Time to Rethink Control of Invasive Russian Knapweed

A recent study featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management suggests it’s time to rethink control of Russian knapweed, an invasive plant classified as a “noxious weed” in 18 U.S.…


My Top 5 Journal of Hellenic Studies Articles – Part II

Douglas Cairns continues exploring his favourite articles from the Journal of Hellenic Studies archive.  You can access these articles for free by following the links below, or you can read his previous post.…


A Special Online Issue on Politics from Slavic Review

The news media can provide up to the minute information. The special August 2017 online issue of Slavic Review does something else.…


Food literacy and its influence on diet and health

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for July is from Public Health Nutrition and is entitled ‘Identifying attributes of food literacy: a scoping review‘.…


Survey shows knowledge gaps in how to apply auxin herbicides safely

With the recent introduction of soybean and cotton traits resistant to synthetic auxin herbicides, farmers have new, much needed options for managing glyphosate-resistant broadleaf weeds. Researchers writing in the journal Weed Technology say use of the auxins isn’t without risk.


Amblyomma birmitum a new species of hard tick in Burmese amber

The latest Parasitology Paper of the Month is “Amblyomma birmitum a new species of hard tick in Burmese amber” by Lidia Chitimia-Dobler, Bruno Cancian de Araujo, Bernhard Ruthensteiner, Timo Pfeffer, Jason A.…


Intrepid ecologists find treasure of birdlife

In a recent study published in Bird Conservation International, authors from Perth Edith Cowan University have carried out research in Papua New Guinea to understand how logging and palm oil plantations is affecting rare bird numbers.…


Building cleaner diesel engines

Or: How to start a fire Fuel inside an engine is subjected to high temperatures and pressures causing it to ignite and burn, but what exactly is the process by which this occurs?…


Brexit and Race Equality Policies

With Brexit negotiations underway, a key question is whether withdrawal from the EU will affect equality policies.  The Fawcett Society has recently warned that Government ‘Great Repeal Bill’ will present ‘a real threat to our equality laws’ in so far as it risks ‘weakening of protections’.…


When It Comes to Tillage, Timing Matters!

In a study featured in the most recent edition of Weed Science, a team of researchers tilled four fields every two weeks during the growing season.


Dealing with rejection: Advice from an editor

It happens to all academic researchers, all of the time. We have to deal with rejection – our papers get rejected for publication by journals.…


Q&A with Bruce J. Schulman: Meet the Editorial Board for Modern American History

For the latest entry of our blog series introducing the board members of the new Cambridge University Press journal, Modern American History, Bruce J.…