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In nearly every article about Earth Day, whether it is about water scarcity in South Africa or algal blooms in Great Lakes, the same traditional message is underscored: embrace environmental science and...

The incandescent lamps was the killer application of the electrification. Just a couple of years ago we decided to say goodbye to this lighting workhorse. A first assumed successor – the CFL –...

Grzegorz Mikusiński tells us why his book Ecology and Conservation of Forest Birds is so important

As a conservation planner, Will is engaged in advancing structured decision making tools able to quantify the benefits of potential conservation investments that result in better project selection and decision making. As a behavioral economist, Kent is engaged in cutting-edge research and outreach efforts related to efficient and effective environmental conservation. Read what they have to say about forest protection using the science of strategic conservation

In his fourth instalment, Huub Ehlhardt, co-author of On the Origin of Products, discusses the origins of the smartphone.

In his third post, Huub Ehlhardt, co-author of On the Origin of Products, discusses the origins of the electric bike.

On February 26, 2018, the Second Circuit, sitting en banc, held that Altitude Express violated Title VII when it fired a sky diving instructor for saying he was “100% gay”. The firing was a classic...

S.I Strong, author of Transforming Religious Liberties, discusses new ways of combating religious extremism.

Word processor software has become an indispensable tool in our daily life. Remarkably, it appears that this software product evolved from the mechanical typewriter. This article is the second of a series...

Bruce Rocheleau discusses what can be done to preserve big cats and other endangered species

That England (and Wales) voted Leave in the Brexit referendum of 2016, and that Scotland (and Northern Ireland) voted Remain is now a fact of political life. People resident in these different parts of...

Joseph A. Seiner, author of The Supreme Court's New Workplace, on the procedural rulings of the highest in the land and how it affects workplace harassment claims in the US.

Vito Tanzi, renowned economist and author of Termites of the State, discusses the industrialized world's economic development during the 20th century to today...

Amid widespread and often heated contemporary debates about an existential ‘clash’ between the ‘Islamic World’ and the ‘Christian West’, there is growing evidence that Arabic-Muslim women are...

November 23, 2017 sees the publication of Ecology, Conservation and Management of Wild Pigs and Peccaries by Mario Melletti and Erik Meijaard. In this post the authors bring to light the importance of these often-overlooked species.

In 2011, twenty-six democracy protests occurred in the world. Most arose in the Middle East and North Africa, but a few protests also took place this year in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The 2011 protests...

The Dodd-Frank Act’s worthy objectives were to improve the safety, resilience, efficiency, and transparency of our financial system. Yet it has drastically diminished the credit available to low-income...

Jim Kozubek, author of "Modern Prometheus: Editing the Human Genome with Crispr-Cas9", writes a remarkable piece to celebrate 200 years since the English author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley started writing 'Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus'.

'Samuel Beckett and the Visual Arts' by Conor Carville (University of Reading) is the first book to comprehensively assess Beckett's knowledge of art, art history and art criticism.

We've brought together some of the best questions and answers from Professor David Fastovsky's recent Reddit Q&A. Find out more about dinosaur diseases, whether Jurassic Park could actually happen, and how to become a palaeontologist!

David McKitterick examines, for the first time, the development of the idea of rare books, and why they matter.

This post is a call for proposed explanations regarding an emotional riddle that becomes especially intense in an age of “alternative facts”: What determines the ultimate balance in the inner conflict...

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