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5 May 2016
By combining satellite and on-ground weather information, scientists are improving our ability to bring resilience to extreme weather for the world’s poorest people.
16 April 2016
How much does the news media cover scientific advances in Latin America? The bloggers at the online project Ciencia latina ("Latin Science") say it's not enough.
2 April 2016
29 March 2016
Meet the Jamaican Entrepreneur Who Found a Way to Make ‘Going Green’ Fulfilling, Socially Responsible, and Even Profitable
How did one Jamaican entrepreneur help water-challenged families in Flint, Michigan? Jovan Evans proves that developing eco-friendly ideas can benefit both people and the planet, while being profitable.
23 March 2016
Japanese social media can't get enough of the middle schooler's science experiment. One photo of his results was retweeted more than 16,000 times.
Southeast Asia’s capital cities are among the most photographed and famous destinations in the world. But what do they look like from space?
12 January 2016
30 December 2015
29 December 2015
This is the story of a Soviet scientist who, in 1982, accidentally found himself among the first citizens of the USSR who were able to connect to the Internet.
16 December 2015
From diminished apple production to the movement of several species of birds, Nepal is seeing the dramatic effects of climate change, despite the country's nominal contribution to global warming.
15 October 2015
The foam in Bangalore, India, is largely being produced in a lake called Bellandur, into which raw sewage and chemical waste have long been pumped without effective water treatment.
10 October 2015
New construction plans in Macedonia's Galichica National Park threaten the existence of more than a hundred rare and endemic species, jeopardizing the ecosystem of Europe's oldest lake.
15 September 2015
7 September 2015
In Timbuktu, Malian activists are putting together a project that aims to help 200 students, of whom around 50 are girls, prepare for their end-of-year exams.
29 August 2015
Google's OCR software supports more than 248 world languages, including all the major South Asian languages, bringing together hope for the large-scale digitization of old texts.
15 August 2015
14 August 2015
Google has created a new larger holding company Alphabet with a new CEO for Google, Sundar Pichai. Indian social media users welcome Pichai's new leadership with greetings, pun and humour.
10 August 2015
Introduced through the exotic pet trade, green iguanas have flourished in Puerto Rico. Now, they are considered a nuisance, provoking air traffic delays, damage to infrastructure and loss of crops.
14 July 2015
Two students, Moctar Dembele and Gerard Niyondiko, might have just made a major contribution to reducing the morbidity of one of the deadliest diseases in Africa.