Posts Tagged ‘Debate’

Scientists in Need of Arts Training

How can universities train our scientists, technologists and engineers to engage with society rather than perform as cogs in the engine of economic development? Author Richard Lachman asks for educational system to require STEM students to take art and humanities courses, not as an attempt to “broaden minds” but as a necessary discussion of morals, ethics and responsibility.

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Brexit McCarthyism, Universities PLC and the Erosion of Academic Freedom in the UK

Last week the UK academic world was abuzz about Chris Heaton- Harris’ letter on Brexit. This week it’s not. This lack of lasting public interest in threats to academic freedom is lamentable even as the corporatization of the nation’s universities is the biggest threat facing academic life and flies completely under the public’s radar, argues Daniel Nehring.

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Trading biodiversity: gains and risks

Dr John Leathwick Two weeks ago, a vigorous debate was generated by the Supreme Court’s confirmation of a decision striking down the Department of Conservation’s plan to swap conservation land for private land to facilitate construction of the prop…

Africa: New Technologies in Debate in Biodiversity Conference

[IPS] Cancun -Synthetic biology, geoengineering and the recognition of ancestral knowledge are the issues that have generated the most heated debate in the United Nations Conference on Biodiversity, which ends in this Mexican resort city on Friday Dec….

This ‘impossible’ EM drive is about to be tested in space

Now that a peer-reviewed paper showing the lawbreaking EM Drive propulsion system actually appears to work has been published, the developer of a similar engine plans to put his invention in space to prove that it can truly create thrust without producing exhaust. According to Popular Mechanics, Guido Fetta, chief executive of Cannae Inc. and inventor […]

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