Nigeria’s government has given its academies a ticking off, urging them to play a larger role in the country’s development.
The Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development must reset research priorities, says World Food Prize winner Monty Jones.
African science ministers will stage a ‘decade of science’ to keep the profile of science and technology high among their leaders.
A bill seeking to promote scientific collaboration with the Muslim world has been introduced into the US Congress.
Collaborative networks are crucial to improve the state of African higher education, says innovation expert Mammo Muchie.
Developing countries will be able to solicit expert advice on meeting climate change challenges through a UK-funded network.
Indian biotechnologists need to engage GM critics with openness and honesty to win public support.
New funding mechanisms to support translational research are vital to develop a successful HIV vaccine, says Wayne C. Koff.
China’s global science influence is failing to match its increased investment in science, say researchers.
A new foundation in China hopes to increase the public’s understanding of science by taking its lectures about hot topics on tour.
Africa’s continental science plan still isn’t coordinating donor funding. Will a new AMCOST chair meet the challenge, asks Linda Nordling.
Tackling recent controversies about climate change data requires a robust partnership between the natural and social sciences.
The pressure to publish research in China has fuelled a five-fold increase in its scientific paper trade, new research shows.
Five climate experts offer their views on how best to reform the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Communicating why biodiversity loss matters for people is essential for reversing it.