Locavore or Vegetarian? What’s the Best Way to Reduce Climate Impact of Food?

This year’s Thanksgiving feast falls only a few days before the start of the global climate summit in... Read more

Combating Cybercrime When There’s Plenty of Phish in the Sea

As more and more crime moves online, computer scientists, criminologists and legal academics have joined forces in Cambridge... Read more

Top Five Questions Left-Handers Ask, #4: Will Switching Writing Hands Mess Up My Brain

Recently I gave a talk titled The Mystery of Left-Handedness at Lifeworks an organization in Erie, PA that promotes life-long... Read more

Should We Be Taxing Sugar?

We´re witnessing the biggest obesity epidemic ever recorded in history. The occurrence of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and other... Read more

How Music Helps Resolve Our Deepest Inner Conflicts

Billions of people enjoy music; many feel that they can’t live without it. Why? It’s a question that... Read more

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Transliteracy Palettes: Developing Capabilities for “Moving Across”

Transliteracy palettes describe what people have at their disposal to shape their transliterate practice and understanding. Read more

Alternative & Renewable Energy

Clinton Says the ‘Clean Energy Economy’ Will Create Millions of Jobs. Can it?

What does economic research say about the potential of government-led industrial policy to promote clean energy and create jobs? Read more


Music: Passions and Cognitive Functions

As Aristotle once asked: "Why does music, being just sounds, remind us of the states of our soul?" Author Leonid… Read more

Earth & Environmental Science

“Introduction to Volcanic Seismology” Can Shed Light on Re-Awakening Volcanic Activity in China

This book collects the experience of the work of many research scientists all over the world studying the seismic activity… Read more

Neuroscience; Psychology

Now Live: Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology

The Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology combines thousands of encyclopedic and comprehensive reference articles into one interdisciplinary resource… Read more

Materials Science

Ask an Academic: Mike Ashby

We sit down with Mike Ashby, materials science expert and author of Materials Selection in Mechanical Design in this Q&A… Read more

Life Sciences

Now Live: Reference Module in Life Sciences

We are excited to announce the Reference Module in Life Science is now live on ScienceDirect! Read more

Materials Science

The Next Frontier in Medical Sensing: Threads Coated in Nanomaterials

Researchers are testing out nano-infused threads that can be used to embed biological sensors in within organs and body tissue. Read more

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