Product Updates: New In Context content for 11/10/14

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 November 10, 2014.

Biography in Context

Portrait of Pranab Mukherjee at a press conference in New Delhi, India, on July 10, 2012. © Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times/Getty Images
Portrait of Pranab Mukherjee at a press conference in New Delhi, India, on July 10, 2012.
© Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times/Getty Images
  • 20 new people portal pages have been added, bringing the total to 4,535.  Examples include:
    • American athlete Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon wearing an official bib
    • Cristela Alonzo, a comedienne who went from stand-up comedy to her own prime-time show on ABC
    • Pranab Mukherjee, the current President of India
    • American football player Richard Sherman, a cornerback for the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks
    • Canadian astronaut and engineer Julie Payette
    • Scottish Nationalist Party leader Alex Salmond, who steered his country through the referendum and later resigned after the votes were tallied and the Scotland voted to remain part of the United Kingdom.
    • Iggy Azalea, American pop musician known for her hit song “Fancy”

 

Global Issues in Context

  • 41 portal pageshave been updated, including:
    Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, center, is seen walking after he was taken from the Special Court, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, June 20, 2006. Taylor left West Africa on Tuesday for the Netherlands for a long-awaited trial on charges of backing brutal rebels in Sierra Leone. AP Images.
    Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, center, being taken to face charges of backing brutal rebels in Sierra Leone.
    AP Images.
    • Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
    • Climate Change
    • Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
    • European Union Expansion
    • Obama Administration
    • Oil Prices
    • War Crimes
    • Women’s Rights

 

Opposing Viewpoint in Context

  • 5 new homepage spotlights nowappear:
    • An image representing Native American Indian Heritage Month. Since 1990, when an act was signed into Public Law, November has officially been recognized as National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
    • An image of Freelance journalist Marcus DiPaola monitoring himself at home for Ebola-like symptoms after covering the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.
    • An image of protesters gathering in front of the White House for the Million Mask March on November 5 to protest against austerity, mass surveillance, and oppression.
    • An image of mason jars filled with medical marijuana for senior citizens at a retirement community in Laguna Woods, CA.
    • An image of student filmmakers presenting their movie “Invisible Threat,” which addresses the risks of not vaccinating children, to the San Diego county health department.
    • A new homepage featured video has been added: From the NYTimes.com Video Collection, the video discusses the efforts of the United States to stamp out Ebola in West Africa.

 

The four elements that play in a object's aerodynamics are its thrust, drag, lift, and weight. © Cengage Learning. Illustration by Temah Nelson.
Aerodynamics: Forces at Work: The four elements that play in a object’s aerodynamics are its thrust, drag, lift, and weight.
© Cengage Learning. Illustration by Temah Nelson.

Science in Context

  • New and updated experiments nowappear:
    • 9 new experiment entries, with 2 experiments each, have been added for a total of 18 new experiments. Experiments are included on the subjects of friction, aerodynamics, pressure, and trees, among others.
    • 9 experiment entries, totaling 18 individual experiments, have been updated with new illustrations. All new illustrations are full-color.
  • 64 new images have been added. There are many new infographics, including Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, the SpaceX capsule, global climate change effects, the migration of the monarch butterfly, and more. Photos of the first electric motorcycle, a prosthetic hand produced by 3D printing, and bones of the newly discovered dinosaur Dreadnoughtus are also included.

 

Student Resources in Context

Physicist Marie Curie in her laboratory in 1912. © Universal History Archive/Getty Images.
Physicist Marie Curie in her laboratory in 1912.
© Universal History Archive/Getty Images.
  • 5 new portal pages nowappear;all of theseare featured in the spotlight carousel on the homepage:
    • Andrew Carnegie (born 11/25)
    • Marie Curie (born 11/7)
    • Confucianism
    • Homelessness
    • Gettysburg Address (date of address: 11/19/1863)
  • The featured video on the homepage has also been updated and is titled “Adoption Ethics.”
  • 2 portal pageshave been updated andare featured on the homepage:
    • Congress
    • Child Labor

 

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