When certain metaphors and language is used in science, can we distinguish between metaphors that are used unconsciously or lazily and metaphors which are chosen purposefully to stimulate hopes, fears, financial investment, emotional reactions, or even prejudices and barriers? An editorial published in Life Sciences, Society and Policy, launching a new collection of papers, investigates the impact of language science, policy and public in the context of biology and life sciences.
Monthly Archives: September 2017
It is our honour to invite Professor Jim A Reekers, the Editor-in-Chief of CVIR Endovascular, to talk about our new open access and open peer review journal.
In the summer of 2016 Pokémon Go took the world by storm. Millions of people across the globe descended on their streets, searching their neighbourhoods for monsters. Much has been reported on the health benefits that players gained from using the app; now, research published in EPJ Data Science explores how Pokémon Go was able to change the pulse of a city, encouraging people to use areas in ways they didn’t previously.
A sponsored open access journal covering optical fiber sensors, planar waveguide sensors, and biophotonic sensors.
‘Some people say that it’s the smell of dying books’ Matija exclaims ‘and I just find that absolutely fascinating’. He is, of course, talking about volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and the smell that they emit when paper degrades. We visited St. Paul’s cathedral to learn more about the importance of historical smells from the authors of a paper published in the SpringerOpen Journal, Heritage Science.
The group of women veterans is growing and they require different areas of attention than their male counterparts. In this post, Alison B. Hamilton and Elizabeth M. Yano discuss their study, published in Translational Behavioral Medicine, on improving the quality of care for women veterans and the important role of stakeholders in the process.
Recently published research in Injury Epidemiology finds that people who sustained physical injury or were exposed to the dust cloud during the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 may be at an increased risk of heart and lung disease. Here to tell us more are two authors of the study, Howard Alper and Robert Brackbill.
Winter School on Deterministic and Stochastic Models in Neuroscience – December 11-15, 2017, Toulouse, France
We are glad to announce that from the 11th to the 15th of December 2017 a Winter School on Deterministic and Stochastic Models in Neuroscience will take place at the Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse in France. The main objective of this event is to organise a winter school around stochastic and deterministic models arising in neuroscience by providing a… Read more »