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Academic Perspectives from Cambridge University Press.

October 14th 2019 0

Risk of food wars rising

Ours is the Age of Food. Food is a central obsession in all cultures, nations, the media and society. There is a rising danger of ‘food wars’ – conflicts over food, land and water – as the world food system begins to crack under th…

October 9th 2019 0

The ‘why’ and ‘how’ of specific treatment of suicide risk

In parallel with an increase in the development and implementation of local and national suicide prevention actions, rates of suicide unfortunately increase in many parts of the world, including the USA. One can think of quite a few possible reasons for t…

October 9th 2019 0

Chemical Kinetics in Combustion and Reactive Flows: Modeling Tools and Applications

The book accumulates more than a 40-year experience of the authors’  research in the field  of chemical non-equilibrium effects in combustion and reactive flows and includes our theoretical developments and tools which have a number of nov…

October 9th 2019 0

The Persistence of Reciprocity in International Humanitarian Law

Back in early May of this year, several news outlets in the United States reported that the Trump administration was in the process of pardoning several US service personnel accused and convicted of war crimes. According to the New York Times, one such pa…

October 9th 2019 0

New Model of Helix Slow-Wave Structures

The development of a fast and accurate method for computing the properties of the helix slow-wave structures used in travelling-wave tubes (TWTs) is described. The calculation uses a sheath helix model in which the shunt capacitance and series inductance …

October 9th 2019 0

Energy Transfers in Fluid Flows

Understanding turbulence is an important and challenging problem with a million dollar prize money on it.  We illustrate the complexity of a turbulent flow using an example.  Consider coffee being mixed vigorously, say by stirring (Figure 1(a)).…

October 7th 2019 0

Why we wrote Climate Mathematics

In recent decades, a typical undergraduate university student enrolled in an atmospheric, oceanographic, or climate science major might take about six mathematics and computing courses. This mathematics curriculum has several shortcomings. One is that muc…

October 4th 2019 0

Money, Marriage, and Murder in Early Modern England

I decided to write Women of Fortune when I discovered that Grace Bennet, widow of a rich mortgage and loan banker and mother of the Countess of Salisbury, had been murdered by the local butcher in 1694.  Called by a contemporary “the most sordi…

October 4th 2019 0

ASEAN consumer law harmonisation: trends and prospects

The ten states now comprising the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have collectively become a major part of the world economy, bringing together over 600 million people including a growing middle class. Yet they are highly diverse in socio-economic …

October 3rd 2019 0

The Afterlife of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Lovers swoon at Shakespeare’s Sonnets – or so we’re told. That’s why lists proliferate of ‘Shakespeare’s Most Romantic Sonnets’, and why Valentine’s Day produces so many novelty pink-and-red volumes. But his…

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October 14th 2019 0

Meet the Editors: Q&A with Professor Stephen Phillips MBE, Editor-in-Chief of Parasitology

Welcome to our  “Meet the Editors” series, where we interview the editorial team about their work and their relationship to the journal.…

October 14th 2019 0

New journal to explore the “mysterious ecosystem” in our guts

A new open access journal from Cambridge University Press, published in partnership with The Nutrition Society, will explore the vital interaction between people and the complex community of microorganisms that live in our digestive systems The journal, G…

October 14th 2019 0

How do China-US rivalry and de-globalization affect Chinese business?

The international context of business has shifted markedly in recent years, with globalization under US hegemony giving way to the twin forces of de-globalization and a growing Sino-American rivalry.…

October 11th 2019 0

Islam and the Middle East – an article collection from Renaissance Quarterly

The editors of Renaissance Quarterly are pleased to provide free access to the following selection of articles relating to Islam and the Middle East during the Early Modern period.

October 10th 2019 0

Low intelligence linked to suicide risk later in life

People with low emotional control and low scores on intelligence tests in adolescence run a higher risk of suicide later in life.…

October 10th 2019 0

Ognjen awarded MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize

MRS Bulletin is pleased to announce that Ognjen Ilic has been selected to receive the 2019 MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize.

October 8th 2019 0

Quarterly Highlight: The Lengthy Journey towards a Treaty on Business & Human Rights

This post is part of the symposium that the BHRJ Blog is running on the revised binding treaty on business and human rights, which was released in July 2019.…

October 8th 2019 0

The Meaning and Telos of Israel’s Election: An Interfaith Response to N.T. Wright’s Reading of Paul

Until 5th November 2019, get free access to Joel Kaminsky and Mark Reasoner’s full article ‘The Meaning and Telos of Israel’s Election: An Interfaith Response to N.T.…

October 7th 2019 0

Bank Identity: Banks, ID Cards, and the Emergence of a Financial Identification Society in Sweden

Today almost every adult in Sweden has a digital BankID, issued by banks for the purpose of ensuring safe payments. However, a BankID is also a pre¬requisite for contacts with for example municipal schools, and the public healthcare system.…

October 7th 2019 0

The deeper meaning of the Ukrainian scandal

Before we know if the impeachment attempt of President Trump will go anywhere, the American voters seem to face the choice of two presidential hopefuls, Joe Biden and Donald Trump, both accused of exercising undue influence over the judiciary in another c…

October 7th 2019 0

‘Great things are done when (Wo)Men & Mountains meet’. Cécile Morette and the Les Houches Summer School for Theoretical Physics (1951-1972)

This article explores the history of what was surely one of the strongest elements of that social apparatus, and one of the most innovative: the first and most effective ‘crash course’ in theoretical physics, the Les Houches School of Theoreti…

October 3rd 2019 0

Tyrolean stigmata in England: the voyage of the supernatural in the nineteenth century

Two young women in villages less than ten miles apart drew international attention from devout Catholics and sensation seekers.

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