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Product Updates: New In Context content for 10/27/14

Gale is continually updating and adding new content to our In Context products, ensuring that they offer timely, authoritative, useful information. The items below were added or updated during the week of October 27, 2014.

U.S. Airstrikes on ISIL Targets in Syria
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gena Fedoruk and 1st Lt. Marcel Trott take off from in a KC-135 Stratotanker from a base in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility in support of a mission to conduct airstrikes in Syria, September 23, 2014. Multiple KC-135 Stratotankers were part of a large coalition strike package that was the first to strike ISIL targets in Syria. UPI/Matthew Bruch/USAF

Global Issues in Context

  • 3 new portals were added: Dementia, Islamic State and Oil Spills
  • 35 portal pageshave been updated, including:
    • Asylum and Safe Haven
    • Consumer Product Safety
    • Cyberbullying
    • Internet Control and Security
    • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
    • Russia’s Renewed Power and Influence
    • Sports and Racism
    • United Nations Security Council

Science in Context

  • Acupuncture sites and meridians on the face and neck. Illustration by Hans & Cassidy. © Cengage Learning.
    Acupuncture sites and meridians on the face and neck.
    Illustration by Hans & Cassidy. © Cengage Learning.

    6 new portal pages are now live:

    • Algae
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Biodegradable Materials
    • Chromatography
    • Food Additives
    • Human Evolution
  • 48 portal pageshave been updated with new articles or video content, including:
    • Alcoholism
    • Amphibians
    • Antibiotics
    • Antimicrobial Resistance
    • Cancer
    • Cloning
    • Depression
    • Earthquakes
    • Ebola and Other Hemorrhagic Fevers
    • Endangered Species
    • Global Warming and Climate Change
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Influenza
    • Obesity
    • Plate Tectonics
    • Scientific Debate
    • Sustainable Agriculture
  • 36 new videos have been added, including two new Ebola videos, a concussion study about student athletes, and videos on Australopithicus afarensis (Lucy), jellyfish, releasing working elephants into the wild, human evolution, and more.
  • 8 new biographies on recent winners of the Nobel Prize in various scientific fieldshave been added:
    • Isamu Akasaki
    • Hiroshi Amano
    • John O’Keefe
    • May-Britt Moser
    • Edvard Moser
    • Eric Betzig
    • Stefan W. Hell
    • William E. Moerner

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