100 days of the Minerva mission

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti was launched to the International Space Station on 27 April as a part of Crew-4 for her second mission, Minerva. One hundred days in, mission Minerva is still going strong. From completing ...

Do we care enough about COVID?

The COVID-19 pandemic has already generated its own mythology. In Britain, they talk of the "myth of the blitz"—the idea of a society that pulled together in the second world war to withstand the bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe ...

Index shows American political 'unity' stabilized

Americans' general faith and trust in democracy has stabilized in the first half of 2022, remaining relatively flat through the second quarter, according to the most recent Vanderbilt Unity Index.

Have girls been left behind during the pandemic?

A new study by universities including City, University of London shows that girls' mental health was affected more than boys by the COVID-19 pandemic and the wave of associated school and childcare closures.

Fears of lumpy skin disease resurgence at Eid festival

While Pakistan has managed to confine an outbreak of lumpy skin disease that affects cattle and buffaloes there are fears that cattle fairs ahead of the religious festival Eid-ul-Azha might trigger a second wave.

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