Research focuses on factors that fuel new plant invasions

Which environmental factors are most important to the establishment of new plants of invasive species? Is it seed dispersal from existing plants?…


CO2 beneath our feet

Climate change is currently one of the biggest threats to human existence. Carbon sequestration – the storage of CO2 underground – is one innovative method that could help to reduce the amount of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere and ultimately save the human species.…


Demand for wild bear bile in Vietnam is not satisfied by commercially farmed alternatives

For the past 20 years in Vietnam, thousands of bears have been held in cages up and down the country so that bile, extracted directly from a bear’s gallbladder, can supply the Traditional Asian Medicine market.…


Confronting Drought Impacts in Puerto Rico

There was a time when agriculture was widespread across all of Puerto Rico, and many of its citizens were in some way associated with agricultural labor.…


Calling all postdocs … find out more about the MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize

Professional societies, such as the Materials Research Society (MRS), are making strides toward helping postdoctoral researchers in their careers. MRS has instituted postdoctoral awards and other opportunities to engage postdocs, including involvement in various volunteer activities within MRS, publications, and conferences.


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.


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 July 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.…


John Ockendon Prize 2018 winner announced

The European Journal of Applied Mathematics and Cambridge University Press are pleased to award the 2018 John Ockendon Prize to G.


Q&A with Tünde Fülöp

Professor Tünde Fülöp, of the Division of Subatomic and Plasma Physics at Chalmers University of Technology, the newly appointed editorial board member of the Journal of Plasma Physics, participates in a Q&A with the Journal.


On the Cover of HPL: Research on cleanliness optimization of multisegment disk amplifier based on vectorized flow mode

Rigorous cleanliness on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) is essential to assure that 99.5% optical efficiency is maintained on each of its 192 beam lines by minimizing obscuration and contamination-induced laser damage.” said James A. Pryatel and William H. Gourdin from Akima Infrastructure Services and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory