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April 19, 2017

Tanzania is burning GM corn while people go hungry

Bad science costs lives It’s late afternoon in Makutupora and technicians wearing blue overalls pour sacks of maize onto a bonfire. They exchange a few wistful looks as the flames […]

April 18, 2017

Scientists to take to the streets in global march for truth

Scientists and science supporters will take to the streets in a global March for Science on 22 April . What began as a small Facebook group in the US capital, Washington DC […]

March 28, 2017

Trump’s climate policies put China in charge of our future

  In a rational world, people would take climate change more and more seriously as real-world evidence for its damaging effects mount. The dying of the Great Barrier Reef; the crippling, ongoing drought in […]

February 14, 2017

Drought-tolerant maize shows promise in Tanzania

Tanzania’s first-ever genetically modified crop — a field trial of drought-tolerant maize intended to benefit small-scale farmers suffering the effects of climate change — is proceeding well and will be […]

February 08, 2017

A tribute to Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling had a way with numbers. A health practitioner, teacher and statistician, he challenged millions of peoples’ preconceptions about basic issues like poverty and population growth. He did this […]

January 19, 2017

2016 breaks global heat records

Scientists from three different agencies have announced that 2016 was the hottest year ever recorded, setting an annual temperature record for the third year in a row. It is now […]