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‘The dawn of a new era in astronomy’

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Not long ago, the idea of photographing a black hole was as quixotic as photographing a unicorn. Now, scientists have not one but two images of two different supermassive black holes — and they both look as magical as flaming doughnuts.…

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The world’s first biodegradable shoe

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Stephen Mayfield, a molecular biology professor at UC San Diego, now has a stake in the business of footwear alongside partners Michael Burkart and Robert Pomeroy from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. After six years of research and experimentation, these professors are launching the world’s first biodegradable shoe through the company Blueview, of which…

In uncertain situations, our choices become messy

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The FINANCIAL — We are constantly making decisions in our lives, from picking an entrance gate at the station to choosing a place to live. Our expectations about the outcome drive these choices. But what if we become uncertain about a situation or are surprised by an outcome and our expectations are no longer correct?…

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Thwarting Cyber Theft of Proliferation Sensitive Technologies in Academia

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CRDF Global is hosting an in-person, 3-day workshop on cyber theft in academia in Tbilisi, Georgia with the objective of enhancing the capacity of academic institutions in Georgia and Armenia to defend against and respond to cyber threats posted by criminal entities seeking to acquire proliferation-sensitive research and design-data through unauthorized access to computer systems…

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The Benefits of Studying Abroad: Tamari’s Journey from Gurjaani to Berlin

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The FINANCIAL – Studying abroad is a life-changing experience, full of possibilities but also many challenges. It offers a tremendous opportunity to boost your career and personal skills. It is therefore not surprising to see the number of students living abroad steadily increasing. Nevertheless, there are many students who do not feel ready to take…

Top 5 valued business skills this year 

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The FINANCIAL — There are five essential skills that employers are looking for following the coronavirus pandemic. These most valued business skills for 2022 have been identified by the programme directors of GBSB Global Business School’s Master in Digital Business, a one-year degree preparing students for a career in any business sector going ahead with digitalisation, using…

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Attendance bonuses actually increase employee absence, finds new research

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The FINANCIAL — Offering employees a monetary bonus for good attendance actually has the opposite desired effect, increasing employee absence, finds new research from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. Monetary incentives are widely used to align employee actions with employer objectives. Timo Vogelsang, Assistant Professor from Frankfurt School, and colleagues from the University of…

Nature prefers symmetry and simplicity

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The FINANCIAL — From snowflakes to sunflowers, starfish to sharks, symmetry is everywhere in nature. Not just in the body plans which govern shape and form, but right down to the microscopic molecular machines keeping cells alive.…

Lack of attention to students’ needs is fuelling university dropouts

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Academic performance and programme satisfaction are the most important reasons why students drop out of higher education, new research conducted by a management member  of GBSB Global Business School reveals. Hind Naaman of the department of Education Management at GBSB Global researched the topic of higher education dropout and studied over 200 pupils at two…

How Gordonstoun School Shaped Prince Charles and His Career

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On May 1, 1962, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, piloted the plane that flew 13-year-old Prince Charles to RAF Lossiemouth. Prince Philip then drove his son half a mile to Gordonstoun School, Moray, the school that he had attended and loved, for the Prince of Wales to begin his secondary education. This was the…

New Study Sheds Light On Early Human Hair Revolution

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The FINANCIAL– Among primates, including humans, hair is an important feature of diversity and evolution, serving functions tied to thermoregulation, protection, camouflage and signaling. However, the evolution of wild primate hair has remained relatively understudied until recently.…

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Does your dog care if you die?

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Wondering is a series of random questions answered by Harvard experts. For the latest installment, we asked the human evolutionary biologist Erin Hecht, whose research focuses in part on neural and behavioral variation in domestic canine breeds, if your dog would care if you dropped dead.…

Data to Help Drive Safety Even Further for Repton School Athletics

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At Repton School, athletics and academics go hand in hand when it comes to student focus and access. Proper physical fitness is just as paramount to student wellbeing as textbook learning. With this in mind, Repton School helps students manage the demands of both with a specially designed curricula and scheduling so that they are…

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When babies see people swap spit, they know what’s what

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Harvard-MIT study suggests infants view kissing or sharing food or utensils as social cues indicating close relationships. new study by Harvard and MIT researchers, including psychologist Elizabeth Spelke, shows that children as young as 8 to 10 months old infer two people are likely in a close relationship if they see them having interactions that involve…

A new methodology for network studies

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The FINANCIAL — Network approaches are undergoing a revolutionary advance in the field of psychology. Whereas explanations for cognitive development and mental problems have long been sought in the brain, the focus now increasingly lies on the interaction between observable factors. In the case of depression, for example, we no longer look for a single…

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