Will Gene Sequencing Lead to New Weed Control Strategies?

Palmer amaranth and waterhemp are two troublesome amaranthus species weeds that are resistant to multiple herbicides. They also have unique reproductive features.…


Q&A with Wireless Power Transfer Handling Editors

Wireless Power Transfer has welcomed new Executive Editors Patrick Hu, University of Auckland, New Zealand and Naoki Shinohara, Kyoto University, Japan as well as editorial board members Alessandra Costanzo, University of Bologna, Italy and Chunhua Liu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong to the journal.…


Do emojis pose a threat to the future of language?

Any headline that includes a yes/no question can usually be answered with an emphatic ‘no’. This is known as Betteridge’s law.…


Malthusian Moments – a special issue from The Historical Journal

This special issue offers a series of essays focused on variously pivotal Malthusian ‘moments’, showing the extent to which Malthus remains a living presence in debates about demography and the industrial revolution, as well as the history and reception of political theory, particularly radical forms of egalitarianism.


Fish’s Clinical Psychopathology

In 2005, I received a phone call from Patricia Casey, Professor (now Emeritus) of Psychiatry at University College Dublin. Would I be interested in working on a new edition of Fish’s Clinical Psychopathology with her? I stood up at once - the gravity of the occasion clearly required this - and I answered with the most emphatic Yes that I have ever uttered (apart from my wedding vows, of course). Certainly, I would revise Fish with her. Could we start today?


Using social media to learn other languages: The potentials and pitfalls

With the growth of the Internet and social media, learning another language is no longer something we do only through books, in school, or on holiday abroad, but informally and often autonomously, apart from the guidance (or hindrance) of a teacher.…


Innovation in Librarianship Award – 2019

The role of librarians has evolved so much over the years. Maybe they used to just shelve and help student’s find books, but these days a librarian needs to be involved with everything that goes into, and out of a library.…


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 August 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.