03 novembre 2018

‘There’s no plan B’: academics race to safeguard research against Brexit

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianWith science, IT and archaeology among subjects heavily funded by the EU, leaving with no deal would be cataclysmic, say universities. More...

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The UK's green discoveries: plastic-eating enzymes and seawater biofuels

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianWe don’t have long to get our act together on climate change, according to a UN report released earlier this month. In the next 12 years, we need to reverse the trend of Earth’s increasing temperature or face drought, floods and extreme heat – and devastating knock-on effects felt by all life on the planet. More...

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UK urged to support British academic charged with spying in UAE

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianThe wife of a British academic charged with spying in the United Arab Emirates has urged the government to state that he is innocent of the charges. More...

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Academics are being harassed over their research into transgender issues

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianIt is not transphobic to investigate this area from a range of critical perspectives, say 54 academics who are also concerned about proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act. More...

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We need to reach children before they decide university isn't for them

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianTo boost social mobility, universities need to start speaking to children from disadvantaged backgrounds at a younger age. More...

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What does a rock look like? Oxford reveals sample interview questions

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianHow you listen to music, what a rock looks like, and what historians cannot know about the past are among this year’s list of sample interview questions published by Oxford University. More...

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Graduation blues: how to handle the move back home

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianThe post-university slump is real, but there are ways you can pick yourself up when you’re missing your old life. More...

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Brexit, cutting ourselves off from our past, and from science funding

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianHow hard can it be for the government to stop its Brexit dithering for a moment and remove the planning blight surrounding EU research funding (‘We haven’t got a plan B’: Academics race to safeguard research amid Brexit fears, 16 October)? Archaeology may deal in timescales of many thousands of years but the crisis looming in two years’ time threatens to sweep away our status as a world leader in deep history. More...

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The myth of meritocracy: who really gets what they deserve?

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianMichael Young was an inconvenient child. His father, an Australian, was a musician and music critic, and his mother, who grew up in Ireland, was a painter of a bohemian bent. They were hard-up, distractible and frequently on the outs with each other. Michael, born in 1915 in Manchester, soon found that neither had much time for him. Once when his parents had seemingly forgotten his birthday, he imagined that he was in for a big end-of-day surprise. But no, they really had forgotten his birthday, which was no surprise at all. He overheard his parents talk about putting him up for adoption and, by his own account, never fully shed his fear of abandonment. More...

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‘Essay mills’ may be morally dubious, but it was good to work for one

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianOK, so helping students plagiarise work was unethical – but it was also intellectually challenging and stimulating. More...

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