Tuberculosis Day: Returning Our Attention to Important TB Research

In the midst of the all-encompassing coronavirus crisis, focus on the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic has waned. TB has been infecting humans since ancient times, with scientists divided on where it originated from and when it was transferred to humans. What we do know is that on 24th March 1882, German microbiologist Robert Koch discovered Mycobacterium […]

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World Water Day—Paying Tribute to Those Who Lead the Fight against Water Scarcity

Water is simultaneously our most abundant and most scarce resource. It covers 71% of the Earth’s surface and yet 2.2 billion people live without access to safe water. First celebrated in 1992, World Water Day was created by the UN to draw attention to the growing crisis of water scarcity; the problem is not one that […]

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Celebrating the International Day of Forests

Forests cover over 1/3 of the landmass of our planet and are a key part of life on Earth, as the habitat for over 80% of terrestrial species. They also play a vital role in the oxygen cycle, taking in carbon dioxide and providing us with oxygen. International Day of Forests, which takes place on […]

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Women in Science: A Reflection from 5 Researchers

To celebrate women in science, we asked five female scientists from our top MDPI journals (Energies, Materials, Water, Remote Sensing, Sensors) what it is like to be researchers in their fields. We asked them to reflect on their experiences, what motivated them to become researchers and their advice for aspiring female researchers. Prof. Dr. Helena […]

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International Women’s Day and the Importance of Women in Research

In our ever-evolving society, in which social dynamics are constantly shifting, International Women’s Day (IWD), celebrated on 8th March, is now just as important as ever. A day to show support for the achievements of women in various spheres and over the course of many centuries, IWD has a long history, dating back to 1911, […]

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