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November 28th 2022 0

The Legality of a Jewish State

Anyone who knows anything about the Israel/Palestine issue knows that the United Nations decided on a plan to create a Jewish state in Palestine in order to protect world Jewry. That is, anyone who has not looked into what actually occurred at the United …

November 25th 2022

The Evolution of Everything

Writers from Polybius to Machiavelli to Twain to Toynbee to Tuchman have observed how events in history seem to repeat down through the centuries and millennia. The post The Evolution of Everything first appeared on FifteenEightyFour | Cambridge Universit…

November 24th 2022

Market or State: The Regulation and Practice of Bankers’ Remuneration in the UK and China

Executive remuneration in the banking sector is always a contested question. Are bankers paid too much for their performance? How should bankers be incentivised? Should bankers’ remuneration be regulated? In the aftermath of the Global Financial Cri…

November 23rd 2022

How do you win the World Cup?

A year or so before South Africa hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup, a visiting professor gave a talk at a South African university. He asked a very simple question: How do you win a world cup? Do you, he continued, appoint a very expensive coach? This, in fa…

November 17th 2022

Would You Like A Book That Ends Neoliberal Indoctrination?

The Copenhagen Business School (CBS) has a peculiar reputation among universities devoted to practical education. When many people think of CBS, they think of all the humanities and social science scholars and degree programs that live there. After all, i…

November 15th 2022

Modern Islamic Thought Through a Different Lens: Bringing the Late Ottomans Into the Story

On November 17 my latest book is finally published and I just wanted to give a brief outline here of what it’s about. Titled Late Ottoman Origins of Modern Islamic Thought: Turkish and Egyptian Scholars on the Disruption of Islamic Knowledge, i…

November 10th 2022

Black Shakespeare: Reading and Misreading Race

Our knowledge of Shakespeare in English-speaking countries has been shaped mostly by classroom instruction and to a much lesser extent by a few breakthrough films and live theater performances. His resulting reputation has remained stable for the last two…

November 9th 2022

The Fragility of Political Orders

The relative robustness and fragility of political orders is a central concern of scholars and political elites alike. Our edited volume is the first to address the assessments of robustness and fragility made by scholars and political actors. It includes…

November 9th 2022

Freud’s Publish-and-Perish Religion

I set out to write a book on Freud’s enduring legacy on religion and ended up writing one on the founding years of psychoanalytic journals. I recall this transition as marked by the dawning awareness that my own writing and research processes were o…

November 9th 2022

Understanding Human Metabolism: Fat metabolism is just like making soap

Keith Frayn, author of Understanding Human Metabolism address some of the major misconceptions about human metabolism. The post Understanding Human Metabolism: Fat metabolism is just like making soap first appeared on FifteenEightyFour | Cambridge Univers…

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November 25th 2022 0

Single channel digital controller design for a high spinning rate rolling airframe missile

Guided missiles are critical weapon systems with high precision and destructive power. They have been used since World War II, and with scientific and technological improvements, they have become a major part of military aviation.…

November 24th 2022 0

Effective communication skills: communicating scientific research

Lisa Neidhardt shares her experience with communication skills training Simon Hall, course leader for Compelling Communication Skills, helped Lisa Neidhardt, PhD candidate and Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge with communication skills t…

November 23rd 2022 0

Harmonious Construction and the International Law Allegory in India

Introduction The debate on whether international law can be considered as true ‘law’ has been unremitting, with no definite answer to the bindingness of international law.…

November 22nd 2022 0

Our top tips for online learning

University of Cambridge Online courses allow you to study flexibly in your own time and participate from anywhere in the world, but online learning can be a challenge if you are used to the structure of school or university.

November 21st 2022 0

How can the CBT community better meet the needs of older people?

The November BABCP Article of the Month is from the Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (tCBT) and is entitled “Embedding the silver thread in all-age psychological services: training and supervising younger therapists to deliver CBT for anxiety or depres…

November 21st 2022 0

Why is flying so safe? Control engineering in action.

Flying a passenger jet is a ‘collaborative’ task between a pilot and computer. It’s what makes flying so safe. How exactly do we manage it? Control engineering.

November 21st 2022 0

Parasitology celebrates World Fisheries Day with Special Issue on fish parasites

Over the past 18 months, several authors and two Guest Editors have worked together on a Special Issue (SI) on Fish Parasites for the Cambridge University Press journal, Parasitology, the longest-running journal among periodicals in the field. Our SI cont…

November 18th 2022 0

Exploring interdisciplinarity in Cambridge Prisms: Plastics

We are in the midst of a biodiversity, climate, and pollution crisis for which solutions are urgently needed. As the drivers of this crisis span all aspects of society, science and technology, a shift in the evidence base used to find solutions is require…

November 17th 2022 0

The PageRank algorithm analysed by EJAM

The PageRank algorithm was developed by Google co-founder Larry Page, and first introduced in 1998. It is based on the idea that a website’s importance can be measured by the number of other websites that link to it. Here, EJAM researchers study the…

November 17th 2022 0

Genocide or Natiocide?

On February 24, 2022, the Russian Federation launched an open armed aggression against Ukraine. The main purpose of this so-called “special military operation” is the “denazification” of Ukraine contrived by the Russian leadership.…

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