Behind the wall: Africa’s prison health crisis

7 months ago

Overcrowding and appalling conditions in prisons create disease and hunger threats for Africa’s poorest, say advocates.

Climate change ‘has dented global agricultural productivity’

by Carmina de la Luz, 7 months ago

Warmer regions like Africa and Latin America are the hardest hit by climate change, according to research on agricultural productivity.

Delhi’s poor return to dirty fuel in COVID-19 lockdown

by Ranjit Devraj, 7 months ago

COVID-19 lockdowns forced Delhi’s urban poor to rely on wood and dung as cooking fuel.

Mideast refugees left behind in COVID-19 vaccine race

by Abdallah Taha, 7 months ago

Equitable vaccine distribution efforts are struggling to bridge the gap in Middle East conflict zones, NGO warns.

Giving plastic waste a new life

7 months ago

How can Africa manage its growing piles of plastic waste?

Press ‘censored’ as COVID-19 pushes events online

by Joel Adriano, 7 months ago

Online press events became the norm during the pandemic but have often led to censorship, writes Joel Adriano.

The 25 countries that could beat malaria by 2025

by Laura Owings, 7 months ago

Health services must be maintained during COVID-19 pandemic for countries to reach elimination goals, WHO warns.

Malaria vaccine ‘first to meet WHO efficacy target’

by Abdel Aziz Nabaloum, 7 months ago

Malaria vaccine delivered 77 per cent efficacy in a trial on children in Burkina Faso, scientists say.

SciDev.Net article on threat to Ebo Forest helps save endangered and rare species

7 months ago

The tropical Ebo Forest in Southwest Cameroon is known for its unique ecosystem and for being a home to endangered and rare species. However, in early 2020, the Cameroon government approved the creation of logging concessions in the forest. SciDev.Net published a story about the threat posed by the concessions to the communities and wildlife of the forest. By August 2020, the concessions had been cancelled. Local NGO Foder believes media attention, including SciDev.Net’s article, played an important role in this cancellation.

SciDev.Net helps inventors share free microscope technology across Latin America

7 months ago

Listen: Kara Swisher explains the high costs of 'Big Tech'

by U. Chicago, 7 months ago

On this podcast, Kara Swisher of The New York Times explains the high costs of large tech companies like Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

Scarred by Zika and fearing new COVID-19 variants, Brazilian women say no to another pandemic pregnancy

7 months ago

Why silver dissipates from gold-silver nanoparticles

by Mike Williams-Rice, 7 months ago

A new study reveals a mechanism behind silver's dissipation from gold-silver nanoparticles.The discovery could help fine-tune nanoparticle alloys for specific uses.

Kenyan Experts: Pesticides Killing Bees, Forcing Farmers to Hand-Pollinate  

7 months ago

Chemicals meant to kill desert locusts, and other pests, are killing off bees and other pollinating insects 

3 reasons climate prompts some to not have kids

by Alexis Blue-U. Arizona, 7 months ago

Climate change is affecting some people's decision whether or not to have children. A new survey identifies the specific factors.

Cancel culture looks a lot like old-fashioned church discipline

7 months ago

Ancient Christian thinkers made a case for reparations that has striking relevance today

7 months ago

Wind farms bring windfalls for rural schools, but school finance laws limit how money is spent

7 months ago

How a professor learned to bring compassion to engineering and design

7 months ago

Space tourism – 20 years in the making – is finally ready for launch

7 months ago

Scarred by Zika and fearful of COVID-19 variants, Brazilian women say no to another pandemic pregnancy

7 months ago

Why states didn't go broke from the pandemic

7 months ago

Feminism's legacy sees college women embracing more diverse sexuality

7 months ago

Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers

7 months ago

What’s a capital gain and how is it taxed?

7 months ago

Shhhh, they're listening – inside the coming voice-profiling revolution

7 months ago

Vaccinated People Can Go Barefaced to Outdoor Gatherings, CDC Says

7 months ago

Except in crowded outdoor situations like concerts or sports stadiums, vaccinated people are unlikely to catch or spread coronavirus, CDC says in new recommendations issued

Vaccinated People Can Go Barefaced to Outdoor Gatherings, CDC Says

7 months ago

Except in crowded outdoor situations like concerts or sports stadiums, vaccinated people are unlikely to catch or spread coronavirus, CDC says in new recommendations issued

Heirs of Late Samsung Electronics Chairman to Pay Massive Inheritance Tax

7 months ago

$10.8 billion tax bill the largest ever imposed in South Korea

Biden to Address Joint Session of Congress

7 months ago

US president expected to discuss working with other nations, the coronavirus pandemic, and a new education and childcare initiative


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