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World Day of Social Justice

Focusing on how social justice and criminal justice are related, in this Q&A with the Editors-in-Chief of Health & Justice: 

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Identifying quality in scholarly publishing: Not a black and white issue, from Claire Redhead on the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association blog:

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Revisionist history: rewriting the story of Indian birds

Authors of new research in BMC Evolutionary Biology reflect on their work; the first known example of bird groups that have speciated within India: 

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“Hand-it-on”: an innovative simulation on the relation of non-technical skills to healthcare

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A surgeon's experience delivering their first Caesarean section

Here, one surgeon tells his story of delivering a Caesarean section infant during his first mission with Medicins Sans Frontieres:



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World Cancer Day 2017

A reflection of cancer research findings from the past 12 months for World Cancer Day:

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Introducing new journal Sleep Science and Practice

Blog discusses some of the first research to be published in the new journal:


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Tracking the movement of a deadly pathogen and biothreat agent

This post, originally on the Sanger Institute blog, looks at our understanding of Burkholderia pseudomallei, which causes the fatal disease Mellioidosis:

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Newly discovered 500 million year old species offers insights into the ancestral arthropod

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Female birds can be pretty too, depending on their habitat

In nature, it is common for males to be brightly coloured, and for females to be plain. But female fairy-wrens can be as pretty as the males, in certain habitats:
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