Month: March 2022

Celebrating Nowruz: The Persian New Year

For more than 3,000 years, Nowruz has been celebrated as the beginning of the new year. Today, it is marked by more than 300 million people all around the world.

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Connecting Academia and Civil Society: Walking an Impact Tightrope

For researchers in civil society organizations publishing and collaborating with academics on mutually beneficial projects is uncommon. Oxfam’s Franziska Mager discusses the barriers and benefits to research that brings together charities and academia and how this reflects different valuations of impact.

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Sheila Jasanoff Receives 2022 Holberg Prize

Sheila Sen Jasanoff, one of the world’s foremost theorists examining the interaction of science and technology with human society, has received the 2022 Holberg Prize,

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Failures of Imagination: Four Experts on Science’s COVID Response So Far

The World Health Organization declared COVID a pandemic on March 11 2020. In the two years since, countries have diverged on their containment strategies, introducing many different ways of mitigating the virus, to varying effect. Here, four health experts look at what has worked well, what mistakes scientists and policymakers made, and what needs to be done to protect human health from here on.

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