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October 30th 2020 0

Public Spending: Picking up the Pieces Post COVID

The response to the COVID-19 crisis puts the spotlight on public spending and the role of the state in advanced countries: How much should governments spend – is there an “optimal” level of spending? How effective is public spending &nda…

October 29th 2020

Understanding Bias in Intelligence, Academic and Cognitive Tests

Standardized tests are one of those topics that many people have an opinion about, despite most people being uninformed. Memories of filling in bubble sheets during childhood or anxiety about college admissions tests color people’s perceptions. Addi…

October 28th 2020

Paper in Medieval England: from Pulp to Fictions

When I started to dream up my book Paper in Medieval England: from Pulp to Fictions, I wanted to find out why medieval people were interested in paper and how paper became a success story in pre-modern times. It was a project of discovery as well as deep …

October 27th 2020

Irish, American diplomacy in the 1930s

Conducting diplomacy in times of crisis has always been fraught. At the centre of practising diplomacy is making and keeping contacts and obtaining information and intelligence. The methods to achieve that are formal through official meetings, negotiation…

October 27th 2020

The 1836 Election and the modern fight for the SCOTUS

The emergence of a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court just a few weeks before the general election, and the hasty efforts to fill that seat with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, has made constitutional interpretation a live political issue once again. Opinion piec…

October 22nd 2020

Memory and the English Reformation

On my first outing in July into the centre of York after the lockdown I took my brother, whom I had not seen since Christmas last year, to admire the stained-glass windows in the Minster. Like everything in the time of Covid, the familiar was newly strang…

October 22nd 2020

The Business of Disability Inclusion and Ableism at Work

Ask yourself, do you believe persons with a disability have a right to work? If yes, what kind of work? At this point a lot of people will say it depends upon their abilities. If only that was true. 37.9% persons with disabilities who have completed K-12 …

October 22nd 2020

“What the World Needs Now” — More Than Ever: Thriving with Social Purpose

A pandemic fueled by wishful thinking and irresponsible choices.  Racial injustice exacerbated by self-serving motives that inhibit empathy and compassion.  Catastrophic climate changes accelerated by a lack of commitment to the well-being of th…

October 21st 2020

Race and the 2020 Elections

As we enter the final weeks before the U.S. elections, the stakes could not be higher. Against the backdrop of a surging pandemic, the country continues to experience record unemployment, small-business closures, and other forms of economic insecurity. En…

October 21st 2020

Why do we need a second edition? An Author’s Explanation

Why would anyone write a new edition of a book that is still selling after many years? The explanations of the basic theory in the first edition are still valid, and the methods are still the ones that are most widely used. However I still felt an update …

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October 30th 2020 0

Total mixed ration silages based on Cactus and Gliricidia

Silage – basically fermented grass – is used widely as a feed source for animals, preserving the pasture for livestock to eat later in the year when the natural pasture is not good and retaining more nutrients than turning it into hay.…

October 30th 2020 0

Summertime and the Learning is Easy: The World Food Programme Nutrition and Health Summer Camps in Lebanon

October’s Paper of the Month is from the British Journal of Nutrition ‘Assessment of the World Food Programme Summer Camps in Lebanon: a model of effective interventions for vulnerable adolescents’ and is free to access.…

October 28th 2020 0

Framing the Future of Environmental Conservation

The paper ‘Framing conservation: ‘biodiversity’ and the values embedded in scientific language, published in Environmental Conservation, has been chosen as the latest addition to the Editor’s Choice Collection We all k…

October 27th 2020 0

Out of the tropics – the global spread of the rat lungworm

Parasitology are delighted that a special issue on Angiostrongylus will be published next year. In this blog post Professor Cowie from the University of Hawaiʻi gives us some insight into this parasite.…

October 27th 2020 0

On the Cover of HPL: Laser produced electromagnetic pulses: generation, detection and mitigation

Generation of electromagnetic waves was first demonstrated by Heinrich Hertz in 1887 and since then has become a leading subject of research, with an enormous range of applications covering radio communications, electronics, computing, radar technology an…

October 26th 2020 0

Quarterly Highlight: Victims’ Rights under the Second Revised Draft Treaty on Business & Human Rights

The long-awaited Second Revised Draft Treaty on Business and Human Rights was published on 6 August 2020, bringing high hopes for accountability in cases of corporate human rights abuses (the Resource Centre’s unofficial summary of the latest draft …

October 25th 2020 0

How the pandemic encouraged our Asia team to find new ways to support our authors and customers

The first in a series of posts from our global team on how they have changed how they communicate with our authors, readers and customers during the pandemic and how virtual solutions have opened up new opportunities.

October 23rd 2020 0


When, in September 2019, the editors of the Journal of Modern African Studies invited Professor Moses Ochonu, a historian at Vanderbilt University, to write a brief on recurrent xenophobia in South Africa, we were unsettled by the apparent contradiction b…

October 23rd 2020 0

German Law Journal: pioneering open and digital scholarship for legal research

This Open Access week, we profile the German Law Journal (GLJ), which has been a pioneer of open scholarly publishing in law since its foundation in 2000.…

October 23rd 2020 0

Optimal areas and climate change effects on dragon fruit cultivation in Mesoamerica

Dragon fruits are nutritious and healthy; also, in addition to the edible pulp, the coloured peels are utilized in the food and cosmetic industry.…

October 22nd 2020 0

Libraries after Lockdown: Returning to the Library

After months of remote learning for students globally, universities across the world are beginning a new method of teaching for the upcoming academic year.…

October 22nd 2020 0

An elongate hadrosaurid forelimb with biological traces informs the biogeography of the Lambeosaurinae

For about thirty million years in the Late Cretaceous, a shallow salty seaway flooded the interior of North America. This separated eastern and western North America into different landmasses.…

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