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10 truths a PhD supervisor will never tell you

10 truths a PhD supervisor will never tell you | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
There are some important dos and don’ts to bear in mind when choosing someone to oversee your doctoral thesis, advises Tara Brabazon
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Will 2019 Flu Vaccine Be Better Than This Year’s?

Will 2019 Flu Vaccine Be Better Than This Year’s? | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
After a flu season that hit hard in Australia and the United States, scientists are trying to see what lessons can be applied to the vaccine for next winter’s season.
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Male researchers given 8 prestigious grants, women get none

Male researchers given 8 prestigious grants, women get none | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
"We've been very concerned for a long time about the difference in success rates for men and women applying to our various schemes," said Professo
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Why Blogging Is Still Good for Your Career

Only ChronicleVitae delivers higher ed jobs, a free dossier service, and career resources of Chronicle caliber. Recruiters find the most informed candidates in higher ed here.
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Malcolm Roberts was convinced his beliefs spoke louder than facts | Amy Remeikis

Malcolm Roberts was convinced his beliefs spoke louder than facts | Amy Remeikis | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
that might be enough in Queensland right now
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Doctors debunk vaxxing fact and fiction

Doctors debunk vaxxing fact and fiction | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
Vaccination safety: Eight anti-vaccine myths compared with the facts
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Coalition for Marriage ad blitz links marriage equality to gender education

Coalition for Marriage ad blitz links marriage equality to gender education | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
No campaign ads claim schools will allow boys to wear dresses and compel students to role play same-sex relationships
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Talk of same-sex marriage impinging on religious freedom is misconceived: here's why

In the marriage equality debate, those who once fought against protections for religious freedom are suddenly all for it.
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Stress levels soar for PhDs

Stress levels soar for PhDs | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
Doctoral students are particularly vulnerable to common psychological disorders, especially depression with laissez-faire supervision a major contributing factor.
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The problem with "call out culture"

The problem with "call out culture" | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
Sexism, homophobia and racism are real problems, but we don’t solve these problems by looking fearfully for a single source to blame.
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Ignorance is not a virtue — listen to our experts

Ignorance is not a virtue — listen to our experts | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
“the death of expertise is more like a national bout of ill-temper, a childish rejection of authority in all its forms coupled to an insistence that strongly held opinions are indistinguishable from facts”
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EI: Pilot Overview | Australian Research Council

interaction between researchers and research end-users
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Wikipedia founder has an idea on how to fix the "fake news" problem

Wikipedia founder has an idea on how to fix the "fake news" problem | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
id the new platform, Wikitribune, would be free to read and carry no advertising, instead relying on supporters to fund it, while the accuracy of its articles would be easily verifiable as sou
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Australians take to the streets to join worldwide March for Science

Australians take to the streets to join worldwide March for Science | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
resident Donald Trump, but Stuart Khan, one of the organisers of the Sydney march, said it quickly went global.

He said marchers were calling on politicians to take note that the public
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A challenge to public health sector: It’s time to get your emojis on

A challenge to public health sector: It’s time to get your emojis on | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
(Introduction by Melissa Sweet) Emojis exist for multiple versions of baby angels, Santa Claus and Mrs Claus, as well as for fairies, mermaids, elves and vampires. There are also emojis to show people engaged in a range of different pursuits, including golfing, surfing, cartwheeling and juggling. But a quick search of version 11 of the Full Emoji List reveals many gaps that might be of interest to those with a concern for public health. Croakey was not, for example, able to identify emoji for climate change, health impacts of climate change, the social determinants of health, racism, health equity, Indigenous
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Go away. I'm trying to work | Richard P Grant

Go away. I'm trying to work | Richard P Grant | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
Richard P Grant discovers that uninterrupted thinking time is a precious commodity – especially at work
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Many Academics Are Eager to Publish in Worthless Journals

Many Academics Are Eager to Publish in Worthless Journals | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
ented a fake academic: Anna O. Szust. The name in Polish means fraudster. Dr. Szust applied to legitimate and predatory journals as
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PM kicks off ‘yes’ campaign

PM kicks off ‘yes’ campaign | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
“Now, in any one of those nations has the sky fallen in? Has life as we know it ground to a halt? Has traditional marriage been undermined? The answer is plainly no.”
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Pro-marriage equality Christians attack TV ad pushing no campaign

Pro-marriage equality Christians attack TV ad pushing no campaign | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
Australian Christians for Marriage Equality distance themselves from ACL and Lyle Shelton, saying he doesn’t speak for most Christians’
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Nick Greiner denounces 'religious freedom' argument against marriage equality

Nick Greiner denounces 'religious freedom' argument against marriage equality | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
Former NSW Liberal premier, the patron of Liberals and Nationals for a yes vote, says conservatives should back equality as great institutions evolve
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Bored reading science? Let's change how scientists write

Bored reading science? Let's change how scientists write | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
Science papers are supposed to be communication tools - and yet hardly anyone can understand them, even other scientists.
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Scientists, Stop Thinking Explaining Science Will Fix Things. It Won’t.

Scientists, Stop Thinking Explaining Science Will Fix Things. It Won’t. | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
Many scientists hope that by doing a better job of explaining science, they can move the needle toward scientific consensus on politically charged issues
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A Note on Call-Out Culture

A Note on Call-Out Culture | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
Are we educating each other or just scoring points from our swivel chairs?
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Beware the anti-science label

Beware the anti-science label | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
ndustry’s business practices. Government science agencies — shock, horror — are not always oper
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Research pays its way in spades

Research pays its way in spades | Funding, Careers, Communication, Social Justice - | Scoop.it
Complex products and processes — whether highly useful smartphones or absolutely essential lifesaving cancer drugs — frequently begin with basic research in a university, before being commercially adopted for development. The smartphone market is dominated by two giants, Samsung and Apple, but almost all the key elements — processors, lithium ion batteries, touch screens, GPS tracking — owe their existence to government-funded university research.
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