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MESSENGER enhanced colour image showing the southern half of Mercury’s Caloris basin, hosting several red spots. NASA/JHUAPL/CIW, Author provided

Mysterious red spots on Mercury get names – but what are they?

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, but far from being a dull cinder of a world, it has instead turned out to be a real eye opener for geologists. Among the revelations by NASA’s MESSENGER probe, which first flew past Mercury in 2008 and orbited it between 2011 and 2015, is the discovery of a hundred or so bright red spots scattered across the globe.

23rd April 2018

Day 80, Year of #Mygration: Interdisciplinary Belonging Symposium

Simon Lavis reflects on the Interdisciplinary Belonging Symposium which took place at The Open University on 18/19 April 2018.

23rd April 2018

Day 79, Year of #Mygration: Moral Economy and the "Refugee Crisis"

Written by Dr Avi Boukli, The Open University and Dr Flora Renz, the University of Kent

20th April 2018

Day 78, Year of #Mygration: The UN Global Compact on Migration must recognise the positive drivers of immigration

Written by Dr Kesi Mahendran, a social and political psychologist working on migration-mobility, non-mobility, belonging, integration and citizenship - including public narratives of European citizenship.

19th April 2018
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Research from the past to inform religious tolerance among today’s youth

Open University (OU) academics have been awarded £282,000 to gain insights from the past to inform young people’s understanding of religious diversity and tolerance, working in collaboration with partners from across Europe.

18th April 2018

Day 77, Year of #Mygration: OU Law School Symposium on Belonging

An interdisciplinary Symposium on Belonging is taking place today and tomorrow (18-19th April) at the Open University Law School.

18th April 2018
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OU research to trial wearable technology for neurological conditions

OU researchers are taking wearable technology for the rehabilitation of people with neurological conditions out of the lab to trial it with new participants in outdoor settings.

17th April 2018

Day 76, Year of #Mygration: How an artist-academic collaboration worked to amplify migrant women's voices

Artists and researchers collaborated with migrant families to address complex, politically and emotionally challenging issues in a nuanced way. Written by Erene Kaptani, Umut Erel, Maggie O’Neill, and Tracey Reynolds.

17th April 2018
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Syria: who’s involved, and what do they want?

In the days since an alleged chemical attack outside Damascus, the pressure in Syria has risen dramatically. With outside powers launching missile strikes on Syrian ground targets as the Assad government’s backers warned them against it, here’s a rundown of who the major players are.

16th April 2018

Day 75, Year of #Mygration: We are all displaced

Written by Dr Alena Pfoser, Loughborough University and Dr Sara de Jong, Open University.

16th April 2018

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