The public perceives the use of neuroenhancement technologies in the fields of education and employment with expectation and caution

The public perceives the use of neuroenhancement technologies in the fields of education and employment with expectation and caution

An international team of researchers has revealed the views held by the citizens of Europe and the United States on the hypothetical use of “neuroenhancement” techniques among academics and professionals. The term “neuroenhancement” refers to the application, in healthy people, of a technique or substance to improve a strategic cognitive ability, such as memory, concentration, calculation, etc. The use of these technologies is not usually questioned when applied in the treatment of diseases. The difference this research contributes is that what it explores is what the general population thinks about its use and research in healthy people. (more…)

2018 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards

2018 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards

Since their inception in 1945, the AAAS Science Journalism Awards have honored professional journalists for distinguished reporting on the sciences, engineering, and mathematics. In recognition of a generous endowment by The Kavli Foundation, the awards now are called the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards, and the contest is open to journalists worldwide. The competition is open to journalists around the world. (more…)

Highlights of the 2nd HEIRRI Conference in Vienna: Education towards a responsible society, transforming universities through RRI

Highlights of the 2nd HEIRRI Conference in Vienna: Education towards a responsible society, transforming universities through RRI

The second and last HEIRRI Conference celebrated in Vienna on April 27th 2018 has gathered around 150 people from 43 countries under the title “Education towards a responsible society, transforming universities through RRI”. The event has been centred in discussing about RRI teaching and learning, as well as presenting the work done during the almost three years of project. (more…)

Reporting Intern, Nature (London)

Reporting Intern, Nature (London)

Nature’s news team seeks a reporter for a paid internship of up to three months in summer 2018. This will be a full-time reporting and writing internship based in our London office. Closing date: 14th May 2018 (more…)

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