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To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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Science education holds key to prosperity in South Sudan
Elite education won't suit South Sudan — the young country needs more public universities and a focus on teaching S&T, says university vice chancellor John A. Akec.
Sudanese university students by Flickr/ Utenriksdept


UN 'needs greater integration between science and policy'
UN 'needs greater integration between science and policy'
A report by the UN secretary-general's panel on global sustainability adds weight to calls for more science in policymaking.

Public-private push against neglected diseases unveiled
Public-private push against neglected diseases unveiled
Unprecedented collaboration by drug firms, ambitious targets and more funds form part of a new fight against neglected tropical diseases.
EN |  ES

Boost to Venezuela's science funding remains under fire
Boost to Venezuela's science funding remains under fire
A controversial science reform that gave the Venezuelan government more control over a private sector R&D tax has boosted science funding.
EN |  ES

Panama is first to benefit from fund to tackle biopiracy
A bioprospecting project in Panama is the first to be funded by the Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund.
EN |  ES

Chile's new tax breaks set to stimulate R&D
Chile's parliament has substantially improved its tax incentives for companies to invest in R&D.
EN |  ES

Engineers seek more recognition in Rio+20 goals
Engineers want the Rio+20 summit proposals to give more emphasis to the role engineering plays in driving sustainable development.

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Bhutan brings down malaria incidence

Monitoring software may help stabilise food prices

Testing lab will boost electronics industry in the Philippines



Africa Analysis: Collaborating too far from home
Africa Analysis: Collaborating too far from home
Africa lags behind other developing regions in local collaboration — and in building its own scientific capacity, says Linda Nordling.

Biomed Analysis: Learning from India's polio success
India's carefully targeted strategy against polio holds lessons for other countries, and for other diseases, argues Priya Shetty.

China must overcome cultural obstacles to boost research
Source: Nature
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South Sudan must turn its back on elitist education



The solar researchers aiming to light up Africa
The solar researchers aiming to light up Africa
Can a new network of African energy researchers lead the way on solar power for the continent? Christine Ottery finds out.

Rising sun
A research network hopes to build the African solar power sector through science, education and capacity building
Solar panel in Tanzania

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Latin American congress on biorefineries
Location: Pucón, Chile
Date: 19 November 2012 - 21 November 2012


Basin Leader
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Closing date: 24 February 2012

Leader of the social and health sciences program
Location: Lima, Peru
Closing date: 20 February 2012

Economic security adviser
Location: London, UK
Closing date: 22 February 2012



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Elements of India's successful polio strategy could work for other countries and diseases, writes Priya Shetty

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