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Brazil's farmers make eve of election swipe at Amazon forest, cutting 400 Sq km while eyes are elsewhere. (PT)
- Sunday Oct 19 - 11:35pm

Culture: NYT profiles the Brazilian who wrote 1,547 books.
- Sunday Oct 19 - 11:32pm

Social science: Cleaning up and pacifying Rio's favelas has made them too pricey for some poorer folk.
- Sunday Oct 19 - 11:30pm

Brazil welcomes refugees of all creeds and colours through its Amazon gateway of Acre state.
- Sunday Oct 19 - 11:26pm

It takes a real scientist (preferably Nobel laureate) to point a finger at proliferating 'pseudoscience.'
- Friday Oct 17 - 12:09pm

Bellwether of international media opinion casts its vote on upcoming Brazilian presidential elections.
- Thursday Oct 16 - 1:54pm

The Science of ‘Livable São Paulo’

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Whether or not their subject is human geography, development economics or sociology, urban complexity is a subject close to home for scientists making their way to and from laboratories or institutes located across the sprawling city of São Paulo. As a super-conurbation of 19 million people with an inner city population of 11.4 million, São   …Continue Reading

Cheating Brazilian Scientists Exposed

Five Brazilian scientists have been “named and shamed” for plagiarism, falsification of data and poor academic conduct by the funding agency that supported their research. The result of an investigation by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) was published on its website 7th October. You can read more (in Portuguese) by clicking here. This   …Continue Reading

Climate scientists face off for ‘forest fistfight’

Nadine Unger's article sparks "forest fire."

Brazilian scientists are playing a leading role in contesting the controversial claims made in a strongly “climate change skeptic” article published by Nature, which alleges that 150 years of human-induced land changes including deforestation and an increase of arable land area, has actually helped to cool the planet, rather than warm it up. The author’s   …Continue Reading