NIH experts discuss controlling COVID-19 in commentary on herd immunity

Journal Reference: David M Morens, Gregory K Folkers, Anthony S Fauci. The Concept of Classical Herd Immunity May Not Apply to COVID-19. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2022; DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiac109 The general concept of herd immunity implies that transmission of an infectious agent can be blunted, except for sporadic outbreaks, because a certain proportion of … Read more

Chaos theory provides hints for controlling the weather

Journal Reference: Takemasa Miyoshi, Qiwen Sun. Control simulation experiment with Lorenz’s butterfly attractor. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 2022; 29 (1): 133 DOI: 10.5194/npg-29-133-2022 While weather predictions have reached levels of high accuracy thanks to methods such as supercomputer-based simulations and data assimilation, where observational data is incorporated into simulations, scientists have long hoped to be … Read more

“The dissolution of Memorial marks a decisive step in the policy of controlling Russian society”

Belgium to shut down its seven nuclear reactors by 2025

Tribune. If it comes as a surprise to all those who observe with concern the authoritarian and ultranationalist drift of the regime of Vladimir Putin, the dissolution of Memorial marks a decisive step in the policy of control of Russian civil society and the establishment of ‘an official national story. Founded in 1989, it is … Read more