Giardiasis in the United Kingdom – current state and moving forward

The latest Paper of the Month for Parasitology is: ‘Giardia duodenalis in the UK: current knowledge of risk factors and public health implications‘ by B.…


Mix Things Up to Control Dicamba-Resistant Kochia

Kochia is a highly invasive weed known to be resistant to multiple herbicides. In the Great Plains region, kochia populations have now evolved resistance to dicamba.…


Can Cover Crops Slow Herbicide Resistance?

Herbicide resistance is a costly and growing problem. In fact, many weed populations now exhibit resistance to multiple herbicide mechanisms of action.…


Understanding the contribution of ingestion to feed digestion

The animal article of the month for June is ‘Characteristics of boli formed by dairy cows upon ingestion of fresh ryegrass, lucerne or chicory’ Most measurements of feed in ruminant nutrition studies primarily concern the chemical composition.…


Chewing versus sex in the duck-billed dinosaurs – via University of Bristol

The duck-billed hadrosaurs walked the Earth over 90-million years ago and were one of the most successful groups of dinosaurs. But why were these 2-3 tonne giants so successful?…


The relationship between Cambridge University Press and Cambridge University

Cambridge University Press is a department of the University of Cambridge, linked by various connections to the central institution. Cambridge University Press Syndicate These include the Syndics, a group of senior academics who convene regularly to oversee and approve the Press’s new publishing and policies; the Press and Assessment Board, which governs both Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment; and a host of smaller, less formal, but no less important connections.…


Bargaining over maternity pay

The importance of maternity and childcare entitlements has been widely acknowledged by both scholars and policy-makers: evidence shows that well paid, non-transferable and flexible provisions with respect to maternity and child care-giving mitigate the “baby penalty” women face in the labour market and help in reducing gender inequalities both in the household and at the workplace.…


The politics of Islamic family law reform

In particular since the 2000s, family laws – the laws regulating marriage, divorce, custody, polygyny and guardianship among other matters – have been reformed across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).…