Study: Immigrants in the U.S. are more likely to start firms, create jobs

Compared to native-born citizens, immigrants are more frequently involved in founding companies at all scales.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
May 9, 2022 ~6 min

Podcast: What will ‘free speech’ mean on Elon Musk’s Twitter?

Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter has led to a lot of questions. Here, a legal expert digs into the controversies and human rights in online speech.

UC Irvine • futurity
May 3, 2022 ~3 min

Fertility treatment use is on the rise – new legislation could increase protections for donors and families in an industry shrouded in secrecy

A pending bill in Colorado would disclose donor information to children and their parents and set limits on how many families can use a single individual’s egg or sperm.

Sonia Suter, Professor of Law, George Washington University • conversation
May 3, 2022 ~12 min

Are supply chains stuck in detention?

Washington is recognizing that the American truck driver shortage might have been misdiagnosed.

Dan McCool | MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics • mit
April 25, 2022 ~4 min

Remote working is a ‘mixed bag’ for employee wellbeing and productivity, study finds

Adapting remote and hybrid work policies to employees’ specific work-life situations can result in increased well-being and productivity, but many employees

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 22, 2022 ~4 min

Women are ‘running with leaded shoes’ when promoted at work, says study

Promotion at work has greater emotional benefit for men than women, says a new study on gender and workplace emotion.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 19, 2022 ~6 min

Cambridge spin-out aiming to make it easier to find and apply regulations

RegGenome, a commercial spin-out from the University of Cambridge, has announced the completion of a $6 million seed funding round.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 14, 2022 ~2 min

Fishing, strip clubs and golf: How male-focused networking in medicine blocks female colleagues from top jobs

By surveying over 100 people in academic medicine, a researcher found that women are consistently excluded from important networking activities like watching sports, drinking at bars and playing golf.

Jennifer R. Grandis, Distinguished Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Francisco • conversation
April 8, 2022 ~9 min

Greater business-university collaboration will reap rewards, says new report

Interactions between UK businesses and universities are broad based and beneficial, but are being held back by firms' lack of capacity and information to tap

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 28, 2022 ~6 min

A better way to separate gases

A new membrane material could make purification of gases significantly more efficient, potentially helping to reduce carbon emissions.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 24, 2022 ~9 min