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May 15th 2019 0

‘You’re an idiot’: Why people fight online

People fight about all sorts of things online. Most of you probably don’t spend a lot of time reading comments on YouTube, but you probably know they’re not particularly intellectually stimulating places. I’ve been interes…

May 10th 2019 0

Immigration and Refugee Law in Russia

We all remember the fragile, lifeless little body of Alan Kurdi, a 3-year-old Syrian boy, washed up on a Turkish beach in September 2015. I had just given birth to my first child, Stefan, and I only could imagine how inconsolable Alan’s family must …

May 10th 2019 0

The Power of Pregnancy: Can Intervening with Mothers During Gestation Prevent Mental Illness in Offspring?

Mental illness has a huge impact on individuals, families and communities. Since the brain’s ability to be changed in positive ways is greatest early in life, ill-health of the mother during pregnancy can have a lasting impact on her offspring&rsquo…

May 10th 2019 0

Why do we need another book on Brahms?

Well, arguably, we don’t! But the In Context series offered us an irresistible opportunity to look again, and look differently, at a figure whose life and music (for better or worse) continues to fascinate musicians and audiences. As music historian…

May 9th 2019 0

Getting Past Stigma to Increase Social Connection

In recent years there has been growing consensus that facilitating “community participation” among mental health service recipients should be a major goal for the mental health service system.  Defined as “the opportunity to live in…

May 2nd 2019 0

“Why Bother?”: An Introduction

Changes in the levels of political participation can alter the course of history. If turnout had been higher among young British voters in the 2016 European Union membership referendum, the United Kingdom might have decided to remain in the EU. If a wave …

April 29th 2019 0

Are Trees People Too?

Most people know the story of king David. The young boy who beats the giant, the poet and musician, God’s favorite — this is familiar. What is less known is that when David’s son Absalom goes to war against him, the Bible credits David&r…

April 29th 2019 0

Unraveling the money-energy-technology complex

We have heard it a thousand times. The world is going downhill and it’s the “system’s” fault. To save the planet, we must change the “system.” But what do we mean by the “system”? Capitalism? Is it “ca…

April 29th 2019 0

CNS Spectrums supports Mental Health Awareness Month

I have the privilege of editing the journal known as CNS Spectrums, which gives me a great vantage point to view the progress and developments in the field of mental health, especially in areas where we focus, such as the neurobiological basis of the more…

April 26th 2019 0

Making mathematical methods less intimidating

My research career has taken a somewhat non-linear path, starting in theoretical cosmology and ending up in marine sciences. Each transition has required me to learn new things, and so many years ago I was involved in an Antarctic Field Training Course ru…

Cambridge Core


Advancing learning, knowledge and research.

May 17th 2019 0

Understanding the contribution of ingestion to feed digestion

The animal article of the month for June is ‘Characteristics of boli formed by dairy cows upon ingestion of fresh ryegrass, lucerne or chicory’ Most measurements of feed in ruminant nutrition studies primarily concern the chemic…

May 15th 2019 0

Chewing versus sex in the duck-billed dinosaurs – via University of Bristol

The duck-billed hadrosaurs walked the Earth over 90-million years ago and were one of the most successful groups of dinosaurs. But why were these 2-3 tonne giants so successful?…

May 15th 2019 0

The relationship between Cambridge University Press and Cambridge University

Cambridge University Press is a department of the University of Cambridge, linked by various connections to the central institution. Cambridge University Press Syndicate These include the Syndics, a group of senior academics who convene regularly to overs…

May 15th 2019 0

Bargaining over maternity pay

The importance of maternity and childcare entitlements has been widely acknowledged by both scholars and policy-makers: evidence shows that well paid, non-transferable and flexible provisions with respect to maternity and child care-giving mitigate the &l…

May 14th 2019 0

The politics of Islamic family law reform

In particular since the 2000s, family laws – the laws regulating marriage, divorce, custody, polygyny and guardianship among other matters – have been reformed across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).…

May 14th 2019 0

Physical harm warning urges patients to use medicine correctly

Patients warned about the personal health risks of misusing medicine were almost twice as likely to heed the advice and take and it correctly, a new study has found.…

May 13th 2019 0

The Effect on Business: The Reality of the Nevsun Case in Canada

As the business and human rights discourse gains space in courts and transnational litigation in home countries rise to prominence, a question that arises is: what does this mean for businesses and their investors?…

May 13th 2019 0

The Price of Science

In the last two decades, leading business schools in China have established U.S.-style tenure systems to reward scholars who can publish in respectable international journals according to a journal list. A more “progressive” practice of many b…

May 10th 2019 0

Dynamics behind life’s supernova in the Ordovician

Studying how biodiversity on our planet has developed through time and how it reacted to environmental changes would be relatively straight-forward if we could time-travel, as ecologists.…

May 10th 2019 0

Gold nanoparticle—liquid crystal thin film shows off photonic and plasmonic flipping

We are pleased to announce the 2019 MRS Communications Lecture award for excellence in the field of materials research through work published in MRS Communications.

May 9th 2019 0

The Human Rights Obligations of International Organisations towards their Civilian Personnel

This analysis starts from the assumption, accepted by most scholars, that International Organisations (IOs) are bearers of at least some human rights (HRs) obligations, namely those stemming from jus cogens and, to some extent, international customary law…

May 9th 2019 0

Genetics could provide a pathway to understanding treatment-resistant depression

Treatment-resistant depression is the most unfavourable outcome for patients suffering from depression: one-third of depressed patients do not respond to at least two different treatments and they continue to suffer from depression and its consequences, i…

Cambridge Medicine


Keeping a finger on the pulse.

May 13th 2019 0

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 Color Schemes

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

April 1st 2019’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 for an International Women’s Day Livestream Panel

On International Women’s Day this Friday, 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…

March 6th 2019 4

Free Domain Privacy Protection

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February 7th 2019 23

Introducing Six New Business-Oriented Themes

Elevate your business website with one of our six new free themes! Calm, sophisticated, friendly, professional, elegant, modern -- find the style that's just right for you.

January 14th 2019

Announcing Newspack by — A New Publishing Solution for News Organizations

We're teaming up with Google, Lenfest, Civil funder ConsenSys, and Knight to develop a next-generation publishing platform.

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