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Rita dos Santos Silva

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I joined United Academics team in 2015, during my Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, at the VU Amsterdam. By that time, I was starting to realize that, more than planning scientific experiments, I was interested in understanding how science evolved and where it is going. After joining United Academics, it became clearer that open access must be the path for science advancement. In 2016, I became United Academics's editor-in-chief.

Scientists Discover A New Species Of “Orange And Black” Bats

A new dichromatic species of bats have been found in West Africa. The Myotis nimbaensis, first spotted in 2018, belongs to the Myotis genus,...

82-Year-Old Receives the First Dose the AZ-Oxford Vaccine

The UK became the first country to approve the AstraZeneca-Oxford covid vaccine, on Wednesday, 30 December 2020. Today, Brian Pinker, 82, became the first...

10 Science News from 2020

January 2020Tragic month in AustraliaThe 2019-20 fire season in Australia was one of the tragic of all times. By the end of January, more...

A Slip in the Eurasian Plate Caused a Massive Earthquake in Croatia

Croatia was hit by a massive earthquake this morning. The 6.4-magnitude earthquake had an epicentre in Petrinja, 50 kilometres south of Zagreb, the country's...

The Cognitive Sequels of Covid-19

According to a non-peer-reviewed report, some people who have suffered and recovered from Covid-19 showed considerable cognitive performance deficits. A study performed by Imperial College...

Did Ancients Humans Spend the Winters in Hibernation? New Study Suggests They Did

Fossils found in Spain suggest that our human predecessors may have hibernated in the winter. Bones collected in Spain's northern region of Atapuerca show...

Bones Found In Japan Tell The Story Of The First Samurai From England

In 1931, a Japanese team found what was believed to be the burial site of Miura Anjin, the first Samurai from England. The skeletal was then reburied, and it was only almost nine decades later that scientists excavated the site again and analysed the remains with modern techniques.

Lewis Thomas, Immunologist and Educator, Died 27 Years Ago Today

On December 3, 1993, Lewis Thomas passed away at the New York Hospital in Manhattan. Thomas strived to tell the stories and mysteries of...

Covid-19 Vaccines: A Timeline of Recent Advancements

24 November, 2020Sputnik V vaccine is 91,4% effectiveThe second analysis of Phase III trials—obtained 28 days after administering the first dose and 7 days...

The First Record of a SARS-CoV2 Infection Dates to One Year Ago Today

A 55-year-old resident of Hubei, China, may have been the first registered case of the novel coronavirus infection. The record dates to one year...