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Huge dataset shows 80% of US professors come from just 20% of institutions

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00:46 Inequalities in US school hiring

Within the US, the place an individual gained their PhD can have an outsized affect on their future profession. Now, utilizing a decade value of information, researchers have proven there are stark inequalities within the hiring course of, with 80% of US school educated at simply 20% of establishments.

Analysis article: Wapman et al.

09:01 Analysis Highlights

How wildlife can affect chocolate manufacturing, and the big planets captured by large stars.

Analysis Spotlight: A chocoholic’s greatest pals are the birds and the bats

Analysis Spotlight: Large stars flip to theft to snag jumbo planets

11:42 Briefing Chat

We talk about some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, what science says about grieving for a public determine, and why suburban Australians are sharing more and more subtle measures to stop cockatoos from opening wheelie bins.

Nature Information: Thousands and thousands are mourning the Queen — what’s the science behind public grief?

The Guardian: ‘Interspecies innovation arms race’: cockatoos and people at conflict over wheelie bin raids

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