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Decode DNA, Win a Bitcoin?
February 15, 2018
In January of 2015 during the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the European Bioinformatics Institute’s Nick Goldman issued a challenge: the first person to sequence and decode a sample of Bitcoin-encoded DNA within three years would win an intriguing prize: a bitcoin. So who cracked the code and claimed the prize? A PhD student.

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This Country Publishes The Most Scientific Research
February 7, 2018
The National Science Foundation recently published its latest report on research publications across the globe. Find out which country publishes the most scientific research.

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Is Crowdsourcing Peer Review the Next Big Thing in Academia?
March 10, 2016
The formal peer review process might just be one of the most-hated aspects of academic life. While in theory the concept might be a sound one, in practice it is often plagued by issues which stand in the way of its ultimate goal: improving the quality of research. Further highlighting the disparity ...

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Why Funding PhDs Makes Good Economic Sense
January 14, 2016
If you're thinking about pursuing a doctorate in science or mathematics, we have some good news for you. A new study has shown that funding for doctoral studies in STEM fields has a positive impact on students and their communities. Read on to find out more about the benefits of PhD funding and how ...

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Philanthropists Favor Higher Education Above All
December 24, 2015
Christmas is, according to Ebeneezer Scrooge's nephew Fred, “a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time” and indeed, the holidays are all about giving – gifts for loved ones, sharing meals with friends, and giving to charity. But some giving isn't limited to spare ch...

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Why the New UNESCO Report is Essential to Understand Higher Ed
December 3, 2015
Science is alive and well in the world, according to the latest UNESCO Science Report: Towards 2030. This newly-released study of science, technology and innovation (STI) trends and developments at the country level reveals that there are currently 7.8 million scientific researchers in the world -- ...

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Long-Term Research Collaboration a Benefit for Scientists
November 5, 2015
Two heads are better than one. That's the message of a new study released by an Italian research institute last month. The study has some interesting insight into scholarly research and collaboration, so let's take a closer look and see how working with a partner can help students achieve success in...

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What is the Rise of Digital Humanities?
May 6, 2015
A relatively new player on the scene, the digital humanities discipline embraces the systematic use of digital technologies as an integral part of contemporary humanities. Here’s what you need to know.

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Research From 2015 On: What You Need to Know
May 6, 2015
Earlier this month, U.K. Chancellor George Osborne proposed a budget increasing loans for doctoral and research-based master’s degree students. Let’s take a closer look at the proposed budget, as well as what it means for 2015 students.

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February 22, 2018

Australia wants to attract more Indian PhD candidates and has a plan to do it. Let's take a closer look at the plans of the Group of 8 -- Australia's ...


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February 15, 2018

In January of 2015 during the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the European Bioinformatics Institute’s Nick Goldman issued a chal...


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February 7, 2018

The National Science Foundation recently published its latest report on research publications across the globe. Find out which country publishes the m...