New MRS Award in renewable energy technology

MRS Nelson Buck Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy - for early-career researchers announced


Vedanta: A New Landmark in Litigating Extraterritorial Torts

The July 2017 issue (6:2) of Transnational Environmental Law (TEL) includes a contribution by Elena Merino Blanco and Ben Pontin examining jurisdictional grounds for hearing foreign tort claims, with reference to recent and ongoing oil pollution nuisance litigation involving Royal Dutch Shell Plc and its Nigerian subsidiary operating in the Niger Delta.…


Unearthing the lineage of living fossils: the oldest mawsoniid coelacanth in Europe

The study “A mawsoniid coelacanth (Sarcopterygii: Actinistia) from the Rhaetian (Upper Triassic) of the Peygros quarry, Le Thoronet (Var, southeastern France)” by Uthumporn Deesri et al., recently published in Geological Magazine, presents and describes for the first time fossil evidence for a mawsoniid coelacanth recently unearthed from a quarry in southeastern France.…


The Futures of Global History

This is an extract from the article Discussion: the futures of global history by Richard Drayton and David Motadel published in Journal of Global History.…


What’s the Meaning of Love?

Paul Baker, author of American and British English: Divided by a Common Language? discusses the changing use of English language, with particular attention to the words like and love in this new blog post.…


Making sense of diplomatic pecking orders in international security

This post by Vincent Pouliot first appeared on the ejis.eu blog in December 2015. It is based on his article from the inaugural issue of European Journal of International Security.…


X-ray micro-computed tomography (μCT): an emerging opportunity in parasite imaging

The latest Paper of the Month from Parasitology is ‘X-ray micro-computed tomography (μCT): an emerging opportunity in parasite imaging‘ by James D.…


On Parliament’s decision to vacate the Palace of Westminster

Edward J. Gillin, author of The Victorian Palace of Science, discusses the history of the Palace of Westminster. Parliament’s recent decision to vacate the Palace of Westminster, passed in the House of Commons by 236 to 220 votes, might not be that surprising given the estimated £5.6 billion cost of modernizing the building.  But historically speaking, this really is a surprise.…