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.…


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.…


It’s Not Your Imagination. Waterhemp Is Getting Tougher to Control!

Waterhemp is already one of the most problematic weeds in the Midwest and South. But researchers writing in the latest edition of the journal Weed Science say its control challenges are getting even tougher.  Waterhemp is developing a significant level of resistance to multiple herbicides, including the auxin herbicides now used as an alternative to glyphosate.…


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‘.…


Parasitic nematodes of the genus Syphacia Seurat, 1916 infecting Muridae in the British Isles, and the peculiar case of Syphacia frederici

The latest Paper of the Month in Parasitology is Parasitic nematodes of the genus Syphacia Seurat, 1916 infecting Muridae in the British Isles, and the peculiar case of Syphacia frederici by Jerzy M.…


Building a sustainable future: urgent action needed

We need to act urgently to increase the energy efficiency of our buildings as the world’s emerging middle classes put increasing demands on our planet’s energy resources. These are the findings of a new report, published in MRS Energy & Sustainability by authors Matthias M. Koebel, Jannis Wernery and Wim J. Malfait.


How to save giant tropical fruit bats: work with local hunters who use bat teeth as money

Cultural value of bat teeth means traditional hunting customs are “a positive, not a negative” Bats often get the short end of the stick—when you look around in October, they’re featured in Halloween decorations right up there with unsavory characters like monsters and ghosts.…


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.