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European Research Council turns ten: After success comes uncertainty

After ten successful years, the European Research Council is facing uncertainty over future funding, while comments by Donald Trump and events in Europe are adding additional stress.

“Slippery Slope” to place citations above quality in research

The more the better when it comes to the number of scientific publications and citations, say some scientists. But not everyone agrees.

Meet an #ActualLivingScientist from the Nordics

Today is the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Meet some of the female scientists from around the Nordics who have taken to twitter to introduce themselves and their science to the world.

Trump’s travel ban triggers reaction from scientists

Scientists around the world are stepping up to help their colleagues affected by the US travel ban from seven Muslim majority countries.

Basic research crisis? Many results cannot be replicated

Many scientific studies cannot be replicated and this is symptomatic of a wider crisis in basic research, say scientists.

Crisis in basic research: scientists publish too much

Scientists slice their results up into as many publications as they can, and the result is that a large portion of research output is unnecessary, say scientists.

Global academic collaboration: a new form of colonisation?

OPINION: Organisations, universities and researchers in the global North often call the shots in global research collaborations, and many researchers question whether African universities are still suffering form a sort of colonisation--of the mind.

Young scientists react to Brexit

Uncertainty in residence status, jobs, and future funding. These are some of the concerns of young European scientists following the UK’s recent decision to leave the EU.

The majority of researchers in Greenland are foreign. Does it matter?

GREENLAND: The research environment in Greenland is largely comprised of foreigners. ScienceNordic has asked researchers what impact, if any, they believe this has on the nation’s research.

Is scientific misconduct a bigger problem than we think?

Scientific misconduct might be a bigger problem than scientists think, but what is it and how can we stop it?

Teachers can help nip mental illness in the bud

Young people who are struggling sometimes conceal these troubles from their families. Teachers have a better chance catching the first signs of mental illnesses in children and adolescents, according to a new Norwegian study.