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.
During the global shutdown, many scientists had to face working in confinement – not only away from the lab and its facilities, but also away from their research teams and colleagues. But what if you were married to your partner? Scientists Viviana and Luigi found themselves flourishing in this new type of scientific environment – combining their expertise from different fields to devise a new methodology that has spurred into an international partnership.
Interview on COVID-19 with Professor Elias Mossialos, Professor of Health Policy, Head of the Department of Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Director of LSE Health, UK, and Chief Adviser to the Greek Government on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Being at one of the first in-person conferences since COVID-19 was surreal, but valuable, writes SciDev.Net managing editor Ben Deighton regarding ESOF 2020.
The new coronavirus outbreak, which led to the global pandemic, has an impact on researchers and the progression of their work.
We are entering a new normalcy, living with risk and social reorganization. Digital tracing is considered a promising tool to return to normal social life.
In a pandemic world, Sukarma Thareja proposes a poem to remind us the importance of happiness while keeping the sanitary distance measures.
Our environment and health are intertwined and we must equip future generations with adaptive capacities to achieve sustainable human wellbeing.
The COVID-19 brought disruption. As societies tentatively begin to reopen, the pandemic holds lessons for how the world faces the climate crisis threat.
Social media platforms have taken a leading role in our everyday lives and have changed the way we obtain health information online. The most recent topic fueling disinformation is the novel Coronavirus. However, it is not the only one.
Technology is advancing what medical health professionals are able to offer to patients in terms of treatment, tracking symptoms, and preventative care.