Watch: How does stone skipping work?

By bouncing elastic spheres across the surface of Bear Lake in Utah, researchers have discovered the physics behind stone skipping. The mechanism of ‘water walking’ occurs when a deformed sphere rotates continuously across the surface of the water giving the appearance that the sphere is literally walking on water.…


Watch: Air pollution risk of cooking oil droplets

Cooking oil in a frying pan can be dangerous when the ‘explosive’ droplets touch your skin, but new research shows that they also increase the risk of indoor air pollution if not properly ventilated.…


Cambridge agrees major Open Access deals in Germany

Cambridge University Press has reached two major Open Access deals with higher education and research institutions across Germany.


Deep sponges from the mud volcanoes of the Gulf of Cadiz

One of the most extensive seepage areas of the North-East Atlantic was discovered in the bathyal bottoms of the Gulf of Cadiz during the nineteen nineties.…


Understanding caregivers’ struggle with infant formula choices

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight ‘Informed choice or guessing game? Understanding caregivers’ perceptions and use of infant formula labelling’


On Collaborative Research and Writing

On 28 April 2013, ninety-five years after Finland’s civil war (27 January–15 May 1918), artist Kaisa Salmi created a performance called Fellman Field: A Living Monument to 22,000 People.…


JPP board member elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

“I feel deeply honoured and I am looking forward to contributing to the important task of the Academy – to promote science and strengthen its role and influence in our society. It will also be interesting to exchange experiences and ideas with the other members,” Professor Tünde Fülöp, of the Division of Subatomic and Plasma Physics at Chalmers University of Technology, and editorial board member of the Journal of Plasma Physics


Crop wild relatives – a vital resource for the future of food security

Crop wild relatives are wild plant species that are relatively closely related to cultivated crops and include the ancestors of cultivated crops. Crop wild relatives are a critical source of adaptive traits / genes, including resistance to diseases, pests and stresses such as drought and extreme temperatures that can be used in plant breeding, with the potential to enhance sustainable food security in the face of challenges such as climate change and population growth.


How the past shapes our futures: the DOHAD concepts

The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) is a discipline that studies health across a life course. This perspective studies the effect of early life course decisions, opportunities, and conditions on later outcomes.…


How plesiosaurs ruled the ocean using their flippers

Plesiosaurs ruled the oceans during the time of the dinosaurs with specially adapted flippers that enabled them to swim faster and with greater efficiency than any other animal.…


Foreign Policy as Nation Making: Turkey and Egypt in the Cold War

In the wake of the Arab uprisings, and particularly the conflict in Syria, the Turkish government has appeared to disregard its affiliation with Western multilateral institutions, whether in its overtures to Russia, or its war on Syria’s Kurds.…


New editor Q&A: Rhonda Righter of UC Berkeley

Rhonda Righter is joining the editorial board of the journal Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge in the area of stochastic modelling and optimization; read her full biography here.…