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12/11/19

Scientists develop biodegradable plastic from cassava starch

Researchers say they have produced a material that rivals traditional plastics in strength, using ozone gas and cassava.

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08/11/19

Yemen fuel crisis takes heavy toll on agriculture

A dire fuel shortage in Yemen is devastating crop yields as farmers are left unable to access irrigation water.

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07/11/19

‘Game-changing’ TB vaccine shows promise in trials

An experimental tuberculosis vaccine could save millions of lives but more studies are needed, researchers say.

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05/11/19

Egypt’s small-scale farmers buoyed by technology investment

Public-private investment is giving Egyptian smallholders access to new machinery, boosting crops and profits, …

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04/11/19

Latin American budget cuts deal massive blow to science

Drastic science cuts are having a devastating impact on Latin American research and costing lives, SciDev.Net …

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01/11/19

Thailand’s gypsy pharmacist: a champion of affordable drugs

Krisana Kraisintu’s affordable generic medicines have saved innumerable lives in Asia and Africa.

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30/10/19

New blood test to detect Zika approved in Brazil

A diagnostic kit approved in Brazil can detect the Zika virus in less than four hours even in patients infected …

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25/10/19

Locust horde threaten Pakistan’s prized cotton farms

Locusts are denuding Pakistani farms and poised to spread into India.

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24/10/19

Africans charged more than 3.5 times the ‘affordable’ rate for mobile data

Progress towards market competition in internet provision is stalling across low- and middle-income countries, …

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22/10/19

AI for development

How can AI assist sustainable development? And how do we mitigate the risks of this technology in the Global South?

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