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Environment - Campus - 22.03.2023
Fighting drought together with farmers, landowners and scientists
Can a scientist, a farmer and a nature organisation ensure that nature can better withstand periods of extreme drought or massive flooding? Can a 'regular civilian' help to counteract drought and improve biodiversity in our country in the near future by sowing certain species of grass and herbs? If it were up to Dr. Edwin Pos , yes.

Campus - 01.03.2023
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship for SBE Researcher
SBE Researcher Jakob Raymaekers has been granted a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship for his research project on Causal Discovery. The objective of this Fellowship is to support researchers' careers and to foster excellence in research. "I hope this research will help scientists in a variety of disciplines to discover new and valid causal relations" -  Jakob Raymaekers Jakob Raymaekers, Assistant Professor at the deparment of Quantitative Economics (MSCM) Robust Causal Discovery Can we learn causal mechanisms from observational data? The answer is yes, under the right conditions.

Campus - 17.02.2023
Whales give up singing to fight for love
Whales give up singing to fight for love
Male whales along Australia's eastern seaboard are giving up singing to attract a mate, switching instead to fighting their male competition. Associate Professor Rebecca Dunlop from The University of Queensland's School of Biological Sciences led research analysing almost two decades of data on humpback whale behaviour and found singing may no longer be in vogue when it comes to seduction.

Campus - Life Sciences - 17.02.2023
Nightly Sleep Is Key to Student Success
A new study at Carnegie Mellon University shows the impact of nightly sleep on a student's academic performance For young adults, college is a time of transition. It may be the first time students have the freedom to determine how to spend their time, but this freedom comes with competing interests from academics, social events and even sleep.

Campus - Social Sciences - 16.02.2023
Asking the right questions | Brenda Erens
Dr. started her academic career at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience at Maastricht University. There she did the bachelor in Psychology and subsequently, the master in Forensic Psychology. After graduation, Erens went to work at Veilig Thuis (Safe Home): the advice and report centre for child abuse and domestic violence in Heerlen.

Social Sciences - Campus - 08.02.2023
Preschool gives a big boost to college attendance
Research using a Boston admissions lottery shows striking effects for children throughout their student lives. Close Attending preschool at age 4 makes children significantly more likely to go to college, according to an empirical study led by an MIT economist. The study examines children who attended public preschools in Boston from 1997 to 2003.

Campus - 01.02.2023
Picturing ruins: more than just a morbid fascination
Picturing ruins: more than just a morbid fascination
A graduate student's study of Instagram photographs of urban decline reveals humans have a deep-rooted attraction to decay. CONTENU - Click on hashtag #abandoned on Instagram and you'll find over 9 million posts. For hashtag #urbex, there are over 11 million. It's a seemingly endless supply of haunting photographs of ruins-abandoned houses in the middle of nowhere, crumbling industrial complexes overrun with weeds, ancient graveyards submerged under water.

Campus - 31.01.2023
Fishing in tandem brings benefits for people and dolphins
Fishing in tandem brings benefits for people and dolphins
Dolphins and net-casting fishers in Brazil catch more fish by working together, a new study by an international team of researchers has shown. According to the authors, it's a rare example of an interaction by two top predators that is beneficial to both parties. The study was led by Assistant Professor Mauricio Cantor from Oregon State University.

Computer Science - Campus - 30.01.2023
How FAIR is the software landscape of Utrecht University?
Nowadays, it is quite common to develop and use code and software for research. Graduate Keven Quach wanted to know how FAIR the code and software is developed by researchers at Utrecht University. So he dived into GitHub, an online platform where you can develop, manage and publish code and software.

History / Archeology - Campus - 21.12.2022
Gender equality is good for economic growth
Over 500 years, the economy developed better in parts of Europe where women married in their 20s instead of their teens, according to a study by economic historians Alexandra de Pleijt from Wa-geningen University in the Netherlands and Jörg Baten from the University of. Their study has been published in the journal World Development .

Campus - Environment - 15.12.2022
Engineers want to save whales from noise
Engineers want to save whales from noise
Science, Health & Technology Lou Corpuz-Bosshart Chronic ship noise can lead to stress, hearing loss and feeding problems for marine mammals like whales, dolphins and porpoises. UBC researchers are diving in to help address the issue. According to project lead Dr. Rajeev Jaiman , an associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering, propeller noise accounts for much of the acoustic barrage from ships.

Campus - Career - 30.11.2022
What are the UB students like? 
Acadčmic The results of the survey "The students' living and study conditions" have been published.

Paleontology - Campus - 29.11.2022
A pair of lizard 'kings' from the old, old West
A pair of lizard ’kings’ from the old, old West
Yale research has identified the oldest-known, definitive members of an evolutionary group that includes all living lizards and their closest extinct relatives. Yale researchers have identified the oldest-known, definitive members of the lizard crown group that includes all living lizards and their closest extinct relatives.

Campus - Psychology - 23.11.2022
Alumnus Fred Atilla wins Unilever Research Prize 2022
Cognitive psychologist and alumnus Fred Atilla of Erasmus University Rotterdam has won the Unilever Research Prize 2022 for his research on how attention and emotions towards COVID-19 evolved among T

Campus - 22.11.2022
TU Delft helps the EU to improve its strategic crisis management
TU Delft Resilience professor Tina Comes played a central role in advising the EU on how to improve its role in transboundary crises. Today she handed over the synthesis of the scientific evidence on crisis management to two European Commissioners and the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Comes chaired the working group that collected the latest scientific evidence and evidence-based policy options to help the EU rethink its approach to risk and crisis management.

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 09.11.2022
Research could help astronauts eat well on future Mars missions
Research could help astronauts eat well on future Mars missions
Science, Health & Technology Lou Corpuz-Bosshart If space is the final frontier, it's food that will get us there in good shape, and UBC researchers are making sure that our food will be up to the task. Dr. John Frostad , an assistant professor in chemical and biological engineering who studies the science of food, leads a team that is creating new ways of encapsulating omega-3 fatty acids so that they can go the distance.

Campus - 31.10.2022
The multiple faces of today's galaxies: their morphologies tell their evolution
The multiple faces of today’s galaxies: their morphologies tell their evolution
The large morphological classes of galaxies have fascinated astronomers since their discovery. A new analysis led by Louis Quilley, PhD student (Sorbonne University), and Valérie de Lapparent, researcher at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (IAP), establishes a physical link between the order of the different types of the famous Hubble sequence, and the systematic evolution of galaxies.

Campus - Health - 20.10.2022
Activity ’snacks’ following meals may help maintain muscle mass: Study
Interrupting prolonged sitting with periodic activity "snacks" may help maintain muscle mass and quality, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Toronto. Daniel Moore , an associate professor of muscle physiology at the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Eduction (KPE) who led the study, found that short bouts of activity, such as two minutes of walking or body weight sit-to-stand squats, allow the body to use more amino acids from meals to build muscle proteins.

Campus - 12.10.2022
New Study on Affirmative Action Policies for Leadership Positions
The German population expresses support for recruitment practices that favor women and people from non-academic households The debate surrounding affirmative action policies to counteract inequality against underrepresented groups continues to raise questions about the use of quotas when it comes to hiring people to leadership positions or public offices.
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