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March 5th 2021 0

Did an apple really fall on Newton’s head?

The original post can be found at Everyone knows that The Principia was based on the inspiration that struck Newton when the apple struck his head, as you can see from the cartoon above. The thought that passed through hi…

March 5th 2021

The Biden Agenda

Joe Biden has become President of the United States at a time when the country faces acute crises on many fronts. The most pressing—in both health and economic terms—is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the country must also confront the envi…

March 4th 2021

Enjoying Melancholy

It sounds like an odd contradiction that anyone might enjoy melancholy: an age-old disease of body, mind, and spirit typically characterised by sadness and fear. Melancholy’s symptoms could be extreme, its consequences fatal. But when Robert Burton …

March 4th 2021

Knowledge transfer from Public Science: The unsung hero of the COVID-19 vaccine success

Vaccines to combat the threat of Covid-19 have been developed at an amazing speed – in under a year. The figure below, from the journal Nature, puts this spectacular success in perspective — the fastest any vaccine had previously been develope…

March 2nd 2021

The “National” in National Parks

When sections of the Amazon rainforest burned in 2019, Brazilian far-right president Jair Bolsonaro blamed international NGOs. The charge, however, was a bluff to deflect criticism of his failure to protect the forest. It turns out it was local Brazilian …

March 2nd 2021

Fictions of Authority; or Editing a Cambridge History of Native American Literature

For a Native studies scholar who studiously avoids definitive proclamations about the nature of our field or procrustean taxonomies of its artistic productions, editing a Cambridge History of Native American Literature was a prospect both formidable and a…

February 25th 2021

False News? A Closer Look at Early Modern Public Opinion

In modern democracies, the ‘public sphere’ is an essential concept that seeks to explain how public opinion is formed and expressed. Historical accounts of the public sphere have reflected the present-day importance of a free press by pointing…

February 25th 2021

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Race

To coincide with the publication of The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Race, we talked to some of the contributors of the volume. We asked them what they hope students and teachers would gain from their chapter, and where they hope the field will …

February 25th 2021

Going Deep and Going Broad with Ultracold Atoms

The ultracold atomic physics has now emerged as an interdisciplinary research area between AMO physics and condensed matter physics. Author Hui Zhai discusses the discipline in his new book “Ultracold Atomic Physics”.

February 25th 2021

Shakespeare and Lost Plays

According to figures generously supplied by Martin Wiggins, of the approximately 3000 plays that were written between c.1567 and 1642 for the public theatres in London, a mere 543 have survived in print or manuscript. In other words, whenever we try to un…

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March 5th 2021 0

The release of organic nitrogen in animal manure varies with livestock species

The paper ‘Nitrogen fertilizer value of animal slurries with different proportions of liquid and solid fractions: A 3-year study under field conditions, published in the Journal of Agricultural Science, has been chosen as the latest Editorial H…

March 4th 2021 0

Disentangling Domesticity

A new blog from Professor Lin Foxhall looking at domestic interactions in the ancient world.

March 4th 2021 0

Mining Shakespeare

Gretchen E. Minton's new blog discusses the context of her recent article ‘Ecological Adaptation in Montana: Timon of Athens to Timon of Anaconda’ - out now in Cambridge journal 'New Theatre Quarterly'.

March 3rd 2021 0

Better diet leads to better population health and has economic benefits – but it takes time

The Paper of the Month for March 2021 is ‘Diet quality improvement and 30-year population health and economic outcomes: a microsimulation study’ from Public Health Nutrition and is free to access for 1 month.…

March 2nd 2021 0

Fluids Writing Competition – now open!

Are you passionate about fluid mechanics and its applications? Are you looking to develop your writing skills and engage with an audience that's just as enthusiastic on the subject as you are? We have the competition for you.

March 2nd 2021 0

How can the Black Lives Matter riots be justified, whereas the “Stop the Steal” riot is not?

This post first appeared on Jonathan Havercroft’s blog in January 2021. During the middle of the Stop the Steal riot on Wednesday, some commentators on social media argued that this showed how those who defended Black Lives Matter riots in the su…

March 1st 2021 0

Chasing the essence of essential use

This article introduces “The Concept of Essential Use: A Novel Approach to Regulating Chemicals in the European Union,” a new Open Access article in Transnational Environmental Law.…

March 1st 2021 0

Looking at Pictures

The RCPsych Article of the Month for February is: ‘Mad agency’, reflections on Goya’s ‘The Madhouse’ by Jennifer Radden published in BJPsych Bulletin.…

February 26th 2021 0

From Under the Elbow to Pointing to the Palm: Learning “medicine by the book” in premodern China

My article thus focuses on transformations in the main metaphors in ancient to late medieval titles of Chinese medical books used to convey to potential readers their ‘learning-by-the-book’ contents.

February 26th 2021 0

The policy questions we all now face are ripe for exploring our new Review

Launching the National Institute Economic Review at 62 years old! We are, of course, still living in the grip of a Covid pandemic that is neither well understood nor under control.…

February 25th 2021 0

Study shows Latino families more likely to have purchased toddler milk

Though multiple national health organizations recommend against giving toddler milk – a nutrient-fortified drink for children ages 12 months to 3 years that often contains added sugars – to young children, a new study suggests Latino families …

February 22nd 2021 0

The ‘Conflict Minerals Regulation’ or the ‘Regulation on Responsible Sourcing of Minerals’: Evolving Purpose and Terminology

On 1 January 2021 the ‘Regulation (EU) 2017/821 laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for Union importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold (3TGs) originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas’ (CAHRAs) …

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