April 08, 2014

9:22 AM | Postdoc position available
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9:00 AM | European Geosciences Union – General Assembly 2014
Once again Geology for Global Development will have a strong presence at the European Geosciences Union’s General Assembly, in Vienna (27 April – 2 May 2014). This is one of the largest gatherings of geoscientists in the world – with a particularly large group of natural hazard scientists, and groups from hydrology and climate. —- As usual, […]

April 07, 2014

11:32 PM | The NSW state meeting of the ANZSCDB, Sydney Australia
The Australia and New Zealand Society for cell and developmental biology (ANZSCDB) supports several local state meetings held each year for members of the society to come together to present their work.  The emphasis is on giving early career researchers a chance to present their research, to meet with group heads and for everyone to […]
9:52 PM | If your kid hates broccoli, try, try again
Repeated exposure to foods may be the antidote to picky eating.
4:24 PM | Postdoctoral Position at Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Postdoctoral Position We invite applications for a postdoctoral research fellow to join the lab of “Imaging and Regulation of Morphogenesis in Higher Vertebrates” at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. Our lab is interested in understanding morphogenesis of developing structures, at a cellular level. Using avian models we combine state-of-the-art live imaging microscopy, quantitative analyses, […]

April 04, 2014

2:31 PM | Clinician Scientists
The Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is founded on the belief that deep understanding of stem cell biology will be transformative for future healthcare http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk The Institute is seeking clinician scientists at both junior and senior level to complement our existing programmes and contribute to translating ground-breaking developments in stem […]
9:27 AM | Friday Photo (122) – Landslide Prone Slopes in Guatemala City
Development of Housing on Landslide Prone Slopes in Guatemala City. These slopes are regularly impacted by mass movement events, during the rainy season. Planning enforcement and monitoring is also reported to be impacted by ‘no-go’ zones for police in this part of the city. Credit: Joel Gill, 2014

April 02, 2014

10:22 AM | Scientific ink slinger for hire – enquire within
As of April 1st, I have cut loose from the ties of salaried employment and dived into the exciting world of freelance writing. Crazy, I know. Since it’s only been a day, I’m not going to tell you about the experience so far. This is, in fact, a publicity exercise.  First, let me tell you that […]
9:00 AM | Opportunity: Landslide Posters for Teaching
Geology for Global Development are involved in an international project on Sustainable Resource Development of the Himalaya (see www.gfgd.org/projects/himalayas2014), which will cumulate in the delivery of a students’ programme in Ladakh, India, in June 2014. The programme will include lessons on resources, climate, earthquakes and landslides. GfGD have particular responsibility for delivering the landslide part of the teaching programme. […]

March 31, 2014

9:00 AM | Help us Teach Hazards in the Himalayas
Geology for Global Development are involved in an international project on Sustainable Resource Development of the Himalaya (see www.gfgd.org/projects/himalayas2014), which will cumulate in the delivery of a students’ programme in Ladakh, India, in June 2014. The programme will include lessons on resources, climate, earthquakes and landslides. GfGD have particular responsibility for delivering the landslide part of […]

March 29, 2014

7:17 PM | Patches of disorganization in the cerebral cortex of children with autism
I will be leaving for China this weekend. Travel exigencies may prevent me from posting in the near future. In this regard I have opted for posting today. Hopefully I […]

March 28, 2014

6:10 PM | Autism spike may reflect better diagnoses, and that's a good thing
As doctors get better at spotting autism spectrum disorders, kids may get help earlier — and the numbers of diagnoses will increase.
12:09 PM | La teoria del Gestalt y el autismo
Aunque el interés sobre el funcionamiento de la mente data de la época clásica de Grecia, la rama que estableció la psicológica como una ciencia, y no simplemente filosofía, se […]
10:00 AM | Friday Photo (121) – Landscapes of Ladakh
Next week we’ll be announcing two new ways you can get involved with our hazards education programme in Ladakh (taking place in June 2014). Here is another of Rosalie Tostevin’s fantastic images from the region. Credit: Rosalie Tostevin

March 26, 2014

7:36 PM | Public Service Announcement
Too often people work when they are sick because of economic necessity and cultural mores. In academia there is this attitude of YOU SHOULD ALWAYS BE WORKING. And with the realities of the job market and increasing emphasis on conspicuous production, the default setting should be "productive." But guess what, when you are sick, the most productive thing you can be doing is getting well- at home, with soup. And the second most productive thing you can be doing is not germing up the lab, […]
12:04 PM | The importance of desensitization massages in autism
When my first grandson was born it was a time of rejoicement. My daughter took good care of herself and had stressed all sorts of precautions. She exercised, took her […]
10:00 AM | New GfGD University Groups
Over the past month we’ve been working with students at the University of Durham and Camborne School of Mines (University of Exeter) to establish and launch new GfGD University Groups. These groups will join our existing network of groups, based in Cambridge, Imperial College, Leeds, Leicester, Oxford, Plymouth, Southampton, UCL and Trinity College Dublin. University […]

March 25, 2014

4:21 PM | Telling kids lies may teach them to lie
In a new study, kids who were told a lie were more likely to later tell a fib themselves. The results should encourage parents not to lie to their kids.

March 24, 2014

11:07 AM | Gay genes? Yeah, but no, well kind of… but, so what?
Sexual preference is one of the most strongly genetically determined behavioural traits we know of. A single genetic element is responsible for most of the variation in this trait across the population. Nearly all (>95%) of the people who inherit this element are sexually attracted to females, while about the same proportion of people who do not inherit it are attracted to males. This attraction is innate, refractory to change and affects behaviour in stereotyped ways, shaped and […]
10:00 AM | Guest Blog: Iphakade and Earth Stewardship Science from Africa
Jane Robb is the EGU Educational Fellow and Director (Policy and Research) at www.unboxd.co.uk. She has also served on the GfGD Executive Committee since 2012, first as our Communications Officer and currently as University Group Resources Officer – helping to develop resources to equip our growing University Group network. Today she writes about her recent experiences in […]
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