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  • Focus on Gender: You can’t box in empowerment

    31 October 2014, 12:00 pm

    True empowerment involves ‘consciousness-raising’ that can’t be tracked in studies that deal in absolutes, says Henrietta Miers.
  • Violence-forecasting model offers peacekeeping hope

    31 October 2014, 11:00 am

    A statistical model that predicted 88 per cent of local violence in Liberia could stop clashes escalating into wars.
  • Bangladesh’s S&T revolution has hitches

    30 October 2014, 12:23 pm

    Bangladesh aims for a technology-based future, but can it sustain the necessary investment? Naimul Haq reports.
  • Science could define human wellbeing’s breaking points

    30 October 2014, 11:00 am

    Physical scientists define these points for global warming. Social science could do the same for human wellbeing.
  • Plan to tow thirst-quenching icebergs to Africa is on ice

    30 October 2014, 10:00 am

    The Ice Dream project intends to solve water shortages, but funding for a real-world test remains elusive.
  • Aid agencies advised to switch to knowledge building

    29 October 2014, 1:00 pm

    Donors can retain their influence by helping poorer nations gather data on development impact, hears meeting.
  • Q&A: Opening the ‘black boxes’ of science for development

    29 October 2014, 12:00 pm

    Read and listen to Francisco Sagasti discuss policy priorities in Latin America and other developing regions.
  • Solving saltwater contamination in Bangladesh

    29 October 2014, 3:00 am

    This audio slideshow explores the search for solutions to the health crisis caused by salinity in drinking water.
  • How best to retain women and the young in science?

    28 October 2014, 10:00 am

    The World Academy of Science’s general meeting heard an ardent plea on the subject — and a few concrete suggestions.
  • Inter-African research links rare below the Sahara

    27 October 2014, 6:00 am

    A lack of capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa compels its scientists to work with their Western colleagues, says report.
  • PhDs in Focus: Profiting from concrete research networks

    27 October 2014, 2:00 am

    A film on RISE scholar John Mwero’s research into using sugar cane ash to strengthen Kenyan construction.
  • Focus on Private Sector: Linking research to market

    24 October 2014, 12:00 pm

    A company’s trials of selling a clean cookstove in Nigeria show the need for commercial skills, says Noshua Watson.
  • Q&A: Singing safety rules for avoiding Ebola

    24 October 2014, 11:00 am

    In this audio interview, radio expert Carlos Chirinos explains how radio can save lives during health emergencies.
  • Household data may be leading development astray

    24 October 2014, 3:00 am

    Social scientists are needed when designing surveys to help ensure results mirror reality, meeting hears.
  • Using maths to find the best weapon against malaria

    23 October 2014, 12:00 pm

    This audio slideshow shows how researchers in Thailand use models to fight drug-resistant forms of the disease.
  • Science advice for EU’s development policy on thin ice

    23 October 2014, 10:00 am

    An advisory board has provided a vital link between EU development policy and research — but will it carry on?
  • Focus on Migration: A closer look at ‘climate refugees’

    22 October 2014, 8:00 pm

    There is much more to environment-related migration than rising seas due to climate change, says Max Martin.
  • UK universities to be scrutinised on global health research

    22 October 2014, 3:00 am

    A new index will judge research accessibility and its impact on issues such as neglected tropical diseases.
  • IPCC urged again to fill regional research gaps

    21 October 2014, 11:00 am

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change studies would advance African climate science, says UN official.
  • Back agriculture to get the most out of aid to Africa

    21 October 2014, 7:00 am

    An online tool shows which technologies will do the most to help farmers improve yields, says Gordon Conway.

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