Storing Energy: The race for sustainable solutions

One of the biggest challenges facing the energy sector is how to store our energy when it’s not being used so that we can satisfy the peaks and troughs of our daily energy demands.…


Astronomers find fastest-growing black hole known in space

Astronomers at Australian National University have found the fastest-growing black hole known in the Universe, describing it as a monster that devours a mass equivalent to our sun every two days.


Why do regulators network?

Networks of regulators are a well-established feature of the European Union system of governance. For a long time, the academic debate emphasised that networks were created in order to ensure a degree of convergence in regulatory policies across the EU, given the absence of supranational Euro-regulators.…


The grammar of engagement

‘Philosophy must plough over the whole of language’, as Wittgenstein famously stated. But which language? Singularising the noun allows a deceptive slippage between some language whose premises we take for granted (‘The limits of my language are the limits of my world’ was another great, and corrective, line of his) and ‘language’ in some dangerously, presumptively general sense.…


World Refugee Day – The Voting Rights of Refugees

In recognition of World Refugee Day 2018 you can access the chapter Enfranchisement of Recognised CSR1951 Refugees in Elections of Their States of Asylum from Ruvi Ziegler’s new book, Voting Rights of Refugees until the 20th July 2018.…


Innovations for Agrifood Resilience

How do we create resilience in the agrifood system?   With every new day we better understand the impact of humans on the environment, particularly our impact on the global climate.…


Towards an improved estimation of animal feed efficiency

The animal article of the month for June is ‘Isolating the cow-specific part of residual energy intake in lactating dairy cows using random regressions ‘ Improving feed efficiency is essential for sustainable livestock farming: it is expected to reduce feed resources use and to decrease waste and environmental impacts.…


LIBRARIAN PERSPECTIVES: Myrna Lee, UPR Bayamón, Bayamón, Puerto Rico

In the aftermath of Hurricane María, there were many problems faced by libraries and librarians in Puerto Rico, says Myrna Lee, librarian in charge of the Magazine Room and Databases at Universidad de Puerto Rico en Bayamón.…