Within the next year or two, people will set foot on the surface of the Moon for the first time in 50 years.
A US-led coalition and China are both planning to establish bases on the Moon. How the two nations will navigate actions on the Moon and how other countries will be involved is still unclear.
Revendiquer un territoire dans l'espace est illégal selon les lois internationales.
L’ère de l’exploitation des ressources lunaires approche rapidement. Comment le faire durablement – et légalement ?
Making territorial claims in space is illegal under international law.
The era of lunar resource use is quickly approaching. But with legal and practical issues still looming, nations are starting to think about sustainable ways to mine and protect the Moon.
Smoke rising near the town of Hostomel and the Antonov Airport, in northwest Kyiv, Ukraine, on Nov. 24.
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The Conversation asked three scholars to briefly explain what this attack means for the people of Ukraine and the world.
The International Space Station is a great example of how space has, for the most part, been a peaceful and collaborative international arena.
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Activities in space today are far more numerous and complicated compared to 1967, before humans had landed on the moon or Elon Musk had been born. Two experts explain the need for better laws to keep space peaceful.
These astronaut footprints on the Moon aren’t protected yet.
Who cares what happens to bootprints on the Moon? All humans should. And thankfully the US Congress and president agree.
These NAACP leaders met at a 1916 conference.
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The influential civil rights group got its start following a wave of brutal white-led violence against Black people in Springfield, Illinois.
In the rural South, chronic illnesses are common, the population is older and health care options have been declining as hospitals close. All put the population at higher risk from COVID-19.
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Southern governors are starting to reopen their economies at the same time COVID-19 cases are spreading through the rural South.
Families in rural areas are harder for the Census Bureau to reach.
People living in rural and small town America have much at stake in the 2020 census. But census participation tends to be lower in rural areas.
More states are passing laws that deal with campus free speech.
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As more states move pass laws that deal with free speech on campus, a higher education scholar asks if they are moving in the right direction.
President Richard M. Nixon welcomes the Apollo 11 astronauts aboard the USS Hornet, the recovery ship for the mission, where they are quarantined. From left to right: Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin.
Objects left on the Moon are not just abandoned rockets and rovers. There is a lot of historic and sentimental memorabilia. Some of it hints at a mission that the first Moonwalkers almost forgot.
Neil Armstrong took this photograph of Buzz Aldrin during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity on the moon.
Throughout the world, unique sites of natural and cultural heritage are protected for future generations. But what about sites on the moon that represent the beginning of the human space age?
Eleven states now have some sort of law permitting guns on college campuses.
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More and more states are passing legislation requiring that students and faculty be permitted to carry concealed weapons on campus. But shouldn’t universities have a choice when it comes to campus safety?
Demonstrators gather in anticipation of controversial speaker Ann Coulter near the University of California, Berkeley campus, April 27, 2017.
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New laws pending in Wisconsin and North Carolina would require public universities to punish students who disrupt campus speakers. But these laws would do more to hinder free speech than protect it.
Students protested at UC Berkeley on both sides: in opposition to Ann Coulter and in support of free speech.
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What legal rules must colleges and universities follow when it comes to speech on campus? And, beyond legal requirements, what is a school’s obligation to protect – or limit – free speech?
Allison Davis, circa 1965.
Courtesy of the Davis family.
His landmark contributions to anthropology have faded from memory, despite real-world policy impact during the mid-20th century.
Rand Paul’s amendment is rooted in the Constitution.
Congress is debating the power of government to use a military draft. An Ole Miss historian explains how this power is rooted in our nation’s founding document.
Forgive me, for I have borrowed.
About 10 million borrowers in the government’s main student loan program are struggling to make their payments, yet unlike other types of debt, it’s next to impossible to have it forgiven.
In order to support his young family, William Faulkner took a job shoveling coal at a power plant on Ole Miss’s campus.
Slated to be demolished this year, a crumbling brick building on Ole Miss’ campus once operated as a power plant where novelist William Faulkner shoveled coal – and feverishly wrote.