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April 9th 2021 0

Scholarship: A ‘Hidden’ Influence on International Judges

International judges regularly decide important cases, on matters ranging from entrenched border disputes, costly trade wars, the most fundamental of our human rights and violent armed conflicts. Their decisions matter, and especially those of the most au…

April 8th 2021

100 Years of Aircraft Aerodynamic Design: from guesswork to optimal mathematical precision

The figure above presents a thumbnail history of the airplane’s aerodynamic development over the twentieth century, including some of the significant contributors who helped to bring it about. This historical overview parallels the organization of o…

April 8th 2021

Opinion: Moving beyond prescriptive physics laboratory instruction

Andri M. Gretarsson author of "A First Course in Laboratory Optics" considers that in order to bridge the gap between demonstrating theory and testing theory, a change of emphasis in undergraduate laboratories is required.

April 8th 2021

Practical Psychopharmacology

“Nobody reads books anymore” is the secondhand testimony I hear from colleagues about how current medical students and residents prefer to learn.  “They want soundbytes.”  Short, succinct morsels of information they can c…

April 2nd 2021

Good Europeans?

What are the most distinctive achievements of European civilization? According to the Bulgarian-born thinker Tzvetan Todorov, they are rationality, justice, democracy, individual freedom, secularism, and tolerance. To this list, one might add science, the…

April 2nd 2021

The Magnetic Attraction of William Gilbert, pioneer of geomagnetism

In this blog on the history of discovering the science of the Earth as a physical object I begin in antiquity with the philosopher Eratosthenes of Cyrene (276–194 BCE). He became first enquirer to arrive at a truly spectacular evidence-based result …

March 31st 2021

Hemingway the movie: behind the scenes with Sandra Spanier and Verna Kale

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s HEMINGWAY premieres on PBS on April 5, 2021. Directed by acclaimed documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, written by Geoffrey C. Ward, and produced by Sarah Botstein, Burns, and Novick, HEMINGWAY is a productio…

March 31st 2021

The Importance of Individual and Systemic Remedies for Violations of Human Rights by Police and Prison Officials

The police killing of George Floyd ignited concerns around the globe about the need to respond to police violence. The COVID 19 crisis has also raised concerns about prison conditions where prisoners have little ability to defend themselves against the po…

March 30th 2021

Bringing Suicide Prevention to Clinical Practice

When I became chief medical officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) eight years ago, after treating people with severe mental illness, teaching, and then co-leading a suicide prevention program for medical faculty, residents and s…

March 26th 2021

What We Can Learn from Victorian Women Readers

Nowadays reading literature, particularly fiction, is perceived as a predominantly feminine activity. The figure of the female reader—though she is not always wearing clothes or even paying attention to her book— has long been an object of aes…

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April 13th 2021 0

Rhetoric, politics, and decorum in the Renaissance

Some thought that civil speech was a denial of civic ideals. Others, such as Erasmus and Vives, believed that civic life in the service of the community could only be realized through civil speech.

April 12th 2021 0

Government pledge fulfillment on immigration (“How Party Platforms on Immigration Become Policy”)

Do governing parties follow through on their campaign promises? Representative democracy requires that there are policy linkages between citizens and policies ultimately enacted by their governments.…

April 12th 2021 0

Fake news and state manipulation, First World War style?

Rather than sinister and corrupt state manipulation, this close look at the instructions, never previously undertaken, suggests a relatively flexible and responsive attempt to balance safety and security with press freedom.

April 12th 2021 0

On Balance: Costs and Benefits of School Shutdowns and Forming Covid-19 Policy under Uncertainty

Originally posted on the Society for Cost Benefit-Analysis On Balance blog In Volume 11 of The Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, Thunström, Newbold, Finnoff, Ashworth, and Shogren presented their findings on the national benefits and costs of phys…

April 9th 2021 0

Son preference and the fertility squeeze in India

Gender discrimination manifests in many ways, but in some countries, a long tradition of preference for sons over daughters has merged with recent demographic changes to produce unnaturally skewed sex ratios.…

April 8th 2021 0

Legal Information Management – the winter 2020 issue – now published!

The winter issue of LIM has been published online and print copies of this issue will follow in due course! Reviewing the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 The issue begins with a feature article entitled ‘The Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003: …

April 7th 2021 0

New rapid testing technique provides growers with more timely information on herbicide-resistant weeds

As instances of resistance to multiple herbicides continue to rise, it is important that growers have the information needed to respond quickly.…

April 7th 2021 0

MOR reacts: Explorations of resilience and the status of globalization in response to the Covid pandemic

The Management and Organization Review (MOR) Resilience Forum The Covid pandemic had almost instantaneously attracted attention to national, institutional, organizations and individual capabilities of resilience.…

April 5th 2021 0

Meet the Editors: Q&A with Jong Chul Ye, Executive Editor for Biological Imaging

This is the latest of an ongoing series of interviews with the Editorial Board of our new Open Access journal, Biological Imaging.…

April 3rd 2021 0

Turkey’s Withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention and Normalization of Male Violence

After decades of progressive reforms, since the early 2010s, Turkey has enacted a series of rollbacks on women’s rights and gender equality.…

April 2nd 2021 0

The confusion about socialism began with Karl Marx

There’s a great deal of confusion currently about the meaning of “socialism.” Is it no more than the Great Society on steroids, or a Bolshevik-style seizure of absolute power?…

April 1st 2021 0

Economic liberalism and social revolts in Africa and the Middle East

This special issue looks at the revolts and other, often contentious, social responses to the forced liberalization programs in Africa and the Middle East from the 1970s to the present day...

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