What to do to improve postgraduate mental health

What to do to improve postgraduate mental health

It is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States, and next week is Mental Health Awareness Week in the United Kingdom. And awareness is certainly increasing. Already this year, reports, surveys and studies have documented psychological experiences experienced by the aged, young, school children, men, women, soldiers, immigrants and refugees, football players, dancers, actors, …

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Crowdsourced quantum reality-check gets crowdsourced peer review

Crowdsourced quantum reality-check gets crowdsourced peer review

On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, crowds of Cubans took to the streets of Havana to pay their last respects to Fidel Castro. On the same day, fans gathered to watch Spanish football stalwart Hercules surprise Barcelona one-on-one in their Copa del Rey match. And to test a central feature of quantum mechanics, a crowd of …

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When will clinical trials finally reflect diversity

When will clinical trials finally reflect diversity

Since the late 1990s, the number of countries contributing clinical-trial data used by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve drugs has nearly doubled (see ‘Going Global’). Yet this global expansion of study locations has not been accompanied by a similar increase in the racial diversity of those enrolled. In 1997, 92% of …

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Screams on a Zoom call the theory of homeworking with kids meets reality

Screams on a Zoom call: the theory of homeworking with kids meets reality

The flood of e-mails started on Sunday 15 March. All schools in Switzerland were closed because of the pandemic, and teachers were sending instructions about what they would ask me to teach their eight- and nine-year-old sons in the coming weeks. The next set of e-mails provided a list of homework assignments, which were to …

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