Communication technology is a daily reality for many young children in the form of internet-connected toys and devices: the Internet of Toys. Although these offer real benefits for children, they also present hidden risks, notably relating to privacy. To better understand the challenges presented by toys and devices for children aged 0–8 years, the European Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST) programme initiated an Action to develop an interdisciplinary network for researchers to share information and knowledge: The Digital Literacy and Multimodal Practices of Young Children (DigiLitEY). Outcomes of this COST ACTION are presented at the 4th European Conference for Science Journalists (ECSJ).
A group of school children aged between 8 and 10 years old have had their school science project accepted for publication in an internationally recognised peer-reviewed journal. The paper, which reports novel findings in how bumblebees perceive colour, is published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.
For the 25 years of EuroScience, we will publish each month a short interview with some persons who witnessed and participated in the evolution of the association. This month, Raymond Seltz, former Secretary-General and current Deputy Secretary-General will give some insights into EuroScience from his point of view.
Some of professor Balthazar’s many frustrations If you’ve ever watched or heard of Professor Balthazar, the lead character of the eponymous cult Yugoslav animation series from the 1960-70s, you likely think of him as a successful inventor whose Read more […]
Our society has come to heavily depend upon the advancements in healthcare brought about by clinical research. Without decades of medical research and clinical trials, thousands of treatments and medications would not be available. Presumably, nearly Read more […]
Sukarma Thareja writes a poem about Science and Mother’s day, honouring women that makes greater communities and contributes to science.
This article expands an ESOF2020 panel that highlights common pitfalls of science communication and discusses remedies.
This article presents the results of a consultation about culture of work, working conditions and the COVID-19 impact in researchers work.
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.
Sukarma Thareja shares a poem about science innovation in times of COVID19, the vaccine and the horizon of returning to “normal” life.
This article explores how COVID-19 highlights differentials and inequities that potentially disadvantage the academic career trajectories.
This article reflects on what is overpopulation, what causes it and what happens if we don’t think about the currently population growth.