Thanks to YouTube it’s never been easier – or more entertaining – to learn about science. The EuroScientist team has browsed some of YouTube’s most popular and emerging science channels to bring you a list of our their ten favourites. This list is by no means exhaustive, so feel free to share your favourites in the comment box below!
The winter blues are commonplace (allegedly). Most of us in Northern climes have dull days when we’d like to float a little longer in the dreamy cloud of a warm duvet rather than tackle the cold, hard-edges of cloud computing and the day job. Limited exposure to sunlight and the feelings of lethargy it brings have even been medicalized in the form of Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD, a rather too convenient acronym, to my mind. However, there are studies that show that the so-called “winter blues” are actually more common in summer or moreover, that there is no seasonal pattern to misery and depression at all. That hasn’t stopped a whole industry emerging from this “illness” selling light as a therapy.
As people use water in various industrial processes, they tend to pollute it. To protect the environment and ensure people have clean drinking water, people need to treat wastewater.
When we think about melting glaciers, our foremost concerns are the declining animal populations and rising global sea levels. However, virologists have known about the other effects of melting glacial ice for a long time, including the release of micro-organisms and viruses that were frozen in the glaciers thousands of years ago.
By Chloe Hill Many scientists are motivated by a desire to make the world a better place and to use their expertise to help society and their communities. One way that scientists can increase the impact of their research is by engaging with policy. Read more […]
Europe’s history is stored in billions of archival pages across the continent. While many archives try to make their documents public, finding information in them remains a low-tech affair. Simple page scans do not offer the metadata such as dates, names, locations that often interest researchers. Copying this information for later use is also time-consuming.
Zehra Sayers narrates recent events at Boğaziçi University in Turkey, currently under a strong attack from the Turkish Government.
This article evidences results from ESOF 2020, by having travel grantees telling their personal experiences as early-career researchers.
Tanja Vukovic Juros describes how COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many of the challenges already faced by vulnerable researchers in their career.
While India is increasingly producing science outputs, there are several steps back due to the scientific temperament of the political circles.
In order to understand the science behind the recent mass-burning of the Brazilian Amazon, we must put this man-made catastrophe in the context of Brazilian politics.
Robin Boast is Professor of Information Science and Culture at the Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In this episode, he speaks about how digital media have impacted our life and work environment.