Twitter chat Women in STEM: Is it time to get radical? Join us for the @SciDevNet Twitter chat on Thursday 11 February, 1-3pm GMT. #SciWomen Interactive Fight for sight Health Roads driving child deaths Breaking Kenya leaves GM door ajar Authority requests further trials but rules out sale of genetically modified maize for now. Health Parasite problem Editorial How can we halt brain drain in the Middle East? SciDev.Net Podcast Battle against the superbug In this month’s podcast we also travel to Ghana to meet small-scale gold miners and learn how scientists map zoonotic diseases. Multimedia: 11/02/16 Ghana’s gold diggers: Could they be legalised? The last in our film series on illegal mining asks what can be done to limit its harm and inflate its benefits. Governance Environment Pollution Health Feature: 11/02/16 Q&A: Hurdles for female scientists in the Middle East Geneticist Nisreen El-Hashemite says the problem is less related to gender inequality than it is in the West. R&D Gender Education Enterprise Multimedia: 10/02/16 Ghana’s gold diggers: Chinese miners bring conflict Part three of a four-part film series on illegal gold mining focuses on the impact of foreign miners. Conflict Environment Trade Pollution News: 10/02/16 African nations poor at withdrawing unsafe drugs Rate of withdrawal in Africa once adverse effects are spotted is lower than on other continents, finds study. Medicine Health Systems How to reach a wider audience for your research Juan Pablo Alperin & Alessandra Bordini with tips for using ‘altmetrics’ to learn about and engage with audiences. The hidden digital divide The unstoppable global spread of the internet is encouraging, but wider access alone won't close the data gap. Urbanisation and the rise of the city Explore the latest urban trends, their causes and how they affect people’s lives in our global data interactive. Africa's hydropower future Does hydropower hold the key to ending African energy poverty? Discover the data behind the dams in this immersive feature.