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December 3rd 2020 0

Hillary Clinton – Leader Non Grata

Hillary Clinton was a leader who lusted. Not all leaders are lustful – in fact, most are not. Moreover, those who do lust crave different things. Clinton’s lust was for success. She had an unstoppable need to achieve.   In our recent book…

December 2nd 2020

Tragedy, Art of Dissent

Think of the lies. Climate change is a hoax. Colonization benefits the colonized. Rape is your fault. Grief is your fault. Mortality is your fault. Tragedy exposes these lies. I argue in my book that modern writers like Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, Alber…

December 1st 2020

A Crisis of Confidence or Rebirth of Conviction? Transhumanists and their critics in the Age of a Global Pandemic

As Covid 19 has swept the globe, leaving over a million causalities in its wake, it has generated a profound crisis of confidence. Citizens throughout the world question their governments’ abilities to protect them. Everyday life has become akin to …

December 1st 2020

Humanitarianism or Immigration Control – or Both?

The last decade has witnessed an unprecedented battle between values and pragmatism, and between humanitarianism and immigration control in large parts of the world. Asylum as an institution has always been characterized by a balancing of the political an…

November 27th 2020

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 …

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December 3rd 2020 0

Bringing the Past to (Virtual) Life through Digital History Research and Pedagogy

The Mitford and Launditch Hundred House of Industry, now the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Museum, presents the historian with major opportunities for (re)imagining the past. Our digital modelling necessitated pulling off the mask it currently wears as a…

December 2nd 2020 0

Migrant workers’ ‘Rights-Talk’: An immense promise facing high social and organizational barriers

The late twentieth and early twenty first centuries have […] come to be widely touted as the era of human rights – a sentiment that captures both the preponderance of rights-talk and the immense promise that it invariably carries.…

December 2nd 2020 0

New read-only option on Higher Education from Cambridge University Press

Since the launch of our Higher Education website in August 2020, we have been listening to your feedback and looking for ways we can improve the site.…

December 1st 2020 0

Research4Life – Levelling the playing field for researchers in the Global South

Find out more about Cambridge's partnership with Research4Life which opens up our collection to 125 lowere and middle income countries.

December 1st 2020 0

Molecules from the venom of scorpions as possible antichagasic drugs

The latest Paper of the Month for Parasitology is Arg-substituted VmCT1 analogs reveals promising candidate for the development of new antichagasic agent Molecules isolated from the venom of scorpions can be used as alternative treatment…

December 1st 2020 0

A very fast survey of the radio sky: The Rapid ASKAP Continuum Survey (RACS)

The Rapid ASKAP Continuum Survey (RACS) is exactly that: rapid, taking just 300 hours with the new Australian SKA Pathfinder radio-telescope. It covers all of the sky visible from the telescope’s site in Western Australia.…

November 26th 2020 0

How do we work with the University of Cambridge? The University Collaboration Budget

As part of our blog post series looking at how Cambridge University Press works with Cambridge University, we learn more about the University Collaboration Budget.…

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 Mexica

Articles in Ancient Mesoamerica offer insights about the Mexican highlands before, during, and after the Mexica 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.…

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