Communication Articles on science communication including information on journalism, education, publishing, tips, practical guides, open access media, public engagement, dissemination and more Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT en Missed COP targets to Yemen famine – 2018 in review We look back at our leading stories of 2018. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Conflict diseases to snakebites – 2018 in features SciDev.Net looks back at the best features of 2018. Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT The arduous path to make mHealth work at last Life-saving mobile apps may be coming of age. Aisling Irwin tracks their lofty promises and messy reality. Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT Photo-based crop insurance could debut in Kenya in 2019 Plans to trial system for African smallholders follow positive results from study in India. Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:32:35 GMT Q&A: Science in Senegal to benefit from NASA mission US scientists support local astronomy research through space object observation mission, says David Baratoux. Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:00:00 GMT Facebook can’t be trusted with our news Facebook makes little distinction between fact and fiction, and that is undermining trust in news. Mon, 28 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT Reports of new HIV strain in the Philippines rejected UN agencies respond to media reports of a new drug-resistant HIV strain in the Philippines. Fri, 06 Apr 2018 23:33:00 GMT SciDev.Net launches Script training course Objective is to increase the number of science articles in African media. Wed, 28 Mar 2018 12:30:00 GMT African institutions to get a year’s free R&D publicity An online news service is in discussions with journals to help disseminate African research to the public. Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT Evidence patchy on value of mobile apps for farmers Better data and local testing are needed to back claims on the effectiveness of services for poor farmers. Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:00:00 GMT App ‘trained’ to spot crop disease, alert farmers Mobile-phone application using artificial intelligence to diagnose cassava disease gets funds for scale-up. Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:13:42 GMT World science journalism meeting stays out of Africa With 11 conferences announced so far, when will the World Conference of Science Journalists go to Africa? Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Open data creates chances for scientists on tight budgets Freely available research online a recipe for scientists to work on own diagnostics and create adaptive treatments. Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:15:00 GMT 5,000 years of Indian science history on display The exhibition aims to redress the Eurocentric bias of science history. Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Initiative to build African science journalism capacity A two-year initiative has been launched to boost African science journalism to aid socioeconomic development. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:42:00 GMT Science academies should influence education in Africa Academies need to support inclusive education that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, meeting hears. Mon, 04 Sep 2017 16:25:00 GMT GM crop delays mean Africa loses benefits Lives and economic benefits are lost as African governments grapple with adoption of GM crops, a study suggests. Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:37:00 GMT East and Southern Africa set up trade database ADB-funded online database is being created to share information on countries’ import and export requirements. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:48:00 GMT Scientists shouldn’t miss a chance to expose fake news Fake news on social media erodes trust in science and threatens media freedom as countries warn of crackdowns. Wed, 05 Jul 2017 16:13:00 GMT Africa risks fading from digital knowledge economy Internet access is not enough to transform economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, write Sanna Ojanperä and Mark Graham. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:00:00 GMT