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Health - Campus - 22.02.2021
Back to class: With the drop in COVID-19 cases, how can schools reopen safely?
With Los Angeles County school districts getting the green light from state officials to reopen elementary schools, everyone — parents, teachers, administrators and children — is understandably wondering about safety.

History / Archeology - 22.02.2021

Health - 22.02.2021
Engineering longer-lasting artificial joints
Engineering longer-lasting artificial joints
A £4 million research project will develop a new generation of artificial joints that last longer, produce fewer side effects and are better suited for younger people.

Health - Social Sciences - 22.02.2021
Opinion: This UK lockdown must be the last - Here’s how we can achieve that
Yo-yoing in and out of lockdown has harmed health and livelihoods. In 2021, we need to do something different, says Professor Susan Michie (UCL Psychology & Languages Sciences).

Health - Life Sciences - 22.02.2021
Q&A with Sharon Peacock, coronavirus variant hunter
The UK is a world leader in sequencing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Of all the coronavirus genomes that have been sequenced in the world, nearly half have been sequenced by COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (Cog-UK).

Computer Science - 22.02.2021
A Franco-Australian laboratory working towards better collaboration between humans and artificial intelligence
O    A new laboratory has been created by the CNRS in Australia, in cooperation with three major Australian universities, IMT Atlantique and Naval Group, the European leader in naval defence.

Social Sciences - Art and Design - 22.02.2021
Q&A: Faculty documentary on migrants chosen for SXSW, Big Sky film festivals
UCLA professors Maite Zubiaurre and Kristy Guevara-Flanagan hope their film about searching for those lost in the desert will change immigration policy When UCLA professor Maite Zubiaurre decided to

Psychology - 22.02.2021
Does banning junk food ads work?
PhD Candidate Aarron Toal on the psychology behind our cravings. In 2020, the UK Government announced a ban on junk food advertising before 9pm.

Life Sciences - 22.02.2021
Researchers feature on captivating BBC Two wildlife series
Researchers feature on captivating BBC Two wildlife series
Fascinating research by two University of Bristol academics features in a new BBC Two wildlife series.

Social Sciences - 22.02.2021
Benefits system needs to be made simpler and fairer
Benefits system needs to be made simpler and fairer
The benefits system needs to change in order to properly support claimants during and after COVID-19, a major national research project has concluded. Welfare at a (Social) Distance , a collaboration between several universities including Leeds, is investigating the benefits system during the pandemic and its aftermath.

Economics / Business - Social Sciences - 22.02.2021
How much regulation is too much on the tech industry?
As prominent figures, including former President Donald Trump, are banned from social media platforms for posting disinformation or inflammatory remarks, technology regulation has become a hot topic of debate.

Computer Science - 22.02.2021
"Fantastic research is happening with the help of data analytics"
The Center for Data Analytics at the University of Basel helps researchers make the most of their data using cutting-edge techniques such as deep learning.

Environment - Materials Science - 22.02.2021
A Sponge to Soak Up Carbon Dioxide in the Air
A Sponge to Soak Up Carbon Dioxide in the Air
Human activity is now leading to the equivalent of 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere each year, putting us on track to increase the planet's temperature by 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels by 2040.

Social Sciences - 22.02.2021
Promoting Diversity and Shaping Relations
"Living respectfully, promoting diversity, shaping relations" - with this motto for its campus campaign, Heidelberg University is participating this year in an initiative across the state of Baden-Württemberg.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 22.02.2021
Dacher Keltner on the science of awe and psychedelics
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Astronomy / Space Science - 22.02.2021
Binary stars are all around us, new map of solar neighborhood shows
The latest star data from the Gaia space observatory has for the first time allowed astronomers to generate a massive 3D atlas of widely separated binary stars within about 3,000 light years of Earth - 1.3 million of them. The one-of-a-kind atlas, created by Kareem El-Badry, an astrophysics Ph.D.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.02.2021
Study could explain tuberculosis bacteria paradox
Study could explain tuberculosis bacteria paradox
TB-causing bacteria remember prior stress, react quickly to new stress Tuberculosis bacteria have evolved to remember stressful encounters and react quickly to future stress, according to a study by

Economics / Business - Environment - 22.02.2021

Health - Environment - 19.02.2021
Young Researchers in Environmental Epidemiology Share Latest Findings
Young Researchers in Environmental Epidemiology Share Latest Findings
Swiss TPH and the European Chapter of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) hosted a virtual symposium for young scientists in the field of environmental epidemiology from 18 to 19 February 2021.

Astronomy / Space Science - 19.02.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 19.02.2021
Global taskforce set to demystify and overcome vaccine hesitancy amid COVID-19 pandemic
International experts are joining forces to combat vaccine hesitancy by tackling its root cause - misinformation - and arming key influencers with the facts.

Computer Science - Campus - 19.02.2021
AI May Mistake Chess Discussions as Racist Talk
References to chess piece colors can trigger alarm "The Queen's Gambit," the recent TV mini-series about a chess master, may have stirred increased interest in chess, but a word to the wise: social m

Computer Science - 19.02.2021
Researchers Win NSF-Amazon Fairness in AI Awards
Three Carnegie Mellon University research teams have received funding through the Program on Fairness in Artificial Intelligence, which the National Science Foundation sponsors in partnership with Amazon.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 19.02.2021
U-M Carbon Neutrality Acceleration Program awards $1.75M in grants to seven research projects
The Carbon Neutrality Acceleration Program at the University of Michigan's Graham Sustainability Institute has awarded research grants to seven projects aimed at reducing net carbon emissions.

Linguistics / Literature - Life Sciences - 19.02.2021
Odd Find Rattles Reader
Readers expect to find tales, not tails, in books. This story is about the latter. A Carnegie Mellon University Libraries patron discovered a bagged, flattened snake in a copy of Brenda Shaughnessy's "The Octopus Museum." Samuel L. Jackson would not be pleased.

Campus - 19.02.2021

Art and Design - 19.02.2021

Environment - Psychology - 18.02.2021
Cambridge psychologist helps Facebook fight climate change misinformation
Social media giant turn to behaviour and communication expert to help them tackle the dangerous anti-science myths that circulate online.   Facebook is in a unique position to counter the circulation of online misinformation Sander van der Linden Facebook has sought the help of experts on anti-environment propaganda, including a Cambridge psychologist, to improve their Climate Science Information Centre and help more of the platform's almost three billion monthly users find the latest accurate climate science data.

Health - 18.02.2021
New national modelling group to provide faster, more rigorous COVID-19 predictions
New national modelling group to provide faster, more rigorous COVID-19 predictions
A new national consortium, co-led by the University of Cambridge, will bring together mathematical modellers to produce faster, more rigorous predictions for the COVID-19 pandemic and advise UK government bodies.

Health - 18.02.2021
New funding for national consortium to model COVID-19 pandemic predictions
A national consortium bringing together modellers to produce rigorous predictions for the COVID-19 pandemic and advise UK government bodies will receive £3 million funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Environment - Earth Sciences - 18.02.2021
Climate change and Swiss lakes
Climate change and Swiss lakes
A new simulation study shows that climate change risks significantly altering water temperature, ice cover and mixing of many Swiss lakes. Mid altitude lakes are especially under pressure, running the risk of completely losing ice cover and no longer fully mixing twice per year. Such a change would have fundamental consequences for the functioning of lake ecosystems.

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