Dr Nina Hall to lead Frontiers’ Commitments to UN SDG Publishers Compacton October 22, 2021 at 9:17 am

October 22, 2021

Frontiers is pleased to announce that Dr Nina Hall will lead the organization’s commitments to the United Nations SDG Publishers Compact, which it signed up to at the end of last year. Having worked with Frontiers since 2013, Dr. Hall brings considerable strategic experience to the position. Nina has an academic background in marine biology and […]

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When and why did human brains decrease in size 3,000 years ago? New study may have found clues within antson October 22, 2021 at 4:00 am

October 22, 2021

By Suzanna Burgelman, Frontiers science writer Image: Yongkiet Jitwattanatam/Shutterstock.com The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. Now, a new study has brought us closer to understanding some of its evolution. It shows that human brains decreased in size approximately 3,000 years ago. By studying ants as models to illustrate why brains […]

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Chief Editor of Nanodevices receives 2021 Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists for pioneering memristive technologyon October 21, 2021 at 1:38 pm

October 21, 2021

We are proud to announce that Professor Themis Prodromakis, Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Nanotechnology and Specialty Chief Editor for Nanodevices section, has been awarded the 2021 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom in the Physical Sciences and Engineering Category. The award recognizes Prof Prodomakis’ contribution to memristive technology and viable […]

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Frontiers’ Volunteers: Giving Communities Time, Talks and Tarts on October 20, 2021 at 1:28 pm

October 20, 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers have been at the forefront of community and societal responses. This week, we talk to fellow Fronton Carolina Garcia, who is a journal specialist in the Publishing Development department, about her volunteering work with Be Enriched, an organization that ‘uses food to bring joy and connection to the socially excluded, develop skills in young people, build communities and grow future generations’. […]

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Frontiers eBook releases: October 2021on October 18, 2021 at 1:38 pm

October 18, 2021

Download this month’s new releases including the latest Special Issues on intact forests and the pervasive elements of human pressure, new perspectives on the science of working dog performance, the impact of Covid-19 on sports and active living, recent discoveries in immune-driven sickness behavior, challenges in perinatal mental health and many more! All eBooks are […]

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(In)equity in STEM in all directionson October 15, 2021 at 6:00 am

October 15, 2021

By Dr Karina Judd and Dr Merryn McKinnon, Australian National University Image: ReeldealHD on Offset/Shutterstock.com Karina Judd is a doctoral researcher in science communication at the Australian National University. She is interested in the science-society interface with her current work focusing on inclusion, diversity and equity strategies in STEM workplaces. Merryn McKinnon is a senior […]

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Surprising discovery in Arctic songbird may reveal how it survives challenging migrationson October 6, 2021 at 3:58 pm

October 14, 2021

By K.E.D Coan, science writer Snow buntings in winter. Image: Mircea Costina/Shutterstock.com There is still much to learn about how Arctic migratory birds adjust their physiology during different phases of their life. For example, between winter and summer habitats, or during migration. A recent study published to Frontiers shows the first evidence that snow buntings […]

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The University of Kansas to Trial Open-Access Publishing Agreement with Frontierson October 7, 2021 at 4:04 am

October 14, 2021

As part of the University of Kansas’ support in making research more widely available, KU Libraries have agreed to an institutional membership trial agreement with Frontiers, enabling KU and KU Med-affiliated corresponding authors to benefit from a 7.5% membership discount on article processing charges (APCs) in any of Frontiers’ journals until the end of September […]

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Breast milk from Mennonite moms on farms better protects babies from allergieson October 11, 2021 at 4:00 am

October 14, 2021

By Mischa Dijkstra, Frontiers science writer Image credit: Richard L. Bowman / Shutterstock.com A new study is the first to compare breast milk between mothers from the older order Mennonite community who live on traditional farms versus urban women. Communities such as old order Mennonites are known to have a low prevalence of atopic diseases […]

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Early Career Researcher: from Salmon to Seal Scaton October 11, 2021 at 6:00 am

October 14, 2021

Author: Thimedi Hetti Lauren Arkoosh is currently a PhD Student at Abertay University in Scotland, focusing on seals as a sentinel species to monitor antimicrobial resistance genes in the waters surrounding the UK. We talked about her interest in marine science and her chosen career path. What is your background? “I graduated from the University […]

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