Long term effects of childhood bullying

Childhood bullying shown to increase likelihood of psychotic experiences in later life New research has shown that being exposed to bullying during childhood will lead to an increased risk of psychotic experiences in adulthood, regardless of whether they are victims or perpetrators.…


Is the ladette culture resulting in more women with broken noses?

The word “ladette”, defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “a young woman who behaves in a boisterous, assertive or crude manner and engages in heavy drinking sessions”, and the related culture of alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour has been quoted as being on the rise in the UK.…


Reviewing factors affecting neonatal health and survival in farm animals

The animal Article of the Month for November is entitled ‘Prenatal stress, immunity and neonatal health in farm animal species’ In farm mammals, preweaning mortality rates are high and variable between farms: 10-25% in lambs, 7-50% in kids, 0-50% in calves, 0-35% in foals, 5-35% in pigs.…


New Wireless Power Transfer journal 2014

Cambridge finally gives Wireless Power Transfer its own journal Cambridge University Press has announced it will be launching a new journal Wireless Power Transfer in January 2014.…


Study challenges soil testing for potassium and the fertilizer value of potassium chloride

In the chemical age of agriculture that began in the 1960s, potassium chloride (KCl), the common salt often referred to as potash, is widely used as a major fertilizer in the Corn Belt without regard to the huge soil reserves that were once recognized for their fundamental importance to soil fertility.…


Endangered lowland gorilla population is predicted to rise in new ORYX study.

Reintroduced Gorillas Going Strong. The Aspinall Foundation’s reintroduction of western lowland gorillas to areas of Africa where they have been hunted to extinction appears to be working, according to a scientific study published today in Oryx The International Journal of Conservation.…


Genetics of milking characteristics in dairy cows

The animal Article of the Month for November is entitled ‘Genetics of milking characteristics in dairy cows’ The milking routine accounts for a large proportion of the labour requirement in a dairy herd.…


King of Beasts Losing Ground in Uganda’s Paradise – Wildlife Conservation Society

King of Beasts Losing Ground in Uganda’s Paradise – Wildlife Conservation Society. Conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of St.…