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Life Sciences - Mar 25
Life Sciences
EPFL scientists have come up with a systematic method for studying and even predicting gene expression - without using cells. Using their innovative, quantitative approach, they measured important parameters governing gene regulation. This allowed them to design and construct a synthetic biological logic gate, which could one day be used to introduce new functions into cells.
Pedagogy - Mar 25
Pedagogy

Time-out as a method of discipline for toddlers and young children is a hot topic among parents and educators.

Computer Science - Mar 22

Organic electronics could allow companies to print electronics like paper or incorporate them into clothing to power wearable electronics-if there were only better ways to control their electronic structure.

Environment - Mar 22

Are 'natural' fibres really better for the environment than microplastic fibres' A new study questions the impact of this plastic alternative Researchers from the University of Nottingham have found a much higher percentage of ‘natural' fibres than microplastic fibres in freshwater and atmospheric samples in the UK.

Architecture - Mar 22
Architecture

New insight into termites' architectural strategies could help us design more energy efficient self-sustaining buildings for humans.

Earth Sciences - Mar 22

New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and co-authored by the University of Bristol reveals that sharp variations of the surface of volcanoes can affect data collected by monitoring equipment.

Pharmacology - Mar 22

On March 5, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first truly new medication for major depression in decades. The drug is a nasal spray called esketamine, derived from ketamine-an anesthetic that has made waves for its surprising antidepressant effect.


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Physics - Careers / Employment - 25.03.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Mechanical Engineering - 25.03.2019
More efficient satellite launch platform on the horizon
More efficient satellite launch platform on the horizon
An efficient and cost-effective satellite launch platform could soon be a reality in Australia thanks to a world first engine that's being developed by University of Sydney combustion experts. As part of a global industry research project, combustion experts from the University of Sydney's School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering are one step closer to developing a more efficient and cost-effective access to space platform for satellite launches.

Administration - 22.03.2019
Sacramento to name secretary of state building after Berkeley's March Fong Eu
Sacramento to name secretary of state building after Berkeley’s March Fong Eu
March Fong Eu was something of a rarity among politicians in that she had the ability to bring different people and competing ideas together.

Sport Sciences - 22.03.2019
Doctor on the court: Kristine Anigwe's surgical brand of basketball
Doctor on the court: Kristine Anigwe’s surgical brand of basketball
Kristine Anigwe won't be going to medical school after she graduates this year from UC Berkeley. The best women's basketball player Berkeley has ever seen knows what it would take to become a doctor - her older brother Chris is on that path, studying at UC San Francisco.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 22.03.2019
Water in space
Water in space
Did you know that up to 80% of the water on the International Space Station is recycled? Astronauts living and working 400 km above our planet might prefer not to think about it, but the water they d

Environment - Social Sciences - 22.03.2019
World Water Day: What access to clean water really means
World Water Day: What access to clean water really means
Today's Unesco World Water Day has the theme "Leave no one behind". Many people still do not have access to safe water and sanitary facilities for various reasons.

Health - Environment - 22.03.2019
Female radiation oncologists submit fewer charges to Medicare, collect less revenue
Female radiation oncologists submit fewer charges to Medicare, collect less revenue
A new study by UCLA researchers has found that female radiation oncologists submit fewer charges to Medicare, are reimbursed less per charge submitted and receive lower Medicare payments overall in comparison to male radiation oncologists.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 22.03.2019
Satellites key to addressing water scarcity
Satellites key to addressing water scarcity
Today is World Water Day, but with millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggling to cope in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, the notion of water shortages may not be at the forefront of our minds right now.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 22.03.2019

Environment - 22.03.2019
Researcher training ’para-ecologists’ to protect the rainforest
Sussex researcher training 'para-ecologists' to protect the rainforest A scientist at the University of Sussex has been working to train up a new generation of data collectors to help monitor the overall health of the rainforest ecosystem.

History / Archeology - 22.03.2019
£1.65m community project to reveal 6,000-year-old 'hidden' historic site in Cardiff
£1.65m community project to reveal 6,000-year-old ’hidden’ historic site in Cardiff
A South Wales community is on the brink of delivering a major heritage regeneration project following a substantial funding win from the National Lottery.

Health - Pharmacology - 22.03.2019
Bringing a new generation of drugs to patients
Cardiff University is stepping up the development of new drugs for mental health and central nervous system conditions, with the launch of the Medicines Discovery Institute. Focusing on areas of unmet clinical need, the new institute will develop novel medications to improve the lives of people across the world.

Chemistry - Careers / Employment - 22.03.2019

Media - 22.03.2019
Official comment on recent media coverage
ETH Zurich provides an official comment on articles published recently in the online magazine Republik.

Innovation / Technology - 22.03.2019
Heritage tourists sites need to prioritise the experience over emerging immersive technologies
Heritage tourists say they would prefer emerging immersive technologies at major sites in Scotland keep strong story telling at their heart to future proof their offering, new research published today has found. The findings are part of research by the Scottish Heritage Partnership (SHP) led by the University of Glasgow which looked at how the tourism industry can prepare to adapt and use emerging technologies such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR).

Business / Economics - 22.03.2019

Health - 22.03.2019
Experts gather to boost detection of deadly melanoma
Experts are gathering in Brisbane today to establish a road map for reducing melanoma deaths in Australia.

Careers / Employment - Business / Economics - 22.03.2019

Environment - Health - 22.03.2019
The effects of climate change on water shortages
The effects of climate change on water shortages
In Jordan, one of the most water-poor nations, predictions of future droughts depend on the scale of climate change. Without reducing greenhouse gases the future looks dry, but researchers offer some hope. If global temperatures continue to rise, rainfall will increasingly become a beast of extremes: long dry spells here, dangerous floods there - and in some places, intense water shortages.

Business / Economics - 21.03.2019
Claudia Eckert joins Council of Cyber Experts
Claudia Eckert joins Council of Cyber Experts
The number of hacker attacks in Germany is steadily increasing.

Chemistry - Environment - 21.03.2019
Non-toxic salt water battery prototype can charge in seconds
A battery prototype has been designed using salt water and materials that are non-toxic and charge quickly, paving the way for new types of battery.

Health - Pharmacology - 21.03.2019
Researchers awarded $40 million to study opioid addiction treatments
Yale School of Medicine faculty have been awarded $40 million in grants to study medication treatment for veterans with opioid addiction.

Innovation / Technology - Health - 21.03.2019
Boost for University plans for major innovation investment in Govan
The University of Glasgow's plans for an expansion of innovation activities in Govan received a significant boost today (Thursday, 21 March) with two projects through to the final stage of a major UK-wide funding stream.

Social Sciences - Innovation / Technology - 21.03.2019
SPARK shows way for European social science parks
Cardiff University is leading the way in Europe by creating a Social Science Park (Spark) that brings benefits to wider society.

Physics - Computer Science / Telecom - 21.03.2019
UW, Microsoft, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory establish new Northwest Quantum Nexus for a quantum revolution in science, technology
UW, Microsoft, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory establish new Northwest Quantum Nexus for a quantum revolution in science, technology
The University of Washington, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Microsoft Quantum announced this week that they have joined forces in a new coalition to bring about a revolution in quantum research and technology.

Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 21.03.2019
Hundreds of bubble streams link biology, seismology off Washington's coast
Hundreds of bubble streams link biology, seismology off Washington’s coast
Off the coast of Washington, columns of bubbles rise from the seafloor, as if evidence of a sleeping dragon lying below. But these bubbles are methane that is squeezed out of sediment and rises up through the water. The locations where they emerge provide important clues to what will happen during a major offshore earthquake.

Innovation / Technology - Careers / Employment - 21.03.2019

Innovation / Technology - 21.03.2019

Environment - Administration - 21.03.2019
UK gets new £5 million climate change research centre
Cardiff University has been selected as the main hub for a £5 million research centre to explore how we can live differently to achieve the rapid and far-reaching emissions cuts required to address climate change. A collaboration between Cardiff, Manchester, York and East Anglia Universities, and charity Climate Outreach, the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) will work closely with industry, local/national governments, and charities to tackle climate change.

Law / Forensics - Religions - 21.03.2019
"I would never otherwise have asked how important religion is in law."
Anyone entering the office of law scholar Nils Jansen can see at a glance: hard work is done here. The director of the Department of Legal History at the University of Münster has books, journals, and a notebook spread around his desk in a semicircle and stacked up in piles.

Environment - 21.03.2019

Music - 21.03.2019
Aboriginal Australia’s smash hit that went viral
In a time before radio, songs were shared between Aboriginal groups at large social gatherings and spread enormous distances.

Environment - 21.03.2019

Social Sciences - 21.03.2019
What is needed to improve diversity and inclusion in Australia
What is needed to improve diversity and inclusion in Australia
Harmony Day, a day set aside every year to celebrate Australia's cultural diversity, is celebrated on the same day as the International Day of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
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