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Science communication: could you explain it to your granny?

The art of science communication is to pitch something as complicated as quantum mechanics in a way that is not only engaging but also faithful to the evidence<p>You don’t really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.<p>This quote, attributed to Albert Einstein, should be the …

Disruptive technologies in higher education: adapt or get left behind

Though universities are currently adapting to many political, economic and social changes, they cannot afford to ignore technological transformation as well, says Matthew Draycott<p>In the recent survey of Guardian Higher Education Network readers and members I was surprised that 'the changing nature …

Three Lessons Higher Education Can Learn from the Technology Industry

As the president of one of the nation’s most innovative and fastest-growing universities, I’m fortunate enough to face daily challenges that require …

Science research grants awarded on the basis of patents is patently wrong

Ian Macfarlane completely misses the point about research – it should be focused on the pursuit of new knowledge, not the instrumentalisation of science<p>Ian Macfarlane had a Brandis moment this week when he called for grants to be awarded on the basis of patents rather than scientific articles. Like …

It's time for PGP to die, says ... no, not the NSA – a US crypto prof

A senior cryptographer has sparked debate after calling time on PGP – the gold standard for email and document encryption.<p>Matthew Green is an …

Who needs hackers? 'Password1' opens a third of all biz doors

Hundreds of thousands of hashed corporate passwords have been cracked within minutes by penetration testers using graphics processing units.<p>The …