Product Updates: New In Context content for 03/16/2015

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 March 16, 2015.

Demonstrators protest after Swiss voters approved a ban on minarets, December 2009. AP Images. COPYRIGHT 2014 Gale, Cengage Learning
Demonstrators protest after Swiss voters approved a ban on minarets, December 2009. AP Images.
COPYRIGHT 2014 Gale, Cengage Learning

Global Issues in Context

  • 40 portal pages have been updated this week, including:
    • Biological and Chemical Weapons
    • Indigenous Peoples’ Rights
    • Islamophobia
    • Oil Prices
    • Pakistan and India Conflict
    • Russia’s Renewed Power and Influence
    • Volcanoes
    • Women in Politics

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

  • Small, electric cars, made in China, are displayed outside a showroom so potential customers can check them out in downtown Beijing on January 5, 2014. With auto sales booming across China, creating increasing traffic, parking and environmental problems, the electric car industry is taking off as Chinese look for alternatives for city commuting. UPI/Stephen Shaver
    Small, electric cars, made in China, are displayed outside a showroom so potential customers can check them out in downtown Beijing on January 5, 2014. UPI/Stephen Shaver

    3 new portal pages have been added:

    • Civility in Modern Society
    • College Admissions Process
    • Hybrid and Electric Cars
  • 5 new homepage spotlight images nowappear; they highlight the following events and topics:
    • The 50th anniversary walk from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
    • The Apple Watch, the first smart technology device designed to be worn by the use.
    • Protesters against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit in March to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress.
    • The 114th Congress, which has the most women (65) serving in the House. This spotlight is for  Women’s History Month.
    • Health care activists demonstrating in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC, in response to the King v. Burwell case.
    • Featured video on an experimental Ebola vaccine from AP Video News. 
Astronaut trains with virtual reality program. I AP Images/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool.
Astronaut trains with virtual reality program.
I AP Images/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool.

Science in Context

  • 40 portal pages have been updated this week, including:
    • Antibiotics
    • Automobiles
    • Bees
    • Biochemistry
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Ebola and Other Hemorrhagic Fevers
    • Genetically Modified Organisms
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Influenza
    • Mars
    • Nuclear Physics
    • Solar Cycle
    • Virtual Reality
  • 17 new images have been added, including infographics on the recent flu epidemic and how the West Nile virus spreads, images of researchers working on vaccines for Ebola and malaria, images from the Big Bear Solar Observatory, and more.

 

 

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About the AuthorGeoff Schwartz

Geoff is a Renaissance man, who can often be found reading about obscure historical topics, working on cars, or debating world affairs. He comes from a family of teachers and has a BA in communications.

 

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