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Academic Perspectives from Cambridge University Press.

July 18th 2019 0

Brings together ‘church history’ and ‘Roman history

When Attalus III died, Aristonicus seized the throne and called himself Eumenes III. Slow to claim their rights under Attalus’ will, the Romans moved in, years later, and―at the second try―defeated Aristonicus. They took the parts of the…

July 18th 2019 0

Literature, Value, and the Market

In a much-discussed recent article for Critical Inquiry, Michael W. Clune identifies contemporary literary culture’s most pressing challenge: that of the market. The dominant ideology of the past four decades – neoliberalism – denies &ld…

July 17th 2019 0

Is Sovereignty dead?

Sovereignty has been a key concept in Western legal and political tradition. Since the mythical origin of an international order based on equal states that do not recognize any superior with the Peace of Westphalia of 1648. With Western imperialism and co…

July 11th 2019 0

Whatever Happened to the Property-Owning Social Democracy?

Like many other countries, Britain faces a desperate housing crisis.  The disaster at Grenfell Tower, rising rough sleeping and homelessness, a dismal private rental market, despair among millennials at the prospect of ever owning their own homes: sm…

July 10th 2019 0

Tides: modern twists on an ancient topic

In the mid 17th century, Varenius, the founder of modern geography, wrote that of all the natural phenomena, none had perplexed scientists more than the tides: the connection to the Moon was as empirically evident as it was causally elusive. Not much more…

July 9th 2019 0

The Dilemma of Migrant Rights

Controversies surrounding the treatment of vulnerable migrants top the news almost daily. And while quite expectedly framed in terms of human rights – the moral lingua franca of our age – it may still be surprising to see the extent to which E…

July 4th 2019 0

Communicating climate change effectively and creatively

Lately, climate change has been unmistakably present in the public sphere…Yet, conversations about climate change have remained stuck. Lately, climate change has been unmistakably present in the public sphere. An evident swirl of extreme events lin…

July 2nd 2019 0

Why Does Counting Civilian Casualties Matter?

In May, the U.S. Department of Defense released a report—its most thorough yet—purporting to account for all the civilian casualties of U.S. military activities in 2018: 120 deaths and 65 injuries in Iraq and Syria, Afghanistan, and Somalia. T…

July 1st 2019 0

How digitization impacts the creative economy

In the ten years since I wrote the first edition of A Textbook of Cultural Economics, the cultural sector – the arts, heritage and cultural industries, jointly known as the creative industries – has been revolutionised by digitization and, as …

June 25th 2019 0

Standing Up to Investor Misconduct

Adjudicative bodies applying international law usually operate in blissful obscurity.  Although their decisions are of global significance because they, for example, define state territorial boundaries, they generate very limited media coverage. The …

Cambridge Core

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Advancing learning, knowledge and research.

July 18th 2019 0

Will Gene Sequencing Lead to New Weed Control Strategies?

Palmer amaranth and waterhemp are two troublesome amaranthus species weeds that are resistant to multiple herbicides. They also have unique reproductive features.…

July 18th 2019 0

Q&A with Wireless Power Transfer Handling Editors

Wireless Power Transfer has welcomed new Executive Editors Patrick Hu, University of Auckland, New Zealand and Naoki Shinohara, Kyoto University, Japan as well as editorial board members Alessandra Costanzo, University of Bologna, Italy and Chunhua Liu, C…

July 18th 2019 0

Do emojis pose a threat to the future of language?

Any headline that includes a yes/no question can usually be answered with an emphatic ‘no’. This is known as Betteridge’s law.…

July 17th 2019 0

Malthusian Moments – a special issue from The Historical Journal

This special issue offers a series of essays focused on variously pivotal Malthusian ‘moments’, showing the extent to which Malthus remains a living presence in debates about demography and the industrial revolution, as well as the history and…

July 17th 2019 0

Fish’s Clinical Psychopathology

In 2005, I received a phone call from Patricia Casey, Professor (now Emeritus) of Psychiatry at University College Dublin. Would I be interested in working on a new edition of Fish’s Clinical Psychopathology with her? I stood up at once - the gravit…

July 17th 2019 0

Using social media to learn other languages: The potentials and pitfalls

With the growth of the Internet and social media, learning another language is no longer something we do only through books, in school, or on holiday abroad, but informally and often autonomously, apart from the guidance (or hindrance) of a teacher.&helli…

July 16th 2019 0

Innovation in Librarianship Award – 2019

The role of librarians has evolved so much over the years. Maybe they used to just shelve and help student’s find books, but these days a librarian needs to be involved with everything that goes into, and out of a library.…

July 15th 2019 0

The UK’s Closure of Investigations into Alleged Torture and Ill-Treatment in Iraq

The way a state responds to alleged war crimes and human rights violations says much about its approach to international law, transparency, and redress for victims.…

July 14th 2019 0

Chick embryo can discriminate different light wavelengths

The animal article of the month for August is ‘The effect of different wavelengths of light during incubation on the development of rhythmic pineal melatonin biosynthesis in chick embryos’ Melatonin is a neurohormone, which…

July 12th 2019 0

Introducing Data-Centric Engineering: an new open-access journal dedicated to the transformation of engineering science and practice

I am delighted to announce the launch of Data-Centric Engineering, a new open access journal which aims to develop the emerging nexus between all the fundamental Engineering and Data Sciences.…

July 11th 2019 0

Pursuing the prayerstone hypothesis

Incised stones have long attracted my attention because of the large assemblage (more than 400) that we excavated at Gatecliff Shelter. My interest was recently re-awakened after learning of Southern Paiute oral histories about the use of incised stones a…

July 9th 2019 0

Is low vitamin D during pregnancy predictive of postpartum depression?

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight ‘Association of antepartum vitamin D deficiency with postpartum depression: a clinical perspective' Author Mercedes J Szpunar discusses their research below. 

Cambridge Medicine

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Keeping a finger on the pulse.

July 16th 2019 0

More Stats, Better Stats, Faster Stats: A Whole New Mobile Experience

If you’re like me, Stats is one of your most-visited screens in your WordPress app — we all want to know people are reading! Whether you use iOS or Android, the latest versions have Stat updates that bring you more useful data, faster. Updates…

June 19th 2019 4

Want to See a More Diverse WordPress Contributor Community? So Do We.

More diverse speakers at WordCamps means a more diverse community contributing to WordPress -- and that results in better software for everyone.

June 3rd 2019 36

Celebrating Pride Month with WordPress.com

Happy Pride Month! At Automattic, we strive to be a platform that democratizes publishing so that anyone can share their stories. This month is a great reminder for why we work hard to expand the open web.

May 13th 2019 8

Publishing to WordPress from Bear Just Got Better

Sharing is a core part of the iOS experience, and WordPress is committed to helping people share their stories, products, or services freely and widely.  So when the fine folks at Shiny Frog—makers of the excellent writing app Bear—asked …

April 11th 2019 17

Boost Visitor Engagement and Grow Your Mailing List with the Mailchimp Block

Add a newsletter signup form to any post or page on your website so you can stay in touch with visitors and customers.

April 3rd 2019 53

Three New WordPress.com Color Schemes

We've launched three new color schemes to customize your WordPress.com dashboard!

April 1st 2019

WordPress.com’s Parent Company Announces Happy Tools, a New Suite of Products for the Future of Work

Happy Schedule, our first offering, will help distributed teams manage employee schedules and customer support.

March 25th 2019 4

Electric Literature Moves to WordPress — Here’s How an Indie Publisher Thrives on the Open Web

Lessons from 10 years of publishing essays and fiction.

March 8th 2019 11

Gender Balance is a Business Issue

On gender balance, diversity, and inclusion at Automattic.

March 7th 2019 1

Join WordPress.com for an International Women’s Day Livestream Panel

On International Women’s Day this Friday, WordPress.com parent company Automattic is hosting four outstanding women tech leaders for a livestreamed conversation about professional advancement, technology, and mutual support as we strive for equity i…

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