Gates Cambridge Scholars are intellectually outstanding postgraduate students with a capacity for leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of others.
The Gates Cambridge Scholarships were established by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with a $210 million endowment to enable outstanding graduate students from all around the world to study at the University of Cambridge.
All four of the minor parties increased their vote share, including the far-right Alternative für Deutschland, which will enter the Bundestag for the first time. German politics is about to look quite different indeed.
By instead violating the rights of one of its citizens, the Canadian government (both Liberal and Conservative) set itself up for a future lawsuit. Now that this lawsuit has been settled, the most productive thing that we can do is to move on and to work towards ensuring that a scenario such as this one, horrible on every level, never happens again.
If we are to truly build national momentum to address the impacts of climate change on America in its entirety, we need everyone to be part of the conversation today -Trump-loving, climate-sceptic Tangier Islanders included.
Whether it's agenda setting, stopping or tacitly endorsing the death of thousands of civilians in places such as Yemen (where the UK sells weapons in support of Saudi Arabia), Britain's decisions, to act or not act, have colossal effects.
This Earth Day [April 22], groups of scientists and science advocates are organising across the world in a global March for Science to bring attention to the importance of scientific research. Activism is new for many within the scientific community and not everyone agrees that the march will be beneficial or effective.
With Donald Trump now sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America, many commentators have drawn comparisons between his polarising rise to power and the infamous emergence of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis in interwar Germany. Some accuse this comparison of simply falling into Godwin's law, which claims that if a debate goes on long enough one side will end up unjustifiably comparing the other to Hitler. The comparison, however, should not be dismissed out of hand.
It is smaller than your smartphone. It plugs into your laptop with a standard USB cable. What is it? A new DNA sequencer. This week, it has been named amongst Science magazine's top 10 breakthroughs of the year.
Though I am still a neophyte to the weird and wonderful world of Pokemon, I like to think that I can now distinguish Pikachu from Sandshrew; more important to me, though, is the great usefulness of the app in initiating difficult conversations about sexism in Antiquity and today. Perhaps I shall even include it in the syllabus the next time that I teach Ovid!
The first step in improvising is to closely observe the environment and to absorb cues that help us in solving the problem. In short, 'Stop living in the future and be present in the present'. But how do we go about this?
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