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Academic Perspectives from Cambridge University Press.

February 15th 2019 0

Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South

Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South is available now. This episode is also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify.

February 15th 2019 0

Facing Financial Regulation

Over recent decades, financial markets have led the global economy into a number of major collapses while contributing significantly to both economic inequality and political instability, yet regulatory approaches have not fundamentally changed their cour…

February 15th 2019 0

Markets and Morals: Justifying Kidney Sales and Legalizing Prostitution

Should prostitution, or the buying and selling of sexual services, be legalized? Similarly for the monetary exchanges of many other controversial items like kidneys and other organs, blood, surrogate motherhood, line sitting/standing, etc. Should essentia…

February 13th 2019 0

Queer Theory Now and the Pleasure of Movement

Queer theory emerged in the midst of crisis in the late 1980s and early 1990s: as the HIV/AIDS epidemic raged, scholars and activists sought to disrupt the stigmatization and erasure of LGBTQ lives in the Reagan/Thatcher era. In centering sexuality within…

February 13th 2019 0

Digital innovation and entrepreneurship: bridging the skills gap

The technology start-up sector is booming. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor estimates that more than a million tech start-ups are created worldwide each year, and that these contribute to a dynamic $3 trillion ecosystem. In the UK and the USA, the digi…

February 12th 2019 0

Sustainability through knowledge, innovation, and optimism, not fear and pessimism

Global environmental issues were identified as a crisis in the 1960’s (1). The alarmist rhetoric caught the public’s attention, but stimulated a pessimistic attitude (2) that human beings were destabilizing an otherwise harmonious, “stea…

February 12th 2019 0

Magnetohydrodynamics: Classical physics for the 21st century (and beyond!)

Modern astrophysical research is truly entering a new era: one where the prominent role of magnetic fields is no longer ignored. For decades, entire branches of astrophysics would dismiss inclusion of magnetic fields in their descriptions of our universe,…

February 11th 2019 0

Is Your Brain Dysfunctional?

The neuroscientist Kent Kiehl – popularly known as the “psychopath whisperer” – thinks that many psychopaths have brain dysfunctions that explain their violent behavior. Famously, he served as an expert witness on the defense of ra…

February 11th 2019 0

What is the relationship between reason and emotion?

Reason and emotion are often supposed to be at odds with each other. From one perspective, our emotions are like unruly toddlers, demanding and whimsical, that need to be held in check by the adult intellect. From another perspective, the rational mind is…

February 11th 2019 0

Reading the Bible Theologically

The Christian Bible, the best-selling book of all time, is read by many people in many different ways. For example, it is possible to read it with an eye toward how it has formed Western culture. A few years ago, on the four hundredth anniversary of the K…

Cambridge Core

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Advancing learning, knowledge and research.

February 21st 2019 0

Contemporary European Historians on Brexit

The upshot of this roundtable cannot be easily reduced to a political headline, and that is precisely the point. Serious history rarely works that way.

February 21st 2019 0

Why (not) Feathers? Period Hands and Material Encounters in Colonial Peru

My article on feather-work in colonial Peru shows, above all, that we should no longer differentiate between non-literate (material) Native Americans with feathers on their heads and literate Europeans with feathers in their hands. Far more important shou…

February 21st 2019 0

Profile: Mrs Lee Cheng Ean, University Librarian, National University of Singapore

Mrs Lee Cheng Ean has been the University Librarian at the National University of Singapore, which is ranked 11th in the QS World University Rankings (2019), for more than four years.  She therefore holds one of the world’s most prestigious lib…

February 20th 2019 0

Reconstructing Our World in 4D: Advances in Palaeogeography Special Issue

The latest special issue “Advances in Palaeogeography” in Geological Magazine presents a collection of ten articles widely addressing a range of new and important topics within the field of palaeogeography.…

February 20th 2019 0

When Civilian Oversight is ‘Civil’: Parliamentary Oversight of the Military in Belgium and New Zealand

This post by Philippe Lagassé and Stephen M. Saideman is based on their article in the February 2019 issue of the European Journal of International Security (EJIS).…

February 19th 2019 0

Where is my home? – Finding a place for parasites in food web representations

When we think about food webs, it is rare that parasites are the first group of species that comes to mind; most likely because of their small size and their cryptic nature.…

February 19th 2019 0

MRS Advances Editor’s Choice for Free Access

MRS Advances is community driven, basing our special issue topics on feedback from the community that participates in the Materials Research Society meetings. We look to Society members to propose topics that matter to their materials field and apply a sp…

February 18th 2019 0

Can we drink pure fruit juice instead of eating whole fruit?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for January is from the British Journal of Nutrition and is entitled ‘Pure fruit juice and fruit consumption and the risk of CVD: the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition–Netherl…

February 15th 2019 0

How to increase litter size in rabbits?

The animal article of the month for March is ‘Correlated responses on litter size traits and survival traits after two-stage selection for ovulation rate and litter size in rabbits’ Litter size is the most important economic tra…

February 13th 2019 0

Q&A with the new Editor-in-Chief of Genetics Research, Marc Tischkowitz

What do you think is distinctive about Genetics Research? It is one of the oldest genetics journals, having been founded only a few years after the discovery of DNA and some very famous geneticists have published in it.…

February 12th 2019 0

Cambridge University Press signs major UK Open Access deal

Cambridge University Press has agreed a Read and Publish deal with Jisc Collections, which will help UK universities and colleges make a sustainable transition to publishing Open Access content in our Cambridge journals.…

February 11th 2019 0

As Governance Evolves, So Should Our Tools for Studying It

Decision making in highly contentious public policy domains can become mired in political conflict, leaving important policy problems unaddressed. To remedy this, public agencies across levels of government are experimenting with non-traditional governanc…

Cambridge Medicine

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Keeping a finger on the pulse.

February 7th 2019 0

Introducing Six New Business-Oriented Themes

Elevate your business website with one of our six new free themes! Calm, sophisticated, friendly, professional, elegant, modern -- find the style that's just right for you.

January 14th 2019

Announcing Newspack by WordPress.com — A New Publishing Solution for News Organizations

We're teaming up with Google, Lenfest, Civil funder ConsenSys, and Knight to develop a next-generation publishing platform.

January 8th 2019 115

Customize Your WordPress.com Dashboard

We’re happy to announce new improvements to your WordPress.com dashboard for a more accessible and customized experience. From your desktop, you can now customize your dashboard by choosing one of our two new color schemes, Classic Bright for a fres…

January 3rd 2019 32

Introducing the 2019 ‘Anything Is Possible’ List

WordPress.com's inaugural New Year’s list celebrates the people and organizations who are using the web to make the world a better place.

December 19th 2018 47

New Theme: Twenty Nineteen

Meet Twenty Nineteen, the brand new WordPress default theme.

December 3rd 2018 13

Now Available in the Mobile Apps: Revision History

Track changes and edits from whatever device you're using.

November 28th 2018 26

Announcing Free .blog Subdomains

A great site deserves a great address on the web. Now you can use a free .blog subdomain on WordPress.com.

November 26th 2018 6

WordPress Support Workshops for Women in the Asia-Pacific Region

We're offering free workshops to encourage women in the Asia-Pacific Region to apply for a career in WordPress Support.

November 20th 2018 22

Setting Up Your Site on a Mobile Device Just Got a Lot Easier

Need help with your new site? Quick Start on iOS and Android can help.

November 14th 2018 30

A New Way to Manage Your Pages on the WordPress Mobile Apps

An update to WordPress for iOS and Android.

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