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E-cigarettes in regulatory doldrums NEW
Euroscientist Blog 3 Days, 2 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
The phenomenon of e-cigarette has caught regulators flat footed. The devices vaporise a solution, allowing vapers to inhale nicotine. Their popularity has surged and regulators are running to catch up. However, around the world countries are adopting...
EuroScientist interview: The view of Italian tobacco expert, Riccardo Polossa, on e-cigs policy NEW
Euroscientist Blog 3 Days, 2 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Riccardo Polossa heads up the Centre for Tobacco Research at University of Catania, Italy. He is the author of more than 250 peer reviewed articles and books, covering respiratory medicine, clinical immunology, and tobacco addiction. He is also the c...
Cedric Villani interview — Scientists are trained to solve difficult problems NEW
Euroscientist Blog 4 Days, 1 Hour, 33 Minutes ago
They call him the “Lady Gaga of the mathematicians”. And he does not really mind. French mathematician Cedric Villani has become a bit of a pop icon after obtaining the Fields Medal in 2010. This highly prestigious award is the equivalent...
A blueprint for EU research and innovation reforms NEW
Euroscientist Blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Resilience—the ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change—is a useful concept for understanding the dynamics of ecosystems. Indeed, all complex systems are evolutionary. They constantly co-evolve and interact in ways...
A blueprint for EU research and innovation reforms NEW
Euroscientist Blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Resilience—the ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change—is a useful concept for understanding the dynamics of ecosystems. Indeed, all complex systems are evolutionary. They constantly co-evolve and interact in ways...
Activists’ Open Letter accuse governments of ignoring sustainable research needs NEW
Euroscientist Blog 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 51 Minutes ago
Scientists from different European countries in Europe, including Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, the UK and Germany have just published an Open Letter aimed at national governments and at the European Commission, as well as the Parliament. T...
Activists’ Open Letter accuse governments of ignoring sustainable research needs NEW
Euroscientist Blog 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 51 Minutes ago
Scientists from different European countries in Europe, including Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, the UK and Germany have just published an Open Letter aimed at national governments and at the European Commission, as well as the Parliament. T...
Special issue on Research Activism Print Edition NEW
Euroscientist Blog 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
As waves of researchers’ protest are about to invade the streets of Paris, Rome and Madrid, among others, there is a clear sense of déjà vu in these white coats with large signs walking the avenues of European capitals. What is ne...
Research Activism Special Issue NEW
Euroscientist Blog 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
As waves of researchers’ protest are about to invade the streets of Paris, Rome and Madrid, among others, there is a clear sense of déjà vu in these white coats with large signs walking the avenues of European capitals. What is ne...
Joining the dots: unprecedented level of pan-European research activism NEW
Euroscientist Blog 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Research activism in Europe is about to transcend borders. Forthcoming protests movements planned for around mid-October in France, Italy and Spain are not a coincidence. Scientists will rally their respective capitals—be it on their bike or on...
Science funding angst: is rhetoric masking what is really at stake? NEW
Euroscientist Blog 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Some worry basic science will get left in the dust once changes in the new European Commission are set in stone. But before we fret in the wrong direction, should we stop to think about what terms like 'basic,' 'applied,' 'innovation' and 'society' t...
How to balance a European research ecosystem with its national parts NEW
Euroscientist Blog 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Researchers across France, Spain and Italy are orchestrating a wave of national protests, which will culminate on the 17th and 18th October 2014 in their respective capitals. Their objective is to highlight how Europe’s knowledge economy is bei...
Repeated research protests on the streets of Madrid NEW
Euroscientist Blog 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 19 Minutes ago
Doing science in Spain is like crying. This well-known quote from one of the most famous Spanish scientist, Nobel laureate Santiago Ramón Cajal, seems more pertinent today than ever. For that reason, Spanish scientists took to the streets of M...
Italian scientists protest against budget cuts, crocodile tears included NEW
Euroscientist Blog 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 46 Minutes ago
In the successful Italian comedy, Smetto quando voglio (I can quit whenever I want), a group of young and talented scholars with no career perspective turns into a successful drug-dealing mob. The story is imaginary—a surreal rendition of Break...
For the sake of Italian science and culture NEW
Euroscientist Blog 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 43 Minutes ago
Italian scientific research and university systems are in a dramatic position. The poisonous fruit of the recently approved university reform—referred to as the Gelmini law— assisted by the actions of successive governments, are reaching...
Streamlining immigration procedures for scientists NEW
Euroscientist Blog 1 Month, 16 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Just about every research institution wants to be international and attract researchers from overseas. If foreign researchers are coming to a country it shows that its research system is healthy, and is doing work worth participating in. Internationa...
French scientists get on their bikes for research NEW
Euroscientist Blog 1 Month, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 1 Minute ago
French research is in trouble. A protest movement has arisen from the ranks of research centres and universities to protest against what French scientists consider a progressive assault on research funding, jobs and autonomy by successive French admi...
Once upon a time, the tale of how French scientists lost their autonomy NEW
Euroscientist Blog 1 Month, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Protests concerning the French government's policy on public research and higher education (PRHE) has arisen in France during the course of 2014. Interestingly, these protests are taking place five and ten years, respectively, after the previous rese...
First person perspective: How can we trust scientific publishers with our work if they won’t play fair? NEW
Euroscientist Blog 1 Month, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
I am angry. Very, very angry. Personally I have never liked how scientific journals charge us to read the research that we produce, and that we review for them free of charge. But that is another debate for another day. What I really hate is how they...
EuroScientist interview: Pablo Echenique-Robba, Eurodeputy, Podemos NEW
Euroscientist Blog 1 Month, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Pablo Echenique-Robba stared his political career back in January 2014. Until then, his day job was to work as a physicist for the public research agency CSIC, working, among others of the issue of proteins folding. He is involved in a citizen democr...