Concrete buildings don’t just collapse out of the blue. Even earthquakes aren’t supposed to bring them down. So why did the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside, Florida — a modern structure built in 1981 — fail? https://youtu.be/4Nr3w1BQE18
The UPV/EHU’s Sustainable Diet research group has concluded in a study that almost half of the products in the vending machines are of low nutritional quality and three quarters are ultra-processed. In addition, they have found that foods and beverages of low nutritional quality are the cheapest and are promoted more often than the rest.
- International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Political scientists at the University of Konstanz investigate citizens’ expectations on their governments in 24 OECD countries in response to increasing automation and digitalization of their workplaces.
A small act of kindness can go a long way, especially say UBC Okanagan researchers, towards bolstering student health and wellness. Dr. John-Tyler Binfet, associate professor in the School of Education and Dr. Sally Stewart, associate professor of teaching in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences recently published a study that explores how the inclusion of a kindness assignment in an undergraduate course impacted student perceptions of themselves, their peers and their campus.
- Journal of Further and Higher Education
OXFORD, England and AUSTIN, Texas – 20 September, 2021 – The fast spread of the highly infectious Delta variant underscores the need for faster identification of COVID-19 mutations. Uniting governments and medical communities in this challenge, the University of Oxford and Oracle’s Global Pathogen Analysis System (GPAS) is now being used by organizations on nearly every continent. Institutions using the platform include: the University of Montreal Hospital Centre Research Centre, the Institute of Public Health Research of Chile, the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, the Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research – New South Wales Pathology, and Oxford Nanopore Technologies. GPAS is also now part of the Public Health England New Variant Assessment Platform.
Tiina Tambaum of the Institute of Education at Tallinn University defended her doctoral thesis entitled “Teenaged Tutors Facilitating the Acquisition of e-Skills by Older Learners” on 13 September 2021.