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Sustaijable Gas futures for Brazil: seminar 25h Feb in São Paulo with UK funding agencies.
- Sunday Feb 22 - 11:15pm

80 Brazilian researchers in Ireland 23-26 Feb for collaborative research seminar in Dublin.
- Sunday Feb 22 - 11:13pm

How I did on Twitter this week: 7 New Followers, 1 Retweets, 275 Retweet Reach. How'd your week go? via
- Monday Feb 16 - 12:56pm

If the world's oceans are one giant fizzy drink, what happens when the CO2 escapes? Global warming to end an ice age.
- Thursday Feb 12 - 9:38pm

This years Rio carnival will be dry - but that doesn't mean no booze will be served.
- Thursday Feb 12 - 9:34pm

In the Beginning there was - maybe not Big Bang after all. So that means what?
- Wednesday Feb 11 - 9:36am

New Scientific Research Chief

From Chile to Brazil: a top science policy administrator's  posting

A biochemist from Chile with an active career in science policy management at universities in São Paulo, has been named as the new head of Brazil’s federal research funding agency CNPq. Hernan Chaimovich’s appointment as president of CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) in Brasilia, has been welcomed by scientists, thanks in   …Continue Reading

Aldo Rebelo: Bark or Bite?

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Scientists and foreign observers are puzzling over the seemingly-incongruous choice of a climate change skeptic with a stridently nationalist technology agenda, as Brazil’s new Science Minister. Since January the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation has been headed by veteran leftist Aldo Rebelo. The marks a significant shift after years during which the portfolio was   …Continue Reading

São Paulo’s ‘Sky River’ runs dry.


Summer has come and  at long last it’s raining heavily in densely populated southern Brazil  and its biggest city São Paulo — but not enough to dispel effects of a long-lasting drought that has exasperated  city-dwellers, worried farmers – and caught politicians and planners on the back foot.  These two videos explain why  changes in   …Continue Reading