The Gates Foundation’s Reinvent the Toilet Challenge could fail to deliver affordable sanitation, say experts.
A study has found gaps in international regulations for research into climate geoengineering.
Election monitors in Egypt and Tunisia are investigating text-messaging for spotting problems as elections unfold.
Obstacles to strengthening research capacity undermine poorer countries’ health and need action, experts say.
Few entries in a competition designed to boost media coverage of development issues dealt with science.
A global bioengineering competition drew many students to design solutions to development problems.