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October 14th 2021 0

Supply Chain Disruption: Risks and Opportunities for A Net Zero Transition

A consortium of over 160 firms, with net assets of more than USD70 trillion, are now members of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ), a COP26 initiative set up under the leadership of former Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. GFANZ aims …

October 13th 2021

Surviving Climate Chaos: Systems adapting to change

System change in a climate emergency means replacing vulnerable and polluting parts of each human system with stronger and cleaner ones, often against inertia and resistance.

October 11th 2021

Up **** Creek: The Discharge of Raw Sewage in England’s Rivers

With a large number of Britons “staycationing” in the UK due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there is a greater emphasis on the recreational value of England’s rivers. From canoeing to fishing, as well as walking along the riverbank, m…

October 11th 2021

Development, (Dual) Citizenship and Its Discontents in Africa

Whose work, in your field, has inspired you most? Though much of my scholarship is historically grounded, I was not trained as a historian. I tend to admire historians who can put different kinds of archival texts in conversation with one another, while r…

October 8th 2021

The Physics of Climate Prediction

Syukuro Manabe explains how mountains affect the Earth’s climate (1972 photo, courtesy of NOAA/GFDL)

October 8th 2021

Medieval Lives, Identities and Histories A Book in Honour of Elisabeth van Houts

This book originated in a conversation over coffee between the two editors. The result was a decision to ask Cambridge University Press whether they would be willing to publish a book whose theme was inspired by the career and life of Elisabeth van Houts.…

October 8th 2021

Climate Activism at Glasgow: Does the rise of digitally distributed activism challenge traditional climate NGOs?

The climate movement has long been divided over how to campaign, and who to target, in their activism. This is because climate change is a diffuse, and complex problem that involves all levels of governance: city, local, national, regional and internation…

October 8th 2021

Local Actions Central to Achieving Carbon-Neutrality Goal in China

Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2020, President Xi Jinping declared that China would peak its carbon emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.  This climate pledge is widely considered the most …

October 7th 2021

How populists in power use constitutional law

We often tend to conceive populism and constitutionalism as being antithetical but the relationship between them should not be seen in terms of mutual exclusion and perfect opposition. Indeed, it is possible to say that populism frequently relies on conce…

October 6th 2021

Surviving Climate Chaos: Systems resisting chaos

The complex systems of life, mind and society are rich in information, and have to maintain themselves actively against entropy and chaos or be reduced to uniform ash.

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October 15th 2021 0

Parasitology supports Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day 2021 attempts to raise awareness of the importance of good food and hygiene habits, as well as the fact that access to facilities and resources to achieve this necessary hygiene is still not global.…

October 13th 2021 0

To Zoom or not to Zoom?

One thing is certain. Life will never be the same again after this devastating pandemic caused by Covid19. But in this new norm, not all is bad. Certainly, clinical psychiatry and the interaction of psychiatrists with patients and with colleagues has beco…

October 13th 2021 0

Conversations with Authors: The Politics of the Mundane

In this Conversation with Authors, we spoke with Dr. Roberto Carlos about his recent APSR article, “The Politics of the Mundane.”…

October 12th 2021 0

The Light Beyond the Clouds

Beyond the dark clouds there is light. Is this a topical description for the past, present and future of our industry? In the past, it was our ambition to travel fast and above the weather that inspired the development of the jet engine by its inventors…

October 12th 2021 0

Margaret Cavendish (1623-1673) in the Undergraduate Classroom

E Mariah Spencer wonderfully describes how Margaret Cavendish challenged the narrow categories for women in early modern culture...

October 12th 2021 0

Military diplomacy, agency, and change in International Politics

In our article for EJIS, “Communities of Practice, Impression Management, and Great Power Status: Military Observers in the Russo-Japanese War”, we build on a broader return to the study of military diplomacy in international relations.&hellip…

October 12th 2021 0

An Ancient Wine Press at Knossos

The basic process of winemaking has involved three steps: harvesting grapes; pressing the grapes in order to release their juice; fermenting that juice into wine.…

October 8th 2021 0

Creating opportunities for transformative climate adaptation by farmers

Climate responses necessitate trade-offs, which may reinforce inequality. A gender and social equity approach is required to ensure that farmers with least resilience benefit from climate action through transformative climate adaptation.…

October 6th 2021 0

Don’t eat raw crayfish! Human infections due to Paragonimus kellicotti in North America.

Young men often do dangerous things, extreme sports for example. It’s less common for eating something to be the concern. Paragonimus kellicotti was first named as a species in 1908.

October 4th 2021 0

Compositio Prize winners announced

The following was written by Gerard van der Geer, President of the Foundation Compositio Mathematica. Additional history of the Prize as well as a list of past winners can be found here.…

October 4th 2021 0

Can mutual aid help us achieve food sovereignty during COVID-19 and beyond?

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: Mutual aid organisations and their role in reducing food insecurity in Chicago’s urban communities during COVID-19.…

October 1st 2021 0

Do the Ways We Live and Work Influence the Spread of Invasive Plants?

A recent study shows we may be overlooking important information that can help us predict how and where invasive plants are likely to spread.…

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