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'Map of life' predicts ET. (So where is he?)
The author of a new study of evolutionary convergence argues that the development of life on Earth is predictable, meaning that similar organisms should therefore have appeared on other, Earth-like planets.
New book offers insider perspectives of Teach for America
New book offers troubling look inside Teach for America. Nineteen alumni of TFA, a former TFA staff member and a researcher discuss the organization's training and diversity programs, corporate culture, and possible displacement of veteran teachers in high-need schools.
Company decision-makers get a manual for building sustainable business models
An electronic manual for company decision-makers has been published, providing companies with guidance concerning the planning and building of sustainable business models and networks. The manual was the by-product of a research project at Lappeenranta University of Technology.
Singapore arts through the eyes of four generations
Around the world, Singapore has been known as the nation that catapulted itself from a third world to a first world country in a single generation in an economic sense, but there has been little international publicity about Singapore's significant transformation in its cultural 'software' capabilities, audience and vibrancy over the same period of time, and in particular, the last two decades.
Flamboyance of the flamingo explored in new book
They are among the most iconic and easily-recognizable animals anywhere in the world, and play a striking role in both art and popular culture throughout the ages. Now, the elegant and captivating flamingo is the subject of a fascinating new book, authored by a leading expert from the University of Exeter.
New textbook on breast cancer biology is first of its kind
Loyola University Health System radiation oncologist William Small, Jr., M.D., is co-editor of the first textbook of its kind devoted to describing the biological complexities of breast cancer in a way that is relevant to radiation oncologists.
First-of-its kind reference on pelvic malignancies published
Loyola University Medical Center radiation oncologist William Small, Jr., M.D., is co-editor of 'Radiation Therapy for Pelvic Malignancy and its Consequences,' the first-of-its kind stand-alone reference on the subject.
East European craton book with 3-D models now available in print or online
The results of regional geological study and geophysical surveying, including interpretation of common midpoint seismic geotraverses (1-EU, TATSEIS, and 4B in Russia; DOBRE in Ukraine; FIRE project in Finland), bear new information on 3-D deep crustal structure and geological history of the early Precambrian East European craton. In addition, new geochemical, petrological, and geochronological data on the unique Mesoarchean-Neoarchean Belomorian eclogite province are presented in this new special paper from The Geological Society of America.
Driving with the wrong music genre can be deadly, according to new book
Brodsky maintains that choice of music can have a major influence on driving, and, in some circumstances, lead to serious and even fatal outcomes. In fact, the National Higway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that driver inattention, including music distraction, is a contributing factor in 25 to 30 percent of the 1.2 million crashes per year in the US.
Contact: Andrew Lavin
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
ICFO and Cambridge University Press announce the release of 'The Wonders of Light'
ICFO and Cambridge University Press publish a book dedicated to discovering the amazing powers of light. The launch of the book coincides with the celebration of the International Year of Light 2015 proclaimed by UNESCO.
New book on The Hepatitis B and Delta Viruses from CSHLPress
The Hepatitis B and Delta Viruses, from CSHLPress, examines all aspects of HBV and HDV infections and their management. Contributors discuss the HBV and HDV life cycles, their unique characteristics (e.g., the formation of HBV cccDNA), the immune responses they elicit, and the challenges they present to the development of antiviral treatments. The molecular mechanisms that lead to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma are reviewed, as are factors that influence the severity of the disease. Conventional treatments are also described.
Fundamentals of materials modeling for metals processing technologies
World Scientific's latest book on 'Fundamentals of Materials Modelling for Metals Processing Technologies: Theories and Applications' comprehensively introduces the unique theory developed over years of research on materials and process modelling and its application in metal forming technologies.
UT Arlington book explores US demand for fresh produce and impact on Mexican farmworkers
A new book by a University of Texas at Arlington anthropologist examines the perennial demand for fresh produce in the United States and the effect of a robust agro-export business on workers in Mexico.
GOS Journal publishes 2nd edition Blue Book
The International Geriatric Fracture Society is extremely pleased to announce the release of the second edition of the Blue Book by SAGE Publications. 'A Guide to Improving the Care of Patients with Fragility Fractures,' second edition, written by Simon C. Mears, M.D., Ph.D. and Stephen L. Kates, M.D., is now available as a free download from the Journal of Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation.
Fighting chronic disease and disability
'Like an undeclared World War, chronic disease cost America $2.3 trillion in 2014, more than the year's federal income taxes and national debt combined. But California is fighting back,' says author Don C. Reed, called the 'grandfather of stem cell research advocacy,' and author of the new book, 'Stem Cell Battles: Proposition 71 and Beyond: How Ordinary People Can Fight Back Against the Crushing Burden of Chronic Disease' -- with a posthumous forward by Christopher Reeve.
Photons in fock space and beyond
In World Scientific's latest book on 'Photons in Fock Space and Beyond,' authors Alfred Rieckers and Reinhard Honegger discuss the fact that many actual applications of light perform with mesoscopic material systems, in which the quantum features are combined with classical collective aspects.
Age not the equalizer once thought
In a comparative ethnographic study into the lives of American seniors, University of Arizona researcher Corey M. Abramson found that inequalities experienced earlier in life ultimately shape our lives until the very end. Given the nation's aging population, the investigation of end-of-life issues is a timely and pragmatic focus. Abramson's study and findings are presented in 'The end game: How inequality shapes our final years,' published this month by Harvard University Press.
Book on the design, management and function of green roofs highlights UC research
Researchers explore how to better balance nutrients in green roof systems to reduce nutrient loss in storm water runoff while maintaining healthy plant communities.
Book examines interest groups influence on inequality
As national politics has become intensely more partisan in the past three decades, new research co-authored by a University of Kansas professor links political gridlock to increased economic inequality as well.
The secret lives of fish revealed by the digital age
'Imagine the clandestine lives of marine fishes,' begins 'Migration Ecology of Marine Fishes,' a new book by Dr. David Secor, one of the most respected voices in marine fish migration studies. Their movements, social interactions, and favorite spots are all obscured beneath the surface. However, an explosion of technological advances in data gathering and analysis has allowed fisheries scientists to observe the secret lives of fish in a whole new way.
Contact: Amy Pelsinsky
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Confusion about allergies is putting people at risk say experts and medical charities
In 'Making Sense of Allergies,' a guide published today by Sense About Science, allergy specialists and charities warn that essential information and life-saving actions are being diluted in a sea of over diagnosis.
UN climate consultation to take place in over 80 countries
On Saturday, June 6, a citizen consultation on climate and energy issues will be organized in over 80 countries in preparation for COP21, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. A new book on the emerging practice of global citizen consultation and deliberation provides tips and tools for increasing citizen participation and developing environmental protection in international politics.
Spotlight on marine litter
The current state of research and of research gaps concerning litter in our oceans is presented in the new open-access book 'Marine Anthropogenic Litter,' published by Springer. Estimates of the amount of litter in the world's oceans, its distribution, effects on humans and biota, and prevention strategies are just some of the topics addressed in the book. Experts from around the globe have contributed their knowledge to this book.
Global water-pricing practices suggest approaches to managing California water scarcity
As water scarcity and quality issues grow in California and around the world, a new book co-edited by UC Riverside water economist Ariel Dinar and water experts in Spain and Argentina examines the experience of 15 countries where conservation has been achieved through water-pricing incentive systems.
Thought-provoking contributions on the future of society
The rapidly progressing digital revolution is now touching the foundations of the governance of societal structures. Humans are on the verge of evolving from consumers to prosumers, and old, entrenched theories -- in particular sociological and economic ones -- are falling prey to these rapid developments. The old assumptions on which they are based are questioned by Professor Dirk Helbing in 'Thinking Ahead.'
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