Why research reputation trumps teaching reputation in universities

In humans we see lekking behaviour in the general rule that people like being around successful people. This is why social A-lists exist. More generally as animal behaviour, a lek is a gathering of individuals for the purposes of competitive... continue reading

Phylogenetic tools and myths: reconstructing human prehistory.

Similar myths with a sufficiently complex set of traits that could not be the product of many independent inventions can be found around the world. Moreover, certain myths evolve very slowly and their emergence probably date back to the... continue reading

The Physics of transport processes

The physics of transport processes has been and is currently a very important sector in the description and
understanding of the “infinitely small and big”. Nanophysics is demonstrating in recent years the richness of
phenomena occurring at the... continue reading

Does transpiration in hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata mediate asenic translocation from the roots to fronds via xylem?

Since the first arsenic (As) hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata was discovered by Ma et al.(2001), we have clarified somewhat in As detoxification in this fern. It is believed that P. vittata, as a “model fern” for As study, may take up arsenate... continue reading

Supporting basic science through the crowd funding online platform

During and after world war II, science has been supported by government. Science became huge and money-based activities. Norms such as CUDOS that has been support science began to be diminished since capitalism governs science. Competitions... continue reading

Regional seismic landslide volume calculation model and its application

It is indicated that more than 197,000 landslides triggered by the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake (Ms 8.0) in China base on our latest result (Xu et al., 2014). There is important scientific... continue reading

Is teaching about instruction or selection?

Teaching is commonly associated with instruction, yet in evolution, immunology, and neuroscience, instructional theories are... continue reading

Repurposing antipsychotic and sleep disorder drugs as anti-parasitics

Antipsychotic and sleep disorder drugs represent a rapidly growing, global market (1). Novel drugs targeting melatonin (2), serotonin... continue reading

Evaluating the potential quality of parliamentary candidates via realistic strategy game environments

Politicians routinely gravitate towards positions of significant influence and responsibility, despite limited or absent experience in managing highly complex systems such as sociteies.. In these positions, they influence (or make) decisions and... continue reading


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