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November 27th 2020 0

Nerve and Muscle: the final common pathway to action

“The roads that lead man to knowledge are as wondrous as that knowledge itself.” ― Arthur Koestler (1959). The Sleepwalkers: A History of Man’s Changing Vision of the Universe. London: Hutchinson. In biology, the initiati…

November 26th 2020

Wounded Healers as Agents of Change

Who could have predicted so many “unprecedented” catastrophes would descend upon us in just one year? On top of the seemingly never-ending wars and recurrent natural disasters, we have been ambushed by a stealthy and deadly virus, forced to co…

November 26th 2020

Can Feeling Good Make People Morally Good?

The rise of COVID has exacerbated a recent sense of global crisis, with economic, political, and environmental aspects. Individuals experience such pressures as personal challenges to well-being. These conditions are also a factor in schools teaching for …

November 25th 2020

(Re)Discovering Our “Better Angels”

What do the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, free and fair elections, and secure homelands share in common? It is this: achieving these extraordinary ends depends on committed public servants doing their jobs, day in and day out, …

November 25th 2020

The Relationship between Bears and Humans

The relationship between bears and humans dates back tens of thousands of years, during which time we have competed with bears for shelter and food. Our strong link with bears is attested to by the Neanderthal burial of ‘Le Regourdou’, in Fran…

November 23rd 2020

Part II: Will the Chinese Civil Code Become the Code of the Century?

You can read Part I here. Equal treatment of state and private interests in contract law The equal protection of private and state interests is not an empty statement. It can be shown in the streamlining of the previously complicated rules on validity of …

November 19th 2020

Empire’s ‘Unreal Cities’

Travelling between the cities of the former British empire can produce an uncanny sense of déjà vu: despite vast social, cultural and environmental differences, you’ll see familiar street names and statues, clock towers and law courts,…

November 18th 2020

Q&A with Mark Jacobson

Mark Jacobson, the author of 100% Clean, Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything, is here to answer your questions on renewable energy and climate change! Mark Jacobson answered questions about his new book and 100% clean and renewable energy during h…

November 16th 2020

Part I: Will the Chinese Civil Code Become the Code of the Century?

2020 has been an exceptionally challenging year. The widespread of Covid-19 affects everyone’s life across the globe. As we manage to live through the endless lockdowns and reopens and learn to live a different life, a major event in the legal world…

November 16th 2020

Huge boost to the search for extraterrestrial life

A decision has just been reached that will give an amazing boost to our capacity to search for evidence of extraterrestrial life. On 12th November, member states of the European Space Agency (ESA) signed off on the proposed space telescope called ARIEL, w…

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November 26th 2020 0

Creating a healthier food environment in Singapore: Analysis

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: ‘Identifying implementation gaps and priorities for the Singapore government to improve food environment policies:  perspectives from a local expert panel’ In March 2018 we invited…

November 24th 2020 0

Does Wright Get Paul on Israel Right? Continued Debate

Jews and Christians are both united and divided by the parts of the Bible that they hold in common. Many see Paul’s innovative, at times “counter” readings of the Hebrew Bible as standing at the beginning of the process that led to the e…

November 24th 2020 0

Backcross breeding for improvement of heat tolerance at reproductive phase in Thai rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties

Rice production determines food security for many countries, as it is the only major grain grown exclusively for food and provides over one fifth of the calories consumed worldwide. …

November 24th 2020 0

Understanding the Aztecs

Articles in Ancient Mesoamerica offer insights about the Mexican highlands before, during, and after the Aztecs took control of it. In only a couple hundred years, they created an empire that stretched from coast to coast in ancient Mesoamerica.&hellip…

November 23rd 2020 0

How did Down syndrome get its name?

Some disability-related names have dropped out of usage, because they are now considered to be offensive due to their origins. Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21) is one example.…

November 20th 2020 0

Remedying socio-environmental disasters in Brazil’s mining industry: Where we stand five years after the Doce River Dam Disaster

Our 2019 article Rights Holders’ Participation and Access to Remedies: Lessons Learned from the Doce River Dam Disaster analyses remediation efforts that followed the collapse of the Fundão mining tailings dam in 2015 in Brazil which caused s…

November 19th 2020 0

Gut Microbiome and Cardiovascular disease

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for November is ‘Trimethylamine N-oxide: heart of the microbiota–CVD nexus?’ and is free to access.…

November 17th 2020 0

Engaging researchers in India during the pandemic

Discover how our team in India is engaging with researchers during the pandemic.

November 16th 2020 0

Digital Reviews Editor: Transitions

In issue 9(1) of Advances in Archaeological Practice we will transition our Digital Reviews editorship from Dr. Sara Perry (Museum of London Archaeology) to Dr.…

November 16th 2020 0

Is English unstoppable?

A few years ago, I was standing on a landing of the fire escape stairs of the hotel I was staying at in Bern.…

November 16th 2020 0

New Series Focuses on Preventing the Spread of Invasive Plants

In this age of globalization, invasive plants can quickly become established in new countries and new continents. To arm stakeholders with the information they need to take action, the  journal Invasive Plant Science and Management (IPSM) has launche…

November 13th 2020 0

Opening Doors to Care in the Treatment of OCD

The November BABCP Article of the Month is from the Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and is entitled “Cultural competency in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder: practitioner guidelines” by Monnica T.…

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