00:46 Inequalities in US faculty hiring In the US, where a person gained their PhD can have an outsized influence on their future career. Now, using a decade worth of data, researchers have shown there are stark inequalities in the hiring process, with 80% of US faculty trained at just 20% of institutions. Research article: Wapman et al. ## ## 09:01 Research Highlights How wildlife can influence chocolate production, and the large planets captured by huge stars. Research Highlight: A chocoholic’s best friends are the birds and the bats Research Highlight:[ _Giant stars turn to theft to snag jumbo …
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