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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.

Career - 17.12.2018
Young women prefer family men
Social media are buzzing with hashtags like #hotdaddy and blog posts la 'How to get your husband to help out around the house.' The idea that women are attracted to men who are willing to set aside their career in favour of their family has now also been supported by research conducted by Dr Loes Meussen.

Health - Career - 14.12.2018
Grand Challenges Explorations grant awarded for groundbreaking research in global health and development
Grand Challenges Explorations grant awarded for groundbreaking research in global health and development
The University of Melbourne was announced as a winner of a global Grand Challenges Explorations grant - an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Professor Muthupandian Ashokkumar along with Dr Francesca Cavalieri and Dr Srinivas Mettu will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled 'Edible Micro-Balloons for Nutrition Enhancement', aimed at relieving malnutrition among mothers and infants in developing countries.

Career - 13.12.2018
NHS vital lifeline for the Welsh regional economy
The NHS in Wales supports more than 10% of the country's total employment, new research has shown. The study, carried out at Cardiff Business School's Welsh Economy Research Unit, details what the organisation generates in terms of jobs and wages - both directly to its employees as well as to services and companies that supply and maintain NHS activity in Wales.

Physics - Career - 30.11.2018
Ten projects awarded
ETH researchers had excellent results in the issuing of ERC grants: they were able to win 10 Consolidator Grants in the amount of 24 million Swiss francs for their research. Researchers from ETH Zurich have never before been able to win so many ERC Consolidator Grants in one round as they managed to this time.

Career - 22.11.2018
Call for 'whole-system approach' to tackle workplace mental health issue gaps
Representatives from across industry have called for a whole-system approach to mental health in the workplace, as a new study revealed gaps in the way organisations tackle issues such as depression, anxiety, self-harm and psychosis. Published by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), findings from research by The University of Nottingham reveals both positives and areas for concern, including inadequate boundaries for employees and a lack of proof that MHFA is effective.

Career - Social Sciences - 20.11.2018
Is Science In Trouble?
Is Science In Trouble?
If there's a central tenet that unites all of the sciences, it's probably that scientists should approach discovery without bias and with a healthy dose of skepticism. The idea is that the best way to reach the truth is to allow the facts to lead where they will, even if it's not where you intended to go.

Career - 19.11.2018
Will algorithms predict your future?
A report from Cardiff University reveals the extent to which public service provision is now being influenced by data analytics. The study, Data Scores as Governance , represents the culmination of a year-long research project compiled by the School of Journalism, Media and Culture's Data Justice Lab.

Psychology - Career - 13.11.2018
Emotional intelligence: a new criterion for hiring
Emotional intelligence: a new criterion for hiring
Researchers have developed an emotional intelligence test for the workplace that can be used to assess and predict an employee's abilities in interpersonal relations and leadership capabilities.

Career - Health - 30.10.2018
Popular meal-kit companies may be creating low-wage, dead-end jobs
Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) Meal kits make cooking easier for millions of busy families and time-starved professionals. But a new study by the Center for Labor Research and Education (Labor Center) at UC Berkeley suggests that the workers filling boxes with pre-portioned ingredients and recipe cards are struggling with low wages, unaffordable benefits, unpredictable schedules, inconsistent wage increase policies, risk of injuries and recurrent problems with timely payment.

Transport - Career - 12.10.2018
Could parcel lockers in transit stations reduce traffic congestion in Seattle?
Could parcel lockers in transit stations reduce traffic congestion in Seattle?
Administrative affairs Arts and entertainment Buildings and grounds For UW employees Health and medicine Honors and awards Official notices Politics and government UW and the community Seattle is one of the most congested cities in America. Delivery trucks take up space on already crowded roads and idle in parking spots and loading bays.

Career - 10.10.2018
Foreign employees feel well-integrated at the workplace
Foreign employees feel well-integrated at the workplace
More than half of foreign employees in Switzerland feel well-integrated in their work environment. Language difficulties serve as one of the main reasons for a lack of integration. This is concluded by the latest issue of the Swiss HR Barometer issued by the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich and the Universities of Lucerne and Zurich.

Innovation / Technology - Career - 09.10.2018
13.3m boost for Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute (FHI) is to benefit from a donation of up to 13.3 million from the philanthropic organisations Good Ventures and the Open Philanthropy Project. The donation, which includes a 6 million up-front commitment, with further funds earmarked for the recruitment of staff, is the largest in the history of the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford.

Career - 02.10.2018
Using AI to improve refugee integration
Using machine learning and optimisation to find refugees' new homes can significantly improve their chances of finding work within three months, according to new research. The international collaboration, conducted by researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Lund, Sweden as well as the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, involved developing Annie MOORE, an AI-powered software.

Career - 27.09.2018
Women much less likely to ask questions in academic seminars than men
Women much less likely to ask questions in academic seminars than men
A new study reveals a stark disparity between male and female participation in a key area of academic life and offers recommendations to ensure all voices are heard. Junior scholars are encountering fewer visible female role models Alecia Carter Women are two and a half times less likely to ask a question in departmental seminars than men, an observational study of 250 events at 35 academic institutions in 10 countries has found.
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