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  • View on Private Sector: Innovation ‘spillover’ missed

    24 April 2014, 11:00 am

    Policymakers should realise the limitations of tightly focused innovation policy evaluations, says Bart Verspagen.
  • Kosovo’s diaspora unmoved by ‘brain gain’ fund

    24 April 2014, 10:00 am

    The lack of interest in the Kosovo Brain Gain Grant shows the hurdles to luring researchers, reports Mićo Tatalović.
  • A role for developing nations in internet governance?

    24 April 2014, 7:00 am

    Many nations are pressing for a more internationalised system for managing internet domains at a meeting in Brazil.
  • Q&A: Moving beyond climate doomsday narratives

    24 April 2014, 7:00 am

    In this podcast, Anders Ladekarl of the Danish Red Cross says new methods are needed to explain climate change.
  • The case for a global fund for science education

    23 April 2014, 4:00 am

    Science, technology, engineering and maths training needs a boost, say Fanuel Muindi and Moytrayee Guha.
  • Sugar research fund aims to offset end of quota system

    23 April 2014, 3:00 am

    The money for African, Caribbean and Pacific states is designed to limit the impact of a European farming shake-up.
  • A three-step strategy for African education

    22 April 2014, 11:00 am

    A new strategy could strengthen vital links between government, universities and industry, says Umar Bindir.
  • What do aid agency mergers mean for development?

    22 April 2014, 10:00 am

    Will Australian and Canadian moves weaken anti-poverty efforts in the poorest nations, asks Yojana Sharma.
  • Focus on Disability: Great design has universal appeal

    22 April 2014, 8:00 am

    A new watch for blind people shows how good design can be attractive to non-disabled people too, says Sue Coe.
  • On the front line against drug-resistant malaria

    21 April 2014, 5:00 am

    This audio slideshow explains how a Thai research centre is fighting a more-dangerous strain of the parasite.
  • Citizen scientists pitch new uses for paper microscope

    21 April 2014, 3:00 am

    Plan to give away thousands of ‘Foldscopes’ to come up with novel uses for them sees ‘phenomenal’ response.
  • App takes aim at big firms’ cut of charitable donations

    18 April 2014, 4:00 am

    The Mexican-designed app offers a fast simple way to donate to charities without app hosts taking commission.
  • Indian climate experts slam latest IPCC report

    17 April 2014, 11:00 am

    The report is being attacked for focusing on recent rises in carbon emissions, which are highest in developing nations.
  • The global peril of droughts in the Amazon

    17 April 2014, 6:00 am

    This video explains how climate change could turn the Amazon rainforest into a source of greenhouse gas.
  • Q&A: Climate change and assessing financial risk

    17 April 2014, 3:00 am

    In this podcast, Rowan Douglas of Willis Group insurers, assesses his industry’s response to extreme weather events.
  • Asian countries should boost social science research

    17 April 2014, 2:55 am

    Social science research in many Asian countries is not adequately funded, say experts.
  • 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.

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