Global SciDev.Net offers news,analysis and information about science and technology for global development; including agriculture, environment, health, governance, and more. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT en Digital evidence opens doors to human rights probes ‘Open source’ evidence from social media platforms is increasingly used to seek justice, finds Aisling Irwin. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT Q&A: Science journalists face challenges of fake news era Mohammed Yahia, president of the World Federation of Science Journalists, says the role of science journalists is more important than ever. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:08:52 GMT Environmental degradation threat to health, says UN The effects of urbanisation and population growth could lead to millions of premature deaths, report warns. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:40:02 GMT Brazilian city’s pollution spreads to untouched Amazon rainforest Pollution from Manaus is increasing the concentration of harmful particles over pristine forest areas, study finds. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT How to report from lab visits and field trips With good preparation, right equipment and inquisitive mind, you can get great stories, knowledge and contacts. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:56:00 GMT How to become a star science journalist from scratch With an increase in research activities around the world, there is more science to report on than ever before Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:05:00 GMT Mobile app identifies approved medicines, drugstores A new mobile phone application is helping Kenyans identify approved medicines and drugstores. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 09:00:30 GMT Vaccine cuts child pneumonia cases by a quarter New cases of the disease in one Kenyan county are down by 27 per cent following immunisation programme, study shows. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 11:46:31 GMT Venezuela: science ‘brain drain’ threatens future of research Study shows high percentage of Venezuelan migrants are scientists. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:58:12 GMT Citizen science helps farmers adapt to climate change Farmers and scientists team up to learn which seeds will thrive in different climates. Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:04:50 GMT Q&A: Gender failings put half of science talent at risk New strategies needed to tackle gender imbalance, says Liliam Álvarez Díaz. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 09:43:05 GMT AIDS success ‘unworkable’ for vast majority Presented this week by London researchers, the method that has been proven on a patient is far too complex and expensive. Thu, 07 Mar 2019 11:57:03 GMT Act fast to halt the decline of insect numbers The ‘pesticide treadmill’ is a big driver of a dramatic decline that threatens development progress, writes Wei Zhang. Wed, 06 Mar 2019 16:17:00 GMT Mass drug administration against malaria seen effective Researchers reduce falciparum malaria prevalence with mass administration of a drug combination. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 15:58:54 GMT Q&A: Over 30 trips planned at science media conference From CERN to the IBM lab to winemaking, there’s plenty on the table at the 2019 World Conference of Science Journalists. Mon, 04 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Philippines battles spike in measles cases Philippine authorities blame the deadly surge on a dengue controversy that lowered public trust in immunisation. Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:30:00 GMT SESAME gets science diplomacy award, goes solar International recognition is followed by launch of plant to fully power the laboratory with renewable energy. Wed, 27 Feb 2019 13:06:11 GMT Billions at risk from heat stress at home Meeting the ‘cooling gap’ in developing countries could raise global residential energy demands by 14 per cent. Mon, 25 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT Why the IDRC won’t rush its open data policy The centre is embracing an incremental approach based on learning, say Naser Faruqui and colleagues. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:00:00 GMT Sensors take the manual work out of forest monitoring Remote monitoring system rolled out in Brazil collects real-time data on forest growth. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:43:00 GMT