Global https://scidev.net/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 https://scidev.net/global/human-rights/feature/digital-evidence-opens-doors-to-human-rights-probes.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/human-rights/feature/digital-evidence-opens-doors-to-human-rights-probes.html ‘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 https://scidev.net/global/journalism/supported-content/science-journalists-face-challenges-of-fake-news-era.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/journalism/supported-content/science-journalists-face-challenges-of-fake-news-era.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/environmental-degradation-threat-to-health-says-un-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/environmental-degradation-threat-to-health-says-un-1x.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazilian-pollution-spreads-to-untouched-amazon-rainforest.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazilian-pollution-spreads-to-untouched-amazon-rainforest.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/script-practical-guide/how-to-report-from-lab-visits-and-field-trips.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/script-practical-guide/how-to-report-from-lab-visits-and-field-trips.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/journalism/script-practical-guide/how-to-become-a-star-science-journalist-from-scratch.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/journalism/script-practical-guide/how-to-become-a-star-science-journalist-from-scratch.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/icts/news/mobile-app-identifies-approved-medicines-drugstores-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/icts/news/mobile-app-identifies-approved-medicines-drugstores-1x.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/medicine/news/vaccine-cuts-child-pneumonia-cases-by-a-quarter-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/medicine/news/vaccine-cuts-child-pneumonia-cases-by-a-quarter-1x.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/governance/news/venezuela-science-brain-drain-threatens-future-of-research.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/governance/news/venezuela-science-brain-drain-threatens-future-of-research.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/citizen-science-helps-farmers-adapt-to-climate-change.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/citizen-science-helps-farmers-adapt-to-climate-change.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/education/role-models/q-a-gender-failings-put-half-of-science-talent-at-risk.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/education/role-models/q-a-gender-failings-put-half-of-science-talent-at-risk.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/hiv-aids/news/aids-success-unworkable-for-vast-majority.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/hiv-aids/news/aids-success-unworkable-for-vast-majority.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/opinion/act-fast-to-halt-the-decline-of-insect-numbers.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/opinion/act-fast-to-halt-the-decline-of-insect-numbers.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/mass-drug-administration-against-malaria-is-effective.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/mass-drug-administration-against-malaria-is-effective.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/journalism/supported-content/q-a-over-30-trips-planned-at-science-media-conference.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/journalism/supported-content/q-a-over-30-trips-planned-at-science-media-conference.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/disease/news/philippines-battles-spike-in-measles-cases-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/disease/news/philippines-battles-spike-in-measles-cases-1x.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/science-diplomacy/news/SESAME-Award-Science-Diplomacy-AAAS-1.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/science-diplomacy/news/SESAME-Award-Science-Diplomacy-AAAS-1.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/billions-at-risk-from-heat-stress-at-home.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/billions-at-risk-from-heat-stress-at-home.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/data/opinion/why-the-idrc-won-t-rush-its-open-data-policy.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/data/opinion/why-the-idrc-won-t-rush-its-open-data-policy.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/sensors-take-the-manual-work-out-of-forest-monitoring.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/sensors-take-the-manual-work-out-of-forest-monitoring.html Remote monitoring system rolled out in Brazil collects real-time data on forest growth. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:43:00 GMT