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Career - Pedagogy - 22.10.2019
Women ‘less likely to progress at work’ than their male counterparts following childbirth
Women and men experience a 'large divergence' in their career paths in the years following childbirth, according to a study following more than 3,500 new parents. Only 27.8 per cent of women are in full-time work or self-employed three years after childbirth, compared to 90 per cent of new fathers.

Career - 18.10.2019
Promoting open science
Promoting open science
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, EPFL is highlighting his commitment for open and reproducible research through an exceptional Open Science Day, today. Interview of president of the Open Science Strategic Committee, Katrin Beyer. When the World Wide Web was invented at CERN 30 years ago, no one talked about open science.

Administration - Career - 03.10.2019
When big companies fund academic research, the truth often comes last
Industry funders can go to great lengths to suppress the findings of academic research when it's not favourable to the company, Professor Lisa Bero writes. Over the last two decades, industry funding for medical research has increased globally, while government and non-profit funding has decreased.

Career - Social Sciences - 26.09.2019
Pay, flexibility, advancement: They all matter for workers' health and safety
Pay, flexibility, advancement: They all matter for workers’ health and safety
The terms and conditions of your employment - including your pay, hours, schedule flexibility and job security - influence your overall health as well as your risk of being injured on the job, according to new research from the University of Washington. The analysis takes a comprehensive approach to show that the overall pattern of employment conditions is important for health, beyond any single measure of employment, such as wages or contract type.

Computer Science / Telecom - Career - 11.09.2019
Chi Explores Essence of Big Data
Whether you noticed or not, you are receiving and creating countless data in your everyday life, sometimes merely by sending messages and browsing items on a shopping site. Many fields, such as medicine and entertainment are data-rich, which drives researchers to find new ways to capture and analyze this rapidly increasing information.

Career - 29.08.2019
New science blooms after star researchers die
New science blooms after star researchers die
Deaths of prominent life scientists tend to be followed by a surge in highly cited research by newcomers. Listen A study by Prof. Pierre Azoulay finds that the death of star scientists can benefit their fields of research by opening the door for an influx of new ideas and contributors, reports Colleen Flaherty for Inside Higher Ed .

Social Sciences - Career - 29.07.2019
The plus of ethnic enclaves and neighborhoods
A new study from the Stanford Immigration Policy Lab found that new refugees were more likely to find work within their first five years if officials assigned them to an area with a larger community of people who share their nationality, ethnicity or language. Ethnic enclaves are often viewed as a negative for the integration of immigrants with natives in their new country.

Health - Career - 17.07.2019
Four new professorships to drive forward diabetes research in Bern
Four new professorships to drive forward diabetes research in Bern
The University of Bern and the Diabetes Center Berne (DCB) are together creating four professorships in the field of diabetes technology research and development. This will boost the international profile of diabetes research in Bern and strengthen its role as a center of medicine in the long term. The four professorships are to be financed with 417,000 Swiss francs per annum each over a period of 12 years.

Career - Social Sciences - 12.06.2019
"Interdisciplinary research takes time"
It seems that new scientific institutions and research projects are all about "interdisciplinarity". Is it all hype? It is not all hype, not at all. We are increasingly encountering issues that cannot be resolved using the methods of any one discipline. As a matter of fact, interdisciplinarity was already enabling major leaps forward even before it was intentionally promoted: After the Second World War, several physicists transferred to biology in the wake of the atomic bomb shock.

Career - 06.06.2019
More needs to be done to address the gender gap in academia, researchers say
Being a woman has a negative association with academic rank, a study led by Cardiff University researchers has shown. A total of 2,270 academics from the 24 Russell Group universities, across all fields of knowledge, were surveyed for the research. They were asked a wide range of questions about their academic credentials, research productivity, working conditions and duties, socio-demographic characteristics and family circumstances - such as number of children and responsibility for their care.

Health - Career - 02.05.2019
Scientists win over 275,000 to develop new test for aggressive prostate cancer
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have received a grant worth over 275,000 from leading men's health charity, Prostate Cancer UK. Their aim is to help develop a new test to accurately show how aggressive someone's prostate cancer is, in order to help doctors identify the best treatment for each individual man.

Health - Career - 16.04.2019
Workplace wellness programs fail to improve health
Workplace wellness programs have been touted as a powerful tool that can make employees healthier and more productive while reducing health care spending, but the results of a new study suggest such interventions yield less-than-impressive results. The findings by University of Chicago and Harvard University scholars, published April 16 in the Journal of the American Medical Association , raise questions about the effectiveness of such programs offered by 80 percent of large U.S. employers in the $8 billion workplace wellness industry.

Astronomy / Space Science - Career - 10.04.2019
Astronomers capture historic first image of a black hole
The Event Horizon Telescope -a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration-was designed to capture images of a black hole.

Astronomy / Space Science - Career - 10.04.2019
Scientists help capture first image of a black hole
The Event Horizon Telescope -a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration-was designed to capture images of a black hole.

Career - 01.02.2019
No race or gender bias seen in initial NIH grant reviews
Examinations of National Institutes of Health grants in the last 15 years have shown that white scientists are more likely to be successful in securing funding from the agency than their black peers. A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows that bias is unlikely to play out in the initial phase of the process NIH uses to review applications for the billions of federal grant dollars it apportions annually to biology and behavior research, even though the reviewers at that early stage in the process are aware of each grant applicant's identity.

Social Sciences - Career - 23.01.2019
Young adults caught in a dilemma between traditional family models and modern views
A study has found that even young adults who do not yet have children are influenced by traditional concepts of family. At the same time, they have modern views of equality, career engagement and childcare. The result is a dilemma that affects not only young women, but also young men early in adulthood.

Career - 04.01.2019
Effective Science Communication Begins With Collaboration
Carnegie Mellon University's Baruch Fischhoff says the key to communicating scientific research is simple: Collaborate. "Communicating science effectively can require an unnatural act: collaboration among experts from professional communities with different norms and practices,” wrote Fischhoff in his paper " Evaluating science communication ,” published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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