Brazil
Brazilian Science Ministry Downgraded
Brazilian Science Ministry Downgraded
Tanya Lewis | May 12, 2016
Interim President Michel Temer fuses the country’s science and telecommunications ministries amid funding cuts.
Billboards Attract Mosquitoes
Billboards Attract Mosquitoes
Tanya Lewis | Apr 21, 2016
A marketing effort aims to trap Zika-transmitting mosquitoes by mimicking human scents.
Zika and Birth Defects
Zika and Birth Defects
Catherine Offord | Mar 8, 2016
A study provides stronger evidence for the causal link between Zika infection and microcephaly, and warns of a host of other birth defects associated with the virus.
Brazil’s Pre-Zika Microcephaly Cases
Brazil’s Pre-Zika Microcephaly Cases
Kerry Grens | Feb 10, 2016
A review of four years’ worth of medical records finds far greater numbers of microcephaly cases from before the ongoing Zika virus epidemic than had been officially reported.
Traveler Brings Zika Virus Home to U.S.
Traveler Brings Zika Virus Home to U.S.
Karen Zusi | Jan 14, 2016
Cases of the mosquito-borne infection are on the rise, with most reported in Brazil. The U.S. has confirmed at least two cases to date, including a recent importation into Texas.
Investigating the Four-legged Snake Fossil
Investigating the Four-legged Snake Fossil
Bob Grant | Aug 5, 2015
Brazilian officials are trying to determine whether the transformational fossil find was exported illegally from the country.
Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?
Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 24, 2013
Researchers in the Amazon are measuring how much carbon dioxide fertilizes the rainforest.
Spiders Fill the Brazilian Sky
Spiders Fill the Brazilian Sky
Kate Yandell | Feb 12, 2013
A video of the colonial arachnids taken by a local man has gone viral.
Turmoil at Brazilian Research Center
Jef Akst | Aug 9, 2011
More than 100 researchers have left a neuroscience institute in Brazil in the last couple of weeks, protesting managerial problems they say are thwarting their work.