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June 1st 2020 0

The Coronavirus, God and Evil

It’s not the end of the world. But with the coronavirus running rampant, you could be forgiven for thinking so. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse symbolically portray the four events that will occur before the end of the world – plague, deat…

June 1st 2020

Is It Over Yet?

During recent weeks we have witnessed often abusive gatherings in the United States and Spain demanding that covid-19 restrictions be lifted. Flags are flown, anthems are sung, slogans are cheered, all in an effort to show that quarantine is a violation o…

June 1st 2020

Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism and Closed Borders in the Covid-19 Era

For some years now there has been a flourishing debate between those who advocate for a more open-bordered world and those who want nations to have more powers to restrict border crossings. Sometimes these different sides are given names, such as “g…

May 29th 2020

The United States and the World Health Organization

In April 2020 U.S. President Donald Trump began to lash out at the World Health Organization, blaming it for what he claimed were missteps, failures, and prevarications in its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. On April 14 he announced that U.S. fundin…

May 29th 2020

Boredom and the Lockdown

In 1989, the Russian-American poet Joseph Brodsky addressed the eager graduands of Dartmouth College. It wasn’t your usual commencement speech: ‘If you find all this gloomy,’ he said of his remarks, ‘you don’t know what gloom…

May 29th 2020

What can archaeology do to help fight pandemic diseases?

“Not much,” might be one’s first reaction to this essay’s title question. Archaeologists are not exactly first responders. We are, if anything, last responders. And yet surprisingly, archaeology is not as odd a source of insights a…

May 29th 2020

Frost in Springtime: Seeing features on Mars

Astronomy magazine has an article in the May 2020 issue on the “Mountains of Mitchell.” The author, Thomas Dobbins[1], gives a fascinating history of observations of Mars by Ormsby Mitchel, who built a refractor telescope at the Cincinnati Obs…

May 29th 2020

It’s Time to Rediscover Bioethics

One of the terrible ironies of life is that ethics blooms in times of disaster. With the corona virus sweeping through the world, bioethics has moved to center stage. In high-income countries such as Italy and Spain, tough decisions have had to be made ab…

May 28th 2020

Our Experience of Time in the Time of Coronavirus Lockdown

The change from our lives BC (before coronavirus) to the lockdown most of us around the world are currently experiencing was dramatic and sudden. Many began working from home, often while also juggling the demands of home-schooling their children. Others …

May 28th 2020

Globalisation and the Corona Virus

The Covid-19 pandemic underscores an already-existing, more general tension in our current world-system. On the one hand, disease – like capital – is now fully globalised; it knows no boundaries, and ruthlessly weaves its way through networks …

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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 0

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.…

May 27th 2020 0

Another Day, Another Gas Leak: Business and Human Rights in India

The recent gas leak from the LG polymer gas plant has wreaked havoc in the town of Visakhapatnam in India. A toxic gas – styrene – leaked at around 3 am on May 7 from LG Polymer, a South-Korean-owned local plastic-manufacturing plant.…

May 26th 2020 1

The regional politics of austerity after the Great Recession: What lessons can we learn from Italy and Spain?

The world is currently facing the most serious health crisis in more than a century. While virtually all countries have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is some variation in the spread of the virus and the extent to which it has disrupted soc…

May 22nd 2020 0

Batchelor Prize 2020

Congratulations to Alexander J. Smits on being awarded the 2020 Batchelor Prize ‘for seminal contributions to our understanding of the structure of wall turbulence at very large Reynolds and Mach numbers, especially through the design of innovative …

May 21st 2020 1

Theological Roundtable: The Responsibility of Theologians and Scholars of Religion to Confront Genocide

A quarter of a century has passed since the 1994 Rwandan genocide and the 1995 genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The anniversaries of these tragedies beckon us to reflect on the responsibility of theologians, scholars of religion, and religious educator…

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