'Nature' survey shows scientists happy with jobs but worried about money
Academics earn street cred with TED Talks but no points from peers, research shows
(Phys.org) —TED Talks, the most popular conference and events website in the world with over 1 billion informational videos viewed, provides academics with increased popular exposure but does nothing to ...
Free program makes computer graphics more realistic
(Phys.org)—Computer-generated images can be a little more realistic—and a lot cheaper to make—with a rendering program created by a Cornell graduate student.
What's in a name? Lots for the newly discovered
The nearly three century old method for naming newly discovered nature will face a rebellion this Friday at Yale University.
Study shows students find personal tweets from professors makes them more credible
Thanks academia, soon I will join a generation of jobless PhDs
My friend leaned forward over the table where we were having dinner. It was a loud, busy restaurant, but she lowered her voice conspiratorially and her eyes took on a sheen of excitement, tinged with fear. ...
Researcher proposes adding scientific measures to boost financial support for higher education
People regularly develop lifelong, sentimental connections to their alma maters, and it's no secret that colleges and universities rely on those feelings to garner financial support from alumni for everything from scholarships ...
Study: Prepare grad students for work beyond academia
Universities need to work more closely with business, nonprofit and government sectors to better prepare graduate students for careers beyond academia, according to the report for a national project that a UC Davis dean helped ...
UN panel sets target to connect poor to broadband
(AP) -- A United Nations panel has given governments a target of connecting half the world's poor citizens to broadband Internet by 2015.
The new opinion makers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Shorter deadlines and fewer staff are pushing traditional news outlets to publish increasingly superficial stories. Andrew Jaspan, Editor of the new media channel The Conversation, explains how academia is ...
Exploding the ivory tower myth
When people think about how academia links with external organisations they often think in terms of commercialisation of research. But the results of a large-scale survey of academics across all disciplines ...