Environmental Sciences - Event
26.02.2015
UChicago and MBL announce recipients of Lillie Awards for Collaborative Research
The University of Chicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory have announced the 2015 recipients of the Frank R. Lillie Research Innovation Awards.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.02.2015
Maternity survey tracks changes in health care for mothers
A national survey of more than 4,500 recent mothers last year in England, conducted by the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) at Oxford University, found that women were aware of their pregn
Environmental Sciences
26.02.2015
Embrace unknowns, opt for flexibility in environmental policies
We make hundreds, possibly thousands, of decisions each day without having full knowledge of what will happen next.
Physics/Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
26.02.2015
Seeking structural color, engineers find it glinting in the sea
Harvard and MIT researchers identify optical features in seashells that may inspire responsive, transparent displays The blue-rayed limpet is a tiny mollusk that lives in kelp beds along the coasts of Norway, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and the Canary Islands. These diminutive organisms - as small as a fingernail - might escape notice entirely, if not for a very conspicuous feature: bright blue dotted lines that run in parallel along the length of their translucent shells.
Administration/Government
26.02.2015
Hip-hop panel looks at relations between police, community
Hip-hop panel looks at relations between police, community
Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice lived hundreds of miles apart, yet their deaths were tragically alike: All three were unarmed African-American men killed by the police.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
26.02.2015
Researchers reverse type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease in rats
Yale researchers developed a controlled-release oral therapy that reversed type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease in rats, according to a study published on Feb. 26 by Science. Existing therapies for type 2 diabetes, and the closely associated conditions of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), have had limited success at treating the root causes of these diseases.
Medicine/Pharmacology
26.02.2015
Madagascan frogs at risk from killer fungus
Madagascan frogs at risk from killer fungus
A deadly fungus that has ravaged frog populations across the globe has been detected in Madagascar, prompting fears for hundreds of native species. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis ( Bd ), one of a group of fungi called chytrids, produces spores that travel through the air and infect amphibians' skin.
Environmental Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
26.02.2015
Change Agent
W hat are some unforeseen damages caused by air pollution? How do we solve the problems of climate change? How do we feed the billions of people suffering from chronic hunger, and do it without causing further harm to the environment? These are just some of the questions that drive Jennifer Burney. UC Global Food Initiative Research projects conducted by Jennifer Burney align with the University of California Global Food Initiative (hashtag #globalfood) which aims to put the world on a path to sustainably and the capacity to nutritiously feed itself.
Business/Economics - Arts and Design
26.02.2015
When will Hollywood figure out that diversity sells?
Zocalo UCLA professor Darnell Hunt, co-author of the recently released Hollywood Diversity Report, talks about some of its findings as Hollywood Reporter executive editor Matthew Belloni and Christy Haubegger of Creative Artists Agency listen.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
26.02.2015
Interaction of ocean oscillations caused 'false pause' in global warming
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.- The recent slowdown in climate warming is due, at least in part, to natural oscillations in the climate, according to a team of climate scientists, who add that these oscillations represent variability internal to the climate system. They do not signal any slowdown in human-caused global warming.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
26.02.2015
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
26.02.2015
USDA grant surveys viability for rural-urban food links
To grasp if rural towns benefit from selling local farm products to urban consumers, the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded a $500,000 grant Feb.
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
26.02.2015
New report highlights impact of sharing equipment across higher education sector
New report highlights impact of sharing equipment across higher education sector
Innovation, increased productivity, and maximum value for public investment are being enabled by more efficient and effective deployment of research equipment, according to a new report from the N8 Research Partnership.
Astronomy
26.02.2015
CubeSats offered deep-space ride on ESA asteroid probe
Think of it as the ultimate hitchhiking opportunity: ESA is offering CubeSats a ride to a pair of asteroids in deep space.
Business/Economics
26.02.2015
We could all be worse off because of price comparison websites
Study suggests we could be paying more, whether we use a price comparison website or not. The existence of price comparison websites may be bad for consumers, research by the University of Warwick's Department of Economics has found. Analyst David Ronayne argues that they may push prices up not down, and that increasing the number of competing comparison sites may exacerbate the problem.
Careers/Employment
26.02.2015
Average house prices in Oxford 'more than 15 times average income'
Average house prices in the South East, and especially London, rose even faster during 2014 (January to December) than in the same period of 2013, says new research by Professor Danny Dorling of Oxford University.
Environmental Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.02.2015
Mealworm farming project wins Climate Quest competition
MIGHTi (Mission to Improve Global Health Through Insects) is the winner of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Climate Quest competition, sponsored by American Family Insurance.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
26.02.2015
Renowned Stanford poet Eavan Boland interrogates identity and nationhood in new collection
In her latest book of poetry, A Woman Without a Country , English Professor Eavan Boland draws on decades of thinking, reading and writing about subjects like nation and gender to help give voice to those who have been silenced in the official record of history.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
26.02.2015
Professor Muffy Calder appointed to Nurse Review advisory board
The Advisory Group of eight leaders bringing expertise from research, academia and industry who will support Sir Paul Nurse in his review of UK Research Councils has been announced by Universities, Science and Cities Minister, Greg Clark, today.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
26.02.2015
Precision gas sensor could fit on a chip
Using their expertise in silicon optics, Cornell engineers have miniaturized a light source in the elusive mid-infrared (mid-IR) spectrum, effectively squeezing the capabilities of a large, tabletop laser onto a 1-millimeter silicon chip.
Environmental Sciences
26.02.2015
Ault unveils ’springcasting’ in March 3 webinar
Thanks to a changing environment, trees and other plants experience advanced budding and blooming - or season creep.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
26.02.2015
Spotlight on meningitis: Q&A with Dr. Louise-Marie Dembry
Recent news about a Yale College student who was diagnosed and treated for bacterial meningitis raised questions about this rare but serious infection.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
26.02.2015
A new bright light source to speed up cancer diagnosis
A newly discovered mid-infrared (MIR) light made from a special type of optical fibre, will lead to new types of cancer diagnosis, such as in the rapid screening of skin on your body while you wait, and to assist in the careful removal of diseased tissue during surgery. The finding has been achieved by scientists at The University of Nottingham in collaboration with DTU (Technical University of Denmark).
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.02.2015
Li Ka Shing Foundation renews support for Yale Stem Cell Center
Li Ka Shing Foundation renews support for Yale Stem Cell Center
The Yale Stem Cell Center (YSCC), under the direction of biologist Haifan Lin, has announced a new generous grant of $1.86 million from the Li Ka Shing Foundation (LKSF), founded by Hong Kong businessman Li Ka-shing, to support education and healthcare initiatives.
Social Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
26.02.2015
Kastner named president of Science Philanthropy Alliance
Kastner named president of Science Philanthropy Alliance
The Science Philanthropy Alliance, a coalition of nonprofit institutions and foundations dedicated to increasing investment in basic science research, announced today that physicist Marc Kastner, the Donner Professor of Science at MIT, will serve as its first president.  Kastner, a member of the faculty since 1973, served from 2007 to 2013 as dean of the School of Science.
Careers/Employment
26.02.2015
Average house prices in Oxford 'most unaffordable in Britain'
Average house prices in the South East, and especially London, rose even faster during 2014 (January to December) than in the same period of 2013, says new research by Professor Danny Dorling of Oxford University.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
26.02.2015
Medicine/Pharmacology
26.02.2015
Management consultants “only partly successful” in improving the quality of NHS commissioning
The NHS uses an increasing number of commercial and not-for-profit management consultancies in healthcare commissioning but there are concerns about whether knowledge and expertise they generate is of benefit to commissioners and whether it improves the quality of commissioning.
Social Sciences
26.02.2015
The identity of 'Jihadi John' - ICSR statement
Please find a statement below on behalf the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King's College London, regarding the identity of 'Jihadi John': We believe that the identity and name published by the Washington Post and now in the public realm, to be accurate and correct. ‘Jihadi John' is not special in the sense that all the foreign fighters have tried to hide their identity by using pseudonyms or literally by masking themselves.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.02.2015
Cold-blooded animals grow bigger in the warm on land, but smaller in warm water
Cold-blooded animals grow bigger in the warm on land, but smaller in warm water
Scientists at the University of Liverpool and Queen Mary University of London have found a group of cold-blooded species living on land tend to grow to a larger size in the warm and nearer the equator, but that the reverse is true of species found in water.
Literature/Linguistics - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.02.2015
UQP’s position on proposed Campbell Newman memoir
University of Queensland Press (UQP) board chair Professor Joanne Wright has clarified UQP's decision to reject an approach to publish a proposed memoir of former Premier Campbell Newman.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.02.2015
Shopping vouchers could help one in five pregnant women quit smoking
Financial incentives could help one in five women quit smoking during pregnancy, according to new research published today in the journal Addiction. The study, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge and King's College London, found that only a small number of women 'gamed' the system to receive the incentives whilst continuing to smoke.
Physics/Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
26.02.2015
A mollusk of a different stripe
A mollusk of a different stripe
The blue-rayed limpet is a tiny mollusk that lives in kelp beds along the coasts of Norway, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and the Canary Islands. These diminutive organisms - as small as a fingernail - might escape notice entirely, if not for a very conspicuous feature: bright blue dotted lines that run in parallel along the length of their translucent shells.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
26.02.2015
Real story of Caesar's death a lesson for our time
Two thousand, fifty nine years ago on the Ides of March, Julius Caesar was stabbed to death. With him died the Roman Republic.
Astronomy - Social Sciences
26.02.2015
IMPOSSIBLY LARGE BLACK HOLE »
At nearly 13 billion light years distance the ultrabright quasar appears as a tiny red dot in the cente of the image.
Business/Economics
25.02.2015
Startup Gets Bite on "Shark Tank"
On Feb. 6, Bobbie Rhoads (TPR'93) appeared on Shark Tank to pitch her company, FunBites. Rhoads entered the Tank with hopes that the "sharks" would invest in her product - food cutters that slice meals and snacks into fun shapes.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
25.02.2015
Income inequality - not just low wages - is taking a toll on the health of American workers
“Income inequality” has already become a buzz phrase for the campaigns leading up to the 2016 elections.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Literature/Linguistics
25.02.2015
Inside Imperial's Surgical Innovation Centre
Inside Imperial’s Surgical Innovation Centre
A multidisciplinary centre at Imperial is pushing the boundaries of surgical innovation for the benefit of patients.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
25.02.2015
Obesity poses serious health risks for moms and their babies
Ann Johansson Veronica Romero has struggled to let go of the feeling that she was somehow responsible for her son Anthony's weight problems.
Social Sciences
25.02.2015
Opportunities--and some challenges--face more racially diverse United States
ANN ARBOR-The United States is becoming racially diverse more quickly than at any time in its history, and current projections show that by 2050 nonwhites will outnumber whites in this country for the first time, according to a University of Michigan demographer.
Computer Science/Telecom - Mathematics
25.02.2015
Linguists tackle computational analysis of grammar
Children don't have to be told that “cat” and “cats” are variants of the same word—they pick it up just by listening.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
25.02.2015
Penn Trustees Approve Design for Pennovation Center at Pennovation Works Site
The design development for the new Pennovation Center has received approval from the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees.
Chemistry - Business/Economics
25.02.2015
Bioenergy center’s research leads to 100th patent application
GLBRC researcher and engineering Professor Jim Dumesic (left) and former postdoctoral researcher Jeremy Luterbacher.
Medicine/Pharmacology
25.02.2015
Study could point toward better decisions for treating men with prostate cancer
Study could point toward better decisions for treating men with prostate cancer
UCLA researchers have found that radiation therapy is the most common treatment for men with prostate cancer regardless of the aggressiveness of the tumor, the risk to the patient or the patient's overall prognosis.
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
25.02.2015
Climate change likely to alter NY's Oneida Lake by 2099
Climate change likely to alter NY’s Oneida Lake by 2099
By the end of this century, the temperature of Oneida Lake - New York state's largest interior lake - will likely be higher by about 6 degrees Fahrenheit.
Life Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
25.02.2015
Three 'rising stars' boosted with Sloan fellowships
Three Cornell assistant professors have received fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, whose awards honor early-career scientists and scholars "whose achievements and potential ident
Medicine/Pharmacology
25.02.2015
Young problem drinkers consume less if they take naltrexone
Young people who drink abusively consume less and suffer fewer consequences from alcohol if they take naltrexone, a Yale School of Medicine study shows. While the drug the did not reduce how often young people drank, the authors say results justify more proactive treatment for 4 in 10 individuals aged 18 to 25 who are classified as problem drinkers.
Astronomy
25.02.2015
Software satellite
ESA Space in Images Title Ops-Sat Released 23/02/2015 2:07 pm Copyright ESA-Stijn Laagland Description This replica of ESA's Ops-Sat was displayed at this month's Agency Technology workshop.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
25.02.2015
Poverty researchers take up new East End residence
More than 45 jobs will be relocated to Glasgow's east end, when researchers working to address the city's poor health, move into Bridgeton's historic Olympia building.
Law/Forensics - Careers/Employment
25.02.2015
Stanford Law School beats a path to the bench
A sterling reputation is the key driver of success for lawyers, agreed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and U.S. Circuit Judges Sri Srinivasan (JD/MBA '95, BA '89) and Raymond Kethledge during a conversation at Stanford Law School on Wednesday.
Chemistry - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.02.2015
A simple way to make and reconfigure complex emulsions
A simple way to make and reconfigure complex emulsions
MIT researchers have devised a new way to make complex liquid mixtures, known as emulsions, that could have many applications in drug delivery, sensing, cleaning up pollutants, and performing chemical reactions. Many drugs, vaccines, cosmetics, and lotions are emulsions, in which tiny droplets of one liquid are suspended in another liquid.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
25.02.2015
Self-harm in Manchester continues to rise in latest figures
Self-harm in Manchester continues to rise in latest figures
The latest figures released by University of Manchester experts show that self-harm rates in Manchester are increasing.
Life Sciences - Earth Sciences
25.02.2015
Conservationist aims to help seabirds and sea turtles with new fellowship
Conservationist aims to help seabirds and sea turtles with new fellowship
An Imperial scientist has received a prestigious fellowship to reduce the number of marine species being harmed accidentally by commercial fishing.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
25.02.2015
Watching the death throes of tumours
A clinical trial due to begin later this year will see scientists observing close up, in real time - and in patients - how tumours respond to new drugs. Using hyperpolarisation and MRI, we can potentially tell whether the drug is working within a few hours of starting treatment Kevin Brindle There was a time when diagnosing and treating cancer seemed straightforward.
Physics/Materials Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.02.2015
BHF funds renewed study of screen-viewing and physical activity in children
Researchers from Bristol, with colleagues from the University of Birmingham, have been awarded funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to continue their study of children's physical activity and screen-viewing patterns.
Physics/Materials Science - Computer Science/Telecom
25.02.2015
Yale physicists find a new form of quantum friction
Yale physicists find a new form of quantum friction
Physicists at Yale University have observed a new form of quantum friction that could serve as a basis for robust information storage in quantum computers in the future.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
25.02.2015
Possible biological trigger for canine bone cancer
UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine intern Kathleen Tsimbas checks on Yurtie, a canine cancer patient, in the UW Veterinary Care oncology ward.  Photo: Nik Hawkins Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) have identified the biological mechanism that may give some cancer cells the ability to form tumors in dogs.
Business/Economics - Event
25.02.2015
In Hollywood, a major disconnect between economic interests and business practices
Study by UCLA Bunche Center finds that women and minorities are still underrepresented among actors, directors and executives Eric Greene “The best and the whitest” was how host Neil Patrick Harris described the Hollywood elite being honored at the Feb.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
25.02.2015
Improved vision for James Webb Space Telescope
Key science elements of the James Webb Space Telescope have been upgraded ahead of the observatory's launch in 2018.
Medicine/Pharmacology
25.02.2015
Using snus doubles the risk of alcohol dependency
People who use snus run twice the risk of developing alcohol dependency compared with non-users, and the more one uses snus, the higher the risk. This has been found in a study from Umeå University which was published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. "This is the first time research has succeeded in showing that middle-aged people who use snus run an increased risk of developing alcohol dependency.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
25.02.2015
Dr. Michael Nathanson designated the Crofoot Professor of Internal Medicine
Dr. Michael H. Nathanson, newly named as the Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Internal Medicine, focuses his research on the mechanisms and effects of calcium signals in polarized epithelia.