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  • 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.
  • ISIS besieges universities but allows scientists’ return

    20 October 2014, 12:24 pm

    Academics are caught between calls to return to ‘new Islamic state’ or making a fresh start elsewhere in Iraq.
  • Are we miscommunicating gender in science?

    20 October 2014, 9:00 am

    To better link science and society, a first step is to communicate accurately and in a gender-balanced way.
  • Opening Europe’s doors to Central Asian scientists

    20 October 2014, 4:00 am

    The European Union’s IncoNet CA scheme to boost research links could help revive ex-Soviet nations, reports Lou Reade.
  • View on Poverty: Big data protects farmers’ livelihoods

    20 October 2014, 3:00 am

    A model that warned farmers not to waste effort growing doomed crops is sparking wider interest, says Andy Jarvis.
  • Multilingual patent database created to propel innovation

    17 October 2014, 6:00 am

    Inventors can search the WIPO Pearl archive for patent terms in ten languages, helping global innovation.
  • View on Disability: Soothing Ebola’s mental scars

    17 October 2014, 3:00 am

    A psychological first aid guide can help moderate the emotional pain caused by Ebola deaths, says Leslie Snider.
  • Ethiopia’s seed banks and the search for food security

    16 October 2014, 12:00 pm

    In this video, we visit two seed banks that preserve crop diversity and aim to ensure a steady supply of food.
  • Focus on Poverty: The top issues in the SDG in-tray

    16 October 2014, 10:00 am

    Four things still need to happen with the least developed nations’ priorities for post-2015 development, says Roger Williamson.
  • Give landlocked nations a tech boost, says UN chief

    16 October 2014, 9:00 am

    Call to transfer agricultural and industrial technology so they can move from raw materials to high-value exports.
  • Q&A: Bittersweet outlook for Africa’s energy future

    16 October 2014, 8:00 am

    International Energy Agency chief Maria van der Hoeven speaks about Sub-Saharan African energy outlook for the next 25 years.
  • Q&A: Kandeh Yumkella on energy's role in fighting Ebola

    15 October 2014, 11:59 am

    In this interview, the UN-Energy chair explains how poor infrastructure impacts Ebola response.

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