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June 5th 2020 0

On COVID-19 Surveillance

As cities, counties and states begin to relax social distancing guidelines, it is important for local and state public health organizations to conduct rigorous disease surveillance looking for indications of COVID-19 resurgence. Recognizing that there wil…

June 5th 2020

World Environment Day

June 5th is World Environment Day, an annual event of the United Nations Environment Programme since 1974.  This year the theme is Time for Nature.  June 5 falls at a hectic time in 2020, with one crisis nested inside another like Russian matryo…

June 5th 2020

Hell and its Faces

What happens in the afterlife has been one of the ‘burning’ questions that preoccupy humanity. As such, its representations provide a perfect platform to dip into the past by looking at art through the eyes of its contemporary people. So, plea…

June 5th 2020

COVID-19 and Air Quality

The dramatic slowdown of the world economy in the first months of 2020 following the development of the COVID-19 epidemic has led to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions, specifically those associated with transportation a…

June 5th 2020

Statistical Analysis of Climate Extremes: The Blog about the Book. Part 3: Content

The goal of the book is to “equip researchers with the knowledge and methods needed to understand climate extremes data.” One of the key properties of the book is the accessibility to students. This dictates the writing style and the structure…

June 5th 2020

The Special Adviser’s Tale, or Political Storytelling in the Time of Covid

On the afternoon of 23 May, the Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, tweeted that ‘Dom Cummings followed the guidelines and looked after his family. End of story.’ Despite Dowden’s emphatic assertion, this wasn’t the end of things by …

June 5th 2020

Virtual Emotions in a Pandemic

Writers, cinematographers, and philosophers have often wondered what love could look like in a virtual age. Could we fall in love with a sophisticated AI? Will there be a time in which people think that having sex in person is odd or even gross? Will the …

June 4th 2020

Uncertainty in a Pandemic

So much about COVID-19 seems uncertain. When will a vaccine be widely available and how many will refuse it? What’s the infection fatality rate? To what extent are we undercounting, or over-counting, the number of infections and deaths? Can the viru…

June 4th 2020

Part 2: Ritual and the moral order – Why is social distancing offensive?

Why do societies and groups of people develop rituals? The answer is to ‘encode’ rights and obligations in particular social relationships, and also to acquire interactional patterns through which our relationships are reinforced or altered. T…

June 4th 2020

Mexico and the African Diaspora

This year, Mexico will determine how many of its citizens identify as Afro-Mexican in its 2020 census. Previously, the federal government had only asked about the nation’s African heritage with an intercensal survey conducted in 2015, when 1.4 milli…

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June 5th 2020 0

Celebrating 10 Years of Evidence Based Acquisition

A decade of EBA Over the last 10 years the Cambridge University Press Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA) model has evolved into the simplest and most cost-effective approach to acquire ebooks in a fact-based way.…

June 4th 2020 0

Current levels of turtle dove hunting in Western Europe appear to be unsustainable

The gentle purr of the turtle dove Streptopelia turtur was once a common sound of summer across Europe. But sadly, like many migratory birds that winter in Africa and breed in Europe, this species has suffered enormous population declines.…

June 4th 2020 0

Libraries and Sustainability: Beau Case, University of Toledo

This is the third blog in a series in which we ask libraries around the world about their sustainability policies and experiences.…

June 3rd 2020 0

Heracles’ Itch: An Analysis of the First Case of Male Uterine Displacement in Greek Literature

Pity me, pitiable in many ways, I who am crying out, weeping like a girl, and no one can say he saw this man do such a thing before, but though racked with torments I never would lament!…

June 1st 2020 0

Creating and Supporting a Harassment- and Assault-Free Field School

When Kathryn Clancy and colleagues published the results of their SAFE survey, many of us who conduct field research were not surprised by the numbers.…

May 31st 2020 0

A new era for the American Political Science Review

We are honored to officially start our editorship of the American Political Science Review. We do so with great excitement, but also with some solemnity.…

May 29th 2020 0

Q&A with Wearable Technologies Associate Editor: Peter B. Shull

Associate Professor Peter B. Shull of Shanghai Jiao Tong University,answers our questions about his work and Cambridge University Press’s new journal Wearable Technologies

May 28th 2020 0

On the Cover of HPL: Laser-system model for enhanced operational performance and flexibility on OMEGA EP

The ability of high-energy laser systems to provide complex laser pulse shapes has growing importance in many research disciplines such as laser fusion, high-energy-density physics, laboratory astrophysics, and laser conditioning of optical materials.&hel…

May 28th 2020 0

Q&A with Prof. Stefano Camera, Physics and Astronomy Chief Editor for Experimental Results

What is your current job title both within Experimental Results and outside of the journal? Where are you based in the world?…

May 28th 2020 0

On the Front Line: COVID-19 Whistleblowers in China, the USA and Europe

Whistleblowers have become essential watchdogs during the COVID-19 pandemic. In my recent article in the European Journal of Risk Regulation I discuss the main whistleblowing cases in China, the USA and Europe showing how workers, especially medical worke…

May 28th 2020 2

2019 Gordon E. Pike JMR Paper of the Year awarded

I am pleased to announce that the 2019 Gordon E. Pike JMR Paper of the Year, recognizing excellence in advancing materials knowledge through written scholarship, was recently awarded by the Materials Research Society (MRS).…

May 27th 2020 1

The pitfalls of video calls (and how to avoid them like a pro)

Let’s face it – stepping (sitting) in front of a camera has become a staple component of working from home during the global pandemic.…

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