Found and Brought Objects: The Art of Mr X

In the May edition of Muses – the arts blog from BJPsych International – Dr Tim McInerny, Pictures Editor, BJPsych International introduces Mr X, the artist whose work is on the cover of the May 2022 issue.…


Simulating coupled gas and power networks

In power networks with increasing shares of sustainable energy resources such as wind and solar radiation, the supply of energy is subject to natural fluctuations.…


If a welfare state had a logo, what would it be? And why a welfare state would need one in the first place?

This reflection was prompted by my research into Poland's display at the International Labour Exhibition Turin in 1961 which is the subject of my current article. An unassuming symbol of a stick figure placed within parentheses was designed by a creative duo Wojciech Zamecznik and Jan Lenica.


Medicine and the heavens in Padua’s Faculty of Arts, 1570–1630

After over two years of living in a pandemic, most everyone is familiar with COVID-19’s periods of incubation, progression and contagion. Similar issues were of great concern to physicians in early modern Europe.


Collections History and Typological Problems of Lead Figurines in the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (Canada) from the Sanctuary of Artemis Orthia at Sparta

From 1906 through 1910, archaeologists from the British School at Athens (BSA) conducted excavations at the well-known sanctuary of Artemis Orthia in Sparta (see Dawkins 1929).…


On decolonization

The times they are a-changing, Bob Dylan once noted, and so are the concepts we use to make sense of the world.…


Do gut microbes play a role in weight loss?

Together with a friend, you decide to lose weight by changing your diet. Unfortunately, only your friend is successful in reaching their goal weight. While there can be many reasons for your lack of success, one reason might be hidden in your gut.


A Sincere Thanks to Our Parasitology Reviewers

It takes a lot of people to publish an issue of Parasitology. Each year the journal successfully publishes 14 issues, with over 170 papers contained therein. Essential, of course, are our dedicated authors but there are also many “behind-the-scenes” people crucial in making sure we disseminate high quality research into the public domain


Cambridge, ANZLAB and Marilyn Fordyce: portrait of a career

The Cambridge Australia and New Zealand Librarian Advisory Board [ANZLAB] was founded in 2017 and held its first (and only, to date) face-to-face meeting in 2018.…


A Q&A with the course leader of Interpreting Consumer Genetic Testing

Meet Giles Yeo, Programme Leader at the MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit in Cambridge What are your current research interests? I’m a geneticist by trade, and my current research interest is trying to understand why people are different sizes in the current food environment we’re living in.…


Lidar in Mesoamerica since 2016: Acquisition, Ownership, and Accessibility

In 2016, we were privileged to edit a special section in Advances in Archaeological Practices on lidar in Mesoamerica and are delighted that the editors of AAP have invited us to provide an update to that special section in this blog. At that time, lidar acquisition was still uncommon, with only a handful of projects being fortunate enough to acquire the data that was revolutionizing settlement studies in tropical areas like Mesoamerica.


Cambridge in Partnership with Turkey: An Interview with Library Director Tuba Akbayturk

Turkish Library Director talks about working in partnership with Cambridge to support education in Turkey, and the value of libraries and librarians in driving forward academic institutions As the world shakes off COVID-19, supporting education institutions around the world remains a priority for Cambridge.…