New research from Adelphi University has revealed the first forensically-assessed archeological discovery of remains of a group of domineering mounted archer-lancers and their kin of the Eastern Roman Empire from the turbulent ProtoByzantine period, which spanned the fourth to seventh centuries.
The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series offers an accessible and beautifully produced collection of compact books on topics of current interest. The fiftieth title in the series was announced today on a topic that is vital to thriving in the modern world.
'Finding Places' tells the story of the ground-breaking discovery of the cells that constitute the brain's positioning system -- its GPS. The book takes the reader into the lab of neuroscientists May-Britt and Edvard Moser to experience the work of the many researchers who revealed how certain incredible cells help rats and humans find their way.
Called the "Grandfather of stem cell research advocacy", Don C. Reed has been fighting for funding for 25 years, ever since his son was paralyzed in a college football accident. America's first stem cell therapy was paid for by a bill named after his son, the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act of 1999. In his new book, Reed argues strongly for CIRM's renewal.
The definitive book on leadership in the digital era: why digital technologies call for leadership that emphasizes creativity, collaboration, and inclusivity.
That the COVID-19 situation has been accompanied by a relentless flood of information is evident from a quick examination of newspaper front pages, top stories on any news channel, or trending topics on Twitter. The TMI (too much information) effect has led to the danger of information overload, -- a phenomenon studied for over twenty years by Professor David Bawden and Dr. Lyn Robinson of City University of London's Department of Library and Information Science.
Currently, most engineers and researchers use different types of computational methods and programs for research and practical projects. It has been discovered that many of them commit mistakes and experience problems in using various geotechnical/structural engineering programs. The two major sources of problem are: the users' lack of information, and the intricacies of computer programs. In dealing with these problems, the authors have carried out research and proposed different methods to overcome the computational difficulties.
A new children's book 'Battle Robots of the Blood', authored by Babraham Institute researcher Prof. Adrian Liston, has launched on Amazon. The book combined expert immunology knowledge and beautiful illustrations to create an engaging story about our immune system. The book tells the story of Tim, a seven year old boy with a faulty immune system, and the dangers of the world around him, including his best, but unvaccinated, friend Janie.
In a new book, Meredith G. F. Worthen, professor of sociology at the University of Oklahoma, presents a groundbreaking theory of LGBTQ stigma -- the first-ever theory about stigma that is both testable and well-positioned in existing stigma scholarship.
The formula 'based on true events' and similar ones are used in audiovisual fiction, among other things, to short-circuit the critical and interpretative distance with the story being told, to generate a false sense of discursive transparency and to create simulations of factuality in the rhetorical and stereotyped space of an audiovisual discourse that hides its political dimension by appealing to 'facts'.