Editorial: A commitment to big data
TWAS President Bai Chunli: The South must be part of the big data era.
In the news
Genetically-modified mosquitoes show success in controlling dengue fever.
The new culture of big data
How can less-developed countries keep from being left behind during the big data revolution?
TWAS, IAP join open data initiative
Four front-line international science groups urge endorsement of an accord for open access to publicly funded “big data”.
Q&A: Big data: a road to development
Two African data experts say scientists, policymakers and the public must join to achieve big data’s potential benefits.
Murenzi named to key UNESCO post
The TWAS executive director leaves for a key position in Paris; founding Executive Director Mohamed Hassan returns ad interim.
Science advice: “a matter of urgency”
At the IAP conference and a related workshop, scientists explore the need for high-impact links to policymakers.
Speaking with a common voice
Three international science and medical academy networks combine to form the InterAcademy Partnership.
Aziz Sancar wins Nobel Prize
The Turkish-born scientist shares the 2015 Nobel in chemistry for DNA research.
Five women named Elsevier winners
Early-career biologists from Indonesia, Nepal, Peru, Uganda and Yemen were honoured for work in health and nutrition.
Science and diplomacy for the Himalayas
A new TWAS monograph profiles ICIMOD, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.