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In Perspective: Modernising science's social code

A planned update of a 1974 UN document could create a useful template for socially responsible science, says David …

22/05/13

UK chief: Science 'central to development strategy'

The prime minister of the United Kingdom has urged the global scientific community to use its skills in solving …

02/08/07

Anti-poverty strategies 'must embrace innovation'

A key UN agency argues in a new report that poor nations must integrate science and technology more effectively …

20/07/07

Invest in science, says World Bank president

The president of the World Bank has called for developing countries to invest in science in order to tackle …

16/02/07

UNESCO needs a more strategic approach to science

The UN's need for advice on how to promote science and use it effectively is stronger than ever. UNESCO might …

19/09/06

Academies urged to do more for women scientists

A panel set up by an international group of science academies has proposed various steps to encourage more women …

27/06/06

Patent study urges R&D boost for neglected diseases

More must be done to promote development of health products for neglected diseases in developing countries, …

03/04/06

US urged to boost role of science in overseas aid

Leading US policy experts say the United States must return science and technology to the core of its overseas aid …

16/02/06

The case for science-based agriculture

Although GM crops are controversial, they can still play an important role in meeting the world's food needs. But …

08/02/06

Ecosystem assessment wins top environment award

Scientists from 95 countries have jointly won a Zayed Prize for their pioneering assessment of the planet’s …

23/12/05

Bird flu: the role of science journalists

As prospects grow of a global flu pandemic, it is important for governments to recognise that responsible science …

24/10/05

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