Marine biologists author a children's book that explores connections between diverse life in California kelp and on sandy beaches.
Sociologist Jenny Reardon, founder of the Science and Justice Research Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz, evaluates the promise and pitfalls of genomics in her new book 'The Postgenomic Condition: Ethics, Justice, and Knowledge After the Genome' (University of Chicago Press, 2017).
How power-sharing has to adapt -- lessons from Northern Ireland, Belgium and Cyprus Using three European countries -- Northern Ireland, Belgium (Brussels Capital Region) and Cyprus -- as examples, co-authors Professor Feargal Cochrane, Professor Neophytos Loizides and Thibaud Bodsen use personal experience of each of their native countries to demonstrate where reform has helped build trust and consensus.
Molecular biodiversity approaches, such as DNA barcoding, are aiding in the globalization of research efforts and practical applications in important areas of human activity. A new open-access book by Canadian experts provides an overview of the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention of Biological Diversity and offers practical tips for scientists and practitioners working in the field of DNA barcoding on adhering to best practices and ensuring legal compliance of their international collaborative activities.
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center's Donald Rosenstein, M.D., and Justin Yopp, Ph.D., have published 'The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life,' which tells the story of personal transformation through the eyes and voice of a group of widowed fathers trying to make sense of being a single parent while grieving the loss of their spouse and helping their children address the loss of a parent.
A forthcoming book from a University of Illinois at Chicago sociologist provides insight into the minds of today's young adults to uncover the strategies they use to negotiate the unsettled gender norms and expectations facing their generation.
A new book by Hastings Center President Emeritus Thomas Murray examines the use of sports enhancements against the values that give athletic competition its meaning.
Outcomes for children and older adults with cancer have improved greatly over the past three decades, but there's been little improvement in survival among adolescents and young adults with cancer. That's the finding of a Keck School of Medicine of USC report showing how overlooked this 'middle-child' group is. But that reality is beginning to change at Keck Medicine of USC and elsewhere.
MIT professor's new book calls for a more pluralistic, democratic vision of the city.
'Wonders of Water: The Hydrogen Bond in Action' illustrates the fascinating world of the different forms of water, from ice and snow to liquid water. It covers basic facts about structure and properties as well as the influence of these properties in our daily life. There is plenty to interest the general reader as well as chemists and physicists.