All Articles

2020

Microscopy illuminates charcoal’s sketchy origins — Nature

‘Don’t forget poor in coronavirus’ vaccine rush – SciDev.Net

Lightning is silently killing forests and it’s going to get worse – New Scientist

‘Blue Acceleration’: The mounting competition for ocean resources – China Dialogue

A 40-million-year-old layer of dust can help predict how monsoons will change – Horizon

Studying Asian glaciers provides glimpse into future of extremes – Horizon

Why Venice is actually a textbook case for flood prevention – Horizon

2019

Sewage, rivers and soils provide missing link in antibiotic resistance story – Horizon

Asking the Earth: A search engine is being built that indexes every sizeable object on Earth. Is that a good idea? Aisling Irwin investigates – New Scientist

The Ecologist who Wants to Map Everything: Thomas Crowther wants to restore the planet, but first he needs to know how many trees, fungi, worms and microbes live on it – Nature

How Tree Sleuths are using DNA tests and machine vision to crack timber crimes – Nature

Digital evidence opens doors to human rights probes – SciDev.Net

The scourge of antibiotics in animal feed – SciDev.Net

Searching for biodegradable polymers – Chemistry World

Danish dogs receive virus-inspired cancer vaccine treatment – Horizon

Notre Dame: Medieval Stonemasons built vaulted ceilings to protect against fires – Horizon

Young scientists share protesters’ sense of urgency on climate – Horizon

Transplant recipients may soon have test to protect against organ rejection – Horizon

Island cores unravel mysteries of ancient Maltese civilisation – Horizon

Sewage, rivers and soils provide missing link in antibiotic resistance story – Horizon

2018

Fixing Planet Plastic: How we’ll really solve our waste problem – New Scientist

Algeria fossils cast doubt on East Africa as Sole Origin of Stone tools – Nature

Astronomers have an outsize passion for outreach – Nature

No PhDs needed: how citizen science is transforming research – Nature

The Dark Side of Light: How Artificial Lighting is Harming the Natural World – Nature

Mobile phones worsen healthcare inequality in India – SciDev.Net

Snakebite resolution set for health assembly approval – SciDev.Net

Research fairness tool reveals policy gaps – SciDev.Net

Foresters too silent on tech advances – SciDev.Net

AI Dengue prediction tool trialled in Asia and Latin America – SciDev.Net

Machine learning targets development problems – SciDev.Net

Photo-based crop insurance could debut in Kenya in 2019 – SciDev.Net

The arduous path to make mHealth work at last – SciDev.Net

Estimate of carbon in indigenous lands rises five-fold – SciDev.Net

Omics, sweet omics, curing the incurable, one disease at a time – Horizon

Scientists want to use dirty nappies to source new materials – Horizon

First urine test for exposure to fine air pollution – Horizon

War can destroy cultural heritage twice – in conflict and in clean-up – Horizon

Delaying epilepsy onset could reduce impact on development – Horizon

2017

Emergency clause lets European countries beat bee pesticide ban – New Scientist

Robots threaten jobs for the poor – SciDev.Net

There are five times more urban foxes in England than we thought – New Scientist

World’s highest plants discovered growing 6km above sea level – New Scientist

Microwaves and microbes turn household waste into biodegradable plastic – Horizon magazine

Marine organisms enlisted in battle against bacterial sheets – Horizon magazine

Full feeling ‘impaired’ in children of obese mothers – study – Horizon magazine

EU, North Africa green energy tie-up draws closer – Claude Ayache – Horizon magazine

A no-strike list may shield Yemens ancient treasures from war – New Scientist magazine

2016

African ibis and South American coati among 37 on EU’s kill list – New Scientist

Charged up – the batteries lighting the way to a more sustainable future – Horizon magazine

Electric bacteria could quadruple speed of sewage processing – Horizon magazine

Emergency in Mali as looters are plundering ancient treasures – New Scientist

How to speed up landmine clearance – Horizon Magazine

Cute prairie dogs are serial killers savaging ground squirrels – New Scientist

Oregon becomes the first US state to vote to go coal-free – New Scientist

Invasive raccoon dogs harbour parasites that can infect people – New Scientist

Worlds highest plants come to light – New Scientist

Race to save hidden treasures under threat from climate change – New Scientist

Race to save brief bonanza of treasures – New Scientist

How forensic science can stop slaughter of endangered wildlife – New Scientist

Furry aliens on Europes hit list – New Scientist

Europes kill list – New Scientist

Plants can override their body clocks when stressed – Horizon

Lightning is silently killing forests and it’s going to get worse – New Scientist