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Even brilliant minds need emotional intelligence and social competence.
Lectin is found in many vegetables and grains.
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Is someone watching while you work? Jay Moff/flickr Sara Koopman, University of Tampere Surveillance has become so ubiquitous that it appears likely that Russia was caught in the act conspiring to fi...
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Do the risks outweigh the advantages?
Humanity was never the same again.
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Highly religious people in the U.S. may have a love-hate relationship with online pornography, but new research suggests they don't want to admit it. A study published June 2 in Sexual Addiction &...
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Denmark, the happiest country in the world also happens to be the second-largest consumer of anti-depressants... Statistics can be extremely deceptive to the unaware. Depending on the statistic one chooses to use or ignore, contrasting images can be drawn before the public.
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Growing up in Haflong, a remote mountainous town in Dima Hasao District, Assam, offered me the privilege of accessing the town's multiple ethnic cultures. This experience held me in good stead as I chose to study ethnic conflicts in the Northeast years later. Most of these conflicts are about dignity, prestige and identity. But that's not all there is to it.
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In this day and age when so much information about food and nutrition is freely available, suddenly everyone is an expert. As a nutrition specialist, it often makes me laugh (and sometimes even cringe) to hear some of the myths which are perpetuated. Since the first step towards achieving your goals effectively is to differentiate the facts from misinterpreted and false claims, here are some tips to get you started.
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Human Resource Development minister Smriti Irani is in for more criticism. The BJP minister, who has come under fire recently for her comments on the JNU students' agitation and her move to make the h...
Extensive and excellent research is usually published to dissect a policy after it is implemented instead of providing a sound basis to one. It is imperative that academics are made aware of these shortfalls so that they base their studies, report their evidence and steer their message in a manner that is useful for policymaking.
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A week or so ago, I had begun this essay by listing out five different reasons on why I believe that that the life of a field researcher is similar to that of an itinerant mendicant. Today, I will describe how both field researchers and itinerant mendicants use a set of handy tools. While the nature of the tools could vary, the functions that these tools perform in the lives of the itinerant mendicants, is remarkably similar to those performed in the lives of field researchers.
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I have come to the remarkable conclusion that the life of a field researcher is similar to that of an itinerant mendicant. Allow me to explain why! I shall do so in three parts. This is the first part of the series.
HRD Minister Smriti Irani should take bold initiatives to create a better university-based research ecosystem that can produce and retain exceptional researchers. For that, she needs to harness the power of promoting R&D in universities through multiple channels, which should include the active participation of the corporate world. The example of Korea underscores that focusing more on R&D intensity could accelerate the economic growth of the country.
With the ever increasing thrust for knowledge, information, and globalised flow of information, the role of think tanks in bridging gaps between policy and academia, citizens and their governments, research and implementation of effective ideas will only grow. I hope India is up to the challenge of establishing and supporting think tanks as "centres of excellence" as it jostles for space in a fast-paced and interdependent world where those with the best ideas matter most.
For the past 25 years, the Ig Nobel Prize, organised by the magazine, Annals of Improbable Research, has been honouring many seemingly silly scientific achievements.
NEW YORK—Workplace rudeness, such as making a sly comment or excluding or ignoring a co-worker, may be as contagious as the common cold, a new study suggests. Researchers likened everyday, low-level r...
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This article is from Open Magazine. By Sunaina Kumar "Would you like to see how the sky looked at the beginning of the war?" asks Ashok Bhatnagar, peering over his glasses. The war he is referring to...
Stem cells have been at the centre of one of the most significant scientific debates to have taken place in the last 50 years. In the past few years, a number of developments have demonstrated the vast potential of these cells.