At the Sonia Fajardo Forero auditorium, in Colombia, Konrad Lorenz, joined the global community to officially launch the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD2022).
In this article, President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Javier García Martínez, highlights the importance of Chemistry Education.
Vietnamese Minister of Science and Technology, Hoang Thanh Tat, has emphasized the need for innovative thinking in science and technology management, while promoting the spirit of open science and innovation.
At a conference in Vietnam, Duncan Haldane who won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics with some famous scientists, lit a scientific torch to celebrate the International Year of Basic Science for Sustainable Development.
In December this year, a student Olympiad organized by the Russian Chemical Technical University in collaboration with leading universities in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, will take place.
There is no time to waste the opportunities that forest offers us from an economic point of view, but also from an environmental and climate point of view, writes Jorge Cristino.
Rwanda has set itself the ambitious target of becoming a carbon neutral economy by 2050. With forest conservation and expansion central to these goals, ecologist Myriam Mujawamariya, is on the frontline of science aimed at achieving this.
Following a six-month collaborative process involving more than 350 European organisations from over 40 countries, an Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment has been reached.
70 scientists from 13 countries and territories, as well as hundred of Vietnamese scientists, students and people were part of an international scientific symposium titled: “Topological quantum electrons interacting in person”.
Trials of new vaccine candidates must be accelerated and existing vaccine use stepped up to prevent life-threatening infections that can no longer be beaten by antimicrobial medicines, says World Health Organization (WHO).
As the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2022 the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD2022), an opening ceremony was held on 8th July 2022, to observe the occasion.
A delegation from Vietnam has paid a working visit to France and the ‘World Intellectual Property Organization’ in Switzerland, to promote cooperation in science, technology and innovation.
Following her selection, Prof. IIse Ipsen will deliver the Olga Taussky-Todd Lecture at the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, ICIAM 2023, in Tokyo, Japan.
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) and International Visegrad Fund have launched a programme to promote the mobility of astronomy students in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and the Slovak Republic.
Prof. Jeff Camkin is a water and sustainable development specialist. He told Frontiers Science News the importance of democratizing science worldwide and implementing open science with the help of UNESCO.
The 6th IAGA School will be held in July 2023 at the Niemegk Geomagnetic Observatory, GFZ, just before the IUGG General Assembly, scheduled for 11 to 20 July 2023, in Berlin, Germany.
A ‘National System of Higher Education’ has been created by the Russian government. But it will only be open to interaction with countries and institutions friendly to Russia.
Jordan’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has submitted the dossier regarding Mansaf’s inclusion on the intangible world heritage list this year.
A research team in China has conducted a study of yunnanozoans, extinct creatures from the early Cambrian period (518 million years ago), and discovered evidence that they are the oldest known stem vertebrates.
1 in 5 world people rely on wild species for income or food. Therefore, more sustainable use of the species must be prioritized in order to attain UN development goals, authors of a landmark report, have advocated.
In Brazil, a scientific and cultural exhibition by students of Goiânia College, have highlighted the values of sustainably caring for the natural environment.
The International Centre for Theoretical Physics is planning its ‘2023 Conferences, Workshops and Schools’. Scientific organisations are invited to submit proposals on their activities to be included in the Calendar.
The Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science (SBPC), in partnership with the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC), has created a ‘thematic page’ to celebrate the ‘Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’.
A research analysis has indicated that the bacteria which causes typhoid fever is becoming increasingly resistant to common antibiotics used to treat the disease.
How are basic sciences sine qua non for sustainable development? A blog post has revealed.
The Global Young Academy (GYA) has launched a call for new members. And the deadline for applications is 15 September 2022.
Over time, MATHEMATICS is the language in which science is written and therefore has a prominent role in all scientific areas, Jose Maria MARTELL, argues in an Op-ed article he recently authored.
Three teams of high-school students from the Elsewedy Technical Academy (Egypt), the École du Sacré-Coeur (France) and the Club de Física Enrico Fermi (Spain) have won the ‘2022 Beamline for Schools competition’.
The Academy of Sciences in Estonia has offered a grant of 600,000 euros to two Estonian professors for conducting research on various aspects of the Arctic.
A news site, LaLIST, has retweeted a recent post of iybssd.org, where President, International Science Council, spoke on making ‘open science’ a reality.
The Academy of Europe’s Board of trustees (BoT) has approved the election of 470 acclaimed international scholars as its new members.
To reduce the use of the conventional plastic, a team of researchers in Brazil have developed ‘bioplastic’ as an alternative .
“Science and Technology in the Service of Environmental Protection” was the theme of this year’s ‘Science and Technology Day,’ held in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The French Academy of Sciences has announced the creation of a new ‘Prize in Computer Science,’ in partnership with the Société Informatique de France. The award will be known as ‘Lovelace-Babbage Prize’.
Andrei Marcelino Sá Pires Silva, who schools at Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia, has been honoured at a meeting of the Brazilian Society of Chemistry, for carrying out a groundbreaking scientific research.
Applications have been opened to establish an ‘International INGSA Francophonie Network’. Fonds de recherche du Québec will be supporting the new network for a period of five years.
At a conference in United Kingdom, from 12th to 14th September 2022, stakeholders will consider global and local risks from climate tipping points in the Earth’s climate system.
The Brazilian Society of Applied and Computational Mathematics, and School of Applied Mathematics of Fundação Getúlio Vargas, will jointly host the 1st ‘Latin American Congress of Industrial and Applied Mathematics’.
The city of Barcelona has hosted the ‘15th Science Festival’ in Spain, an event which featured almost 200 science and technology outreach activities.
IRD researchers, on May 11, 2022, published a study in the Nature, which showed how gravitational signals can be deployed in estimating the magnitude of large earthquakes.
According to a United Nations report, about one billion children and adults with disabilities, and older people, are unable to access the assistive technology they need.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Gerhard Herzberg winning the ‘Nobel Prize in Chemistry’, two Canadian institutions jointly organized an exhibition to honour the illustrious and outspoken scientist.
Through groundbreaking research, Deena Shrestha, a Senior Research Scientist and Chairperson at the Centre for Health and Disease Studies Nepal, is saving many lives in her native country.
Annually, more than 300,000 babies are born with sickle cell disease, with most in Africa. But it’s the lack of screening means that makes most of the cases to remain undiagnosed.
President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, Michel Spiro, has declared open the ‘International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’, at an event in Paris, capital of France. Abdulsalam MAHMUD reports.
As the European Union mulls a new legislation to certify carbon removal technologies, experts are afraid that billions of taxpayers’ money will be going to technologies bound to fail.
After a two-year break, the Feira Internacional da Cortiça, FICOR, has been held in Portugal with delegates participating in the live conferences, fashion shows and concerts.
The CY Cergy Paris University has joined the Office of Astronomy for Education, OAE, after the International Astronomical Union, IAU, founded a new OAE branch office at the institution.
The Malaysian Academy of Science will host the ‘Women in Science Without Borders World Forum’ in September this year.
A website to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of René-Just Haüy has been launched by a renowned French researcher, Francois Farges. Abdulsalam MAHMUD reports.
After COVID-19 widened health inequalities facing women and girls, Aïssatou Diawara, Technical Advisor for the Global Institute for Disease Elimination (GLIDE), believes that cutting funding for neglected diseases is also hitting women.
In Cuba, the newly-formed ‘National Commission for the Promotion of the International Year of Basic Sciences’ will strengthen the concept that basic sciences are inalienable parts of the South American country’s national culture.
The Northern State Medical University has organized the ‘IX International Youth Medical Forum’ as part of celebrating its 90th anniversary, reports Abdulsalam MAHMUD.
Funded by the European Commission, the ‘Green Science at the Service of Healthy Society’ (GreenSCI) project, worth 223,500 euros, was launched on April 1, 2022.
A campaign tagged: “Eight to Eight, Because Our Planet Can’t Wait,” has been launched as part of the activities Rainbow Warriors Core Foundation organized for this year’s Earth Day.
For women to be successful in science careers, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, renowned scientist, and 1st female president of Mauritius, argued that the ‘vicious cycle’ hindering their potential must be broken.
At a workshop and in a new report, scientists, engineers, planners and policymakers, have highlighted the challenges and opportunities to decarbonizing Africa’s transport sector.
According to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU’s) latest Women in Parliament in 2021 report, the global proportion of women lawmakers is increasing as more countries achieve gender parity in parliament.
In recognition of her outstanding medical career and commitment to improving global health, Prof. Helen Rees, an ASSAF member, has become a recipient of the ‘French National Order of Merit’ award.
Immediate investment in large-scale land restoration is needed to mitigate harms caused by degradation, that is directly affecting half of the world’s population, says a UN report.
In Thailand, winners of the ‘DOW-CST Award’, a contest which promotes implementation of small-scale chemistry laboratory techniques among teachers and students, have received scholarships and royal plaques.
In his remark at the launching of “2022 IYBSSD with Universities in Korea,” Michel Spiro, expressed belief that Korean authorities will organize events to celebrate the ‘International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’. Abdulsalam MAHMUD reports.
By practicing ‘regenerative farming’ to address climate change, a report by the European Academies of Sciences, says agricultural production will be transformed on a global scale.
Drought-resistant crops and ‘speed breeding’ could offer solutions to acute food insecurity which, according to a report, almost doubled between 2016 and 2021.
In October this year, all roads will lead to the Biomedical Research Park in Barcelona, when Academia Europaea and the Young Academy of Europe, host their joint annual conference.
A book which will advance human understanding of world oceans and their resources, while also supporting their sustainable use and management, has been launched.
The International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) is seeking applications for a postdoctoral position from outstanding young scientists in the areas of climate dynamics, climate variability and ocean-atmosphere interactions.
By recently-signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the ‘International Association of Physics Students’, working to support friendly relations among physics students, has formalized its collaboration with the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr).
For his groundbreaking contributions to algebraic, geometric and other aspects of topology, Dennis Parnell Sullivan, gets the ‘2022 Abel Prize’.
Following his highly-merited appointment, Don Zagier, world-acclaimed mathematician, has become the first holder of the ‘ICTP Ramanujan International Chair’.
Achieving the UN goals on diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes will need an average investment of US$18 million a year, targeting policies to cut smoking, alcohol abuse, and unhealthy diets.
The Chief Science Officer (CSO) of TAE Technologies, Toshi Tajima, has been appointed into the ‘International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Commission 16 on Plasma Physics’. He will spearhead dialogue on how to attain SDGs, especially as IYBSSD2022 is celebrated.
To make open science a reality, three key issues, as a priority, ought to be advanced globally, according to Peter Gluckman, President of the International Science Council (ISC).
Basking from the euphoria of having its Executive Officer appointed as Node Coordinator for IYBSSD2022, ASSAf says it will engage stakeholders in South Africa and other African countries, to promote basic sciences.
Themed, “Getting to Zero: Mobilizing Parliaments for Action on Climate Change,” the 144th IPU Assembly held in Indonesia, attracted lawmakers from around 110 national parliaments.
The UNESCO toolkit launched on 14 March 2022, also contained a brief on allocating scarce resources modeling to support food-energy-water sustainability. It was written by Elena Rovenskaya, IIASA Advancing Systems Analysis Program Director.
To produce sustainable food systems, a group of experts who recently launched the African BioGenome Project (AfricaBP), plan to collect over 100,000 plants and animals’ species for breeders’ use.
All is now set for the Global Young Academy’s ‘2022 International Conference on Young Scientists’ holding in June, reports Abdulsalam MAHMUD.
Often decreed by the UN General Assembly, International Years, like the IYBSSD2022, are celebrations that touch on a certain issue of global interest, with the aim of raising awareness among the population or achieving certain goals.
Key leaders in the open-science movement said the adoption of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO’s) open science recommendation is a ‘huge’ milestone. Abdulsalam MAHMUD writes.
A recent post in developmentaid.org recalls how 2022 was proclaimed as the ‘Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’, and also how a newly-formed ‘Global Commission’ will raise $100m for SDGs.
3 The International Union of Crystallography, IUCr, has appointed two main editors for its newsletter. They are Henry Chapman, the Co-editor of IUCr Journal; and Prof. Xiaodong Zou of the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University.
Acute economic crisis is taking a heavy toll on Sri Lanka’s health care system. Having run out of funds to buy basic medicines, what the Asian nation now needs are donations to resuscitate its healthcare system.
Through the effective application of genome editing, a team of Chinese researchers have developed a variety of wheat that is highly-resistant to diseases.
From 18th to 20th July 2022, the global Headquarters of SKAO, in the United Kingdom, will host the fourth edition of the ‘Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures’ (PARI) conference.
The exclusion of women in the digital world is hurting agricultural productivity in low- and middle- income countries, according to global technology experts.
The International Astronomical Union has announced SKA Observatory (SKAO) and NSF’s NOIRLab as co-hosts of its new ‘Centre for the Protection of the Dark and Quiet Sky from Satellite Constellation Interference’.
In a journal article, TWAS Executive Director, Romain Murenzi, and his team, advocated greater science and technology education in Africa, for young people in the continent to be better prepared for global changes.
Ali Hassanali of ICTP’s Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics unit has received the ERC Consolidator Grant, while Joan Elias Miró, a physicist in the High Energy, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics unit, got the ERC Starting Grant of €2m and €1.5m, respectively.
The IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) has released its ‘2022 Call for Proposals’ for projects that aim to use astronomy to make an impact on sustainable development.
Two manuscripts by IIASA researchers showcasing cutting-edge developments, highlighting open science, have been recognized by the scientific journals where the works were published.
Ahead of the ‘2022 World Ocean Day’, no fewer than 41,000 persons and 1,100 organizations from 84 countries are supporting a campaign launched for protecting 30% of world lands, waters, and ocean by 2030.
An opening ceremony for the ‘International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’ (IYBSSD2022) has been held in Iran, with the Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology, Mohammad Ali Zolfigol, in attendance.
Frontiers Policy Labs is helping to drive an advocacy campaign, calling on scientists to commit 2 hours/per week for achieving science that engages with policy and global decision makers. Abdulsalam MAHMUD reports.
In an Op-ed article, João Guilherme Ometto, a Brazilian engineer, maintained that quality education and science is what rural communities in his native country direly need, ahead of the IYBSSD2022 opening ceremony.
There is need for countries to integrate food systems into their climate plans. But Haseeb Bakhtary writes that measures on changing diets, food-linked deforestation, and food waste are lacking in most climate plans.
The ‘2022 World Conference on Basic Sciences and Sustainable Development’, slated for September in Belgrade, Serbia, is one of the main events of IYBSSD2022.
Abdulsalam MAHMUD reports that “The Ferrand Prize for Educational Innovation in Mathematics” and “The D’Alembert Prize for the Dissemination of Mathematics to a Wide Audience”, have been instituted by the Mathematical Society of France.
Themed “Pathways Towards Sustainability and Trustworthiness,” this year’s edition of #TransformingScience symposium will be held in Belgium from May 11 to 12, 2022.
Made from cheap and recyclable materials, a new type of rechargeable battery developed by scientists of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS), will engineer a revolution in solar energy technologies.
Aside polluting world rivers, a study has discovered that pharmaceutical pollution could contribute to antimicrobial resistance. Hence, affecting human health, while threatening the United Nations’ goals on water quality.
For the next 40 months, ACCTING, an EU-funded project, will mobilize research experimentation and innovation based on a methodological framework to advance a gender equal and socially-just European Green Deal.
The ‘TWAS – Elsevier Foundation Project Grants for Gender Equity and Climate Action’ for female scientists will support women’s well-being and mitigate the consequences of climate change through concrete action-based projects.
Pre-registration, abstract and grant applications for ‘SOC of the Communicating Astronomy with the Public (CAP) Conference 2022’, holding in Australia, have opened, and will close on April 30, 2022.
In a recent interview, Michel Spiro, President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), explains why the United Nations will celebrate 2022 as the ‘International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’ (IYBSSD2022).
According to a report, decent internet connection is out of reach for 90 per cent of people in low- and middle-income countries, while women’s web exclusion cost poorest countries US$1 trillion in GDP.
The ‘International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry’ has launched the recruitment process to appoint a new Executive Director for the organisation, who will replace the outgoing Dr. Lynn M. Soby.
Final awardees of the ‘2022 Grassroots Science Advice Promotion Awards’, whose application portal is now open, will receive €1,000 as seed grant for organizing workshops to highlight importance of science advice.
Having supported events and activities promoting the ‘International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’ in the last two years, the European Physical Society says it will do more till June 2023. Abdulsalam MAHMUD reports.
While technological contributions are easy to recognize, it is not the case for that of basic sciences, the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, says.
Holding at Seoul National University, South Korea, from 20 to 24 June 2022, the 33rd ‘IUGG Conference on Mathematical Geophysics’, is a contribution to the United Nations ‘International Year on Basic Science for Sustainable Development’ (IYBSSD2022).
Scheduled for 26 April, 17 May and 14 June 2022 are webinars hash-tagging the ‘International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’. They are organized by the International Science Programme (ISP).
The 5th edition of the ‘Polish Scientific Networks’ holding at Wrocklaw University, between June 3 – 5, is the occasion to present the latest data on how climate changes impact both environment and society, and how best to respond to them.
Three young Israeli scientists will each receive US$100,000 for their groundbreaking research after emerging as laureates of the ”2022 Blavatnik Awards’.
In a recently-published study, scientists warned that millions of lives are at risk in climate-vulnerable communities, due to lack of early warning systems for extreme weather conditions.
This IUPAP event celebrates the beauty of physics and the fun encountered in its practice. As such, professional and amateur photographers, science students and researchers are invited to participate in the contest.
Between 21st and 27th of April 2022, Canary Islands will be agog when a spectacular ‘Mini Science and Innovation Fairs’, organized by the country’s Ministry of Economy, Knowledge and Employment, takes centre stage.
International land use scientists have urged policymakers to develop new approaches in addressing climate change, biodiversity loss and other global crises.
The International Foundation for Science (IFS) ‘Women in Science Public Contact’ list has been launched as part of commemorating this year’s ‘International Day of Women and Girls in Science’.
Halting, then reversing the ongoing loss of Earth’s plant and animal diversity, requires far more than an expanded global system of protected areas of land and seas, scientists have warned.
Domestic violence was ‘highly prevalent’ before COVID-19. But those at a greater risk of facing this violent ‘pandemic’, now, are women and teenage girls in lower-income countries, a study has revealed.
The ‘2022 International Congress of Mathematicians’ (ICM) billed to take place in Saint Petersburg, will now hold virtually, outside Russia, between the 6th and 14th of July, 2022.
Aside theoretical lectures they received, Russian schoolchildren who attended the ‘Asyltash’ Geological School, performed practical tasks in radiometry, structural geology and petrography. Abdulsalam MAHMUD reports.
The International Day of Light (IDL) is celebrated annually on the 16th of May. This year’s celebration will focus on the ‘International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development 2022′ and other United Nations’ events aligning with the objectives of IDL.
The Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts is worried over ‘troubling’ demographic trends in Croatia, as human population in the European nation decreased from 4,284,889 to 3,888,529, between 2011 and 2021.
From 16th to 18th of March 2022, nine lecture presentations and three round table discussions will be held in Paris, as part of commemorating the 150th anniversary of Société Mathematique de France (SMF).
On 14 March 2022 the ‘International Day of Mathematics’ will be commemorated. Here is how AIMS South Africa and the Centre International de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées (CIMPA) celebrated last year’s edition with a video game: Quest of the Lost Fields Medal.
Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution is the cause of 1.85 million child asthma cases a year, according to a study. The research, however, advised that reducing air pollution should be a crucial part of health strategies for children.
The Spanish town of Menorca, in Balearic Islands, will host the ‘2nd World Conference on Meteotsunamis’ scheduled for between 18 to 20 May, 2022.
By using markers, a team of researchers have successfully assessed the information about artificial afforested populations, while investigating the effects of genetic diversity on afforestation and ecological restoration.
Having formulated the second ‘National Plan for Open Science,’ the French Academy of Sciences reaffirms its support for national and international initiatives that promote ethically-acceptable open science.
Though the winners will be announced next year, the Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST) is already inviting submissions for its ‘2023 Dissertation Prize’ in history of science and technology.
To encourage Denmark citizens to talk more about science, the Niels Bohr Institute, has kickstarted the celebration of IYBSSD2022, with the launching of a ‘Christmas calendar’. Abdulsalam MAHMUD reports.
Aside the 200th birthday anniversary of Gregor Mendel, and Heinrich Schliemann, a host of other scientific projects, events and conferences will also happen in 2022.
How does basic research acts as the foundation of societal change? This report by Abdulsalam MAHMUD explains.
With funding from one of its past president, the International Astronomical Union has launched three new prizes: the IAU Astronomy Education Prize, Outreach Prize and Development Prize–for individuals and organisations.
In an interview with SciDev.Net, Esther Ngumbi, assistant professor of entomology at University of Illinois, United States, explained how insects can be a sustainable source of food and nutrition for urban communities, on the frontlines of climate change.
At a meeting in Paris, officials of Gas Exporting Countries Forum and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization identified new areas of cooperation between their organisations.
From 26 February to 26 March 2022, the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) will kick off its ’23rd Sports Games’, as part of celebrating the Institute’s 66th anniversary.
Organizers of the ’10th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics’ will soon open the application portals for ICIAM 2023’s mini-symposia and contributed talks sessions.
2022 marks 200 years after the birth of Louis Pasteur, a great French scientist. But aside it, Gerardo Herrera-Corral writes about other ‘mega’ scientific activities and events billed for the ongoing year.
Antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections is deadlier than HIV and malaria. A study by The Lancet in 204 countries revealed that antimicrobial resistance led to more than 1.2m deaths in 2019.
A writer, M. Ashraf Shah, has enumerated ways to promote the development of basic sciences in India, in his Op-ed article published by DailyExcelsior, a scientific blog.
The Quebec Research Funds has mandated ‘Science and Technology Observatory’ to produce an update on its research investments. This is to also assess its research capacity, says a communique.
In a blog post by her co-Founder, Dr. Audrey-Flore Ngomsik, Trianon Scientific Communication, reveals how it plans to celebrate the ‘International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’. Abdulsalam MAHMUD reports.
Satinder Kaur Brar, a research professor at the University of York, has produced a biological formulation to help broilers grow fastly, while also preventing infections in poultry houses.
Wim van Saarloos, former President, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Physics, has emerged as President of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC).
Seafood supplies risk been affected if ocean acidification and global warming continue to interfere with the group interaction of fishes. This is according to a study.
10 researchers, whose achievements in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, ‘archaeology’ of the Earth’s galaxy, and Greek conceptualization of human nature are landmark, will be inducted as Young Academy members.
‘Office for Astronomy Outreach’ is inviting outreach practitioners, parents, youth and astronomers, to contribute to its ‘2022 Women and Girls in Astronomy’ project, where little kids will participate in a ‘Draw an Astronomer contest’.
With 3,000 euros as winning prize, organizers of the ‘2022 IUVSTA EBARA AWARD’ are inviting early-career researchers to participate in a contest for the development of environmentally-friendly vacuum technologies.
The first ‘Gender Equality Plan’ produced by the Slovak Academy of Sciences will enable the Academy to reflect on the state of women’s representation in its workplaces, while institutionalizing gender equality principles.
A staunch gender-equality advocate, Martin Chungong, was re-elected as Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union at the 143rd IPU Assembly in Spain. Abdulsalam MAHMUD reports.
Unless urgent steps are taken to mitigate the risk factors, dementia cases will triple within the next three decades, a study published in The Lancet Public Health has revealed.
Published by IPU, ‘Guidelines for parliamentarians on budgeting for the SDGs’, will enable parliamentarians to clearly understand issues relating to budgeting, monitoring and policy choices for SDGs.
In this piece, Charlotte Lindberg Warakaulle, looks forward to an exciting 2022, where the value of basic sciences for global common good and the world’s future, will be celebrated.
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) researchers, after a soil translocation experiment, discovered that subtropical forest carbon is sensitive to warming, while stimulating soil heterotrophic respiration.
Some researchers, Moldovan scientists and members of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova have received various awards for their groundbreaking research works in 2021, reports Abdulsalam MAHMUD.
In the British Army Auxiliary Corps, Czechoslovakian women served not only as cooks or office workers, but also as meteorologists, armorers and convoy commanders during World War II.
Progress towards Universal Health Coverage was recorded in the last two decades. But ‘throat-slicing’ healthcare costs due to COVID-19 has not only retarded the UHC feat, but aggravated poverty, globally.
Established in 2020, the Emirates Crystallographic Society, ECS, is another milestone for the growing research community in United Arab Emirates, write Panče Naumov, Sharmarke Mohamed, Liang Li and Wael Rabeh.
Together with a team of historians, Egyptologists, philologists and organic chemists, a Czech scientist, wants to reconstruct the process of preparing ancient Greco-Egyptian perfumes.
About 20 women from 14 different African and Asian countries participated in the recently-held ‘IFS Women in Science workshop’ for 2021 grantees.
Designed to fortify all gender of health workers, personal protective equipment, PPE, have often failed to protect women, who are leading the frontlines in the COVID fight, reports Laura Owings.
As the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) marks its centenary year, its long-standing partner, CERN, will be part of the celebrations, report Jens Vigen and Monica Pepe-Altarelli
The ‘International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’ provides an opportunity to improve the links between basic sciences and the 17 SDGs, according to SKA Observatory.
HEALTHMONITOR, a compact device that diagnoses the presence of coronavirus in humans through exhalation, has been developed by a group of scientists.
Delia Haynes as President and 8 others as executive members have been elected to run the affairs of the newly-formed African Crystallographic Association (AfCA).
A Commission to mobilize $100 million yearly as global fund for ‘Sustainability Science Missions’ has been established by some world leaders, scientists, and influential personalities, who are members of ISC.
The first ten years of the Office of Astronomy for Development was a glorious chapter in the life of OAD itself, writes Kevin Govender.
Policy interventions could rescue smallholder farmers in Nepal who stand to lose up to a quarter of their income by 2050 due to the effects of climate change, a research project revealed.
Kelsey Calhoun, writes on how the physics career of Surujhdeo Seunarine, a Professor at University of Wisconsin, in River Falls, USA, was launched by the ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Programme.
Nature in Common – Beyond the Nagoya Protocol, one of the first summary books on implementation of the major international agreement for global biodiversity governance, is out.
Young computer scientists and talented mathematicians are invited to apply for participation in the ‘9th Heidelberg Laureate Forum’ to hold in Germany.
Even partnerships among organisations implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is central to bridging the existing inequality between high and low-income countries, writes Eldon Opiyo.
Two years after 193 Member States passed a resolution at a UNESCO General Conference in 2019, the ‘Open Science Recommendation’ has been adopted.
8:30-10:00 Welcome of participants | 10:00-10:35 Welcome speeches | 10:55-12:20 The role of basic sciences in decision making | 14:30-14:55 Strengthening science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Africa to achieve SDG 4 (Quality education) | 14:55-15:45 The role of basic sciences in developing societies | 16:00-17:00 Basic sciences to face the challenges of sustainable development | 17:00-17:25 Basic sciences around the Globe | 17:25-17:35 Conclusions
8 July 2022 Opening Ceremony Program 08:30 – 10:00 Check-in 10:00 – 10:30 Welcome speeches Moderator: Ms Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO Mr Xing Qu, Deputy Director-General, UNESCO H.E. Dr Luther Castillo Harry, Secretary of Science, Technology, and Scientific Innovation, Republic of Honduras, on behalf of H.E Iris…
Member States of the United Nations have approved the promulgation of 2022 as the ‘International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’ (IYBSSD2022).
Des 15 organisations involved in animal testing in Netherlands have signed an agreement, pledging commitment to openly communicate how animals are used in research.
Luiz Davidovich, as President, Brazilian Academy of Sciences, is ‘doggedly’ championing the cause of scientists in Brazil, while asking authorities to prioritize science, technology and innovation, in the country.
Aside been unscientific, the COVID-19-induced travel ban aimed at limiting the spread of the Omicron variant could aggravate poverty in African countries, scientists have argued.
In her new role as President, International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), Liss Marie Andreassen, hopes to work with IUGG to reduce our carbon footprint and advance cryospheric sciences.
A new study by some international researchers has revealed that global maize and wheat production may be affected by 2030 if current trends of climate change persist.
A South African grade 10 learner, Ronaldo Mphofela, in a short video, outlined how electricity has helped to improve the living conditions of people in his community.
un Bioavailable drugs will soon emerge for treating Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases as a researcher at Montreal University develops an in vitro model for reproducing the complexity of a whole brain.
A group of chemists, microbiologists and engineers have produced a new type of nanomaterial dressing with antibiotic effect on burns and skin wounds, caused by bacteria.
es effets Effects of climate change are greater in the Mediterranean and Middle East than in other regions of the world, a workshop report reveals.
Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking University and Zhujiang Hospital of Southern Medical University, have developed a ferritin (Fn)-based nanomedicine as efficient therapy against leukemia.
The implementation of public health policies on tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy foods is been hampered by the influence of large business firms, and poverty, among other factors.
Foresight practitioners at the ‘Tsukuba Conference for Future Shapers 2021’ shared their experiences, while examining innovative approaches of anticipating the ‘future normal’ of young scientists.
As the world grapples with multifarious challenges, it will need science diplomacy to find the necessary unity, says Naledi Pandor, S/Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation Minister.
At the ‘2021 Open Access week’, International Science Council’s members, aside approving a resolution to work on reforming scholarly publishing, also endorsed 8 fundamental principles for scientific publishing.
To be hosted by the Future Africa Institute at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, SRI2022 will take place virtually from June 20 – 24, 2022.
In an interview with SciDev.Net, Priver Namanya Bwesigye, head of Uganda’s banana research programme, said girls need mentors who will support them to pursue science careers.
First published in May 2019, the 2nd volume of ‘Big Ideas’ has been launched, again, in booklet form, and can also be found on its website.
CERN Quantum Technology Initiative (QTI) has unveiled its first strategic roadmap, which will define its medium- and long-term quantum research programme.
The ‘Second Data Challenge’ (SDC2) organized by Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) ended recently after 6 months, with 280 participants unveiling their innovative methods of data analysis.
A new research has explained how road infrastructural plans might impact ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa as the region’s economy and trade grows rapidly.
Peter Gluckman, an internationally-recognized biomedical scientist and former Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, is now the President of the International Science Council.
For his contribution to advancing the earth and space sciences, Prof. Atalay Ayele, a member of the Ethiopian Academy of Science (EAS), has bagged the American Geophysical Union (AGU) ‘2021 International Award’.
A team of researchers led by Yajing Liu, a professor at McGill University, has launched a study into the distribution and structure of 1,242 earthquakes recorded in Charlevoix, between 1988 and 2010.
The Academia Europaea has announced that Professor Ole Petersen will be presented with the Gold Award of the Academia Europaea for his contribution to the development of European Science.
The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) will hold its ‘3rd Annual Scientific Conference’ themed: “Science and Technology Innovations for National Growth and Development,” in January 2022.
Based on single-nanopore membranes, a team of researchers have developed a test method that detects SARS-CoV-2 in saliva, without sample pretreatment, in only 2 hours.
The entire world risks facing food insecurity, human displacement, and conflicts by 2030 as extreme weather events persistently increase, reports Ruth Douglas.
A study has revealed that carefully-designed policies for China’s food system and international trade will ensure that food security is attained in the Asian nation, without destroying its environment.
He never aspired for the position, but Markku Poutanen, a Research Professor at the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI), explains how he became the Secretary General of International Association of Geodesy.
This opinion article by Dr Ir Siti Hamisah Tapsir, former Secretary General, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Malaysia, highlights the efforts of the Malaysian government in combating COVID-19.
Rresearch teams from Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital AP-HP, IRD, Sorbonne University and Inserm recently proposed using artificial intelligence (AI) to identify the risks of developing cardiac arrest.
The Global Science Journalism Report 2021, published by SciDev.Net, found that work has become “more intense” for science journalists around the world, amid a ravaging Coronavirus.
15 researchers and scientific experts recently delivered vital talks and papers on SDGs’ issues at a symposium organized by the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN).
Three researchers: Syukuro Manabe, an American; Klaus Hasselmann, a German; and Giorgio Parisi, an Italian, have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2021.
About 70 parliaments across the world attended the ‘First Global Parliamentary Meeting on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs), organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Indonesian House of Reps.
Professor Andrea M. Ghez, a 2020 Nobel Laureate in Physics, in an interview with ICTP, shared more details about her career and her love of science.
Students’ future has been halted as governments of Malaysia, Nepal and seven other Asian-Pacific nations reopen shopping malls and other businesses, but kept schools closed over COVID.
A group of Chinese scientists have finally created starch via the industrial manufacturing process, six years after launching their research.
The application portal for the intake of new Individual Members and Junior Members of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is now open.
In an interview with Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub, Prof. David Allison of Indiana University talks about obesity, nutrition and his passion for evidence-informed policymaking.
An international research project involving 180 scientific institutions have identified genes that could predict menopause timing.
A theoretical explanation has been proposed of how excess free electrons in the surface layer of particles affect incident microwave radiation.
This feature article reveals how low- and middle-income countries are turning to home-grown vaccinations against COVID-19 as the UN-backed COVAX facility fails to deliver.
Though recently-launched, the STEM Women Asia will provide an online directory of women in Asia and Oceania working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Mainstreaming gender balance in science still remains a mirage after a recent study confirmed that women are under-represented in over 120 science organizations, worldwide.
The UN Food Systems Summit ended recently with thousands of people from around the world pledging to transform food systems with nearly 300 commitments.
With 25% of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) emissions in Europe coming from buildings, scientists advocate fundamental policy changes.
As COVID-19 is still impacting global economies, we must rethink the innovative societies of tomorrow, to navigate today’s troubled waters, writes Catherine Beaudry.
The World Health Organization may have recommended a broad deployment of the first-ever malaria vaccine in Sub-Saharan Africa, but scientists say its acquisition and distribution will be an issue.
The Club of Rome wants the European Commission, EU, to take the lead in designing policies that go beyond focusing on GDP growth, to the wellbeing of mankind and the planet.
Currently a professor at the Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University, in Jerusalem, Eliezer Rabinovici, the new President of CERN Council, will assume office on January 1, 2022.
President of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, together with 1766 participants from 77 countries added glamour to the ‘8th European Congress of Mathematics’, held between 20-25 June, 2021.
Members of the ‘Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science’, SCGES, have highlighted in their Committee’s ‘1st Annual Report’, how they individually organized activities to promote gender equality and women in science.
A research paper, emerging from a IUPAC project, provides guiding principles for the regulatory evaluation of nanopesticides.
In this blog article, Lucy Richardson explores a tool for understanding behaviourial changes, and how it can be used to identify ways to help people afflicted by the change process.
The recent meeting between the President, Academy of Sciences of Moldova, and the Moldovan Ambassador to Qatar has presented opportunities for scientific collaboration among researchers in the two nations.
PRISMAP, the European medical radionuclides program, is set to fast-track the development of nuclear therapy and molecular, widely used at hospitals, for novel, yet promising medical procedures.
A ‘Marine Protected Areas’ guide advances the advance the global community’s understanding of ocean protection and helps progress toward SDG 14.
The report Unleashing Science: Delivering Missions for Sustainability offers an ambitious approach for achieving the 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
A new research has revealed that children, especially in low-income countries, are to face disproportionate increases in lifetime extreme events like heatwaves, flood, and droughts, among others.
The Senegalese politician calls on Africa’s governments, private sector and scientists to create endogenous resources and solutions to reduce the continent’s scientific dependence on the West.
A communique posted by InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) has highlighted the need for countries to anticipate climate change risks, and quickly implement actions to reach net zero climate-resilient future by 2050.
Patrick Cordier, Professor of Physics, and specialist in mineral physics, at Lille University, in this article, explains how tectonic shape various phenomena of earth surface, gravity, among others.
The Independent Group of Scientists (IGS) is seeking the inputs of select experts to inform its quadrennial Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR).
51 museums and libraries across United States, the US, have received between $1,500-$10,000 as grants to boost vaccine confidence among Americans.
Financial support for authors and quality peer-review publications should be guaranteed, as 16 physics societies pledge commitment to Open Access (OA) for physics research.
Commitments to invest in research for home-grown innovations that support food systems is imperative writes Gilbert Nakweya.
ICTP is now accepting nominations for young researchers from developing countries for its ‘2021 ICTP Prize’, and will present a sculpture, certificate and cash prize to the winner.
Activities for Mineralogy 2022, which will begin mid-2022 and extend until mid-2023, have been unveiled by the International Mineralogical Association (IMA).
Globally, the impact of extreme temperature on human health will be mitigated if effective measures are taken by governments and key stakeholders.
Low and middle-income countries carry the burden of more than half a billion people living with undetected and untreated hypertension, worldwide.
The IUGG is aggressively promoting geophysics and geodesy through international collaboration as it continues to offer financial support to scientific workshops, advanced schools, and symposia.
30 winners have emerged from the 700 entries received for the Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE) ‘Astrophotography Contest’.
The 15th Quadrennial Solar-Terrestrial Physics Symposium will gather scientists to discuss cutting-edge sciences, and address ‘predictability’ in mass, radiation and intra-atmospheric coupling during 21-25 February 2022.
A three-part webinar series scheduled for September 15, 22 and 28, 2021, will explain how the ‘Global South’ is grappling with the question of ‘Sustainable Consumption’.
Applications that enhances the preparedness of first responders in francophone African countries, while advancing chemical emergency response capacities in the continent, exist.
President, International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), Rémi Quirion, believes the newly-launched Francophone Scientific Advisory Network will showcase the scientific feats of researchers, and also enable the world prepare for the next pandemic.
According to a study, conserving 30% of land will safeguard 70% of terrestrial plant and vertebrate animal species, while 68% of all clean water will be made available.
The International Science Programme, ISP, has welcomed HE Prof Ameenah Gurib-Fakim (Former President of the Republic of Mauritius) and Prof Tom Britton (Dept of Mathematics, Stockholm University, Sweden) as its new Board members.
From July 2020 to July 2023, the DiDEM project will enable science and decision-makers to dialogue for coastal and marine environmental management in seven African countries.
In a chat with ICTP, Shobhana Narasimhan, a condensed matter theorist at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India, explained why the poorest and richest countries of the world have very few women in science.
An activity organized by EPS Young Minds, in 2020, showcased discoveries by Catania physicists, and stimulated Italian high school students’ interest in scientific research.
Human rights, environmental protection: NGOs want law enacted for Guinea, Ghana’s automobile industries
In Guinea and Ghana, non-governmental organizations are pressurizing automotive industry stakeholders to curb social and environmental degradations caused by exploiting bauxite in the two African nations.
This article explains how the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) Communities of Practice will facilitate discussions among stakeholders and engage youths for effective chemical management and SDGs actualization.
This Summer School represents a turning point for a new kind of outreach, looking at the scientific progress of developing countries, among other things.
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and The Chemical Society of Nigeria’s joint IUPAC’s CHEMRAWN XXII ‘E-Waste In Africa Conference’ is slated for November this year.
In this article, Laura Owings reveals how farming innovations rooted in nature and plant science could forge path towards future food systems.
IRD and IIASA launched a two year project to explore how local pathways toward the SDGs can be developped.
This statement, published in 2020, marks the commitment of the geosciences community to contribute to sustainable development goals.
Science diplomacy should be a strategy that scientists, governments and communities use to build trust and prepare future crisis.
The SKAO’s computing needs will be met by “green computers”.
Les aps The battle to wipe out malnutrition requires healthy diets that also tackle micronutrient deficiencies, alongside the growing burdens of undernutrition and obesity.
A two years project led by IRD aims to support transdisciplinary approaches in sustainability science projects
A workshop to introduce scientists to communication.
SKAO will need a continuous energy supply, based on renewables sources, and without interferences.
The Office of Astronomy for Development seeks inspired individuals from any relevant background for its remote fellowship program.
A sustainable future for agriculture requires to improve crops yields, with the help of all sciences.
Answering some of the biggest questions about our Universe has an impact on carbon emissions: the lowest as possible.
Apply for an IGCP project before 15 September 2021.
The African School of Physics has evolved to be much more than a school. It now organizes scientific conferences
At least two years’ wait for GM Rice production
Improving chemical education and going toward sustainability.
Chinese companies have come together with applied mathematicians and government representatives to collaborate better.
High School teams bag study trip to DESY research center in Hamburg, Germany
Girls and women pay a high price to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences.
Déchet New Research on Electronic Waste Reveals different Aspects of the growing Issue in Developing Countries
Today is a special day for mangrove ecosystems throughout the world.
Video testimonies collected by young people in their communities around the world form the basis of a network that allows for the expression of their concerns and for a dialogue with scientists and policy makers.