Moving from prison to a PhD

Moving from prison to a PhD

Most applications to educational institutions around the world include a box to check if a student has a criminal history, but there is now a ‘ban the box’ movement. Last year, the UK University and College Admissions Service (UCAS) – which manages applications at all British universities – dropped its criminal-history question. And in August, […]

Supercharge your research: a ten-week plan for open data science

Supercharge your research a ten-week plan for open data science

Despite the collaborative nature of scientific research, a key component – ​​data analysis – can be a lonely burden. Performed by researchers who lack formal training in data and open science, such analyzes are often efforts that scientists must undertake themselves, reinventing the wheel as they do so. Furthermore, when we become faculty members, lecturers […]

Community engagement: a starter pack for scientists

Community engagement a starter pack for scientists

Federal agencies in the United States spend millions of dollars each year helping people address mental- and physical-health issues. However, only a few such initiatives are actually used in the real world. Their uptake may be limited because many scientists do not include people with mental health conditions as equal participants of shared decision-making authority […]

The jet engineer

The jet engineer

I spend a lot of time with jet engines as part of my PhD, trying to improve them. It’s a Concorde engine – it’s a demonstration model used to show where the various components of the engine are located, and it sits on the ground floor of the institution where I work. Jet-engine turbines can […]

Hackers targeted SolarWinds earlier than previously known

Hackers targeted SolarWinds earlier than previously known

The company’s top official said on Wednesday that the hackers who perpetrated large-scale SolarWinds intrusions were months before the software company was known in early January 2019. SolarWinds first traced the origins of the hack until the fall of 2019, but now believes the hackers were doing “very early reconstruction activities” as before January, according […]

California’s next climate challenge: Replacing its last

California's next climate challenge Replacing its last

Twin reactors along California’s Central Coast were nearing completion, and thousands gathered to protest. It was 1979, just a few months after a partial nuclear meltdown in Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania, and a young Jerry Brown, who completed his first term as California Governor, declared a “standing ovation” not on Diablo Canyon. Earned. Four decades […]