The importance of protein and energy requirements for hair lambs in tropical conditions

The animal article of the month for December is ‘Energy and protein requirements of Santa Ines lambs, a breed of hair sheep‘.…


Reproduction in Blade Runner 2049

Reproduction on Film, the recently published special issue of The British Journal for the History of Science, investigates the theme of biological reproduction in the history of cinema, television, and other screen media.…


Mathematika: Klaus Friedrich Roth special issue

The editors of Mathematika are pleased to announce a special issue of the journal dedicated to Klaus Friedrich Roth, which is now available on Cambridge Core.…


Tackling Weeds in Winter Strawberry Crops – Drip by Drip!

Since the U.S. EPA’s 2005 ban of methyl bromide, winter strawberry growers have faced a perplexing dilemma.  How do you control those pesky broadleaf weeds, grasses and nutsedge species that emerge through the transplanting holes in polyethylene mulch?…


Ex-Panthers find marbles amongst the clouds

As Dawn Burnham and I wove our way through the Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary in the north of Myanmar, writes David Macdonald, we were accompanied by a remarkable team.…


Evidence for Presence of Snow Leopards Only Found in 75% of Himachal Pradesh’s Potential Habitat

Study finds that snow leopards only use three quarters of the presumed snow leopard habitat in Himachal Pradesh, India, raising questions about the way we map the cat’s distribution.…


How materials research is delivering cell biology in 3D

MRS Communications special issue on Biomaterials for 3D Cell Biology


Body mobilization and feed intake in hyper-prolific sows – increased focus on nutrient and energy intake

The animal article of the month for November is ‘Sows with high milk production had both a high feed intake and high body mobilization‘.…


Chagas disease drug-development is being limited by gaps in our knowledge of parasite biology

The latest Paper of the Month from Parasitology is  by Amanda F. Francisco, Shiromani Jayawardhana, Michael D. Lewis, Martin C. Taylor, and John M.…


Failures of redress, or when is a grievance mechanism not a grievance mechanism?

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights expect companies to establish operational-level grievance mechanisms for individuals and communities adversely impacted by company operations (Guiding Principle 29).…


On the Cover of HPL: Targets for high repetition rate laser facilities: needs, challenges and perspectives

On the cover of HPL: ‘Targets for high-repetition rate facilities: needs, challenges and perspectives’ by I. Prencipe et al “An important challenge will be the development of a reliable supply chain of high quality targets,” said Prof.…


Aliens are more like us than we think

Hollywood films and Science-Fiction literature fuel the fantasy that aliens are other-worldly, monster-like beings, who are very different to humans. But, new research suggests that we have more in common with our extra-terrestrial neighbours, than initially thought. In a new study published in the International Journal of Astrobiology scientists from the University of Oxford show for the first time how evolutionary theory can be used to support alien predictions and better understand their behaviour.