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October 4th 2022 0

How to make sense of medical evidence?

s vaccine hesitancy purely irrational? Are there good reasons for refusing to wear a face mask? These are some of the questions we address in our forthcoming book Rethinking Evidence in the Time of Pandemics: Scientific vs Narrative Rationality and Medica…

October 4th 2022

Where is ‘the Environment’? Locating Nature in International Law

Climate change, mass extinction, deforestation, desertification, and increasing pollution and toxicity of the air, water, and land: Uncontainable by national borders, these are quintessentially global concerns for which peoples and states have turned to i…

October 4th 2022

Analysing Brains and Minds: From Neurotechnology to New Human Rights?

Traditionally, the majority of human rights pertain to physical actions and visible objects in the outside world. To a far lesser degree, they protect our internal lives, such as emotions, intentions, memories, and other mental states. Because our interna…

October 4th 2022

Reimagining the Court of Protection: Access to Justice in Mental Capacity Law

Introduction Most of us take for granted the freedom to live our lives in the ways that we choose, with restrictions on our freedom only limited by the extent to which they harm others. While we may be more used to having those free choices interfered wit…

September 30th 2022

A Critical Guide

Nietzsche considered his philosophical novel, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, his masterwork, but recently it has largely been ignored by philosophical scholars. The new critical guide from Cambridge University Press, Nietzsche’s ‘Thus Spoke Zarathust…

September 30th 2022

The Atrocity of Hunger can be Averted for Millions in Somalia

“Never Again,” the campaign to end extreme hunger emerged out of the 2011 famine in Somalia, yet today, in Somalia, seven and a half million people are facing food shortages while over 200,000 people are experiencing a level five famine with t…

September 30th 2022

The Company That Lived-and Died-by the Sword

Some time in the late eighteenth century, Madar Khan, a South Indian Muslim, enlisted as a sepoy—a soldier—with the British East India Company, the face of Britain’s rapidly expanding authority on the subcontinent. He was one of several …

September 27th 2022

Debt Sustainability — A Truly Global Challenge!

Global debt, public and private, is at record highs! But there is no agreement on whether we should worry about this much. My new Cambridge Element, Debt Sustainability—A Global Challenge” argues that we should care. Debt does not only affect …

September 27th 2022

The Causal Paradox

David Hume rightly observed that people search for causes because it makes it easier to cope with the world. Causal inference is more important still in the modern world as our lives are so interdependent and affected by all kinds of developments over whi…

September 27th 2022

Spies, Writers, and the Cold War in Latin America

What was the impact of surveillance on writers? If a writer is under surveillance by secret police agents, and he or she knows it, does that change what he or she wrote? Would the literature be a reply, a repudiation, an angry answer to the surveillance? …

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September 30th 2022 0

From ‘generation zero’ to a trailblazer in medicine

Dame Anna Dominiczak, the first female chief scientist for health in Scotland and Editor-in-Chief of the new Cambridge Prisms: Precision Medicine journal, details her stellar achievements since her move from Gdansk to Glasgow 40 years ago

September 30th 2022 0

Cambridge welcomes OSTP open research policy

The new policy from the OSTP promises a leap forward in the speed of transition to open research in the United States.

September 28th 2022 0

Breaching the Boundaries of Law and Anthropology

With the new academic year either already underway or just around the corner, we truly hope you had a relaxing and inspiring summer break, with plenty of opportunities to turn towards your summer reading list and finish the stack of books and papers you w…

September 28th 2022 0

South Asian vultures and diclofenac

Vultures are keystone species that perform a vital ecosystem service by disposing of carrion. Veterinary use of the painkilling drug diclofenac to treat livestock has caused the collapse of vulture populations throughout South Asia, with dramatic ecologic…

September 23rd 2022 0

4 discoveries you never knew were grounded in control engineering

When we think of control engineering we immediately think of aircraft and spacecraft control, self-driving cars, and automated manufacturing. However, there are other exciting, emerging fields that also rely heavily on control engineering; some that may s…

September 23rd 2022 0

RCPsych: preparing a new generation of peer reviewers

Anna Munks, Managing Editor of BJPsych Advances and BJPsych Open, speaks to us about the importance of peer review for the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych).

September 22nd 2022 0

Ducks win big at the Ig Nobels

A study on duck swimming behaviour published in JFM secures the 2022 Ig Nobel prize in physics for Zhi-Ming Yuan, Minglu Chen, Laibing Jia, Chunyan Ji and Atilla Incecik

September 21st 2022 0

What are the biggest obstacles to successful peer review?

We asked our authors what they consider to be the biggest obstacles when it comes to peer reviewing. Author 1: The reader who just doesn’t connect with my approach, or even see what I’m trying to do.…

September 21st 2022 0

How to define a good peer reviewer…

Cambridge authors offer their opinions on what makes a good peer reviewer. Author 1: A good peer reviewer should be a person of integral academic standing and an acknowledged expert in the field.…

September 21st 2022 0

Is the peer review process evolving?

A selection of our authors describe how they see the peer review process evolving in the future, and discuss what change has already taken place.…

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