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Editorial Snapshot: Researchers investigate journals that have vanished

- G.A., Senior Editor

An important feature of published academic literature is that it is considered to represent a permanent record of advances in a particular field. Historically, the paper copies of bound journals stored in libraries around the world ensured that knowledge would be safe from localized disasters such as fires or floods. However, the spread of online journals has raised the issue of what happens to published research when an online journal goes offline.

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Science News: Major damage caused by wildfires in 2020

- G.A., Senior Editor

While 2020 will be a year that is studied in detail by future historians with an interest in pandemics and political unrest, biologists will also look back at 2020 to study the long-term effects of the widespread damage that was caused by one of the worst wildfire seasons on record.

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Science News: Launching of the NASA Mars rover, Perseverance

– A.S., Editor

July 30th marked the successful launch of a new NASA Mars mission, named “Perseverance”. The launch of this rover was preceded by two other space missions: the United Arab Emirates' “Hope”, and China's “Tianwen-1”. All three launches were able to take advantage of an alignment between the Earth and Mars that only occurs once every 26 months.

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Science News: Managing the heat during the COVID-19 pandemic

– K.J., Editor

Even towards the end of September, it is still necessary to take precautions with regards to heat. While the summer is traditionally the season for iced drinks, paper fans, and fireworks, this year we encountered conditions that were far from normal. Specifically, an unusually long rainy season in July with low temperatures made many feel somewhat unprepared for the daily scorching real-feel temperatures above 30° that finally arrived in August.

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