How kids can benefit from boredom

  From books, arts and sports classes to iPads and television, many parents do everything in their power to entertain and educate their children. But what would happen if children were just left to be bored from time to time? How would it affect their development? I began to think about boredom and children when […]

Diversity

Diversity consultancy responds to research suggesting that tattoos are a barrier to employment

HR Diversity Consultancy, The Clear Company, has responded to research commissioned by Acas from academics at King’s College, London, which suggests that tattoos are still considered unacceptable in many workplaces. The consultancy works with large multi-nationals to help them to become more inclusive in their hiring decisions. As Director, Kate Headley, points out, bias around […]

The News

‘Incredible’ Alistair Brownlee carries brother Jonny to finish

‘Incredible’ Alistair Brownlee carries brother Jonny to finish Sky News link: http://news.sky.com/story/incredible-alistair-brownlee-carries-brother-jonny-to-finish-10585020 Their parents must be so proud. I would never want my children to have the same profession as I could imagine the competition, but this is heartwarming. When I read things like this I wonder what the patents did to get this right?   […]

The Anthill 5: Reboot – part 2

We got a bit carried away when putting together our latest podcast and ended up with too many fun stories to air in one episode of The Anthill. So here’s part two on the theme of rebooting where we bring you more tales of restarts and rebrands. We start with a thought experiment: what if […]

Does the UK need or even want a 'Great British Firewall'?

You’ve probably heard of the Great Firewall of China, the virtual fortification that allows the Chinese government to monitor and restrict internet traffic to and from the world’s most populous nation. Well, the cyber-security chief of the UK Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) has suggested early plans for what sounds rather like a “Great British Firewall”. […]

Psychotextiles could be next big thing in fabrics

While most of us feel pain if we’re pricked by a needle, or taste sourness sucking a lemon, scientists understand less about how we’re affected by what we see. This is because seeing is a much more complicated activity. It involves shape, dimension and colour in a three-dimensional context with multiple object associations that are […]

Project Leader – Database & Software

Job Description We are seeking to recruit an experience and motivated software engineer to join the Protein Function Development team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). You will take on a Project Leader role working in a highly dynamic software engineering team with responsibility for the development and dissemination of robust and reliable services and data […]

BIOCHEMICAL SOCIETY AWARDS 2018

In 2018 the Biochemical Society will recognize established researchers as well as scientists in the early stages of their career. The Society is delighted to announce the introduction of 3 new awards to the portfolio: Teaching Excellence Award, Industry and Academic Collaboration Award and the International Award. The Society would like to encourage nominations that […]

Mums in Science now has a Forum Facility

Mums in science has added a forum facility to its networking pages.  Please go to the site, register (there is no cost) and start your own groups and forums. This is a free site for all parents working in the sciences to network and support each other www.mumsinscience.net  

RareCareUK, Euroscicon, and Cancer Care Parcel in Partnership

Yesterday Euroscicon Ltd facilitated a partnership between RareCareUK  and Cancer Care Parcel. Rare Care UK is a newly formed initiative to supply care for Rare Diseases when it can’t be found through standard channels. The Charity Chair – Charlene Blake met with staff at Cancer Care Parcel yesterday to set up a collaboration which will enable Rare Care UK to reach its aims much […]

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All About Baby Highchairs

Baby highchairs are not necessary for your child if s/he is under six months of age. Although some companies make them so they recline for infants, they are not necessary until your child is able to sit up. The choice is yours Highchairs currently come with all kinds of features that are really more for […]