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.


How to Write A Great Peer Review

Reviewers often ask the editorial team at Law & Social Inquiry for tips on writing peer reviews. Here are what I see as four key attributes of reviewer reports that are most valuable to editors and authors.…


Parasitic nematodes simultaneously suppress and benefit from coccidian coinfection in their natural mouse host

The latest Paper of the Month for Parasitology is ‘Parasitic nematodes simultaneously suppress and benefit from coccidian coinfection in their natural mouse host’ by Melanie Clerc, Andy Fenton, Simon A Babayan, Amy B Pedersen Infections with parasitic nematodes are a major threat to global health and affect millions of people across the globe.…


The People’s Right to Know and State Secrecy

Transparency is the mantra of democratic governance. It is cherished as a tool for curbing corruption and abuses of power, and achieving political accountability.…


The UN Guiding Principles Should Apply to Low Waged Workers in the United States: Case of App-Based Drivers

The New York Times headline, Why Are Taxi Drivers in New York Killing Themselves? should sound human rights alarms. Drivers who committed suicide shared with their families that they had a difficult time making a living as Uber began to dominate the ride-hailing, app-based taxi industry.…


Making Sense of Drug Scarcity in the Cuban Revolution

What do we mean when we talk about “scarcity”? Is it an absolute or relative condition?   Observers of the 1959 Cuban Revolution have long relied on the category of scarcity to advance a variety of arguments.…


Controlling magnetism using an electric field: Peering into the future of microelectronics

Without a doubt, the field of microelectronics has transformed our lives. Computers, smartphones, the devices and servers forming the backbone of the internet, computer chips in automobiles, airplanes, and appliances—all of these have changed the way we live today—and they all rely on microelectronics developments over the past several decades.