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Deforestation reduces rainfall in tropics, says study

Scientists predict that, unless Amazon and Congo deforestation is checked, rainfall rates in the region could …


Paving the path to mobile learning in Latin America

Using mobile phones in education is a growing trend, but there are challenges to making it sustainable, finds …


Breakthrough in quest to turn seaweed into biofuels

Researchers have engineered microorganisms to break down the sugars in seaweed into ethanol, creating a potential …


Ethics left behind in race for drug trials in the South

A lack of ethical safeguards is undermining the benefits of drug trials in developing countries, a conference has …


Chile hopes tax breaks will help double R&D spend

Chile's ministry for the economy is planning tax incentives to boost private sector contributions to R&D …


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