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  • This Kenyan Teenager Uses Poop to Fuel His School

    This Kenyan Teenager Uses Poop to Fuel His School

    Via Fast Company : Leroy Mwasaru’s biodigesters have eliminated two pollution problems in one fell swoop. In rural Kenya, pit toilets—basically holes in the ground, with no water for flushing—are the most common type of toilet. They don’t always work well. At Maseno School, a large boarding school in western Kenya, the sewer system often backed up and contaminated a nearby stream. And, of course, it didn’t smell very good either. A teenage student at the […]

  • Advice to a young scientist

    Advice to a young scientist

    Via Science : In these days of increased competition and uncertain career prospects in academia, it is easy for young scientists to forget why they do science in the first place. But too much career anxiety can backfire, put young scientists at risk of losing the fun of science, and harm their chances of success. “Today, in contrast to our days, [young investigators] must be continuously justifying what they do. They find themselves under a great […]

  • Extreme revision for medical student who saves neighbour’s life

    Extreme revision for medical student who saves neighbour’s life

    Via Health Canal : A University of Manchester medical student helped to save a neighbour’s life after he had a cardiac arrest – just a couple of weeks before her CPR exam. Jenny Grey Jenny Grey, a first year student from Talygarn, south Wales, didn’t know CPR before she started her studies in September, but when returning home to her parents’ house with her sister on 2 May she saw a neighbour frantically knocking on doors […]

  • Sydney University to overhaul undergraduate degrees, research

    Sydney University to overhaul undergraduate degrees, research

    Via The Sydney Morning Herald : The University of Sydney will dramatically reduce its number of undergraduate degrees, will rethink its research investments and face up to a cultural bias of “old, white males” in positions of power in a bid to unseat Melbourne as the best university in the country. The vice-chancellor, Michael Spence, has told staff that the next six months will be spent radically overhauling the structure and culture of Australia’s oldest university. […]

  • York named ‘university of the year’ at new awards

    York named ‘university of the year’ at new awards

    Via Telegraph : The announcement was made as part of a new education conference launched to recognise the achievements of institutions in the North of England The University of York was last night awarded the title ‘University of the Year’ by a panel of education and business professionals at an education conference in the north of England. It was one of 17 categories created to recognise higher and further education institutions in the north of the […]

  • Australian National University in Canberra to go ‘smoke-free’ from July

    Australian National University in Canberra to go ‘smoke-free’ from July

    Via ABC : The Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra has used World No Tobacco Day to announce the campus will go smoke-free from the middle of July. The university announced that the smoking ban would cover the entire ANU campus in Canberra as well as remote ANU campuses such as the Mt Stromlo Observatory and Kioloa coastal campus near Batemans Bay. Vice-chancellor Professor Ian Young said ANU would go smoke-free from the start of […]

  • Misused Words That Make Smart People Look Dumb

    Misused Words That Make Smart People Look Dumb

    Via LinkedIn : We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with. If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because we’re cautious with words we’re unsure of and, thus, they don’t create much of an issue for us. It’s the words that we think we’re using correctly that wreak the most havoc. We throw them around in meetings, e-mails and important documents (such as resumes and […]

  • Are Millennials More Prepared For The Future Than We Think?

    Are Millennials More Prepared For The Future Than We Think?

    Via LinkedIn : We recently finished up an internship program within our company that consisted of 6 high school and 3 college students. It was a lot of fun and an eye opening experience. I had a conversation with one of our college interns about what his future plans are now that he is graduating. He finishes college in June. A little background about him. He started with us a little over a year ago. I […]

  • Five Disruptive Technologies that Will Create Jobs

    Five Disruptive Technologies that Will Create Jobs

    Via Forbes : A fading middle class is cause for endless hand wringing among politicians and commentators, but emerging technologies look likely to spawn new businesses on top of the existing economy. Among big company supply chain executives the use of robotics and big data are obvious, but some other new technologies aren’t so clear. Creative entrepreneurs however, will find ways to make money extending the operational capabilities of these same corporate giants. In the process, […]

  • LOS ANGELES - MARCH 31: "The Graduation Transmission" -- Wolowitz (Simon Helberg, right) questions his engineering abilities when he and Sheldon (Jim Parsons, left) can't get a toy drone to fly, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, April 23 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.  (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)

    The Big Bang Theory to Fund UCLA Scholarship for Science Students

    Via Time : $4 million will help needy students supplement their financial aid The Big Bang Theory is about fictional scientists, but now the show is funding a scholarship for real-life science students. The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment has already raised $4 million to support undergraduate students at UCLA who are studying the sciences. Starting in the fall, 20 Big Bang Theory grants will be awarded to UCLA science students who have gotten in on […]