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Life Sciences - Mar 19
When nutrients are dangerously low, a group of bacteria have been found to take the drastic measure of getting rid of their tails. Some bacteria use tails, or flagella, to swim through liquids - including those in our bodies. However, new research published today in PLOS Biology reveals a surprisingly drastic measure taken by some bacteria when facing starvation: they eject their flagella, leaving themselves paralyzed, but conserving energy so they can stay alive.
Health - Mar 19

Sea-level rise associated with climate change is a concern for many island and coastal communities. While the dangers may seem far off for large coastal cities like Miami or New Orleans, the advancing oceans are already displacing some small indigenous communities, and many others are at risk around the world.

Innovation - Mar 19

Cleantech start-ups in the USA that cooperate with government research agencies outperform their competitors both in terms of patents and funding. That is the conclusion of a study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the University of Maryland and the University of Cambridge.

Materials Science - Mar 19
Materials Science

Most of the people who stroll across the Leonardo campus are unlikely to notice a narrow, single-storey building.

Physics - Mar 19
Physics

Berkeley Lab's Alan Smith drove the science of measuring radioactivity in experiments' materials and components.

Life Sciences - Mar 19

In the blink of an eye, a squid's "smart skin" can switch color and pattern for the purpose of camouflage or sexual signaling-a virtuosic display that has long fascinated scientists.

Life Sciences - Mar 19

An invention designed to transform how and where high-powered research microscopes are deployed - and who gets to use them - will make its way from Madison this spring to the fertile biology labs of greater Boston.


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Business / Economics - 19.03.2019

Religions - 19.03.2019
New Zealand shooter has similarity to American alt-right extremists
New Zealand shooter has similarity to American alt-right extremists
Timothy McVeigh and Brenton Tarrant are separated by 7,600 miles and a quarter century.

Computer Science / Telecom - Business / Economics - 19.03.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Business / Economics - 19.03.2019

Administration - 19.03.2019

Pedagogy - 19.03.2019
Alumna Brittany Murlas on her children's book club focused on diversity, gender equality
Alumna Brittany Murlas on her children’s book club focused on diversity, gender equality
"I'm dyslexic and children's books have always been a safe haven for me.

Environment - Politics - 19.03.2019
Center to protect the Red Sea ecosystem
Center to protect the Red Sea ecosystem
Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), announced on Tuesday Switzerland's support for EPFL's project to create a "Transnational Red Sea Research Center".

Linguistics / Literature - 19.03.2019
New Grammatical Guidance for Gaelic
Bòrd na Gàidhlig and the University of Glasgow have today (19 March 2019) published new grammatical guidance to help aid Gaelic speakers, including teachers, broadcasters and other Gaelic professionals.

Health - 19.03.2019
Funding secured for fourth wave of the internationally-renowned NATSAL study
The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles begins its fourth study on sexual health and well-being in Britain, led by researchers from UCL in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the University of Glasgow and NatCen Social Research. The National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) are regarded as the world's largest, most detailed studies of sexual behaviour.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 19.03.2019
Tackling the risks from outer space
Space is a risky place. Our planet faces a number of potential threats from asteroids and comets to the impact of space weather on vital technologies.

Pharmacology - Health - 19.03.2019
FDA approves Roche’s Tecentriq in combination with chemotherapy for the initial treatment of adults with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer
Tecentriq in combination with chemotherapy (carboplatin and etoposide) is the first and only cancer immunotherapy approved for the initial treatment of extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC

Business / Economics - 19.03.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - 19.03.2019
Comparing skills of computer science undergraduates internationally
Computer science undergraduate seniors studying in the United States outperform similar students in China, India and Russia, according to new Stanford-led research. Undergraduate computer science programs at universities and colleges in the United States appear to produce more skilled students on average than equivalent programs in China, India and Russia, according to new Stanford-led research.

Social Sciences - 19.03.2019

Innovation / Technology - Event - 18.03.2019

Religions - 18.03.2019
How religious reformers justified, but ultimately overthrew, the ‘empire of hell' of penal colonies
How religious reformers justified, but ultimately overthrew, the ‘empire of hell’ of penal colonies
A fascinating new book which explores, for the first time, how religion was used to justify the creation of penal colonies, attempt reforms and ultimately overthrow the transportation of British and Irish prisoners is published next month.

Sport Sciences - 18.03.2019
Rethink The Rink With Pittsburgh Penguins, Covestro Begins Year Two
"Make-a-thon 2019" explores innovation opportunities in player safety equipment The Pittsburgh Penguins, Covestro and Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering hosted their second Make-a-thon, kicking off year two of the "Rethink the Rink" initiative.

Life Sciences - 18.03.2019
Fiat Vox: Two-woman play 'Mouthpiece' says what many women never say
Fiat Vox: Two-woman play ’Mouthpiece’ says what many women never say
When Amy Nostbakken and Nora Sadava started writing  Mouthpiece  six years ago, they revealed their deepest secrets to each other with the prompt: "Tell me something that you would never want anyone

Environment - Administration - 18.03.2019
Researchers join international project to help 11 million Thai people
Sussex researchers join international project to help 11 million Thai people Researchers from the University of Sussex are joining an international effort to help protect Thailand's vulnerable coastal communities from storms, floods and coastal erosion.

Innovation / Technology - 18.03.2019

Environment - Earth Sciences - 18.03.2019
Researchers pinpoint cause of deadly Lake Michigan rip current
The storm on Lake Michigan lasted only 15 minutes, but the conditions it put into motion took seven lives.

Health - 18.03.2019
Researcher urges food industry to reduce salt in food
The food industry must do more to lower the amount of salt in their products in order to tackle high blood pressure, says an Imperial expert.

Innovation / Technology - 18.03.2019
NSW finances face a serious squeeze unless radical action is taken
A new report by the Sydney Policy Lab at the University of Sydney reveals that any incoming NSW government faces a difficult fiscal situation, potentially threatening funding for public services.

Life Sciences - 18.03.2019
World's oldest semen still viable
World’s oldest semen still viable
Artificial insemination using the world's oldest known viable semen has a successful impregnation rate in sheep equivalent to recently frozen samples, in research from Associate Professor Simon de Graaf and Dr Jessica Rickard.

Business / Economics - Health - 18.03.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Health - 18.03.2019
Stanford University launches the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
Stanford University launches the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
Stanford University is launching a new institute committed to studying, guiding and developing human-centered artificial intelligence technologies and applications.

Health - 17.03.2019

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 17.03.2019

History / Archeology - 16.03.2019

Life Sciences - Health - 15.03.2019
Why you need to get some shut-eye (and how to do it)
We all know sleep is important for focus, but did you know it could also be the key to keeping your brain healthy as you age? Our new research centre is at the forefront of these discoveries.

Linguistics / Literature - Social Sciences - 15.03.2019

Transport - Environment - 15.03.2019
Cable cars could reshape urban landscapes
Cable cars could reshape urban landscapes
For his thesis at EPFL, Fernando Simas studied how cable cars could be an appealing transportation option for city commuters, and how they could be incorporated into tomorrow's urban landscapes.

Administration - 15.03.2019
IMF policy reforms weaken the state
A new study shows that lending conditions imposed by the International Monetary Fund undermine “state capacity” in developing nations - preventing state bureaucrats from implementing essential policies in health, education, and national security. Researchers from the Universities of Glasgow, Cambridge, Bocconi, and Royal Holloway analysed the IMF's loan documents to evaluate the relationship between IMF-mandated policy reforms and bureaucratic quality in developing countries.
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