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Editorials

Where do scientists fit into Africa's science plans?

Defining an appropriate policy-making role for Africa's scientific community requires a careful balance between …

25/10/06

Editorials

China must do yet more to promote scientific openness

Despite new procedures on access to scientific information introduced after the SARS and HIV/AIDS epidemics, …

30/08/04

Editorials

Making every drop of water count

With floods and torrential rains hitting many parts of the world, it is important to remember that the world as a …

23/08/04

Editorials

When small is not always beautiful

Britain's main scientific body has confirmed that there are reasons to be cautious about the potential dangers of …

02/08/04

Editorials

Bird flu: the communication challenge

Scientific advances since the major flu pandemics of the 20th century mean that, in principle, the world is better …

26/07/04

Editorials

Scientific output: the real 'knowledge divide'

A new international study of scientific publications shows that the gap in scientific output between developed and …

19/07/04

News

China, Brazil and India lead southern science output

For some developing nations, increased investment has boosted scientific output, but a wide gulf still separates …

16/07/04

News

UK to appoint 'chief development scientist'

The British government is to recruit a top-level scientist to stimulate more strategic thinking on the role of …

08/07/04

Editorials

The good — and bad — news about AIDS

New research shows that treating HIV/AIDS patients need not be as expensive as feared. But that result must not …

05/07/04

Editorials

No quick fix to Africa's food problems

African countries require less of an Asian-style 'green revolution' than a 'cultural revolution' involving ideas, …

28/06/04

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