Researching October’s News with SharedIt

Interested in learning more about the facts behind the stories you read from the media? Each month we’re pulling some of the major headlines from the news, and pairing them with research articles related to the topic. With the power of SharedIt, you’ll be able to read full journal articles and share them with others!

Catalonia’s desire to declare independence from Spain remains a major issue for the region, which could result in major economical issues and instability.

Discover more about the Prospects for an Independent Catalonia in the International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society.

Japan called a snap election in light of North Korea’s recent nuclear weapon testing. Is it time to revisit the country’s US-written constitution, which only allows Japan’s military to act in self-defense?

Learn more about Japan’s constraints on having  an active international role in the Korean peninsula from Japan’s search for influence in the Korean peninsula after the Cold War: Aspirations and constraints in East Asia.

A second gene therapy for blood cancer has been approved in the US.

Learn more about the treatment called CAR-T cell therapy in CAR T Cell Therapy in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Potential for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in Current Treatment Options in Oncology.

Devastating wildfires ravaged Northern California in early October bringing mass destruction and casualties.

Understand why these types of natural disasters are occurring more frequently in Quantitative Evidence for Increasing Forest Fire Severity in the Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascade Mountains, California and Nevada USA in Ecosystems.

Featured image: Newsstand by Nicholas Boos. CC 2.0 via Flickr.

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