11 Jan Science Events to Watch for in 2021
In 2020, the world saw many events that led to questions about our future. Now, we are looking to see what great things will happen in 2021.
Nature.com pulled together an article that discusses more in depth some of the science-y things to keep an eye out for in 2021. They include:
- Climate comeback – A key moment for climate negotiations will come at the United Nations’ climate conference in Glasgow, UK, in November.
- COVID detectives – A key moment for climate negotiations will come at the United Nations’ climate conference in Glasgow, UK, in November.
- Vaccines and pandemic – The effectiveness of several new vaccines will become clearer in early 2021.
- Open access drive – More than 20 organizations, including Welcome in London, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, Washington, and Dutch national funder NWO, will from January start stipulating that scholarly papers published from the work they fund must be immediately free to read.
- Stem-cell revamp – Stem-cell scientists will be eagerly awaiting updated guidelines for research from the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).
- Crunch time for Alzheimer’s drug – US regulators are slated to decide whether the first drug reported to slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease can be used as a treatment.
- Mars gets busy – China’s ambitious agenda for space science continues in 2021.
- Long-awaited telescope launch – October will see the long-awaited launch of the James Webb Space Telescope — which its developer, NASA, calls the “largest, most powerful and complex space telescope ever built”.
- Ripple effect – Radio astronomers could be on the verge of demonstrating a new way of detecting gravitational waves by harnessing pulsating neutron stars as beacons.
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