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The Billionaire Space Race: The Launch of Jeff Bezos’ New Shepard Rocket and the Implications of Space Tourism for the Climate Crisis

On Tuesday 20th July, American business mogul Jeff Bezos’ launch vehicle “New Shepard” completed a 10 minute, 10 second journey to the edge of space for the first time with passengers on board. Bezos was accompanied by both the oldest and youngest passengers to ever reach space: Wally Funk, an 82-year-old former member of Mercury […]

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What is the thawing of the permafrost?

Across the vast land masses that line the Earth, there are areas of the ground that have remained frozen for centuries. This is called permafrost. Most frozen terrain that we encounter defrosts with the summer heat each year, however, to be labelled “permafrost”, it needs to be frozen for a minimum of two years. It […]

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World Hepatitis Day — Raising Awareness and Saving Lives

Every 30 seconds someone dies due to a hepatitis related condition. With vaccines existing against the virus, it is imperative that action is taken soon to reduce the unfortunate deaths caused by the disease. This year, the theme of World Hepatitis Day, which takes place on 28th July is “Hepatitis Can’t Wait”, with a focus […]

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Nominations for the World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award are open!

Do you know someone contributing towards sustainability and who deserves recognition? Nominations for the World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award are now open! Find out a bit more about these awards and how to nominate someone below! Why the World Sustainability Awards? From the beginning of his compound preservation project, Dr. Shu-Kun […]

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The Drive for More Female Engineers—Interview with Dr. Katalin Balazsi

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is a celebration of the work that women engineers do every day. The observance aims to encourage women to participate in engineering and related fields. INWED was first established in 2014 by Women’s Engineering Society (WES) as a national event. In 2017, it expanded to be international. WES itself […]

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The Benefits of Being an MDPI Reviewer

MDPI has a rigorous editorial process, featuring multiple subject and language checks. Between the pre-check and editor’s decision stages, peer review is an integral part of publication. MDPI also works with Publons to credit peer reviewers for their work. Check out how it works here. As such, MDPI has a high standard when it comes […]

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