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Politics of food: global breadbasket or begging bowl?
- Thursday Sep 3 - 8:19am

How I did on Twitter this week: 1 New Followers, 2 Mentions, 3.36K Mention Reach. How'd your week go? via
- Monday Aug 31 - 2:07pm

The epidemiology of elite sportsmen at Olympics 2016
- Monday Aug 31 - 6:25am

What would Archimedes think of this? Oceans fill up unequally.
- Sunday Aug 30 - 8:34pm

GMO soybeans go mainstream in Brazil - #GoogleAlerts
- Sunday Aug 30 - 6:04pm

Father of Bolsa Familia plan tries to work the same miracle with Brazil's ramshackle education system. (PT)
- Sunday Aug 30 - 5:02pm

Brazil’s colour bind - or should that be blind ?
- Sunday Aug 30 - 4:59pm

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

Prize for Nuclear Safety Model

Nuclear mini pressure vessel. Photo Nuclep/FAPESP

Will a nuclear power station’s pressure vessel be able to deal with the strain? That’s what every nuclear engineer and every safety expert worried about at Three Mile Island, Fukushima, and Chernobyl. Now, there’s a new mathematical model for assessing pressure vessel structural integrity assessment – which last year won a top prize at the   …Continue Reading

Hi-Tech Cancer Drug Breakthrough

Breakthrough deal for Brazilian biopharma industry

A Brazilian drug research company specialising in the development of cancer drugs, has achieved a notable coup by signing an $86 million deal allowing a US company to use a key discovery it developed in São Paulo. The US company, Mersana Therapeutics, will pay up to US$86 million to Brazilian company Recepta Biopharma SA   …Continue Reading