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Early warnings and emerging accountability: Total's responses to global warming, 1971-2021 Global Environmental Change.

blog post image Building upon recent work on other major fossil fuel companies, we report new archival research and primary source interviews describing how Total responded to evolving climate science and policy in the last 50 years. We show that Total personnel received warnings of the potential for catastrophic global...

Development and validation of teacher and student questionnaires measuring inhibitors of curriculum viability - BMC Medical

blog post image Background Curriculum viability is determined by the degree to which quality standards have or have not been met, and by the inhibitors that affect attainment of those standards. The literature reports many ways to evaluate whether a curriculum reaches its quality standards, but less attention is paid...

Tailored messaging increases understanding of climate change in Republicans

blog post image A team of researchers at Yale University's Yale Program on Climate Change Communication has found that the use of tailored advertising can increase awareness among Republicans of the dangers posed by climate change. In their paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change, the group describes field...

Covid-19 news: England sees rise in cases for first time in 5 weeks

blog post image The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

Medical educators’ beliefs about teaching, learning, and knowledge: development of a new framework

blog post image Interesting paper about beliefs among medical educators. This has been developed with a qualitative study of undergraduate educators but the framework makes for good reading for those of us involved in urging colleagues and expert speakers to become more learner-centred. "The sharp divide between...

Can ultrasound novices develop image acquisition skills after reviewing online ultrasound modules? Elaine Situ-LaCasse.

blog post image Background Point-of-care ultrasound is becoming a ubiquitous diagnostic tool, and there has been increasing interest to teach novice practitioners. One of the challenges is the scarcity of qualified instructors, and with COVID-19, another challenge is the difficulty with social distancing between learners...

Over 27,000 students share how colleges and universities could improve digital learning

blog post image "A Jisc survey of 27,069 higher and further education students reveals that most are pleased with their digital learning, but areas such as wellbeing, mental health and staff digital skills need more attention." Get the basics right (like college WiFi)Make learning sessions more interactive Record lessons...

UK businesses caught buying five-star Google reviews

blog post image Consumer group Which? staged a sting operation to investigate fake Google reviews in the UK.

Declining Life Expectancy in the United States

blog post image This Viewpoint reviews the social and economic drivers of declines in longevity in the US, especially among lower socioeconomic status groups, and proposes policy options for the Biden-Harris administration to mitigate the trend, including an increase in the federally mandated minimum wage. Atheendar...

How novice and expert anaesthetists understand expertise in anaesthesia: a qualitative study: The development of expertise

blog post image How novice and expert anaesthetists understand expertise in anaesthesia: a qualitative study: The development of expertise in anaesthesia requires personal contact between a mentor and a learner. Because mentors often are experienced clinicians, they may find it difficult to understand the challenges...

Twitter Sentiment Analysis Approaches: A Survey

blog post image Twitter is one of the most popular microblogging and social networking platforms where massive instant messages (i.e. tweets) are posted every day. Twitter sentiment analysis tackles the problem of analyzing users’ tweets in terms of thoughts, interests and opinions in a variety of contexts and domains....

The new cultural norm: reasons why UK foundation doctors are choosing not to go straight into speciality training: The number

blog post image The new cultural norm: reasons why UK foundation doctors are choosing not to go straight into speciality training: The number of UK foundation doctors choosing to go straight into speciality training has fallen drastically over the last 10 years: We sought to explore and understand the reasons for...

Covid-19 news: UK cases level off as R number rises slightly: The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus

blog post image Covid-19 news: UK cases level off as R number rises slightly: The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

Our itch to share helps spread Covid-19 misinformation

blog post image Our itch to share helps spread Covid-19 misinformation: Study finds social media sharing affects news judgment, but a quick exercise reduces the problem. Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office. ‘The study follows others Rand and Pennycook have conducted about explicitly political news, which similarly...

Are you a populist right wing conservative? Have you been hooked recently?

blog post image If I wanted to find those who have a "conservative ideology" - so that I could share my views or influence them - I would do the following: set up a new account and start making contactsshare several of those technology scare hoax stories that you see posted e.g. Dance of the Pope virus video, the Andrea...

There will be no 'back to normal': COVID-19 will change the world permanently and profoundly. A summary of various - often

blog post image There will be no 'back to normal': COVID-19 will change the world permanently and profoundly. A summary of various - often opposing - views about how the world might change.

Effectiveness and feasibility of a mindful leadership course for medical specialists: a pilot study: Medical specialists

blog post image Effectiveness and feasibility of a mindful leadership course for medical specialists: a pilot study: Medical specialists experience high levels of stress. This has an impact on their well-being, but also on quality of their leadership. In the current mixed method study, the feasibility and effectiveness...

Effects of a quasi-experimental study of using flipped classroom approach to teach evidence-based medicine to medical technology

blog post image Effects of a quasi-experimental study of using flipped classroom approach to teach evidence-based medicine to medical technology students: Flipped classroom is known to improve learning efficiency and to develop one’s ability to apply high-level knowledge. To investigate the effect of flipped classroom...

'If you think competition is hard, you should try collaboration.'

blog post image Leading for integrated care: This report explores the progress, challenges and opportunities the move towards greater integration presents, through interviews with 16 people leading or chairing an integrated care system or sustainability and transformation partnership. "Under current plans all parts...

Barbara Liskov - the architect of modern algorithms.

blog post image The Architect of Modern Algorithm. "Barbara Liskov pioneered the modern approach to writing code. She warns that the challenges facing computer science today can’t be overcome with good design alone." She talks about her experience and views of AI, the internet, being a woman in computer science (women...