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Smartphone art

25 Sep 2011

As mobile phone cameras improve, emerging forms of social media are basing themselves in ‘iPhoneography’. While social media is often held up as an example of the increasingly vacuous and self-obsessed nature of society, research into these new networks shows they can encourage creativity, and even provide users with a therapeutic outlet.

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Meds

Drug pushing in the New Europe

23 Sep 2011

A new study reveals how drug reimbursement policy in Poland is leaving gaping loopholes for pharmaceutical firms to exploit, raising questions about other, post-communist, EU member states.

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Closing the gender gap

25 May 2010

The total amount of work done by men and women in the UK is roughly equal, but the bulk of unpaid work is still done by women rather than men. Jacqueline Scott’s research examines the societal causes and consequences of that problem and how, slowly, the situation may be changing.

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Stacking practice bombs

Gender equality in modern times

01 Apr 2009

The largest multidisciplinary research network of its kind in the UK is investigating why gender equality is still a pressing social issue in the 21st century.

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