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  • Slow start for Indonesia-Croatia university cooperation

    16 April 2014, 8:00 am

    A deal for greater collaboration between the countries’ universities is still waiting for a more active approach.
  • The rich diversity of birds in rice field ecosystems

    16 April 2014, 7:52 am

    As this photo gallery from the Philippines shows, rice paddies are a crucial habitat for pest-eating birds.
  • Data hub to promote global South’s research nears launch

    16 April 2014, 4:00 am

    The Global Open Knowledge Hub will host the data sets and research of nine development research institutes.
  • Tree species choices critical to effective coastal bioshields

    16 April 2014, 2:48 am

    Bioshields can protect coasts against disasters if the right tree species are planted, say scientists.
  • More Asian women find success in science

    15 April 2014, 1:22 pm

    Greater opportunities for career growth and changing cultural mores usher more women into science and technology.
  • Cuba starts making money from its support for medical R&D

    15 April 2014, 11:00 am

    The communist state’s long-term investment is now creating valuable products, says health expert.
  • View on Poverty: The blunt tool of eco-land management

    15 April 2014, 10:00 am

    Schemes rewarding responsible ecosystem management mustn’t miss out more vulnerable landowners, says Ina Porras.
  • Big data for development

    15 April 2014, 7:21 am

    This Spotlight explores big data, its risks and benefits and what could hinder its potential to foster development.
  • Big data: Excitement tempered by a dose of reality

    15 April 2014, 5:06 am

    The world's digital leftovers will keep growing, tempting our ingenuity. Will they do more good than harm?
  • Big data for development: Facts and figures

    15 April 2014, 5:05 am

    What is big data, and could it transform development policy? Emmanuel Letouzé takes a close look at this emerging field.
  • Big obstacles ahead for big data for development

    15 April 2014, 5:04 am

    Big data’s great promise for development will need both human and technical capacity building, reports Jan Piotrowski.
  • Don’t lose sight of the people behind big data

    15 April 2014, 5:03 am

    In the wrong hands, large datasets can do more harm than good, says Sanjana Hattotuwa. Accountability is crucial.
  • Big data: An opportunity to boost analytical capacities

    15 April 2014, 5:03 am

    Countries’ statistics offices have much to gain from big data, say Michail Skaliotis and Ceri Thompson.
  • Big data for development: Key resources

    15 April 2014, 5:02 am

    From primers to privacy issues and conferences to courses, Emmanuel Letouzé links you into the world of big data.
  • Bats can help protect rice farms against pests

    14 April 2014, 1:44 pm

    Scientists find bats preying on planthoppers could save enough rice crop to feed thousands of people for a year.
  • Rescue robots ‘can aid safety, but faster use is key’

    14 April 2014, 12:00 pm

    Robots can reduce risks in rescue operations, but their deployment time must be cut to minutes, a conference hears.
  • Q&A: Science adviser to the president of Macedonia

    14 April 2014, 8:00 am

    As Macedonians vote in presidential elections, SciDev.Net speaks to the president’s science adviser.
  • Rejected ideas ‘could have aided developing countries’

    11 April 2014, 11:15 am

    An African scholar says developing nations should adopt rejected economic ideas of the 1950s to boost growth.
  • Q&A: How data will revolutionise global governance

    11 April 2014, 8:00 am

    In this podcast, UN information expert Martin Hilbert explains how big and open data will reshape our world.
  • Drones help World Bank projects by mapping land

    11 April 2014, 6:00 am

    Drones made from off-the-shelf components offer cheaper land mapping and may help development.

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