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  • Rapid humanitarian research fund kicks in for Ebola

    21 August 2014, 1:00 pm

    Researchers can apply for cash from a UK humanitarian fund to better inform the management of Ebola outbreaks.
  • Focus on Private Sector: UN should lend firms its ear

    21 August 2014, 7:00 am

    A crowdsourcing exercise presents a chance to engage private sector scientists, says Noshua Watson.
  • Drone journalism takes off to give Kenyans a new view

    20 August 2014, 8:00 am

    An ‘eye in the sky’ journalism project is bringing low-cost technologies to newsrooms in the country.
  • Call for ‘ecohealth’ approach to tackling climate change

    20 August 2014, 7:00 am

    Researchers need to work across disciplines and with local people to tackle climate change’s impacts on wellbeing.
  • Tackling climate change as a single SDG could backfire

    20 August 2014, 6:00 am

    The best way to deal with climate change is by integrating it into other development goals, says Ilan Kelman.
  • Legislative vacuum grounds cargo drone contest in Kenya

    19 August 2014, 11:00 am

    The Flying Donkey Challenge has been halted because the legislation is lagging.
  • Free app to help blind people use smartphones

    19 August 2014, 10:31 am

    A free app to help blind people use smartphones can generate words from on-screen gestures.
  • Ebola response: The real measure of success

    19 August 2014, 9:00 am

    Responding to the outbreak shouldn’t just be about stopping its spread, but also about heeding the warning sign.
  • Q&A: The impact of war on mental health

    19 August 2014, 6:00 am

    In this audio interview, researcher Bayard Roberts explains how evidence can help improve mental health services.
  • ASEAN’s economic integration: how science can help

    18 August 2014, 8:00 am

    As South-East Asia gears up to form a tighter economic community, states have much to gain from scientific input.
  • Will flying cars for humanitarian aid take off?

    18 August 2014, 6:00 am

    One man’s quest to help indigenous tribes in Ecuador might shake up the humanitarian sector — with a flying car.
  • Research is ‘no panacea’ for development, finds DFID

    18 August 2014, 4:00 am

    Common assumptions about the impact of research are not backed up by the evidence, says a UK report.
  • Ebola: Voices on the ground

    15 August 2014, 9:00 am

    This interactive tells the eye-opening stories of doctors and experts working to fight the disease outbreak in West Africa.
  • ‘Highly influential' scientists still rare in the developing world

    15 August 2014, 8:00 am

    The Highly Cited Researchers list has few in developing countries, but tends to miss practical, applied science.
  • Africa Analysis: Lawsuit offers lessons for alliances

    15 August 2014, 6:35 am

    Linda Nordling outlines lessons from a legal battle involving a Kenya-UK medical research partnership.
  • Africa makes inroads on open development data

    15 August 2014, 6:00 am

    Africa is embracing new portals for accessing and sharing data, which may help create jobs and improve transparency.
  • Bubble wrap pitched as cheap lab equipment

    14 August 2014, 8:13 am

    The ‘bubbles’ of the readily available packing material could be re-used as vessels for chemical and medical tests.
  • Focus on Poverty: The hidden tragedy behind Ebola

    14 August 2014, 8:00 am

    An urgent response to this disease is needed, but wider health advances would achieve more, says Roger Williamson.
  • Confusion over research centre’s eviction in Venezuela

    14 August 2014, 7:00 am

    The long-running Los Roques Scientific Foundation is to be replaced by a mysterious government research body.
  • Researching natural contraceptives in a man’s world

    13 August 2014, 12:00 pm

    In this film, Kenyan Catherine Kaluwa discusses her life, from poverty to working in a male-dominated sphere.

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