Building on two centuries' experience, Taylor & Francis has grown rapidly over the last two decades to become a leading international academic publisher. With offices in London, Brighton, Basingstoke and Abingdon in the UK, New York and Philadelphia in the USA and Singapore and Melbourne in the Pacific Rim, the Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1000 journals and around 1,800 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles. Informing Academics from Past to Present.
Why are UK teenagers skipping school?
Analysis of the results of a large-scale survey reveals the extent of truancy in English secondary schools and sheds light on the mental health of the country's teens.
Why don't people participate in worksite health promotion programmes?
Worksite health promotion (WHP) programmes are designed to help identify and address health and lifestyle issues, and are offered by 40–75% of employers in Europe and the US. But research suggests that a high proportion ...
The science behind fire tornados
Meteorology meets fire science in a recent Weatherwise article exploring the violent whirlwinds that are known to wreak havoc in the nation's west.
Satellite images shed light, or lack thereof, on the impact of the Syrian conflict
An interesting new paper recently published in the International Journal of Remote Sensing which hypothesises that night-time light can be a useful source for monitoring humanitarian crises, such as that u ...
Avoiding blackouts as demand for electricity grows
It is impossible to imagine the modern world without electricity. We are dependent on an uninterrupted source of power and when it fails the consequences are devastating. Over the past decade there have been 50 significant ...
Younger researchers are embracing change in scholarly communication
As another successful Open Access Week passes, analysis released today reveals younger researchers are embracing change in scholarly communication. Just under 8,000 researchers from around the world responded to the 2014 ...
Gypsies and travellers on the English Green Belt
The battle between Gypsies, Travellers and the settled community over how land can be used has moved to the Green Belt, observes Peter Kabachnik of the City University of New York.
Can we teach robots right from wrong?
From performing surgery and flying planes to babysitting kids and driving cars, today's robots can do it all. With chatbots such as Eugene Goostman recently being hailed as "passing" the Turing test, it appears robots are ...
Fossilised bird egg offers clues to Brazil's prehistoric past
Brazilian scientists have discovered a near-intact fossilised bird egg – the country's first – in Sao Paulo State.
Can Qatar rise to the challenge and accommodate alcohol at the 2022 Football World Cup?
The issue of alcohol consumption is the latest in a long line of talking points raised by the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, according to research from Taylor & Francis. From allegations of bribery and exploitation ...
When it comes to pit bulls, animal shelter workers intentionally misidentify
A recently published Open Access article "Is That Dog a Pit Bull? A Cross-Country Comparison of Perceptions of Shelter Workers Regarding Breed Identification" asserts that shelter workers operating in areas restricted by ...
Adjusting to climate change
New findings suggest battling climate change could be a challenge, urge the global community to transform its energy system or face grim consequences.
Does your computer know how you're feeling?
Researchers in Bangladesh have designed a computer program that can accurately recognize users' emotional states as much as 87% of the time, depending on the emotion.
The chemical compound contaminating your Friday night glass of wine
We all know what risks our favourite wines and spirits pose to our health but now scientists reveal that the packaging of these drinks may be just as damaging. Is it time to leave that extra bottle of red on the supermarket ...
Is teaching by Twitter a viable option?
Research highlights the wealth of opportunity in social networking sites; for shared academic knowledge, distribution of information, dialogue amongst peers and academic networking. However, with 40% of 300 million tweeters ...