The Apollo programme that took humans to the Moon is properly viewed as an outgrowth of the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union.
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The bitter battle between the University of California, a leading source of published research papers, and Elsevier, the world’s largest publisher of research papers, just got more bitter. As of Wednesday, Elsevier cut off access by UC faculty, staff and students to articles published since Jan.
What our experiment in the desert taught us about social networks and human cooperation. Today the alkaline desert is quiet. The roar of techno music and flamethrowers has been replaced with the soft clink of rakes and trash cans.
There is a moment when the boss or the parent or chaperones realizes, “We’re in charge! The inmates/employees/children don’t get to make the rules around here.” And, by the way, “Clean up your language — show some respect!”
Two years ago, Turkey declared it would buy Russia’s S-400 missile defense system because the United States had dragged its feet in selling an American alternative. But the deal, worth about $2 billion and consummated this week, has consequences far beyond the cost to Ankara’s defense budget.