Is Extinction Rebellion the answer to our prayers?

Throngs of young (and not so young) people refusing to pretend that the human race is not in the most serious crisis it has ever faced.…


Where mite flies lay eggs? Environment mediated parasite avoidance during Drosophila ovipositing.

The latest Paper of the Month for Parasitology is Where mite flies lay eggs? Environment mediated parasite avoidance during Drosophila ovipositing. by Collin J.


Prehistoric puma poo reveals oldest parasite DNA ever recorded

The paper: “Ancient parasitic DNA reveals Toxascaris leonina presence in Final Pleistocene of South America“ is freely available for a month.…


Parasitological research in the molecular age

The latest Paper of the Month for Parasitology is ‘Parasitological research in the molecular age‘ by Christian Selbach, Fátima Jorge, Eddy Dowle & Robert Poulin Technological developments often provide new tools for scientific advances.…


Coccidiosis in humans – the past 100 years: A Revision of the Coccidia Parasitic in Man

“Centennial Reflections – a distinguished parasitologist reflects on a paper published in their field in Parasitology 100 years ago” Coccidiosis in humans – the past 100 years: A Revision of the Coccidia Parasitic in Man BY: J.…


How bot flies affect mouse opossums, and how climate change can make it worse

The latest Paper of the Month for Parasitology is ‘The impact of botfly parasitism on the health of the gracile mouse opossum (Gracilinanus agilis) by Emerson Vieira Two of the researchers associated with my lab, Priscilla L. Zangrandi, a PhD student at that time, and André F.


Parasitic nematodes simultaneously suppress and benefit from coccidian coinfection in their natural mouse host

The latest Paper of the Month for Parasitology is ‘Parasitic nematodes simultaneously suppress and benefit from coccidian coinfection in their natural mouse host’ by Melanie Clerc, Andy Fenton, Simon A Babayan, Amy B Pedersen Infections with parasitic nematodes are a major threat to global health and affect millions of people across the globe.…


Malacosporean myxozoans exploit a diversity of fish hosts

The latest Paper of the Month for Parasitology is ‘Malacosporean myxozoans exploit a diversity of fish hosts’ by Juliana Naldoni, Edson A. Adriano, Ashlie Hartigan and Beth Okamura Parasitic diseases can represent major challenges for conservation and wildlife management on the one hand, and food production and recreational activities on the other.…


Why Are We Running Out of Time? A Business History Perspective on the Environmental Crisis

This special issue in Business History Review on Business and the Environment seeks to promote new approaches in business history designed to explore of the role of business in both creating and addressing the mounting environmental crisis that has become apparent over the last half century.


Energy storage in the Midwest and beyond: A timely analysis

As the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released an update to last year’s order on energy storage, MRS Energy & Sustainability publishes a timely collection of papers that unpack the issue of energy storage in the Midwest and beyond. Last February, FERC unanimously approved a landmark order in the fast-developing field of energy storage. FERC Order 841 directed grid operators across the US to develop market rules for energy storage to participate in the wholesale energy, capacity and ancillary services markets by treating storage as a generation resource.


Product co-creation: together we can build something wonderful

Co-creation is not a new idea. For years companies have been seeking advice from their customers about how they can improve their products and services, either by asking directly, by quietly listening, or by learning from data.…


Large-scale battery storage: Challenges and opportunities for technology and policy

Could a large-enough battery cushion the swings in wind and solar power? And can renewable energy be trusted, or are we just seeing technical challenges to implementation? In a recent review article published in MRS Energy & Sustainability, energy experts weigh in on these questions and consider the challenges and opportunities for technology and policy in relation to large-scale battery storage. The article also addresses a fascinating case study from South Australia, which currently houses the world's biggest battery.