In the News

Check out some of the latest press coverage of the groundbreaking research and knowledge that we publish here at Taylor & Francis.  Links to all sources and to originally published journal articles and books have been provided for convenience below. 


New 'Hobbit' creature, other discoveries show early mammals evolved quickly after dinosaur extinction

This article divulges in the discovery of the three prehistoric mammals in Wyoming’s Great Divide Basin, including a ‘Hobbit’ creature. The Journal of Systematic Paleontology study suggests the evolution of mammals following dinosaurs’ extinction occurred faster than previously thought.

The Guardian

‘It wasn’t built to eat broccoli’: Australia’s largest ‘dragon’ unveiled

Royce Kurmelovs covers the new species of pterosaur fossil described for the first time in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. The dragon-like creature roamed the Queensland outback of Australia 105 million years ago. With an estimated 7-metre wingspan, it is the largest known flying reptile on the continent.

BBC News

Thomas Cromwell: Historic letters reveal details of London mansion

This news story delves into the Journal of the British Archaeological Association study, exposing Thomas Cromwell’s Tudor mansion in unrivalled detail. With 58 rooms, a large garden and servants garrets, the house had become one of the largest private residences in London by 1535.

The New York Times

T. Rex Was Fearsome but May Have Been a Picky Eater

This article explores what made the great T. Rex such a fearsome predator. The Historical Biology study finds that the T. Rex had nerve sensors in its jaw, giving it optimised detection to eat its prey.

International Business Times

Boys Don't Like Fiction? Study Busts Gender Stereotypes On Reading Preferences

International Journal of Inclusive Education‘s study completely debunks the age-old myth that boys dislike reading fiction. Athena Chan details how such stereotypes hold students back in class, highlighting the importance of promoting reading for enjoyment early in schooling.

The Guardian

New Zealand Māori may have been first to discover Antarctica, study suggests

New Zealand reporter Tess McClure shines a light on the findings of a recent study that exposes the Māori as possibly the first to discover Antarctica in the 7th century. The study paints an inclusive and less Eurocentric picture of Antarctica’s relationship with humanity.

The study was published in the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, which publishes international research on the science and technology of New Zealand and the Pacific region.


False Widow Spiders Known for Biting People While They Sleep are on the Rise

The False Noble Widow Spider can deliver harmful bites that require hospitalisation. Newsweek reporter Anabelle Doliner details the rise of this species throughout Ireland and Britain and the implications on public health.

The study was published in the leading journal Clinical Toxicology, which focuses on the various aspects of clinical toxicology, from diagnosis to poisoning treatment.


Non-kosher fish eaten in Jerusalem during early days of Judaism

This article explores the recent discovery, published in Tel Aviv, of Ancient Judeans non-kosher diet, which defied customs of the time. The ancient fish bones date back from 1550 BC to AD 640 and elucidate the origin of Old Testament dietary laws still observed by many Jews today.

Tel Aviv publishes current archaeological investigations, as well as and history and culture studies of Near Eastern civilizations. The primary focus is on biblical and protohistoric periods.

The New York Times

Getting One Vaccine Is Good. How About Mix-and-Match?

Science writer Carl Zimmer covers this Emerging Microbes & Infections study for The New York Times, which explores the effectiveness of combining two doses of different COVID vaccines compared to two doses of the same vaccine.

Emerging Microbes & Infections publishes research about emerging infectious diseases, including epidemic surveillance, drug discovery and vaccine development.

The Washington Post

Did the pandemic shake Chinese citizens’ trust in their government? We surveyed nearly 20,000 people to find out.

This Chinese Sociological Review study surveys nearly 20,000 people across China to determine whether Chinese people’s trust in their government had increased or decreased during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Chinese Sociological Review publishes sociological research on the mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and abroad, including related interdisciplinary works within social science.