Rang-Tan, Iceland and Greenpeace: How a cartoon orangutan opened up the debate on the politics of charity advertising

Introduction Clearcast’s decision to ‘ban’ the Christmas advertisement belonging to frozen food retailer Iceland backfired spectacularly last week with over 600,000 people signing an online petition calling for the ad to be allowed to air on TV.…


Q&A with the new Editor-in-Chief of Wireless Power Transfer – Professor Nuno Borges Carvalho

Q: What do you think is distinctive about the journal, Wireless Power Transfer? A: Wireless Power Transfer is the only journal 100% dedicated to the topic of wireless power.…


Rice Growers Beware: Study finds 3 of 4 residual herbicides reduce crop performance

Fall-applied residual herbicides are often used to control glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass – especially in the Mid-South. But growers who use rice as a rotational crop need to beware.…


Livestock (grazing) systems provide a large diversity of ecosystem services

The animal article of the month for December is ‘Perception of livestock ecosystem services in grazing area‘ The interaction between livestock systems and their respective environments is complex.…


How we used Facebook to deliver information about retirement among Hispanic Women

We have all heard at some point about the crisis we are facing when it comes to financial planning for retirement, where people are not saving enough for retirement.…


Talking by means of the calligraphy Brush

This blog accompanies Rebekah Clements’ Historical Journal article Brush talk as the ‘lingua franca’ of diplomacy in Japanese–Korean encounters, c.…


New population cut-offs for classifying child malnutrition levels

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: 'Prevalence thresholds for wasting, overweight and stunting in children under 5 years'.


The Armadillo Conservation Program: A pioneering initiative to save armadillos in the Orinoco Llanos of Colombia from extinction

How do you maximize the probability of success of conservation actions? A good strategy is to involve stakeholders from the start and to combine different strategies, including research, policy formulation and enforcement, practical interventions and education.…