International Day of Human Space Flight—Behind Every Giant Leap There are a Thousand Small Steps

On April 12th 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel to outer space. Sixty years later the final frontier seems closer than it ever has, in fact there are seven people in space right now. It seems a small number, given the progress that we have made as a species since Gagarin […]

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25 Things You Didn’t Know About MDPI

MDPI has now been publishing the work of academics for twenty-five years, and its open access operations are helping to evolve the nature of research. There are many things, however, that may surprise you about the publisher. 1. MDPI wasn’t always a publisher Twenty-five years ago, in 1996, MDPI began as a not-for-profit organisation, creating […]

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World Autism Awareness Day

Friday 2nd April marks World Autism Awareness Day. Approximately 1% of people are autistic, meaning that they see the world a little differently. While autistic individuals may struggle with tasks involving communication, are oversensitive to external sensory stimuli, and often find sudden changes are difficult to comprehend and hence anxiety inducing. World Autism Awareness Day […]

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