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Female role models to inspire change in society

 Eleanor Marx Aveling (1855-1898) a socialist activist and literary translator. Photograph: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images I very much enjoyed the supplement of best new children’s books (16 June) but how disappointing to see the continuing massive overrepresentation of male protagonists in these stories. While some recommended …

Half of workers think Britain has a ‘class ceiling’

The Conservative MP Justine Greening. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian Half of UK workers believe a regional accent and a working class background are barriers to success, according to a new study that revealed working class representation in leadership roles is as low as 17%. The study …

Healthy bacteria can be a promising alternative to antibiotics

Antibiotics’ days might be numbered as viruses that kill harmful gut bacteria could represent a real alternative to the traditional medicine. A new clinical study confirmed the safety and tolerability of using bacteria-specific viruses known as bacteriophages to eliminate disease-causing bacteria in the gut. The new treatment could …

Putting A Spin On The Game

A fun game to play at any outdoor party is cornhole. There are numerous board designs that you can choose from online. You can also make your own board based on a sports theme or a favorite character that you like. There is also an option of cornhole …

Gender Gap Without Gender Bias?

A major political science study from last year explored publication patterns across 10 prominent journals, finding a significant gap in publication rates for men and women. The gap couldn’t be explained away by a low overall share of women in the field, the article said, prompting soul-searching among editors about …

Wanted: 6,000 new journals to publish 150,000 papers

The growth in the number of academic papers outside Scopus-indexed journals is also impressive. Citing Google Scholar, the ministry’s academic database, Sinta, showed that in 2013 there were 86,510 papers and this grew to 157,892 in 2017. (Shutterstock/-) In its race to beat Singapore and Malaysia in academic …