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Putting Ecuador on the global academic map NEW
Euroscientist Blog 4 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Bringing a lifetime experience in academia and in public private research collaborations, Fernando Albericio, shares the long path that led him from Western Academic career to addressing the challenges of creating a first class university at Yachay T...
Mariana Mazzucato podcast: no innovation without State support NEW
Euroscientist Blog 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
The State is not just a market-failure fixer, it has to be active in investing in innovation Mariana Mazzucato is a professor of economics of innovation at SPRU in the University of Sussex, UK. She presents her research in an internationally known bo...
Death in academia and the mis-measurement of science NEW
Euroscientist Blog 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Working in academia is not what it used to be. At least, when it comes to evaluation of work performance. Heightened and underhand pressure on academic performance, has led to the tragic death, last year, of an eminent professor from Imperial College...
Work-life Balance NEW
Euroscientist Blog 5 Months, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Welcome to our special issue of EuroScientist on work-life balance. THhis is a very timely issue for January as everybody start making plans for the year ahead. We have a unique selection of articles to share with EuroScientist readers the kind of ex...
European scientists: too often, like acrobats without a net NEW
Euroscientist Blog 5 Months, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
The constant need to juggle between work and life commitments drives some scientists to shy away from a career in research, as the precarious positions and the need to be highly mobile, does not always sit well with the notion of family life, or the...
The science of sleep, the sleep of scientists NEW
Euroscientist Blog 5 Months, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Sleep. We all need it. From working long hours in the lab or field, researchers often get much less sleep than the average person requires. Conducting research into the twilight hours is prevalent in all fields of science, from life science to partic...
Forget citations for unbiased research evaluation NEW
Euroscientist Blog 5 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
To what extent the success of scientific articles is due to social influence? A recent study analyses a data set of over 100,000 publications authored by more than 160,000 authors in the field of computer science. The authors provide the first large-...
When tech meets fashion NEW
Euroscientist Blog 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Fashion is not commonly associated with science and technology. However, there has always been a close connection between these fields. Exploring the way both fields have evolved, finding synergies, brings some interesting insights into how technolog...
Je suis Charlie NEW
Euroscientist Blog 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Today on the publication of the first issue of Charlie Hebdo after the massacre, last week, we publish a poem in French by Chaunes to demonstrate our support to all affected in this tragedy. Values of tolerance and freedom of speech are paramount to...
Charlie Hebdo massacre: intellectuals in the line of fire NEW
Euroscientist Blog 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 41 Minutes ago
Imagine that you have been sentenced to death by a self-righteous group because of your ideas. This could happen to any of you. As a researcher, imagine that you have been unveiling some fascinating counter-intuitive views on what has been the life o...
Innovator travels convoluted path to therapy trial NEW
Euroscientist Blog 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Read about the challenges that Stephane Huberty, an entrepreneur who is also a medical doctor, since he was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis (MG). This article accounts of the many meanders that he had to face on the path to bringing a disruptive inn...
Happy New Year 2015 to EuroScientist readers NEW
Euroscientist Blog 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
It is the time of the year where we would like to wish EuroScientist readers a wonderful, amazing, exceptional and superb New Year 2015. Now that everybody is coming back to work, we would love to hear from you. So tell us about your dreams, your hop...
In memoriam of Aldo Fasolo NEW
Euroscientist Blog 6 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely death of Aldo Fasolo, member of the ESOF 010 and ESOF2012 programme comittees. Many of you will remember him running to and fro, tireless and cheerful, in the halls of the Lingotto building in To...
The chief is dead: what next for science policy advice in Europe? NEW
Euroscientist Blog 6 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Was the recently scraped role of European chief scientific adviser (CSA) position, held by Anne Glover, doomed to fail from the outset? Clearly it was a role that was under resourced and not clearly defined, at no fault of Glover’s, who was cle...
The big boob persuasion: does it work for science, too? NEW
Euroscientist Blog 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 14 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Could using naked boobs help attract people's attention to science? The Tumblr blog Boobs for Science has just proved it’s no joke. It asks volunteers to send photos of themselves naked or wearing underwear, attaching a scientific statement of...
Ebola preparedness starts with dispelling fear NEW
Euroscientist Blog 7 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
In an attempt to dispel any fear of the unknown surrounding ebola, EuroScientist analyse the many facets of the current outbreak based on the opinion of a broad range of experts. Above all, we look at whether European countries are sufficiently prepa...
First person: The good scientist NEW
Euroscientist Blog 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
The global professionalization of science was initiated in the 20th century. It has resulted in the creation of the largest scientific community, the most widespread research facilities and in the widest dissemination of scientific knowledge to date.
Web Summit: how cultural framing does not do tech innovation justice NEW
Euroscientist Blog 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
During this year’s edition of the Web Summit, in Dublin, Ireland, there was certainly a great buzz about the place. The carefully orchestrated industrial style décor fitted well with the informal style of the speakers’ presentation...
Special issue: RRI overview – Print Edition NEW
Euroscientist Blog 8 Months, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Welcome to this Special Issue of the EuroScientist dedicated to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). This issue outlines many facets of RRI. It also provides different perspectives on the topic, including historical, institutional, academic, a...
Special issue: RRI overview NEW
Euroscientist Blog 8 Months, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Welcome to this Special Issue of the EuroScientist dedicated to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). This issue outlines many facets of RRI. It also provides different perspectives on the topic, including historical, institutional, academic, a...