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Brazil gets fifth sci-tech minister in four years via @ZDNet & @angelicamari
- Monday Oct 5 - 9:15pm

How I did on Twitter this week: 1 New Followers, 1 Mentions, 11.1K Mention Reach. How'd your week go? via
- Monday Oct 5 - 6:19pm

Brazil's new science minister Celso Pansera once co-founded a revolutionary socialist party: he won't have freedom or budget to do much.
- Monday Oct 5 - 2:41pm

Brazil’s Expanded Climate Targets Frustrate Environmentalists | Inter Press Service
- Saturday Oct 3 - 5:17pm

The social anthropology of the rentable love-nest where sex by the hour is a luxury commodity - Brazilian style.
- Thursday Oct 1 - 8:22am

Economic Crisis in Science
- Wednesday Sep 30 - 10:03pm

‘Party’s Over,’ Warns New Science Chief.

High energy physicist with  big public profile: Prof. José Goldemberg

Newly-impoverished Brazil could soon be reaching for higher impact science to guarantee a better “bang for every research buck,” after wasteful years and policymaking divisions between rival agencies. The “party’s over” message being delivered to Brazilian academics is that if they want access to fast-dwindling public resources, they must engage much more closely with the   …Continue Reading

Bumblebees Fight Agrochemicals

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Brazil’s bumble bees are learning how to become Roundup-Ready, so anticipating the day when agrochemicals penetrate every corner of their natural world. Herbicides like Monsanto’s Roundup do not, of course, specifically target insects. But even quite low doses of the chemical – which in Brazil is widely used in conjunction with genetically modified crops such   …Continue Reading

High Energy Guru Replaces Subtle Diplomat

José Goldemberg throws down gauntlet to  climate change negotiators.

Brazil’s best-known energy physicist will take over the country’s most effective research funding organisation, in a move that will further accentuate the primacy of São Paulo as the nation’s premier knowledge hub. Against a backdrop of worsening economic recession, and tumbling research budgets  matched by declining trust in public institutions thanks to corruption scandals, this   …Continue Reading