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  • Last-minute UNESCO lobbying brings SDG science success

    29 July 2014, 9:00 am

    A breakfast meeting helped to get research commitments reinstated in the Sustainable Development Goals draft.
  • Commission seeks new ways to govern the internet

    29 July 2014, 7:00 am

    The world needs a new approach to global internet governance, even while many still wait to be connected.
  • Mixed results for yellow cassava’s vitamin A trial

    28 July 2014, 12:00 pm

    A yellow cassava trial in Kenya did not alleviate vitamin A deficiency but shows promise, say scientists.
  • Designing improved cookstoves for Tanzanians

    28 July 2014, 11:12 am

    This audio slideshow shows how innovative stoves reduce deforestation, soil erosion and food insecurity.
  • Flying cars pitched as tools for humanitarian work

    28 July 2014, 10:00 am

    Two flying cars, one of them already being sold, are being proposed for humanitarian assistance work.
  • Focus on Gender: The opaque language of gender studies

    28 July 2014, 7:00 am

    Northern academics dominate gender thinking in development — a more practical lead is needed, says Henrietta Miers.
  • German plan to boost Africa’s higher education teaching

    25 July 2014, 12:13 pm

    Germany plans to help fund more scholarships and new centres of excellence for Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • State of the Tropics sees universities reach out to society

    25 July 2014, 12:00 pm

    The critical issues facing the tropics will be assessed by an elite group of institutes to ‘create a brighter future’.
  • The challenge of joined up thinking on SIDS

    25 July 2014, 11:00 am

    An academic meeting showed how hard it is to apply research to development in the many varied small island states.
  • Q&A: Lucia Grenna and her Connect4Climate initiative

    24 July 2014, 10:00 am

    In this audio interview, the campaigner discusses her passions for tackling climate change and eradicating poverty.
  • View on Private Sector: How to invest in the SDGs

    24 July 2014, 6:00 am

    Some of the Sustainable Development Goals are well suited to business investment, says Isabelle Ramdoo.
  • Science struggles to see its place in final drafting of SDGs

    24 July 2014, 2:00 am

    Pragmatism could sideline expert advice as the Sustainable Development Goals are finalised, scientists warn.
  • Building a culture of science in the Middle East

    23 July 2014, 12:00 pm

    This SciDev.Net report explores regional science and technology priorities, capacity needs and challenges.
  • GM’s potential in Africa impeded by ‘dysfunctional debate’

    23 July 2014, 10:00 am

    Polarised opinions about genetic modification mean technology is paralysed by never-ending field trials, says report.
  • Future Earth’s ‘global’ secretariat under fire

    23 July 2014, 7:00 am

    Of nine hubs announced for the Future Earth sustainable development alliance, just one is in a developing country.
  • Designing effective MOOCs for refugees

    22 July 2014, 1:00 pm

    Humanitarian Innovation Conference hears how to get refugees with no reliable internet to take online education.
  • Highlights from Humanitarian Innovation Conference

    22 July 2014, 11:00 am

    Cool innovations include an online platform for humanitarian crowdsourcing and a multimedia library for refugees.
  • Let’s change how we report truth in science journalism

    22 July 2014, 3:00 am

    How can reporters get to the ‘truth’ in science? Sharon Dunwoody says following the ‘weight of evidence’ avoids bias.
  • Equipping girls with science to drive change

    22 July 2014, 3:00 am

    An NGO in Cameroon is educating women in science and technology to help them shape a brighter future.
  • Call to bring refugee innovation into humanitarian work

    21 July 2014, 12:00 pm

    Bottom-up solutions are needed to help meet the ever-rising demand for humanitarian assistance, says UN report.

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