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November 25th 2021 0

Surviving Climate Chaos: Strengthening systems against chaos

The more small groups there are, and the more they talk with each other, the more valuable they all become, to each other, to local and national governments, and to the future.

November 24th 2021

Perennial Challenges and New Opportunities for the International Criminal Court

On November 10, 2021, Judge Piotr Hofmánski, the President of the International Criminal Court (ICC) gave the ICC’s annual address to the United Nations General Assembly. In his speech to the General Assembly, Judge Hofmánski thanked t…

November 22nd 2021

The New Climate Activism: What role for health NGOs?

Climate change touches many aspects of our lives. For those on the margins of society, the impacts of climate change are particularly acute. Women, the poor, and racialized communities suffer disproportionately from extreme weather events, droughts, and o…

November 16th 2021

Languages: Connecting Lake Chad with the Middle East

The Lake Chad region in Central Africa is home to a plethora of languages of different genetic affiliations, among them the about 200 so-called Chadic languages, named after the Lake. The best known of the latter is Hausa; with almost 100 million speakers…

November 15th 2021

Negative advertising: a secret weapon?

Much of the advertising we see and hear attempts to portray a product or brand in a positive light. However, sometimes the most striking adverts appear when brands go against this positivity bias, and instead draw our attention to hard-hitting, serious to…

November 15th 2021

Surviving Climate Chaos: Why climate change is wicked hard

International agreements on climate change are compromises between everyone knowing that something must be done and no one being willing to pay for it.

November 12th 2021

Are Economists becoming artificially (more) intelligent?

At first glance, the economy of a city, a country, and the entire world, seems to be something too complicated to understand, and even more so to predict. The purchase of a pair of sneakers in a sports store in San Antonio triggers a series of processes t…

November 11th 2021

How reliable is wind energy?

Using wind energy to generate electricity has been a big topic in the climate change discussion for many years. But can we rely on renewables like wind to take up the slack as we begin to phase out fossil fuels? With the promises and ambitions of COP26, t…

November 11th 2021

Turbo-Charging the Tech Industry: Dual-Class Stock Coming to a Stock Exchange Near You Soon!

With Facebook introducing us to the ‘Meta-verse’, Zoom becoming as relevant to our lives as the humble telephone, and ‘Google’ being as much a verb as a corporate colossus, Big Tech is shaping the world in a manner that many could …

November 10th 2021

Climate Change, Sustainable Engineering & Technology

Edited by Ellie Pawsey, Marketing Executive, Cambridge University Press How can technology help us create a greener future? The UK is hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021. &…

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November 26th 2021 0

Making gratis greener

In 2020 Cambridge reviewed our policy of providing print copies to Editorial Board members of Cambridge-owned journals. In our Q&A with Ella Colvin , Director of Publishing – Journals, reflects on this project and our plans for a greener future.…

November 24th 2021 0

Dispersion of adeleid oocysts by vertebrates in Gran Canaria, Spain

When we think of parasites often our first thoughts are of six or eight-legged creatures crawling on our skin, or white spaghetti-like worms coming from our beloved pet’s rear end. However, there is a whole world beyond the eye, which comprises very…

November 23rd 2021 0

Conversations with Authors: Gender and Party Discipline in African Legislatures

In this Conversation with Authors, we spoke with Amanda Clayton and Pär Zetterberg, the authors of the APSR open access article “Gender and Party Discipline: Evidence from Africa’s Emerging Party Systems.”…

November 23rd 2021 0

Survivor guilt: A cognitive approach

The November BABCP Article of the Month is from the Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (tCBT) and is entitled “Survivor guilt: a cognitive approach” by Hannah Murray, Yasmin Pethania and Evelina Medin The first client I saw with survivor guilt w…

November 22nd 2021 0

What exactly do we mean by the term ‘problem solving’?

Just like creativity, problem solving is a key skill required across all sectors and at all levels. However, while the word ‘creativity’ can seem to refer to a very broad range of meanings, the term ‘problem solving’ can, in contra…

November 22nd 2021 0

From the Tiber to the Euphrates: Roman Studies in 2021

The Journal of Roman Studies has now lasted sixteen years longer than the Julio-Claudian dynasty, and is showing no particular signs of incipient senectitude.…

November 22nd 2021 0

Horseweed: A Persistent & Unpredictable Foe for Soybean Growers

Horseweed is one of the most common and troublesome weeds in soybeans – able to cause significant yield losses when left uncontrolled. That’s not surprising when you consider a single horseweed plant can produce up to 200,000 feather-light see…

November 18th 2021 0

How does UK national end of life policy impact on care and experience at the patient level?

Life expectancy in the UK between 1921 and 2021 has risen by 22 years in both men and women. Yet the quest to extend life ever further continues with Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, reportedly investing in a start-up which is trying to reverse the ageing p…

November 18th 2021 0

Global effort needed to evaluate and compare individual protected areas

The world is now seeking to unite to tackle climate change through the COP 26 in Glasgow, Scotland, and biodiversity loss through the COP 15 in Kunming, China. These global environmental problems are tightly intertwined, particularly through tropical defo…

November 16th 2021 0

Gender Representation and Equal Opportunity in Pakistan’s Corporate Boards of Directors

Women’s human rights continue to be restricted when it comes to equal access to leadership opportunities. Although there has been a global increase in women’s representation on corporate boardrooms, the number of women leading boardrooms acros…

November 11th 2021 0

Journal of Functional Programming moving to Open Access

As the year winds down, the Journal of Functional Programming gets ready to open a new chapter. From January, every article in JFP will be available under Gold Open Access.…

November 10th 2021 0

Stress and diet interact to change our brain’s response to the foods we eat

After a long, hard day - taking care of the kids, going to work or school, keeping up the house - would you rather sit down for a snack or to a large, satisfying meal? When we eat, our bodies receive necessary fuel, but food does more than provide nutrien…

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