Analysing seed germination and emergence data with R

Germination/emergence assays are relatively easy to perform, by following clear and standardised procedures. Most often, we take samples of seeds and we put them in Petri dishes/boxes/pots in some selected conditions (relating to, e.g., humidity content, light and temperature). We inspect those containers according to a tight schedule (e.g., daily) and, at each inspection, we count the number of germinated/emerged seeds and remove them from the containers.

Thin Plain: a forgotten ceramic type of the Huaxteca

For many decades, archaeologists have used the analysis of materials such as ceramics to establish, through typologies and varieties, their own qualitative characteristics, such as shapes, decorations, or surface finishes.…

Reducing our environmental impact by ending discounted print incentives for journals

Why Cambridge University Press will no longer be offering deeply discounted print as part of new journals agreements.

Circe’s Etruscan Drugs

When only four words of a poet’s entire output in a specific genre survive to the present day, is there really anything of substance that we can say about this poetry on the basis of such slender remains?…

Engineering a Commercial Product: A Researcher’s Perspective

Dr Ljiljana Fruk from the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge discusses her three-pronged approach to product development to mark International Women in Engineering Day.

Reducing nitrogen fertilisation on Irish dairy farm: what is the impact on stocking capacity?

The paper “Modelling the effects of stocking rate, soil type, agroclimate location climate and nitrogen input on the grass yield and forage self-sufficiency of Irish grass-based dairy production systems”, published in The Journal of Agricultural Science, has been chosen as the latest Editorial Highlight and is freely available to download for one month.…

Don’t forget iodine after pregnancy

Iodine is an essential micronutrient for humans throughout life due to its need for the production of the thyroid hormones.

‘Keeping Your Feet Wet’: Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Underwater Archaeology

In “Getting Your Feet Wet,” (out now open access in Advances in Archaeological Practice) the authors outline barriers to inclusivity writ large in underwater archaeology and provide solutions for increasing diversity in the field.…