The Scottish Government's new Cabinet has a 50:50 gender split and is tasked to create a nation that is both socially democratic and socially just, a nation that is confident in itself and governed effectively, and a nation which will address poverty, support business, promote growth and tackle inequality.
This Saturday "Computing at School Scotland" is being held at Craiglockhart campus Napier University with the aim to educate, engage and encourage the number of computing science teachers in Scotland, as these have dropped so acutely that the current generation of school children's expertise in the subject will not be fit for employment purpose.
National Trust for Scotland is contacting all its 320,000 members urging them to support John Muir Trust’s opposition to the Stronelairg wind farm development that has already been strenuously opposed by both Scottish Natural Heritage, and the Cairngorms National Park Authority..
The UK has become Europe's most entrepreneurial economy and has climbed five places to fourth globally, according to the 2015 edition of the GEI (Global Entrepreneurship Index) according to Imperial College Business School with collaborators in London School of Economics and Unversities of Pécs and George Mason.
Scientists at TSRI (The Scripps Research Institute) identify weak spots on the surface of Ebola virus that are targeted by antibodies in ZMapp, the experimental drug administered to several patients during the recent Ebola outbreak.
Lesley Anne Glover, CBE, FRSE and FASM is a Scottish biologist and Professor of Molecular and Cell biology at the University of Aberdeen. But best of all, she can now put her indubitable skills to use where they are sorely needed, not wasting them as chief scientific adviser to the President of the European Commission, who is to dispose of all his policy advisors and clearly determined to get rid of the brightest women players too.
A New York Times article on the Failure Age may well be the coining of a descriptor term 'failurage' that not only addresses the impact of excessive innovatio, but also inevitable and implicitly hurtful accompanying impact.
Six weeks of intense competition finds Joseph Nii Tettey Ashong has winner of ‘The Scholarship’, the Apprentice-style radio reality show offering one talented Ghanaian student a fully paid place at the University of Dundee.
Common knowledge thanks to Oxford Professor Halford Mackinder and author Danny Dorling with his book "Inequality and the 1%" that everyone with jobs traditionally placing them within the top 1% of society – as head teachers and doctors, are almost entirely excluded from that demographic rank, no matter how successful their career. But a different and constructive take for research is being exercised by Trend Watching in what it terms Post Demographic Consumerism .
This week Gaberlunzie suggests you consider your passwords especially instituting 2FA where practical. He sees we should be grateful that English jobs are on offer as there are less in Scotland and he is awed at the thought of HMRC as a publisher. They do have some very intriguing statistics that the IFS have worked out.
While an Ebola epidemic has been raging in West Africa since March 2014, an outbreak of a different strain of the haemorrhagic fever occurred in the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo) in August, leaving fears over the virus' spread to Central Africa.
Marta Kwiatkowska, Professor of Computing Systems and a Fellow of Trinity College, University of Oxford, will be awarded an honorary doctorate degree at KTH Royal Institute of Technology’s annual conferment of doctoral degrees ceremony, on November 21, in the Stockholm Concert Hall.
Companies and universities across the UK are to benefit from £17 million collaborative funding for postgraduate students in engineering, the physical sciences and mathematics. In a 1:5 ratio, nearly forty companies will be involved with over 200 students.
In January 2015, several University of Stuttgart research institutes will start to investigate new forms of knowledge transfer in a research project “Future City Lab, Stuttgart: Reality Lab for Sustainable Mobility Culture.” Planned to run for at least three years the “reality lab” research format is designed to make it easier to link scientific findings with policy and industry, and increase society’s capacity to take action. Fine STEM models in Stuttgart.
Offering another target stream for the AntibioticDriveAB, some MRSA bugs in UK hospitals can be traced back to a type of bacteria found in farm animals, suggests an Edinburgh University study. A strain of drug-resistant bacteria carried by some livestock - the MRSA strain Staphylococcus aureus CC398 - has also been found in patients, say researchers.
This month a new European consortium DRIVE-ABA offers global focus on research into the empty pipeline of new drugs to tackle the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. It comes as American and European research offer another approach using nanosponges and decoy liposome bait for toxins
Scotland’s Rural College has launched a new Monogastric Science Research Centre, a focus for the College’s work on pigs and poultry, in particular bringing together vital research on nutrition. Monogastric refers to animal species with a single chamber stomach (compared to ruminants such as cows and sheep, whose stomachs have four chambers).
Robert McGilvray's "TIME/TIDE moment from place" was on display at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts in April. It showed a close affinity to the coastal landscape of the River Tay and the North Sea, along with the contrasting dark, brooding skies that envelope the lochs and hills of the Western Highlands.
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