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How I did on Twitter this week: 3 New Followers, 1 Retweets, 37 Retweet Reach, 1 Favorited. How'd your week go? via
- Monday Aug 3 - 2:40pm

How I did on Twitter this week: 3 Mentions, 3 Retweets, 5.68K Retweet Reach, 1 Favorited. How'd your week go? via
- Monday Jul 27 - 2:35pm

So how did Brazil's newfound four-legged snake escape export bans to become part of a European fossil collection?
- Monday Jul 27 - 11:31am

A snake with legs? It's a first - and it came from Brazil millions of years ago.
- Monday Jul 27 - 9:59am

Skills Bottleneck Threatens Pharma

Skills bottleneck could be resolved  through international partnerships.

Brazilian hopes of building up a home-grown pharmaceuticals industry to challenge the hegemony of multinational businesses could founder for lack of adequately trained professionals, experts have warned. While Brazil is starting to develop the costly infrastructure needed for research and development in pharmaceuticals, it still lags behind in the field of medicinal chemistry, according to   …Continue Reading

MBAs and Cupcakes go Online

Online undergraduates: there are millions  in Brazil

It’s higher education – but not quite as Brazilians over the age of 30 have ever known it. Yet, despite the worst recession in a generation, this corner of the education market is positively booming. Global Ed-tech – the proliferation of online video-based training for both vocational and academic development – has come forcefully to   …Continue Reading

Social Science World Map

world of science

Here’s a world map that’s so distorted you might think you’re looking at the globe through a half-full wineglass. What’s that skinny green stringbean hanging off the bottom of the fat blue ball of North America? It’s Latin America – and that’s how the impact of the region’s published scientific papers compares to the rich   …Continue Reading