UK Universities

The ResearchGate Score rewards academics’ active participation on the platform above their publications and citations

<i>There are now more than 13 million users registered to the ResearchGate platform, which doubles as a venue to display one’s academic achievements and</i> …

Research

Who voted Labour in 2017?

Labour might have lost its third election in a row, but it is a buoyant party that has gathered in Brighton this weekend for its annual conference. …

Referendums

Was that it? May’s speech suggests she is the prisoner of her Cabinet

<i>Theresa May has delivered her long-awaited speech about Brexit in Florence. Was that it, asks Kevin Featherstone (LSE European Institute)? May’s</i> …

Brexit

Pioneering app to transform the lives of people with dementia

An innovative new app could help enhance home and hospital environments for people with dementia – improving patient outcomes and reducing the strain …

College & University

Daunt Books, 83 Marylebone High Street

<i>Daunt’s Bookshop, Marylebone High Street. Photographed by Chris Redgrave for the Howard de Walden Estate and the Survey of London.</i> © Historic …

London

Neutrino facility could change understanding of the universe

The University of Oxford's Department of Physics will play a pivotal role in a flagship global science facility that could change our understanding …

Physics

UCL graduates are among highest paid in Sunday Times university guide

UCL has again made the top ten in the latest rankings of UK universities by The Times and The Sunday Times which also includes new figures showing …

College & University

Scientists create world’s first ‘molecular robot’ capable of building molecules

Molecular robotics represents the ultimate in the miniaturisation of machinery. Our aim is to design and make the smallest machines possible. This is …

Robots

Book Review: General Intellects: Twenty-One Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century by McKenzie Wark

<i>In</i> <b>General Intellects: Twenty-One Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century</b><i>,</i> <b>McKenzie Wark</b> <i>reworks the figure of the public intellectual through the notion</i> …

London School of Economics

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: the reality of a sewage surfer

In November 2016, on a reef off the coast of Sulawesi Island in Indonesia, a seahorse floated into range of photographer Justin Hofman's lens.<p>With …

Natural History

Cambridge’s postdoctoral community benefits from new centre

The centre, which has been built at Eddington, the University of Cambridge’s North-West Cambridge development, will be a major professional and …

University of Cambridge

Wake up, algorithms are trawling your phone while you sleep

<b>Beverley Skeggs will give the public lecture You Are Being Tracked, Evaluated and Sold: an analysis of digital inequalities, hosted by LSE's</b> …

London School of Economics

Blood Cancer Awareness Month: all roads lead to EVI1

For the last 10 years I have been a clinical scientist in genetics working across various London NHS Trusts. Whilst I loved diagnostics, last year I …

Cancer

Taking back control: the new university and academic presses that are re-envisioning scholarly publishing

<i>A recent report from Jisc showcases the upward trend in universities and academics setting up their own presses in an environment increasingly</i> …

London School of Economics

Thoughts on the future of human knowledge and machine intelligence

Throughout history, nations and armies have brawled for knowledge. The burning of the Library of Alexandria, the destruction of Xianyang Palace’s …

Intelligence

Biting the hand that feeds – the obfuscation of publishers

Let’s not pull any punches here. We are unimpressed. Late last week HEFCE published a blog: Are UK universities on track to meet open access …

College & University

What is the Snapchat UK Universities Story? Which Unis have the update and how to use it

Snapchat is launching a UK University version of Our Story today, so students throughout the UK can see what is going on in campuses across the …

College & University

Clickbait and impact: how academia has been hacked

<i>It has become increasingly clear that prevailing academic incentive structures have a potentially damaging and distorting effect on the nature of</i> …

London School of Economics

Smile or smirk? Why nonverbal behaviour matters in parliamentary hearings

<i>When witnesses appear before select committees, Hansard records their words, but not their expressions. Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey analysed nonverbal</i> …

London School of Economics

Nottingham postgraduates named joint winners in Passivhaus competition – Campus News

Congratulations to two University of Nottingham postgraduate students from the Department of Architecture and Built Environment (DABE), who have been …

College & University

Cardiff University is offering academic staff voluntary severance.

Cardiff University is offering academic staff voluntary severance in a move it says will enable it to focus on strategic priorities.<p>The development …

Education

Cells programmed like computers to fight disease

• Cells can be programmed like a computer to fight cancer, influenza and other serious health conditions – breakthrough research by University of …

Biology

Imperial wins funds for medical technology

Imperial College London has been awarded funding to establish a centre of excellence in medical technology.

Medicine

Book Review: After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality edited by Heather Boushey, J. Bradford DeLong and Marshall Steinbaum

<i>In</i> <b>After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality</b><i>, editors</i> <b>Heather Boushey</b><i>,</i> <b>J. Bradford DeLong</b> <i>and</i> <b>Marshall Steinbaum</b> <i>bring together contributors</i> …

Social Justice

‘The Mail on Sunday’ forced to acknowledge it published fake news about climate change

<b>Commentary</b> 17 September, 2017<p>On 5 February 2017, the newspaper published, over two and a half pages, a news story by Mr Rose under the headline …

Climate Change

Europe

<b>IrelandRock axe head from Ireland, Europe. Part of the Pitt Rivers Museum Founding Collection. Given to the Museum in 1884.</b><p>This thick and rounded …

Archaeology

Legatum Institute’s ‘solution’ for the Brexit border is highly problematic

<i>Legatum Institute’s ideas regarding the post-Brexit Irish border are highly problematic. Katy Hayward (Queen’s University Belfast) and Maurice</i> …

Brexit

Visual Geometry Group Home Page

Affine Covariant Regions Datasets show details<p>Arrow of Time<p>Automatic Naming of Characters in TV Video<p>Buffy Pose Classes<p>Describable Textures …

College & University

Is the UK’s economy really as strong as the government says it is?

<i>The latest UK unemployment figures showed unemployment at its lowest level since the 1970s, but there has also been a decline in real wages of 0.4%</i> …

Economics

It's all Greek to me

‘It’s all Greek to me’… how many times have I heard that phrase? How many people have asked what on earth Greek has to do with the Bible? Well, the …

Language