RIP John Glenn. What is the legacy of the space hero?

What is the legacy of John Glenn for the space exploration? And maybe it is a moment when we think if we should boldly go where no man has gone before. Should we? Read few comments.

John Glenn (1921 - 2016) Credit: http://www.nasa.gov

John Glenn (1921 – 2016) Credit: http://www.nasa.gov

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What was so (terribly) special about Hurricane Katrina?

Hurricane Katrina was terribly devastating. But from the scientific point of view was Katrina somehow unique, are they any lessons we have learned related specifically to Katrina? Read few comments.

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Nepal earthquake: Should we pay more attention to building of earthquake resistant constructions?

One way to manage the risk is to build earthquake resistant constructions, but it is limited by the economic conditions. So would you say that maybe also international community should pay more attention to it and perhaps help to build earthquake resistant constructions in the most risky areas? Read few comments.

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Nepal earthquake: Are we listening to science?

Nepal’s earthquake was not unexpected from the scientific point of view. So what to do about it in your opinion, how to attract attention to what scientists are saying, maybe also to avoid future tragedies? Read few comments.

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On measles outbreak and the anti-vaccination movement

CDC said that the measles outbreak has now infected more than 100 people across 14 states and as it is happening it seems that we can partly blame the anti-vaccination movement. May I ask what is your view on this, how strong do you find the anti-vaccination movement and could the answer on the current situation be a mandatory vaccination? Read few comments.

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Can Ebola become a permanent problem in West Africa?

We are concerned that without a massive increase in the response, way beyond what is being planned in scale and urgency … it will prove impossible to bring the epidemic under control, researchers Jeremy Farrar and Peter Piot write. So what is your view on the scenario that Ebola could become a long-standing, even permanent threat in the West Africa? How realistic is it in your opinion? Read few comments.

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Fight against Ebola continues. What about the cure?

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