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A gap year does not weaken study success

A gap year between high school and the start of university studies does not weaken young people's enthusiasm to study or their overall performance once the studies have commenced. On the other hand, adolescents ...

dateMay 12, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Rupture along the Himalayan Front

In their article for Lithosphere on 12 March, authors Kristin Morell and colleagues write, "The ?700-km-long 'central seismic gap' is the most prominent segment of the Himalayan front not to have ruptured in a m ...

dateApr 30, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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The global gender gap persists, says report

On March 9, the United Nations will convene to evaluate the global community's progress on gender equality in the 20 years since 189 countries adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The ...

dateMar 09, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Think again about gender gap in science

Scholars from diverse fields have long proposed that interlocking factors such as cognitive abilities, discrimination and interests may cause more women than men to leave the science, technology, engineering and mathematics ...

dateFeb 17, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Demystifying nanocrystal solar cells

ETH researchers have developed a comprehensive model to explain how electrons flow inside new types of solar cells made of tiny crystals. The model allows for a better understanding of such cells and may ...

dateJan 28, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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