Scientists working in developing nations who engage in capacity building find it bolsters the lives of locals and their own work.
By Beth Marie Mole | June 1, 2013
No-till agriculture without herbicides in southern Brazil. Cover crops left as mulch produce chemicals that inhibit weed growth.
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By Bob Grant
Five-thousand years after agricultural practices spread across Neolithic Europe, human populations remained unable to digest sugars from the milk of mammals.
By Jef Akst
In the wake of a handful of biosafety lapses at federal research facilities, the US government is temporarily halting funding for new studies aiming to give novel functions to influenza, SARS, and MERS viruses.
The Scientist senior editor, Jef Akst, is communicating via cell phone with her parents, who were on the bus briefly occupied by an ill woman who was later escorted by hazmat teams to the hospital.
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