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September 17th 2020 0

Finite Element Method: Teaching and Learning with Professor Mohamed Gadala

Inspired by over 40 years’ industrial/academic experience in the field, Finite Elements for Engineers with ANSYS Applications by Mohamed Gadala is out now. This textbook targets users of the finite element method for design and analysis in both unde…

September 17th 2020

The Changing Role of the Hospital in European Health Systems

The delivery of healthcare tends to be neglected in much of the policy discussion despite its crucial role in determining many important health outcomes. Our new book, The Changing Role of the Hospital in European Health Systems, published by Cambridge Un…

September 16th 2020

Imperial Emotions: The Politics of Empathy across the British Empire

As clashes over race have become pressing in many countries around the globe, the challenge of understanding the legacies of slavery, colonisation, and exploitation has only sharpened. In 2017 Australian First Nations people issued the ‘Uluru Statem…

September 16th 2020

Education amidst Covid-19

Covid-19 is challenging education provision around the globe. Here's how public opinion has affected the capacity of education systems to cope with the pandemic

September 14th 2020

The Past Can’t Heal Us. The Double Edge Sword of the Human Rights Memorialization Agenda

The world is, and has always been, very short on justice. The recent Black Lives Matter movement is just another example in a long line of collective appeals to repair historical injustices. In my book “The Past Can’t Heal Us: The Dangers of M…

September 10th 2020

Are international organizations accountable towards individuals when they violate human rights?

International organizations are becoming increasingly powerful. In recent decades states have steadily been conferring powers upon international organizations in order to solve transnational problems and to provide global public goods. As a corollary of t…

September 10th 2020

Artificial Intelligence and Consumer Protection

AI-based applications raise new, so far unresolved legal questions, and consumer law is no exception. The use of self-learning algorithms in Big Data analysis gives companies the opportunity to gain a detailed, individual insight into the customer’s…

September 10th 2020

The Remarkable Basilica of Saint John Lateran

By any standards, the Archbasilica of St John Lateran in Rome is a remarkable place. The world’s first cathedral, and the seat of the Pope; it is known as the mater et caput, the mother and head, of all churches in the Catholic World. This status co…

September 8th 2020


Some of the permanent members of the UN Security Council periodically use their veto (i.e., negative vote)—or threat of veto—to stop resolutions aimed at preventing or stopping the commission of core international crimes like genocide, war cri…

September 4th 2020

A Q&A with Charles Baukal, Jr.: A Gallery of Combustion and Fire

What inspired this book? The Central States Section of the Combustion Institute (CSSCI) has been hosting a combustion art contest at its meetings for many years.  Someone at Cambridge University Press found out about that and asked if we would be int…

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September 17th 2020 0

Legal Information Management: Legal History, Artificial Intelligence, Surviving the Pandemic, and more

The summer issue of Legal Information Management is now available electronically from Cambridge University Press; print copies will be arriving in due course.…

September 16th 2020 0

How to pull policies out of the mud – and how they get stuck in the mud again

How was it possible for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to become established as a major health care reform despite being highly controversial?…

September 16th 2020 0

Small birds in a big world: where might Critically Endangered spoon-billed sandpipers go?

The spoon-billed sandpiper, or spoonies as they’re affectionately called, are a Critically Endangered shorebird species. The best recent estimate, from 2014, was that there were only about 440 adults left in the world.…

September 16th 2020 0

Watch: How Do Snakes Catch Their Prey Underwater?

When catching prey underwater snakes use two main techniques: the frontal strike and the lateral strike. By studying real snakes in the lab at ESPCI/MNHN, Marion Segall was able to recreate the setup using a 3D-printed snake head and laser visualisation t…

September 15th 2020 0


It has been nine months since the “normal” has been disrupted with the emergence of a novel coronavirus and while we continue to be in the clasp of the COVID-19 pandemic the “new normal” has not ossified yet.…

September 15th 2020 0

Health Anxiety In Children and Young People During The COVID-19 Pandemic

The September 2020 British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Article of the Month is from Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy and is entitled ‘Practitioner Review: Health Anxiety in Children and Young People …

September 14th 2020 0

Other Veterinary Drugs threat – further implications for vultures

A paper recently-published in Bird Conservation International detailing the results of undercover pharmacy surveys highlighted the ongoing risk to South Asia’s vultures of the continued availability of diclofenac.…

September 14th 2020 0

Are spray additives a factor in the off-target movement of dicamba and 2,4-D?

Complaints about off-target movement of dicamba, 2,4-D and other synthetic auxin herbicides persist, despite the introduction of reduced-volatility formulations. One indicator: a survey shows that 30 percent of Nebraska growers believe injury to susceptib…

September 14th 2020 0

Mycotoxins: A hidden hazard for feedlot beef cattle

The animal Article of the Month for October is “Mycotoxin-contaminated diets and an adsorbent affect the performance of Nellore bulls finished in feedlots” by L.…

September 11th 2020 0

GPS tracking reveals new insights into the foraging areas of the Atlantic’s smallest seabird

The sparrow-sized European storm petrel is the smallest seabird in the Atlantic, nesting only on the most remote islands, around the coasts of north-west Europe.…

September 11th 2020 0

The role of Milton Friedman in training the next generation of business leaders

September 13th is the 50th anniversary of the seminal Milton Friedman article from The New York Times Magazine, “The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits.”…

September 10th 2020 0

The Wallachian Revolution of 1848

What began in Sicily with a protest against Bourbon rule soon morphed into a European event with the fall of Louis-Philippe in Paris in February... This article explores how the Wallachians attempted to weather the revolutionary storm and balance the some…

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