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  • 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.
  • The unsung heroes raising Ebola awareness through rap

    15 October 2014, 11:00 am

    Musicians and rappers — trusted community figures in West Africa — can help channel public health messages.
  • IPBES’s budget ‘inadequate’ for capacity building

    15 October 2014, 3:00 am

    The biodiversity body puts too many resources into providing assessments for policymakers, says a paper.
  • Top-notch impact studies on development ‘on the rise’

    14 October 2014, 9:00 am

    The quality and quantity of scientific evaluations on the effectiveness of aid interventions are growing, says expert.
  • How to transfer knowledge from classroom to village

    14 October 2014, 2:00 am

    Informal science learning that questions daily living conditions can help villagers find solutions, says Wanja Gitari.
  • Science could inform UN’s loss and damage mechanism

    13 October 2014, 9:00 am

    Credible ways to link individual weather events to climate change may aid the developing mechanism.
  • Nothing beats radio for telling Africa’s climate change stories

    13 October 2014, 8:00 am

    At a climate change meeting reporters were urged to convey research finding to farmers. Their best chance is radio.

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