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Academic Perspectives from Cambridge University Press.

March 25th 2019 0

The Rise of Authoritarianism under the Presidency of Trump

Since his election in 2016, President Donald Trump has disregarded many democratic norms and practices. He has harshly criticized the leaders of other democracies, praised dictators, pardoned political allies, called for the arrest of political opponents,…

March 19th 2019 0

Beyond Obedience?

Look in any social psychology textbook and you’ll see that obedience is defined as a form of social influence elicited in response to direct orders. New research on the most (in)famous studies of obedience has begun to challenge this definition. obe…

March 14th 2019 0

Chang’e-4 and U.S. / Chinese Relations in Space

The recent lunar landing of a Chinese rover, called Chang’e-4, has renewed interest in the Chinese space program. Of course, space programs have long been a symbol of national prowess and prestige. Indeed, this is the second communist achievement on…

March 14th 2019 0

The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism from World War II to the Present

 The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism from World War II to the Present is available now. This episode is also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify.

March 13th 2019 0

Borderland Memories: Searching for Historical Identity in Post-Mao China

Martin T. Fromm is author of Borderland Memories: Searching for Historical Identity in Post-Mao China (Cambridge University Press, 2019) Determining the truth about the past is rarely a simple task.  Party officials overseeing the post-Mao transition…

March 12th 2019 0

Do You Have a Soul?

Do you have a soul? In ancient Greece, answering ‘yes’ to this question would not necessarily imply that you had any strange metaphysical or religious beliefs. This is because, for an ancient Greek, to have a ‘soul’ – psych&#…

March 12th 2019 0

The Great Gatsby

Cambridge University Press will publish a fully annotated variorum edition of The Great Gatsby in April 2019.  This will be the eighteenth and final volume of the Cambridge Fitzgerald Edition, an editorial project that began some thirty years ago.&nb…

March 12th 2019 0

Understanding Science Through its History

Most people encounter science primarily through schooling. Many school science textbooks, and the courses that utilize them, present science as a series of facts, formulas, and theories to be memorized and applied. The best of these aim to generate a deep…

March 11th 2019 0

Grasslands and Climate Change

I started working on climate change in the mid-1990s.  I wasn’t all that keen to work in this area.  If you’ll pardon the pun, it wasn’t exactly the ‘hot topic’ it is today.  At that time climate change was a f…

March 8th 2019 0

A Twentieth Century Legacy – Children and War

War and childhood may be the theme of the twentieth century.  The totalitarianism, decolonization, and the desperate competition for resources that characterized so much of the century’s history swept children into armed conflict time and time …

Cambridge Core

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Advancing learning, knowledge and research.

March 26th 2019 0

Estimating children’s food portion sizes: does it make a difference whether the evaluator is a parent or an early educator?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for March is from the Journal of Nutritional Science and is entitled ‘Accuracy in the estimation of children's food portion sizes against a food picture book by parents and early educators’

March 26th 2019 0

Women Investors and the Virginia Company in the Early Seventeenth Century

Unfolding the histories of women who invested in the Virginia Company was the starting-point of this research, but as I began tracing Romney and Hueriblock through the archives, I learned that their involvement in the Virginia Company was part of a wider …

March 25th 2019 0

Making waves in the world of renewable energy

Renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar power are becoming commonplace across the world, but yet it often seems that we are still searching for the renewable resource that will revolutionise the energy industry.…

March 25th 2019 0

On Not Recognizing Kadu: Russian place naming in the Pacific Islands, 1804–1830

Our umbrella theme is the poorly known contributions of early nineteenth-century Russian navigators and mapmakers to global cartographic knowledge of the far-flung Marshall, Caroline, and Tuamotu archipelagoes. A particular focus is the varied extent to w…

March 22nd 2019 0

Predicting eating quality of beef: the myth is becoming a reality

Consumers want beef that is safe, nutritious and of predictable eating quality. Beef traits should match these expectations. Two recently published papers reviewed research into predicting beef quality.…

March 20th 2019 0

The Place of the Holy Man

The early centuries in the history of Christian asceticism, and of monasticism that it gave rise to, invite a short and accessible overview.

March 20th 2019 0

Reconsidering Revelation: Historical Explorations and Contemporary Murmurs

The theophany at Sinai and the idea of revelation are among the core issues of Jewish theology

March 20th 2019 0

Cambridge holds inaugural Partners Summit

Academic welcomed 50 of our journal society partners and editors from all over the world to our inaugural summit

March 19th 2019 0

Salivary biomarkers of sexual development for hormone-free pig reproduction

The animal article of the month for April is ‘Salivary and urinary metabolome analysis for pre-puberty-related biomarkers identification in porcine’ In pig farms, creation of batches of sows has developed extensively due to a…

March 19th 2019 0

Solving polynomial systems using a fast adaptive back propagation-type neural network algorithm

In recent years, applied analysis has seen an increase in interest in neural networks.

March 19th 2019 0

Discrediting Experiences

The RCPsych Article of the Month for March is from BJPsych Open and is entitled ‘Discrediting experiences: outcomes of eligibility assessments for claimants with psychiatric compared with non-psychiatric conditions transferring to personal independe…

March 18th 2019 0

Caution required! Researchers document effect of dicamba and glyphosate on potato crops

Cultivars of soybean and cotton that are tolerant of dicamba and glyphosate have been a big hit with growers, allowing them to treat broadleaf weeds throughout the growing season – without damaging their crops.…

Cambridge Medicine

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Keeping a finger on the pulse.

March 25th 2019 0

Electric Literature Moves to WordPress — Here’s How an Indie Publisher Thrives on the Open Web

Lessons from 10 years of publishing essays and fiction.

March 8th 2019 11

Gender Balance is a Business Issue

On gender balance, diversity, and inclusion at Automattic.

March 7th 2019 1

Join WordPress.com for an International Women’s Day Livestream Panel

On International Women’s Day this Friday, WordPress.com parent company Automattic is hosting four outstanding women tech leaders for a livestreamed conversation about professional advancement, technology, and mutual support as we strive for equity i…

March 6th 2019 4

Free Domain Privacy Protection

Every domain registered through WordPress.com includes privacy protection at no extra charge.

February 7th 2019 23

Introducing Six New Business-Oriented Themes

Elevate your business website with one of our six new free themes! Calm, sophisticated, friendly, professional, elegant, modern -- find the style that's just right for you.

January 14th 2019

Announcing Newspack by WordPress.com — A New Publishing Solution for News Organizations

We're teaming up with Google, Lenfest, Civil funder ConsenSys, and Knight to develop a next-generation publishing platform.

January 8th 2019 115

Customize Your WordPress.com Dashboard

We’re happy to announce new improvements to your WordPress.com dashboard for a more accessible and customized experience. From your desktop, you can now customize your dashboard by choosing one of our two new color schemes, Classic Bright for a fres…

January 3rd 2019 32

Introducing the 2019 ‘Anything Is Possible’ List

WordPress.com's inaugural New Year’s list celebrates the people and organizations who are using the web to make the world a better place.

December 19th 2018 47

New Theme: Twenty Nineteen

Meet Twenty Nineteen, the brand new WordPress default theme.

December 3rd 2018 13

Now Available in the Mobile Apps: Revision History

Track changes and edits from whatever device you're using.

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