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A Discovery Puts the Brakes on a Cancer-Inducing Virus

A freshly defended PhD thesis outlines novel inhibitors of the cancer-inducing human papillomavirus. Continue reading

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Attitudes That Matter

Uku Tooming, a fresh PhD in philosophy, explores why the beliefs and desires of others matter to us. Continue reading

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How Selective Is Your Attention?

Why do we notice a remarkably beautiful person in a crowd? In his PhD thesis, Andero Uusberg studied specific mechanisms that the brain uses to pay attention. Continue reading

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How Understanding Our Mobility Makes Societies Smarter

Human geographer Olle Järv shows how understanding personal mobility improves urban and transportation planning, and helps to identify social segregation. Continue reading

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My Farm Is My Stage: Insights into Estonian Rural Tourism

Ethnologist Ester Bardone explores how rural experiences become commodities that are staged and performed by tourism entrepreneurs, backed up by institutions and media. Continue reading

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Nature or City? The Brain Makes the Difference

When you see a picturesque forest lake from your window, the brain is working differently than when the view includes a maze of tall buildings. Continue reading

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Can The Financial Crisis Snowball Be Avoided?

Andres Kuusk from UT Institute of Economics argues that sound macroeconomic fundamentals and policies do not protect countries against crisis caused by ‘financial contagion’. Continue reading

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