The UK’s Closure of Investigations into Alleged Torture and Ill-Treatment in Iraq

The way a state responds to alleged war crimes and human rights violations says much about its approach to international law, transparency, and redress for victims.…


Chick embryo can discriminate different light wavelengths

The animal article of the month for Animal is ‘The effect of different wavelengths of light during incubation on the development of rhythmic pineal melatonin biosynthesis in chick embryos’ Melatonin is a neurohormone, which is involved in the control of day/night rhythms in a number of biochemical, physiological and behavioural processes.…


Introducing Data-Centric Engineering: an new open-access journal dedicated to the transformation of engineering science and practice

I am delighted to announce the launch of Data-Centric Engineering, a new open access journal which aims to develop the emerging nexus between all the fundamental Engineering and Data Sciences.…


Pursuing the prayerstone hypothesis

Incised stones have long attracted my attention because of the large assemblage (more than 400) that we excavated at Gatecliff Shelter. My interest was recently re-awakened after learning of Southern Paiute oral histories about the use of incised stones as prayerstones, and I reached out to indigenous colleagues in the Great Basin...


Is low vitamin D during pregnancy predictive of postpartum depression?

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight ‘Association of antepartum vitamin D deficiency with postpartum depression: a clinical perspective' Author Mercedes J Szpunar discusses their research below. 


The SDI: a new index for assessing the sustainability of dietary patterns

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for June is from the British Journal of Nutrition and is entitled ‘Development and validation of an individual sustainable diet index in the NutriNet-Santé study cohort’ by Authors Louise Seconda, Julia Baudry, Philippe Pointereau, Camille Lacour, Brigitte Langevin, Serge Hercberg, Denis Lairon, Benjamin Allès and Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot.


May the force be with you: Antecedents and consequences of organizational resilience

Organizations have to strive in an uncertain and challenging environment, that is a fact. Then, why some organizations not only survive but emerge stronger, whereas others do not?…


Addressing misconceptions about dairy and obesity in children and adolescents

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for May is from Nutrition Research Reviews and is entitled ‘A critical review of the role of milk and other dairy products in the development of obesity in children and adolescents’ by Authors Anestis Dougkas, Suzanne Barr, Sheela Reddy and Carolyn D. Summerbell.