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The promises and perils of a technological revolution

David Dickson looks at the different approaches being taken to increase access to scientific literature for developing-country researchers.

19/03/08

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 'science push' and 'demand pull'.

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, delays in communicating data ...

27/08/04

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 ...

20/08/04

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 'nanotechnology' ...

30/07/04

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 ...

23/07/04

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 them and developed ...

16/07/04

Editorials

Scientific output: the real ‘knowledge divide’

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

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 science ...

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

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