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Career - Campus - 31.05.2024
Motivation profiles linked to perseverance during the doctorate
Motivation profiles linked to perseverance during the doctorate
A study analyzes the motivations for pursuing a doctorate to determine the factors conducive to a high rate of doctoral success . Around 50% of doctoral candidates drop out before graduation. David Litalien and Frédéric Guay, professors in the Faculty of Education at Université Laval, have identified four motivational profiles linked to perseverance in postgraduate studies.

Music - Campus - 30.05.2024
Infants hear significantly more speech than music at home, UW study finds
Speech and music are the dominant elements of an infant's auditory environment. While past research has shown that speech plays a critical role in children's language development, less is known about the music that infants hear. A new University of Washington study, published May 21 in Developmental Science , is the first to compare the amount of music and speech that children hear in infancy.

Campus - 23.05.2024
Crows can deliberately plan how many calls to make
Crows can deliberately plan how many calls to make
In a behavioral experiment crows can learn to produce a set number of calls. This involves them planning in advance: from the sound of the first call in a numerical sequence it is possible to predict how many calls the crows will make. A research team consisting of Dr. Diana A. Liao, Dr. Katharina F. Brecht and assistant professor Lena Veit led by Professor Andreas Nieder from the Institute of Neurobiology at the University of Tübingen has established this.

Politics - Campus - 22.05.2024
Voter Moral Justifications for Politicians’ Misstatements
In a new study, researchers used online surveys conducted primarily when Donald Trump was president to show that both Republican and Democratic voters provided explicit moral justification for politicians' statements that were factually inaccurate, especially when they aligned with their personal politics.

Health - Campus - 21.05.2024
Rising home prices can harm peoples' health
Rising home prices can harm peoples’ health
Rapid increases in housing costs have taken a toll on people, including their health, according to Simon Fraser University (SFU) health sciences researchers. A new systematic review of 23 studies, published in BMC Public Health, on the impact of housing prices on health finds that such changes can both positively and negatively impact people's health.

Computer Science - Campus - 15.05.2024
Can AI help save beluga whales?
Beluga whale populations in the Arctic are under threat due to increased onand off-shore activities such as oil and gas development and climate change. Aerial surveys capture images over breeding and feeding regions and this is the most popular non-invasive approach for monitoring the populations of beluga whales and ensuring their distribution and health status.

Environment - Campus - 24.04.2024
Bringing an investigator’s eye to complex social challenges
MIT economics doctoral candidate Anna Russo studies how to improve the design, function, and outcomes of public policies. Anna Russo likes puzzles. They require patience, organization, and a view of the big picture. She brings an investigator's eye to big institutional and societal challenges whose solutions can have wide-ranging, long-term impacts.

Psychology - Campus - 22.04.2024
Observing nature makes you happier
Observing nature makes you happier
Various studies have been conducted in recent years exploring how paying attention to nature can affect our well-being. A preliminary systematic review of these studies, conducted at the University of Twente, has shown that participants generally experience significantly more well-being compared to control groups.

Transport - Campus - 09.04.2024
Has remote work changed how people travel in the U.S?
A new study finds sustained pattern changes - with a lot of regional variation. The prevalence of remote work since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly changed urban transportation patterns in the U.S., according to new study led by MIT researchers.

Social Sciences - Campus - 02.04.2024
Characterizing social networks
A new method to measure homophily in large group interactions offers insights into how groups might interact in the future. People tend to connect with others who are like them. Alumni from the same alma mater are more likely to collaborate over a research project together, or individuals with the same political beliefs are more likely to join the same political parties, attend rallies, and engage in online discussions.

Health - Campus - 25.03.2024
A roadmap to improving healthcare disparities in northern Quebec
Some Indigenous communities are too short-staffed to perform lifesaving procedures, McGill study finds Indigenous communities in northern Quebec face significant hurdles to healthcare access. The Nunavik region is remote, with limited transportation options and extreme weather conditions. As a result, its population faces lower life expectancy and poorer health outcomes.

Environment - Campus - 22.03.2024
Research unlocks potential to revolutionise construction waste recycling
Office of the Interim Vice-President (Strategy & Major Projects) & Vice-Chancellor's Chief of Staff Office of the Interim Vice-President (Strategy & Major Projects) & Vice-Chancellor's Chief of Staff There was no time to waste as researchers trawled through skip bins across Melbourne construction sites, capturing hundreds of photos of materials destined for landfill.

Law - Campus - 22.02.2024
Can hunger be eradicated by 2030?
World hunger is growing at an alarming rate, with prolonged conflicts, climate change, and COVID-19 exacerbating the problem.

Health - Campus - 22.02.2024
Fighting the flu: The surprising power of a century-old vaccine for tuberculosis
As Canada's flu season collides with record strep A cases and ongoing COVID-19 concerns, a new study is shedding light on our understanding of respiratory immune responses. Scholars from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have discovered a surprising facet about a century-old vaccine for tuberculosis, Bacillus Calmette Guérin (BCG).

Innovation - Campus - 15.02.2024
No more soporific lectures
In a unique experiment, researchers at the University of Twente conducted brain measurements on 20 students at the same time. During a one-hour lecture that alternated between passive and interactive, the researchers wanted to learn more about changes in students' concentration during lectures. This could lead to wearable technology that tells the lecturer that students' attention is waning.

Health - Campus - 06.02.2024
World-first discovery may enable an effective long-term lupus treatment
Australian researchers have worked out how to fix a defect that causes lupus, and hope their world-first discovery will offer effective long-term treatment. Published in Nature Communications , the Monash University-led study found a way to reprogram the defective cells of lupus patients with protective molecules from healthy people.

Campus - Health - 02.02.2024
AI helps reveal the ancient origin story of floral colours
AI helps reveal the ancient origin story of floral colours
New research led by Monash University experts used computer simulations to reveal the ancient link between bees and the evolution of colours in flowers. Lead author and NativeBee+Tech Facility Director Associate Professor Alan Dorin, from the Faculty of Information Technology, said insects like bees developed visual perception well before the first flowers appeared so that they could fly and orient themselves among rocks, leaves, sticks and bark.

Campus - 01.02.2024
A report analyses the Spanish films and series available on the main US video services
A report analyses the Spanish films and series available on the main US video services
The US video-on-demand company with the largest number of Spanish films and series in its catalogue is Prime Video (751 titles), followed by Netflix (575), HBO Max (196), Disney+ (116) and Apple TV+ (3). This data comes from a report carried out by researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) that analyses the availability and prominence of Spanish audiovisual works, in 2023, in these five US subscription video on demand (SVOD) services operating in Spain.

Campus - 30.01.2024
Finite sphere packing problem: ’sausage catastrophe’
Have you ever wondered what the best way is to pack a finite number of identical spheres into a shape-shifting flexible container, like a convex hull? Researchers from the University of Twente, Active Soft Matter Lab led by Dr. Hanumantha Rao Vutukuri in the TNW Faculty, along with Utrecht University, have investigated this fascinating mathematical sphere-packing problem by combining experiments and computer simulations.

Campus - Health - 11.01.2024
How does social attention develop in autistic children?
A team from the University of Geneva shows how visual social skills develop in a unique way in children with autistic disorders. As they grow, children increasingly focus their attention on social elements in their environment, such as faces or social interactions. However, children with autism are often more interested in non-social stimuli, such as textures or geometric shapes.
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