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How Latin American researchers suffer in science

Source: Nature As female researchers from Latin American countries (one of us now works in the United States, the other in Argentina), we’re used to career obstacles. These range from limited funding...

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A UN report shows climate change’s escalating toll on people and nature

Source: Science News Neither adaptation by humankind nor mitigation alone is enough to reduce the risk from climate impacts, hundreds of the world’s scientists say. Nothing less than a concerted,...

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Open-access publishing fees deter researchers in the global south

Source: Nature Open-access papers have drastically fewer lead authors from low-income regions than do paywalled articles, an analysis of tens of thousands of articles shows. The findings suggest that...

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Scientific survey of penguins response to climate change in Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

Source: MercoPress     An international team of scientists, including two from the University of Bath, has just arrived back from an expedition studying penguin colonies in the Falkland Islands,...

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Agua y sistemas alimentarios: claves en un mundo pospandemia

Fuente: SciDev     Los impactos causados por la pandemia sobre la producción y distribución de alimentos, especialmente durante el primer año, han afectado los caudales de circulación del “agua...

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Científicos cuentan las especies de árboles del mundo y más del 40% está en Sudamérica

Fuente: Voz de America     Desde el pehuén en el cono sur hasta el eucalipto azul de Tasmania en Australia, desde los baobabs de Madagascar hasta las secuoyas gigantes de California, el mundo ha sido...

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Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission chair argues nuclear power isn’t a climate solution

Source: The Verge Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko (C) and fellow commissioners Kristine Svinicki (L) and George Apostolakis (R) wait for the beginning of a joint hearing...

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US adds Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia to list of destinations to avoid due to covid

Source: MercoPress   The United States' Centers for Disease Control has added 22 countries to the level four travel warning list due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, particularly of the...

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Zero-point Hubris: Science, Race, and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-century Latin America

By Santiago Castro-Gómez · Rowman & Littlefield, 2021 Operating within the framework of postcolonial studies and decolonial theory, this important work starts from the assumption that the...

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The Gray Zones of Medicine: Healers and History in Latin America

Diego Armus, Pablo F. Gómez University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021   Health practitioners working in gray zones, or between official and unofficial medicines, played a fundamental role in shaping Latin...

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Hernando Fernandez: Latin America is Adopting Blockchain

Source: Newswires MIAMI,, FL, USA, December 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Since 2019, Hernando Fernandez says cryptocurrencies have gained traction in Latin America. Previously shunned by investors...

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Evolution on the vine: A history of tomato domestication in Latin America

Source: PHys.Org   The common cultivated tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L. var. lycopersicum; or (SLL)) is among the world's most widely grown vegetable crops, from big agricultural farms to heirloom...

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Centers, Peripheries and Subordination. A View on Latin American Science

Science and Society in Latin America. Peripheral Modernities, by P. Kreimer, New York and London: Routledge, 2019, 270 p., $48.95 (pbk)/$160 (hbk), ISBN 978-1-03209326-0     There has been a renewed...

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As melhores universidades do Brasil, segundo ranking britânico

Fuente: UOL   O Brasil é o país com o maior número de universidades que compõem a edição 2021 do ranking latino-americano do Times Higher Education (THE), um dos principais indicadores de educação...

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América Latina: Pandemia cambió hábitos de consumo de agua

Fuente: SciDev     La pandemia de COVID-19 ha afectado la forma de consumir agua en todo el mundo, con un viraje hacia el agua embotellada, y América Latina no es la excepción. Para los expertos, las...

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Aumento Covid19 en America Latina

por Rodrigo Fernós El Covid19 esta creciendo aceleradamente por America Latina, pero (curiosamente) en los países más propensos al desarrollo científico: Mexico (América Central), Brazil (Suramérica)...

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Claves para restaurar bosques tropicales en Sudamérica

Fuente: SciDev.net   En Sudamérica y América Central, las especies arbóreas que se regeneran de manera natural en los bosques tropicales deforestados por causa de la acción humana presentan...

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¿Por qué no hay más emprendimientos científico-tecnológicos en América Latina?

Fuetne: IADBEn varios países latinoamericanos el número de nuevas empresas de base científico-tecnológica ha aumentado en los últimos años, pero existen aún brechas enormes con regiones más avanzadas....

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These Charts And Maps Show How The Coronavirus Is Spreading Across The World

Source: BuzzfeedCOVID-19, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus first identified late last year in Wuhan, China, is spreading across the globe. The charts and maps below will update automatically...

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Man in Mexico Now Ill After Visiting Coronavirus Ground Zero

Source: BloombergA man who fell ill in Mexico on Monday following a December trip to Wuhan, China, is under observation as a potential case of the coronavirus, the respiratory virus that has killed at...

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¿Cómo podría afectar en República Dominicana el coronavirus?

Fuente: NOTICIAS SINSANTO DOMINGO, República Dominicana.- La declaratoria de emergencia internacional que hizo este jueves la OMS por el rápido avance del coronavirus en el mundo, ha puesto en marcha...

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América Latina debe prepararse para el coronavirus tras el primer caso en Brasil

Fuente: Tendencia DigitalLa Organización Panamericana de la Salud pide a los países estar preparados, y dar recomendaciones a los ciudadanos de cómo protegerse.La directora de la Organización...

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History of technology in nineteenth and twentieth century Latin America

J. Justin CastroAbstractThis essay focuses on recent trends in the history of technology in nineteenth and twentieth century Latin America. It emphasizes the English‐language historiography,...

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Latin American science funding crisis fuels brain drain

Source: Times Higher Education Researchers have warned of a growing crisis in science in Latin America as new analysis lays bare how low salaries, underfunding and excessive bureaucracy are fuelling a...

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‘The spark has ignited.’ Latin American scientists intensify fight against sexual harassment

Source: Science MagazineBy Lindzi Wessel, Rodrigo Pérez Ortega Feb. 20, 2020 , 10:45 AMFor decades, from his base at the University of Los Andes (Uniandes) in Bogotá, Colombia, biologist Adolfo...

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