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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.

April 03, 2013

Wiley Journals Comply With New Open Access Policies of UK Funders

John Wiley & Sons, Inc, announced today that the majority of Wiley’s journals in its open access publishing program now offers authors funded by The Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK the opportunity to publish their articles under a Creative Commons Attribution CC BY license when paying an Article Publication Charge (APC).

March 27, 2013

The AIG Story

In his first book, AIG's legendary CEO of forty years, Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, and corporate governance expert, Lawrence A. Cunningham, relate the complete, inside story of the rise and near-destruction of AIG.

March 19, 2013

Freemasonry Debunked

Freemasons do keep some secrets, but none of them are as scandalous or conspiracy-laden as the rest of us might suspect. 

March 19, 2013

Fueled by passion and curiosity, Kelsey Timmerman Tells the Story of the Items We Often Take for Granted

Kelsey Timmerman, author of the upcoming book Where Am I Eating? An Adventure Through The Global Food Economy, explores the issues surrounding the global food ecomomy including human rights, poverty, climate change and fair trade.

March 15, 2013

Raise Money for Your Business with Crowdfund Investing

Crowdfund investing is going to be the next big thing on Wall Street. U.S. investment banks, brokerage houses, and law firms are gearing up for the creation and regulation of new financial products that will be available to the general public starting later this year.  

March 11, 2013

Sixty-Six Titles Join Wiley’s Journal Portfolio in 2013

Sixty-six journals will join John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of content-enabled solutions in areas of scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly research; professional development; and education, in 2013. The titles include 52 journals moving to Wiley from other publishers or self-publication, and 14 new titles, of which eight are open access. The titles joining Wiley represent relationships with over 30 societies and associations.

March 03, 2013

Institutional Betrayal: The Impact of Abuse in Supposed Safe Havens

From: Journal of Traumatic Stress

February 22, 2013

Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World's Front Lines

Attacks on the Press is the definitive annual assessment of press freedoms globally, compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists

February 11, 2013

Climate Forcing of Geological Hazards

It is only relatively recently that geoscientists have begun to consider how the Earth's crustal systems will respond to the rapid climate change that is expected in the next century.

February 08, 2013

Stop Playing Safe: Rethink Risk. Unlock the Power of Courage. Achieve Outstanding Success.

Stop Playing Safe: Rethink Risk. Unlock the Power of Courage.  Achieve Outstanding Success.  

February 05, 2013

The Cochrane Collaboration and Wiley Sign New Publishing Agreement

The Cochrane Collaboration, the international not-for-profit organization that produces systematic reviews of healthcare evidence and the largest database of randomized controlled trials; and John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (NYSE:JWa, JWb), a global provider of content and workflow solutions in the areas of scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly research, professional development, and education, today announced that they have renewed and redefined their partnership to publish The Cochrane Library from February 2013.

7:00 PM EST February 03, 2013

Marathon Runner’s Death Blamed on Banned Drug DMAA: Research Articles

From: Drug Testing & Analysis

January 06, 2013

Alcohol Marketing Found to Encourage Binge Drinking in Underage Youth

New research into the association between alcohol marketing and binge drinking by youth has explored the impact of drinker identity and brand allegiance on underage drinkers. The research, published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, are the results of a national U.S survey which explored the perceptions of over 1,700 15-to-20-year-olds and examined how many thought of themselves as a drinker or had a favorite brand of alcohol, perceptions which are actively cultivated by alcohol marketers.

December 10, 2012

Culture and Dignity - Dialogues between the Middle East and the West

There is No Us and Them
New book differentiates between the stereotype and the reality of East-West relations

December 10, 2012

When Religion Becomes Lethal: The Explosive Mix of Politics and Religion in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Whether it’s Islamic terrorists in the Middle East or the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians or the violence done by religious extremists in the United States, why does religion too often lead to lethal results? This book will give readers not just a picture of the problems but a vision of a hopeful way forward that does not ignore their distinctive worldviews but that works with them.

7:00 PM EST December 05, 2012

EPO Doping in Elite Cycling: No Evidence of Benefit, But High Risk of Harm

The drug erythropoietin, often called EPO, is banned from sports because it is believed to enhance an athlete’s performance and give people who use it an unfair advantage over unenhanced competitors. However a new systemic review of existing research, published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, reveals that there is no scientific evidence that it does enhance performance, but there is evidence that using it in sport could place a user’s health and life at risk.

December 04, 2012

Can the Pharmaceutical Industry Restore Its Broken Image?

Devalued and Distrusted: Can the Pharmaceutical Industry Restore Its Broken Image?  offers a balanced view of the role of drug discovery in improving public health.

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