A new watch designed for the blind — but loved by the sighted too — shows inclusive tech design should be a mainstream activity, says Sue Coe.
Foldscopes will be given to citizen scientists and researchers who propose novel experiments.
Rowan Douglas of Willis Group insurers, talks about the industry’s response to extreme weather events in this podcast.
Rice fields are an important ecosystem for various animals, including a number of birds.
Our Spotlight asks whether big data stands for a bright future or a barrier to human development.
SciDev.Net speaks to Macedonia's science adviser about building science infrastructure, engaging business and diaspora.
Will Australian and Canadian development agency mergers leave the world worse off?
The UK Department for International Development is criticised for cherry-picking research findings.
Robots can do perilous work for humans, but a project has found they need to mobilise much faster on arrival at disaster sites.
This month’s podcast covers geojournalism, a new approach to informed consent in developing countries, and the expanding higher education frontier.
This audio slideshow shows how a new variety of the fruit has revived traditional farming.
Methane from huge ‘seaweed forests’ could one day replace fossil fuels.
Deaths from road injuries and diseases related to transport air pollution have grown globally in the last two decades.
Italy is sending a new science attaché to southern Africa to boost research and technology links.
This gallery illustrates the striking plants and animals of an irreplaceable part of India, the Western Ghats.
A cough sampler to identify infectious patients and position-tracking face masks could aid the fight against TB.
The recent IPCC report warns that climate change will increase conflict.