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Open Access Week 2022: Open for Climate Justice

Open Access Week runs from October 24th-30th of this year. Held annually, this event provides an opportunity for members of academic and research communities to come together and learn about the benefits of Open Access research. Open Access refers to “the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to … Read More

Environmental Impacts of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched people’s lives in a number of ways, some more immediately evident than others. Beginning in January 2020, a series of lockdowns around the world closed businesses, put restrictions on domestic and international travel, and kept millions of people at home. These disruptions to everyday life continue to affect the world … Read More

Life on Mars: the ethics of space exploration

Image of Mars taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Source. In Episode Five of the popular television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (1980), entitled “Blues for a Red Planet,” astronomer Carl Sagan gave his audience a tour of the Red Planet, Mars, as scientists of the time understood it. He talked about the Viking missions, … Read More