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12:00 AM EDT June 18, 2013

Social Media Initiative May Help Increase Organ Donations

A new social media initiative helped to boost organ donor registration rates, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation. The findings suggest that social media might be an effective tool for tackling a variety of problems related to public health in which communication and education are essential.

June 17, 2013

Ten Virtues of Outstanding Leaders: Leadership and Character

Unlocking the power of character.
Ten great leaders, ten key virtues.

June 17, 2013

First Risk Assessment of Shale Gas Fracking to Biodiversity

From: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

12:00 AM EDT June 17, 2013

Is Flexibility Feminine? Penalizing Men Who Request a Family Leave

From: Journal of Social Issues

June 17, 2013

Just How Useful is Fracking? Study Explores Return of Investment

From: Journal of Industrial Ecology

June 12, 2013

Seven Outstanding Ocean Researchers Nominated For 2013 ASPIRE Prize

APEC member economies have announced their nominees for the 2013 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research, and Education, also known as the ASPIRE Prize, sponsored by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Elsevier.

June 04, 2013

Ten Mistakes that Micro-Entrepreneurs Should Avoid

In an effort to be more efficient and frugal, companies and consumers alike are turning to micro-entrepreneurs to provide goods and services.

May 20, 2013

Should We Eat Meat? Evolution and Consequences of Modern Carnivory

Meat eating is often a contentious subject, whether considering the technical, ethical, environmental, political, or health-related aspects of production and consumption.

12:00 AM EDT May 09, 2013

Are Newly Insured Transplant Patients Vulnerable Under ObamaCare?

From: American Journal of Transplantation

May 07, 2013

The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future

With new technologies emerging at such rapid pace, is life extension now inevitable?

May 07, 2013

Reluctant Samaritans: Explaining the Bystander Effect

From: British Journal of Social Psychology

April 23, 2013

Diabetes and Wellbeing: Managing the Psychological and Emotional Challenges of Diabetes Types 1 and 2

Diabetes isn't just a medical condition. New book provides practical advice on how to manage the emotional side of the illness, leaving you to live your life to the fullest

April 17, 2013

China’s Avian Flu Outbreak: A Proto-Pandemic?

eLS Virology Editor Davd Harper Warns Against Ignoring Existing ‘Bird Flu’ Strains

April 16, 2013

THE BIG BOOK OF PARENTING SOLUTIONS: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries

Parenting problems? Don’t turn to the latest (unreliable and unproven) trend. Michele Borba’s new resource book is filled with time-tested, research-backed solutions to the toughest dilemmas from all ages and stages…and is the foundation for what the author calls “Results-Driven Parenting.”

April 15, 2013

A Sneetch is a Sneetch and Other Philosophical Discoveries: Finding Wisdom in Children's Literature

Introducing children to philosophy is easier than you think... simply read them a picture book.

April 15, 2013

Contemporary China: A History Since 1978

China's transformation from a poor country to the world's number two economy is one of the most significant developments in contemporary history

April 15, 2013

Superman & Philosophy: What Would the Man of Steel Do?

2013 sees the return of Superman.  Not only is it 75 years since mild-mannered reporter, Clark Kent, transformed himself into one of the most enduring superheroes of the last century but in June, we'll be treated to a brand new film, Man of Steel.  And so, what better time to top up on your knowledge of one of the greatest American cultural icons and discover what our hero, the mean streets of Metropolis and its evil gang of villains can teach us about philosophy and about life?  

April 15, 2013

The Intellectual World of C. S. Lewis

The 50th anniversary of Lewis' death sees the work of this exceptional author as relevant today as ever, and his theological writings, which continue to have a wide and devoted following, remain immensely influential.

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