Communication http://www.scidev.net/global/communication/ Articles on science communication including information on journalism, education, publishing, tips, practical guides, open access media, public engagement, dissemination and more Tue, 09 May 2017 06:54:00 GMT en Open access for Palestinian research by 2020 http://www.scidev.net/global/capacity-building/news/open-access-palestinian-research-2020.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=global/communication/communication_rss.xml http://www.scidev.net/global/capacity-building/news/open-access-palestinian-research-2020.html Palestine-European partnership plans digital repository for local university research that lacks visibility. Tue, 09 May 2017 06:54:00 GMT PubMed pushes for transparency in new policy http://www.scidev.net/global/publishing/news/pubmed-transparency-policy.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=global/communication/communication_rss.xml http://www.scidev.net/global/publishing/news/pubmed-transparency-policy.html Top medical database, PubMed, leads the way to place conflict-of-interest disclosures upfront on search pages. Mon, 08 May 2017 11:16:30 GMT Youth in Tunisia find a way out of violence with tech http://www.scidev.net/global/technology/opinion/youth-tunisia-violence-tech.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=global/communication/communication_rss.xml http://www.scidev.net/global/technology/opinion/youth-tunisia-violence-tech.html Mapping project shows the most effective peace tech is driven by young people themselves, says Harriet Lamb. Mon, 01 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT March for Science: Photos from around the world http://www.scidev.net/global/communication/multimedia/march-for-science-global.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=global/communication/communication_rss.xml http://www.scidev.net/global/communication/multimedia/march-for-science-global.html Thousands of people around the world marched for science. Here is a round up of photos from Malawi to San Francisco. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Central America faces climate information gap http://www.scidev.net/global/communication/news/central-america-faces-climate-information-gap.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=global/communication/communication_rss.xml http://www.scidev.net/global/communication/news/central-america-faces-climate-information-gap.html Better communication in the right formats will help get science in decision makers’ hands and into adaptation policies. Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:18:25 GMT Kenya creates online system to monitor rural sanitation http://www.scidev.net/global/icts/news/kenya-creates-online-system-monitor-rural-sanitation-1.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=global/communication/communication_rss.xml http://www.scidev.net/global/icts/news/kenya-creates-online-system-monitor-rural-sanitation-1.html Kenya’s vision of ending open defecation has received a boost from an online tool that tracks rural sanitation. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:03:47 GMT Networking project launched to empower girls in science http://www.scidev.net/global/gender/news/networking-project-launched-empower-girls-science-1.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=global/communication/communication_rss.xml http://www.scidev.net/global/gender/news/networking-project-launched-empower-girls-science-1.html An initiative aims to provide opportunities to help African girls become future champions in drug regulation. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:36:44 GMT Online tool explores countries’ climate action plans http://www.scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/online-tool-countries-climate-action.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=global/communication/communication_rss.xml http://www.scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/online-tool-countries-climate-action.html A new tool could help African nations easily access climate action plans to aid transparency in negotiations. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:13:00 GMT Brazil benefits from social quotas in higher education http://www.scidev.net/global/education/news/brazil-social-quotas-higher-education.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=global/communication/communication_rss.xml http://www.scidev.net/global/education/news/brazil-social-quotas-higher-education.html Students admitted to universities through inclusion policy perform as well or even better than peers, says study. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:27:34 GMT Does mass media save lives? The evidence is in http://www.scidev.net/global/health/multimedia/mass-media-save-lives-the-evidence.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=global/communication/communication_rss.xml http://www.scidev.net/global/health/multimedia/mass-media-save-lives-the-evidence.html Listen to Roy Head preview results of the first randomised control trial of the media’s impact on child mortality. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:00:00 GMT Brazilian press justified illegal slavery for years http://www.scidev.net/global/communication/news/brazilian-press-illegal-slavery.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=global/communication/communication_rss.xml http://www.scidev.net/global/communication/news/brazilian-press-illegal-slavery.html Media had a key role in the revival and maintenance of the illegal slave trade, according to new book. Fri, 03 Feb 2017 12:34:15 GMT Language a barrier to flow of scientific knowledge http://www.scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/language-a-barrier-scientific-knowledge.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=global/communication/communication_rss.xml http://www.scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/language-a-barrier-scientific-knowledge.html Low visibility of non-English language papers blocks knowledge transfer and can cause biases, researchers say. Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:53:16 GMT False health news more popular on Facebook http://www.scidev.net/global/networks/news/false-health-news-facebook.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=global/communication/communication_rss.xml http://www.scidev.net/global/networks/news/false-health-news-facebook.html Public posts with false information about Zika shared via the social media site were more popular than real news. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:10:08 GMT Our top 10 most popular pieces of 2016 http://www.scidev.net/global/communication/news/top-10-2016.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=global/communication/communication_rss.xml http://www.scidev.net/global/communication/news/top-10-2016.html Quick-healing nanotech bandages, a banana fungus catastrophe and finding Africa's best bean are top picks in SciDev.Net’s most viewed articles this year. Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:00:00 GMT Why internet use is low in Africa http://www.scidev.net/global/icts/news/internet-africa-local-content.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=global/communication/communication_rss.xml http://www.scidev.net/global/icts/news/internet-africa-local-content.html A report says that lack of local content is among factors influencing Africa’s low internet adoption. Tue, 15 Nov 2016 07:27:00 GMT Ethical research code influenced by San leader http://www.scidev.net/global/ethics/multimedia/ethical-research-code-san-leader.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=global/communication/communication_rss.xml http://www.scidev.net/global/ethics/multimedia/ethical-research-code-san-leader.html The first indigenous-developed ethics code in Africa is being finalised by TRUST after Andries Steenkamp, San leader, passed away recently.. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:00:00 GMT How to advance your career in science http://www.scidev.net/global/publishing/practical-guide/advance-career-science.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=global/communication/communication_rss.xml http://www.scidev.net/global/publishing/practical-guide/advance-career-science.html How do you get on the right path in your scientific career? Here we’ve distilled advice and tips from researchers. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:00:00 GMT Indigenous people need control over digital tech http://www.scidev.net/global/indigenous/news/indigenous-peopl-control-digital-tech.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=global/communication/communication_rss.xml http://www.scidev.net/global/indigenous/news/indigenous-peopl-control-digital-tech.html Without confidence in their tech skills, indigenous people may risk giving away their culture via the digital world, a conference hears. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT Smart’ umbrella to keep Hajj pilgrims cool and connected http://www.scidev.net/global/design/news/smart-umbrella-hajj-pilgrims.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=global/communication/communication_rss.xml http://www.scidev.net/global/design/news/smart-umbrella-hajj-pilgrims.html ‘Kafya’ was designed with solar cells, a fan and a GPS that could prove useful for workers as well as pilgrims. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 22:23:00 GMT Emerging diseases threaten Maasai and their herds http://www.scidev.net/global/health/multimedia/diseases-maasai-herds-zoonotic.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=global/communication/communication_rss.xml http://www.scidev.net/global/health/multimedia/diseases-maasai-herds-zoonotic.html This photo gallery explores communities at risk from zoonotic disease and efforts to improve their resilience. Tue, 09 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT