The US excels in attracting the best scientists from around the world, the UK strives to become a global innovation leader, France has an extensive network of advisors and scientific attachés. Political scientist Dr. Monika Szkarłat talks about the role of science diplomacy and the importance of science in foreign policy.
Can culture affect sexual orientation? No single factor controls any human behaviour, including the behaviour associated with sexual orientation. These behaviours are the result of many influences: biological, genetic, hormonal and socio-cultural ones, says psychologist and biologist Dr. Wojciech Dragan.
For years, homosexual orientation had been treated as a disorder in medical classifications, and attempts were being made to treat homosexuals with harmful (as we know today) conversion therapies. But science had to abandon erroneous assumptions many times in history, says psychologist and biologist Wojciech Dragan.
Can one number, for example the Hirsch index, describe the impact of a scientist on the development of science? According to a team of Polish researchers the answer is no, arguing that to accurately reflect the citation rate of scientific papers, it is better to use three variables.