When we think about melting glaciers, our foremost concerns are the declining animal populations and rising global sea levels. However, virologists have known about the other effects of melting glacial ice for a long time, including the release of micro-organisms and viruses that were frozen in the glaciers thousands of years ago.
This article presents the science dominant themes beyond coronavirus for 2021, from the perspective of scientist from different disciplines.
The coronavirus crisis is showing us that working together is possible when the threat is direct and immediate. Let’s hope that it will open the way to drive real collaborative actions for other threats such as climate change with more indirect or distant impacts.
In 2008, it was the first time that a software virus replicating the automatic process control system of a nuclear facility was recorded. In this opinion piece, Anastasia Tolstaya, an engineer at the Institute for Cyber-Intelligence Systems, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, in the Russian Federation, explores what can be done to prevent exposing the safety of nuclear plants, in the case of a cyber attack. Finding solutions, she argues, is not trivial.
In September 2020, during the pandemic, the German press reported the first death due to a cyber attack on the Hospital of Düsseldorf University, which caused great disturbance such as postponement of surgeries, and scheduled medical examinations or chemotherapies. Cybercriminals by using malicious software, so called ransomware, invaded 30 servers of the hospital, crashed the system and forced the staff to turn away patients treated in emergency. A female patient was sent to Wuppertal 35 km away and eventually died due to treatment delay. Nearly a year earlier, Campbell County Health, a medical group in Wyoming USA, with 20 clinics across the state, had also been target for cybercriminals.
Across the UK, more people than usual were dying from non-Covid causes last year—and no one knows why. A wave of unexplained extra deaths from causes other than Covid-19 hit the UK, the first nation to start mass vaccination with novel vaccines. Since Read more […]
Image Source: Unsplash Abstract: In the wake of Covid-19, scientific journals should become more accessible to every global citizen, for the sake of public health. Keywords: web accessibility, scientific journals, public health, peer-reviewed articles As Read more […]
By Jack Johnson Mental health is a popular topic at the moment, while the majority of us were trying to maintain a healthy routine and lifestyle while stuck indoors, it begged the question, what about after lockdown? Back to work anxiety was bad enough Read more […]
By Christof Royer This is a reply to Michael Esfeld’s article The Open Society and its New Enemies, which was published in European Scientist in April this year. See https://www.europeanscientist.com/en/features/the-open-society-and-its-new-enemies/. Covid-19 Read more […]
Pharmaceutical analysis is advancing to improve drug discovery and safety. Here are five top pharmaceutical trends driving the sector today.
This interview to Michael Butter analyses how conspiracy theories are relevant to infodemic and COVID-19 related disinformation.
Sukarma Thareja shares a poem about science innovation in times of COVID19, the vaccine and the horizon of returning to “normal” life.