Gender An end to digital exclusion Creating computer labs in female hostels at the University of Zimbabwe has closed the gender gap, says Elizabeth Mlambo. Interactive Fight for sight Video series What are the costs of illegal gold mining? Agriculture 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 Nigerian girls build robots to tackle waste In these photos, schoolgirls in Abuja engage with science supported by the Odyssey Educational Foundation. Technology Innovation Enterprise Gender 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: 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 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 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.