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July 11th 2019 0

Whatever Happened to the Property-Owning Social Democracy?

Like many other countries, Britain faces a desperate housing crisis.  The disaster at Grenfell Tower, rising rough sleeping and homelessness, a dismal private rental market, despair among millennials at the prospect of ever owning their own homes: sm…

July 10th 2019 0

Tides: modern twists on an ancient topic

In the mid 17th century, Varenius, the founder of modern geography, wrote that of all the natural phenomena, none had perplexed scientists more than the tides: the connection to the Moon was as empirically evident as it was causally elusive. Not much more…

July 9th 2019 0

The Dilemma of Migrant Rights

Controversies surrounding the treatment of vulnerable migrants top the news almost daily. And while quite expectedly framed in terms of human rights – the moral lingua franca of our age – it may still be surprising to see the extent to which E…

July 4th 2019 0

Communicating climate change effectively and creatively

Lately, climate change has been unmistakably present in the public sphere…Yet, conversations about climate change have remained stuck. Lately, climate change has been unmistakably present in the public sphere. An evident swirl of extreme events lin…

July 2nd 2019 0

Why Does Counting Civilian Casualties Matter?

In May, the U.S. Department of Defense released a report—its most thorough yet—purporting to account for all the civilian casualties of U.S. military activities in 2018: 120 deaths and 65 injuries in Iraq and Syria, Afghanistan, and Somalia. T…

July 1st 2019 0

How digitization impacts the creative economy

In the ten years since I wrote the first edition of A Textbook of Cultural Economics, the cultural sector – the arts, heritage and cultural industries, jointly known as the creative industries – has been revolutionised by digitization and, as …

June 25th 2019 0

Standing Up to Investor Misconduct

Adjudicative bodies applying international law usually operate in blissful obscurity.  Although their decisions are of global significance because they, for example, define state territorial boundaries, they generate very limited media coverage. The …

June 25th 2019 0

Concepts on the chopping block, Word Trade, and Rock-star Linguists…

English speakers are always in the driver’s seat. They use phrases like I am bored, I am cold, I feel like doing something, I like something or someone, etc. In contrast, the Slavs (Russians, Poles, Serbs, etc.) use the phrases with the mysterious i…

June 24th 2019 0

The Nile’s Journey Through Time

When Herodotus visited Egypt in the fifth millennium BC, he noted how Egypt was the gift of the Nile, since the fertile black muds that arrived with the annual flood were the foundation of Egyptian agriculture. Beyond its annual flood, the Nile river has …

June 15th 2019 0

What is it like to record your own audiobook?

Author Mike Berners-Lee gives us an insight into what it’s like to record an audiobook version of his book “There Is No Planet B“ “ When I write, I am thinking of myself talking, which is why people say my books sound chatty and wh…

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Advancing learning, knowledge and research.

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Cambridge Medicine

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Keeping a finger on the pulse.

July 16th 2019 0

More Stats, Better Stats, Faster Stats: A Whole New Mobile Experience

If you’re like me, Stats is one of your most-visited screens in your WordPress app — we all want to know people are reading! Whether you use iOS or Android, the latest versions have Stat updates that bring you more useful data, faster. Updates…

June 19th 2019 4

Want to See a More Diverse WordPress Contributor Community? So Do We.

More diverse speakers at WordCamps means a more diverse community contributing to WordPress -- and that results in better software for everyone.

June 3rd 2019 36

Celebrating Pride Month with WordPress.com

Happy Pride Month! At Automattic, we strive to be a platform that democratizes publishing so that anyone can share their stories. This month is a great reminder for why we work hard to expand the open web.

May 13th 2019 8

Publishing to WordPress from Bear Just Got Better

Sharing is a core part of the iOS experience, and WordPress is committed to helping people share their stories, products, or services freely and widely.  So when the fine folks at Shiny Frog—makers of the excellent writing app Bear—asked …

April 11th 2019 17

Boost Visitor Engagement and Grow Your Mailing List with the Mailchimp Block

Add a newsletter signup form to any post or page on your website so you can stay in touch with visitors and customers.

April 3rd 2019 53

Three New WordPress.com Color Schemes

We've launched three new color schemes to customize your WordPress.com dashboard!

April 1st 2019

WordPress.com’s Parent Company Announces Happy Tools, a New Suite of Products for the Future of Work

Happy Schedule, our first offering, will help distributed teams manage employee schedules and customer support.

March 25th 2019 4

Electric Literature Moves to WordPress — Here’s How an Indie Publisher Thrives on the Open Web

Lessons from 10 years of publishing essays and fiction.

March 8th 2019 11

Gender Balance is a Business Issue

On gender balance, diversity, and inclusion at Automattic.

March 7th 2019 1

Join WordPress.com for an International Women’s Day Livestream Panel

On International Women’s Day this Friday, WordPress.com parent company Automattic is hosting four outstanding women tech leaders for a livestreamed conversation about professional advancement, technology, and mutual support as we strive for equity i…

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