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Scotland’s voters are not just deciding their own future, but writing the next chapter in the story of the UK.
The three main parties agree on headline issues, but conference season might still reveal important distinctions in their plans for science, says Melanie Smallman.
Labour’s science policy should emphasise shared international challenges, not global economic competition, argues Mike Galsworthy.
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It may seem undignified for a team of senior researchers to have to communicate using farmyard noises. But that was one way to finish a simple task allotted to them on a Leadership Foundation for Higher Education training course, during which they were not allowed to speak to each other... Read more
Social media enables researchers to build a name for themselves and their work among an interested public. In these days of impact and outreach, blogging and tweeting can even help researchers further their careers... Read more
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