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.
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.
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.
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.
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.