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June 22nd 2017 0

Rising Sea Levels – Predicting the Future

Sea Level, Time Lag and Long-Term Planning: The Importance of Geology    millions of coastal residents are already at risk Most people are aware that ongoing and future sea level rise will contribute to increased flooding of coastal cities. &nbs…

June 21st 2017 0

“Bad Muslims” and Other Manifestations of a Simple Mindset

In the hours and days following the June 3 rampage on London Bridge and Borough Market – a number of political leaders issued calls for travel bans and internment camps for Muslims. Predictable, maybe, but nonetheless disturbing. Any number of comme…

June 20th 2017 0

Technology and the Liberal Arts

Recently Tim Cook – Apple’s CEO and an industrial engineer by profession – warned against the dangers that new technologies present to humanity. On June 9th 2017, Cook delivered MIT’s commencement speech[1] posing some interesting …

June 16th 2017 0

Culture and Risky Behavior

In contemporary western society, risky behavior by male adolescents is seen as maladaptive for the individual and a serious social problem. It may lead to injury or death, delinquent and/or illegal behavior, bullying, rape, STDs, substance abuse and, conf…

June 15th 2017 0

How to be Irresistible

Originally posted on Tact Technology In commercials for AXE deodorant, popular with adolescent boys, its qualities are always advertised in roughly the same way: by showing that a man – however unattractive – becomes irresistible to women…

June 15th 2017 0

Are Recent Urban Floods Related to Global Warming?

Are Recent Urban Floods Related to Global Warming? In early May of this year (2017) severe flooding hit parts of the Canadian province of Quebec and adjacent US states of New York and Vermont. A short answer to the title’s question is “Probabl…

June 13th 2017 0

The Cancer Stem Cell Theory – A Physics Approach

Complexity of cancer stem cells evolution and precision medicine Understanding how tumours grow and develop is a key objective in cancer research. It is, however, an extremely complex problem that needs an interdisciplinary approach where biomedical resea…

June 8th 2017 0

That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It!

Students often come to school with not-quite-right or downright-wrong ideas about their physical and biological worlds. For example, some first graders might think of the Earth as being round in the same way that a pancake is round. And some older element…

June 6th 2017 0

Scandals at Uber and Fox show dangers of letting macho cultures run wild

Macho men? AP Photo This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Bert Spector, Northeastern University Most of us have probably seen the video of Uber founder and CEO Travis Kalanick scolding one of his own drivers…

June 2nd 2017 0

The Wealth Paradox: the idea that prosperity makes us more tolerant is a myth according to a new book

Authors Frank Mols and Jolanda Jetten challenge the traditional assumption that only harsh times produce harsh attitudes Who is more likely to vote for a political party that proposes to restrict immigration and reduce funding for refugee assistance progr…

Cambridge Extra at the Linguist List

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An online resource for linguists worldwide.

June 7th 2017 0

What is offside in German or Icelandic? Football English in European languages

Based on an article in Nordic Journal of Linguistics, written by Gunnar Bergh and Sölve Ohlander. “Football and English are the only truly global languages.” This statement, attributed to the legendary English football…

May 8th 2017 0

Applied Psycholinguistics Readership Survey

Applied Psycholinguistics publishes original research papers on the psychological processes involved in language. It examines language development, language use and language disorders in adults and children with a particular emphasis on cross-languag…

April 13th 2017 0

Albert Valdman Award Winners 2017

Blog post from Akira Murakami and Theodora Alexopoulou: We wish to express our sincere gratitude to Studies in Second Language Acquisition and Cambridge University Press for selecting our paper, ‘L1 influence on the acquisition order of English gram…

April 11th 2017 0

JLG Call for Co-Editor

Journal of Linguistic Geography (JLG) is an online-only refereed journal of international scope publishing the highest quality scholarship on dialect geography and the spatial distribution of language relative to questions of variation and change. The jou…

March 28th 2017 0

“Analysing English Sentences” – A. Radford

By Susan E. Holt My love affair (and it really is love) with linguistics began back as a nine year old watching “My Fair Lady” for the first time.  After the initial romance, it was time to make a serious commitment and that came in the f…

March 20th 2017 0

Enter the Gnome Chomsky Competition #findgnomeahome

It's competition time and we'd like to find Gnome Noam a Home. Enter the competition to be entered into the prize draw. Good Luck! . . . → Read More: Enter the Gnome Chomsky Competition #findgnomeahome

March 20th 2017 0

Tasks, methodological transparency and the IRIS database of research materials

Commentary by Emma Marsden, University of York and Margaret Borowczyk, Georgetown University IRIS is a repository of instruments used in second language research. It was created to increase access to the variety of materials used to elicit data for empiri…

March 17th 2017 0

The American Association for Applied Linguistics and the Annual Review of Applied Linguistics: New format/closer ties

Commentary by Kathleen M. Bailey, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and President, AAAL and Alison Mackey, Georgetown University and Lancaster University and editor of ARAL Every year for almost four decades, ARAL has ser…

March 7th 2017 0

The merits of a case study approach in communication disorders

Blog post by Louise Cummings, Nottingham Trent University . . . → Read More: The merits of a case study approach in communication disorders

February 3rd 2017 0

Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series

This series highlights key topics in Applied Linguistics. Each book presents original research, either up-dating and re-thinking a traditional theme, or introducing important new concepts. . . . → Read More: Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series

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Keeping a finger on the pulse.

May 12th 2017 0

Global challenges and opportunities for tackling antimicrobial resistance

This post was written by Sophie Allcock and originally posted on the Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics blog – view more at: http://gheg-journal.co.uk/blog/ Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global public health concern. In 2014, an est…

February 8th 2017 0

Knowledge gaps in the epidemiology of Toxocara: the enigma remains

The latest Parasitology Paper of the Month is “Knowledge gaps in the epidemiology of Toxocara: the enigma remains” by Celia Holland. Some parasites seem to have a Cinderella status. Down in the basement of the ugly stepmother’s house, th…

November 28th 2016 0

The challenges of big data in low- and middle-income countries: from paper to petabytes

Generation of digital data has expanded exponentially over the last decade, inspiring visions of data-driven healthcare and precision medicine. But the promise of big data is tempered by today’s reality in low resource settings: weak health systems …

November 18th 2016 0

Which behaviours and symptoms are the most distressing for family carers of people with dementia?

The November International Psychogeriatrics Article of the Month is entitled “A systematic review of the relationship between behavioral and psychological symptoms (BPSD) and caregiver well-being” by Alexandra Feast, Esme Moniz-Cook, Charlotte…

November 9th 2016 0

Insomnia more common in teens whose mums had postnatal depression

More than a third (36%) of teenagers whose mothers suffered from postnatal depression experienced sleep problems at the age of 18, compared to only one in five (22%) teenagers whose mothers didn’t suffer from postnatal depression. Insomnia affects b…

October 11th 2016 0

Towards an exposure-dependent model of post-traumatic stress

Imagine sitting at your desk at work, on a Friday afternoon, just waiting for the weekend to begin. Then; a loud bang, the walls are shaking, your office windows shatter. With ears ringing, you crawl out into the corridor. The guy in the office next to yo…

October 4th 2016 0

Danish Suicide Prevention Clinics prevent more than deaths by suicide

This post was written by Johannes Birkbak and Annette Erlangsen. A new Danish study finds that psychosocial therapy for suicide prevention does more than preventing deaths by suicide. The treatment also reduces risk of death by other causes. Mental a…

September 21st 2016 0

Get your sleep and treat depression to guard against Alzheimer’s disease

The September International Psychogeriatrics Article of the Month is entitled “Associations between depression, sleep disturbance, and apolipoprotein E in the development of Alzheimer’s disease: dementia” by Shanna L. Burke, Peter Marama…

September 13th 2016 0

Medicalisation of young minds: new study reveals 28% rise in antidepressant prescribing amongst 6-18 year olds « Swansea University

Antidepressant prescribing amongst children and young people has shown a significant increase of 28% in the past decade, even though recorded diagnoses of depression have gone down, according to new research published today. One in ten children and young …

September 7th 2016 0

A centenary of Robert T. Leiper’s lasting legacy on schistosomiasis and a COUNTDOWN on control of neglected tropical diseases

The latest Parasitology Paper of the Month is “A centenary of Robert T. Leiper’s lasting legacy on schistosomiasis and a COUNTDOWN on control of neglected tropical diseases” by J. Russell Stothard, Narcis B. Kabatereine, John Archer, Haj…

Cambridge Library Collection

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Books of enduring scholarly value.

March 20th 2015 0

Goodbyeee!

Alas, and thrice woe (from my point of view anyway), this is my last ever blog for the Cambridge Library Collection. I now slip away into the sunset, leaving others to ramble on (or, even better, write snappily and coherently) … Continue reading &r…

March 16th 2015 1

Spring and Port Wine

 … is the name of a play and then a film about Bolton, in northern England. However, I’m borrowing the title because I’ve just spent a few spring days in (O)Porto, where the wine comes from. My Portuguese vocabulary has … Co…

March 10th 2015 2

The Wit and Wisdom of the Rev. Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith is described in his ODNB entry as ‘author and wit’, which somewhat overlooks the day job as a clergyman. In the two-volume ‘life and letters’ published in 1855 by his daughter Saba (a name he invented himself), she &he…

March 5th 2015 0

A Child’s History of England

The paths of the Cambridge Library Collection and Charles Dickens have crossed several times – remarkable, given that Dickens is (of course) one of Britain’s greatest novelists, and we don’t publish much fiction. But of the short experim…

March 3rd 2015 5

The Huguenots

I have mentioned before the industrious Samuel Smiles, Victorian believer in hard work and self-education (otherwise known as pulling oneself up by one’s bootstraps) as the way to social improvement and financial prosperity. His 1867 work on the Hug…

February 27th 2015 3

The Diary of John Evelyn

One of my vital tools as a scribbler of blogs on books is a little pack of those things – I don’t even know what they are called – which you can stick on to a page to mark a … Continue reading →

February 23rd 2015 3

Illustrations of Roman London

Charles Roach Smith was born on the Isle of Wight in 1806, and reared by his mother and older sisters after his father’s death when he was six years old. He was educated in Hampshire, and then brought back to … Continue reading →

February 18th 2015 1

Tulipomania

It’s really too early in the year for a blog on this topic: galanthophilia is in full swing around the country. But we have just received the first copy of Sweet’s Hortus Britannicus, Or, a Catalogue of Plants, Indigenous, or … Continue…

February 16th 2015 0

The Roll Call

…or, to give it its full title, Calling the Roll after an Engagement, Crimea, a large military history painting exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1874, was so popular as an exhibit that a policeman, ‘poor, hot man’, had to … Cont…

February 12th 2015 0

Winter Journey

Last Saturday, in ‘CD Review’ on BBC Radio 3, they discussed and played extracts from various new recordings of Schubert song cycles, of which the least satisfactory (in my view) was a Winterreise by a counter-tenor. Not the strangeness of &he…

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June 26th 2017 0

Cambridge/Netherlands agreement combines subscription and Open Access models for the first time

Cambridge University Press has made an agreement with Dutch institutions which combines access to Cambridge’s subscription content with Open Access (OA) publishing in our hybrid and wholly OA journals.…

June 23rd 2017 0

New Publishing Partners: The Royal College of Psychiatrists & Cambridge University Press

The Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) and Cambridge University Press are pleased to announce the formation of a new publishing partnership beginning in January 2018.

June 21st 2017 0

Progress in Echinoderm Paleobiology: A New Special Issue of the Journal of Paleontology

A new special issue of the Journal of Paleontology, published on 12th June 2017, brings together a collection of 17 papers focused on different aspects of echinoderm paleobiology.

June 20th 2017 0

MRS Communications Lecture Prize 2017

Sharon C. Glotzer, from the University of Michigan, has been awarded the 2017 MRS Communications Lecture Award.

June 20th 2017 0

Filtering out people from public space

Donald Trump’s election has brought the ‘filter bubble’ to the attention of a wider public: As a result of personalised search results and news-streams, Internet users get less and less exposed to conflicting viewpoints and are isolated …

June 14th 2017 0

World’s biggest shark goes to school, thanks to 3D printing

University of Florida researchers are taking down the Plexiglas walls between museum collections and K-12 classrooms with an educational program that uses 3-D printed fossils and hands-on lessons to spark young learners’ interest in science, technol…

June 13th 2017 0

Is Palmer Amaranth Developing Traits That Make It Harder to Control?

New research featured in the journal Weed Science, shows “life history” traits may be contributing to crop losses by making Palmer amaranth more aggressive and difficult to control.

June 13th 2017 0

European, universal or mestizo? where was international law born, and why it matters today

From China’s assertive sovereignty claims in the South China Sea, to Russia’s intervention in Crimea, to America’s withdrawal from international regimes like the Paris Accord, international law’s potential to contribute to global g…

June 12th 2017 0

Nature’s guide to building submarines

New research published recently in JFM, will help to direct future research on the deployment of sensory arrays that could be used to guide underwater autonomous vehicles.

June 12th 2017 0

Proving the Kepler Conjecture

In 1998, Thomas Hales and Samuel Ferguson announced a proof of the Kepler conjecture – a famous problem in discrete geometry that had remained unsolved for over 300 years.…

June 9th 2017 0

Q&A with Barbara Keys: Meet the Editorial Board for Modern American History

For the latest entry of our blog series introducing the board members of the new Cambridge University Press journal, Modern American History, Barbara Keys shares her thoughts on the field and on teaching American history in Australia.…

June 9th 2017 0

The conundrum of aviation and the environment

The paper, ‘21st century civil aviation: Is it on course, or is it over confident and complacent? – thoughts on the conundrum of aviation and the environment’ published in the Aeronautical Journal, Vol 121, Issue 1236, pp 115-140, 2017 b…

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