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University Rankings: using Scival to analyse performance

Did you know that Times Higher World rankings and QS World University rankings use citation data? QS World rankings gives 20% of its mark to a university’s citation count and Times World rankings gives 30%. 157 more words

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Circadian clocks in the great outdoors

We’re all aware of our natural body clock pattern: some people are early birds, some people are night owls, a phenomenon known as your chronotype. You can override this with alarm clocks and coffee, which is especially… 1,090 more words


Suburban biodiversity: surprising flies in the neighborhood

Christine Barrie, a grad student in the lab, found a fly she couldn’t put a name on. Other students in the lab had trouble too. So did I. 636 more words



Political Violence in ContextPolitical Violence in Context
Time, Space and Milieu
Lorenzo Bosi (Editor)
Niall Ó Dochartaigh (Editor)
Daniela Pisoiu (Editor)

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Islamic Radicalism and the Rise of the Islamic State Root Causes, Diffusion and Responses

Call for Papers
Islamic Radicalism and the Rise of the Islamic State
Root Causes, Diffusion and Responses
Editors: PAVLOS I. KOKTSIDIS and SAVVAS KATSIKIDES… 729 more words

IISER Pune Researchers uncover a new way that bacteria use to destroy foreign DNA

Like many other life forms, bacteria too are prone to viral infections. Many bacteria harbor restriction endonuclease enzymes, which help check the infection by selectively cutting and destroying the viral genomic DNA. 390 more words

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UK Data Service webinars this autumn

The UK Data Service is the UK’s largest collection of digital social research data. They run a series of free webinars which cover an introduction to the service, international macrodata, secondary data, data management and more. 58 more words

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