Dialogues on the New Physics: Complexity and Nonlinearity in Nature (Featured Review)

The question of humanity’s connection with and understanding of nature has arguably never been of more importance. The technological revolution has resulted in us becoming more alienated from the natural world than ever before, which in turn only exacerbates the ecological crises the world is currently facing. As a species, most of what we know … Continue reading Dialogues on the New Physics: Complexity and Nonlinearity in Nature (Featured Review)

Featured Title: The Tragic Life Story of Medea as Mother, Monster, and Muse

Released earlier this year, The Tragic Life Story of Medea as Mother, Monster, and Muse offers a critical yet empathetic exploration of the famous ancient myth of Medea. Immortalised by early Greek and Roman dramatists, Medea is perhaps most often presented as a lovesick maiden who embarks on a journey of deadly revenge. Her story … Continue reading Featured Title: The Tragic Life Story of Medea as Mother, Monster, and Muse

Professor Stefaan Missinne speaks in Vienna

The Society of the Friends of the Austrian Academy of Sciences has recently announced that one of our authors, Professor Stefaan Missinne, is to present a lecture hosted on February 18th by the Medical University of Vienna Library covering his ground-breaking work on the discovery of the Leonardo da Vinci Globe. As regular readers of … Continue reading Professor Stefaan Missinne speaks in Vienna

Focus on ‘US Policy toward Chile in the 1970s: Frustrated Ambitions’

At the beginning of the 1970s, US foreign policy officials were facing something of a crisis in confidence of how the United States should conduct itself on the world’s stage going forward. The disastrous Vietnam war campaign meant public support for foreign military intervention was at an all-time low, while the countries whose economies were … Continue reading Focus on ‘US Policy toward Chile in the 1970s: Frustrated Ambitions’

Featured Review: A Cognitive Linguistics Account of Wordplay

Even though the ability to create witty puns seems to be an inherent skill of humankind, an apt explanation of their linguistic nature has evaded many academic descriptions. Konrad Żyśko's book A Cognitive Linguistics Account of Wordplay is an exception. Our gratitude for the below review goes to Marta Agüero Guerra (University of Iowa). The … Continue reading Featured Review: A Cognitive Linguistics Account of Wordplay

A new means of treating addiction

Addiction to alcohol and other substances is a significant and growing problem. The Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Steps Programme is the standard method for treating addictions, and defines an ordered program which, if completed, should (in theory) break the addiction. Its level of success, however, is incredibly low. Two main problems in this regard are the … Continue reading A new means of treating addiction