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Academic Perspectives from Cambridge University Press.

February 22nd 2024 0

To Understand Large Language Models We Need to Go Back to the Basics

Arthur C. Clarke famously stated that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Most of us have experienced this law with respect to the latest iterations of large language models (LLMs) such as GPT-4. This perspe…

February 22nd 2024

Two Soviet Humorists’ Extraordinary American Road Trip

In 1935, just two years after the normalization of Soviet American relations, Pravda sent two humorists to the United States as reporters and cultural ambassadors. That the Soviet Union under Stalin even had humorists may surprise many. But Ilya Ilf and E…

February 15th 2024

Obesity unpacked: a journey into complexity

Most people have some dissatisfaction or concern about body weight, fatness, or obesity, either personally or professionally. I wrote ’Understanding Obesity’ out of a dissatisfaction with the dominant lines of investigation into this phenomeno…

February 14th 2024

WHAT’S CHANGED FOR UK UNIVERSITY MENTAL HEALTH?

As I wrote my book Improving University Mental Health, the commonest question people asked was ‘who is the intended audience?’  If you are reading these words, then the answer is ‘you are!’   Did you go to …

February 13th 2024

The Intelligence of Intuition

Intuition is an ultimate experience, beyond words: We know more than we can tell. This phenomenon upsets many who believe in rationality as a purely conscious activity. People often confuse intuition with a sixth sense or the arbitrary judgments of inept …

February 13th 2024

Quantum measurement book blog

What is the topic of the book? Measurement is one of the most fascinating and misunderstood aspects of quantum physics. It plays no role in classical physics, other than reducing ignorance about the underlying reality. In quantum physics measurement plays…

February 13th 2024

WHEN FRENCH HISTORIANS CONQUERED THE WORLD: THE FUNERAL ORATION AFTER NICOLE LORAUX

French people are often surprised that foreigners come to France to study ancient Greece. It is easy for them to understand why foreign philosophers might go there. It is a matter of genuine national pride that ‘French theory’ conquered the An…

February 9th 2024

Dog Economics: Perspectives on Our Canine Relationships

We share the fondness many people have for dogs. In the United States, approximately half of households express their fondness by opening their doors, and most often their hearts, to dogs. Indeed, a majority of these households views dogs as family member…

February 9th 2024

Reasoning about Reasoning

Studying self-referring language is fun. This is the reason why so many philosophers talk about the logic of truth. When we talk about the truth or falsity of sentences, we use language to talk about itself. My book, The Logic of Entailment and its Histor…

February 6th 2024

The Making of States: Indeterminacy, International Law, and Creating New Political Communities

We live in a world of States. With the exception of the high seas, outer space, and Antarctica, the entirety of our currently inhabitable environment falls within the jurisdiction of one State or another. States are some of the most powerful entities on o…

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February 16th 2024 0

Beyond Appearances: A Comparison Between the French and Italian Fashion Industries.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how the prêt-à-porter industry in France and the ready-to-wear industry in Italy evolved from their beginnings to their growth stages during the 20th century.…

February 12th 2024 0

From a small seed to a giant Iroko tree: A postgraduate training programme in Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has the youngest population of any region in the world with 70% under the age of 30 years. This youthful demographic profile can be both a blessing and a challenge. While the youth have the potential to drive economic development,…

February 12th 2024 0

Cover Artwork: Terrestrial by Alison Wilding

Alison Wilding has always been fascinated by deadly, beautiful things, either found in nature or when manufactured, and specifically in regard to the latter, the realm of the military machine.

February 9th 2024 0

Climate Change to Drive High-impact, Range-shifting Invasive Plants into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S.

Climate change could shift where invasive plant species establish hotspots, and certain U.S. states could be negatively impacted without a rapid response plan.

February 8th 2024 0

Australian plants can be new food crops for sustainable agricultural systems

Australia has productive and profitable farming systems that contribute significantly to globally traded staple grains and global food security.

February 8th 2024 0

The Parasitology editorial team thanks our specialist referees

We would like to thank all our reviewers for their pro bono services to Parasitology in 2023, to our authors and to science in general.

February 8th 2024 0

Circular agriculture practices enhance phosphorus recovery under tropical conditions.

Global food production needs to increase in the coming years with minimal environmental impact for food and nutritional security.

February 5th 2024 0

Digging for a brighter future around mine closures

Across the world, every mine that opens will have to close at some point – because every resource is finite. But what does a successful closure look like, when looked at through social, cultural, economic and environmental lenses?

February 2nd 2024 0

Parasites as “sentinels” of global changes in the marine Mediterranean ecosystem

This paper focuses on the biodiversity and ecology of specific trophically transmitted helminth endoparasites (TTHs) in Mediterranean Sea ecosystems.

January 30th 2024

Popping a champagne cork reveals propulsive dynamics

Read the press release online: https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/1032091

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