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Tackle climate crisis and poverty with zeal of Covid-19 fight, scientists urge

10 minutes ago   |   The Guardian

Actions taken to suppress coronavirus reveal what measures are possible in an emergency, say experts Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Government...
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Why Call It ‘Social Distancing'? We Need Social Connection More Than Ever

Why Call It ‘Social Distancing'? We Need Social Connection More Than Ever

8 hours ago   |   Social Science Space

( We are now a society at a distance. As of this week, New South Wales has closed restaurants, bars, gyms, and entertainment venues where people gather in large...
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Expert reaction to Oxford COVID-19 vaccine programme opening to start screening healthy volunteers for clinical trial recruitment

17 hours ago   |   Science Media Centre   |   2 articles

The University of Oxford has announced that their COVID-19 vaccine programme is opening to start screening healthy volunteers for clinical trial recruitment. Dr Doug Brown...
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Expert comment on individual and population risk of COVID-19

21 hours ago   |   Science Media Centre

A comment on COVID-19 and individual and population risk from Prof David Spiegelhalter, based on an interview he gave on BBC Radio 4's More or Less programme. Prof Sir David...
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Helicopter, bazooka or drone? Economic policy for the coronavirus crisis

Helicopter, bazooka or drone? Economic policy for the coronavirus crisis

1 day ago   |   Politico

Richard Simmons is a researcher at the University of Hertfordshire. Giuseppe Littera is co-founder and head of R&D at Sardex. Nigel Culkin is professor of enterprise and...
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Schools asked to donate science goggles for NHS to use as face shields

2 days ago   |   The Guardian

Teachers in England say they are getting requests for eyewear and other protective equipment Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Schools across...
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The UK's coronavirus policy may sound scientific. It isn't | Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Yaneer Bar-Yam

2 days ago   |   The Guardian

Dominic Cummings loves to theorise about complexity, but he's getting it all wrong Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage When, along with applied...
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Coronavirus vaccine: when will it be ready?

2 days ago   |   The Guardian

Human trials will begin imminently - but even if they go well and a cure is found, there are many barriers before global immunisation is feasible Coronavirus - latest updates...
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Cancer patients must not be the forgotten tragedy of this coronavirus crisis | Prasanna Sooriakumaran

3 days ago   |   The Guardian

As a prostate cancer surgeon, I'm concerned we may be losing sight of those who aren't getting the treatment they need to stay alive Coronavirus latest updates See all our...
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AAPSS Awards Economist William Nordhaus 2020 Moynihan Prize

AAPSS Awards Economist William Nordhaus 2020 Moynihan Prize

3 days ago   |   Social Science Space

William D. Nordhaus William Nordhaus, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who was the first macroeconomist to seriously consider how climate can be influenced by human behavior...
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Photos: Atlas 5 rocket rolls out to launch pad at Cape Canaveral

Photos: Atlas 5 rocket rolls out to launch pad at Cape Canaveral

United Launch Alliance's next Atlas 5 rocket moved to its launch pad Wednesday at Cape Canaveral, taking position for liftoff with the U.S. military's sixth and final Advanced... Read more ...

NASA picks SpaceX to deliver cargo to Gateway station in lunar orbit

NASA picks SpaceX to deliver cargo to Gateway station in lunar orbit

Illustration of the SpaceX Dragon XL as it is deployed from the Falcon Heavy's second stage in high Earth orbit on its way to the Gateway in lunar orbit. Credit: SpaceX NASA... Read more ...

Evaluation Implications of the Coronavirus Emergency

Evaluation Implications of the Coronavirus Emergency

I have been doing evaluations and writing about the evaluation profession for nearly 50 years. For the last decade, I've been writing about evaluation under conditions of... Read more ...

Why Call It ‘Social Distancing'? We Need Social Connection More Than Ever

Why Call It ‘Social Distancing'? We Need Social Connection More Than Ever

( We are now a society at a distance. As of this week, New South Wales has closed restaurants, bars, gyms, and entertainment venues where people gather in large... Read more ...

The 9 most popular online courses people are taking on Coursera from...

The 9 most popular online courses people are taking on Coursera from Stanford, Yale, and Princeton

Millions of students of all ages use Coursera to learn something new, whether for personal enjoyment or professional advancement. The online classes are completely free to... Read more ...

'Listen to the science': Barack Obama weighs in on coronavirus during Tony...

'Listen to the science': Barack Obama weighs in on coronavirus during Tony Fauci chat

Former President Barack Obama commented during an online chat between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry, urging people to 'listen to the science.' Read more ...

Augustine Therapeutics: Bridging the Valley of Death with VIB Discovery Sciences

Augustine Therapeutics: Bridging the Valley of Death with VIB Discovery Sciences

This article is republished with kind permission from BioVox . Augustine Therapeutics is one of VIB's latest spinoffs, developing a first-in-class drug for Charcot-Marie-Tooth... Read more ...

Evidence of Uranus' leaking atmosphere found hidden in Voyager 2 observations

Evidence of Uranus' leaking atmosphere found hidden in Voyager 2 observations

By going over old data collected by the Voyager 2 spacecraft in 1986, two scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center have made the startling discovery that Uranus'... Read more ...

Impeachment: the verdict of history

Impeachment: the verdict of history

James Hankins. 2020. “ Impeachment: the verdict of history .” The Spectator, no. March. Publisher's Version Read more ...

Urbino Legend: The chance of a lifetime for lovers of Raphael

Urbino Legend: The chance of a lifetime for lovers of Raphael

James Hankins. 2020. “ Urbino Legend: The chance of a lifetime for lovers of Raphael .” Spectator, no. February. Publisher's Version Read more ...