A new look at improving water access

A new look at improving water access

A new index which compares progress in water access and sanitation between countries could help improve future development efforts. The …

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What does the future hold for our polar bears?

What does the future hold for our polar bears?

Kevin talks with Professor Andrew Derocher about the current status of polar bears.  With melting arctic sea ice, what does …

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Archaeology, Drones, and Time Travel: A Talk With Dr Bernard Frischer

Archaeology, Drones, and Time Travel: A Talk With Dr Bernard Frischer

Bernard ‘Bernie’ Frischer is a Professor of Informatics at Indiana University and a pioneer in the field of virtual archaeology. …

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Saving refugees at sea needs EU teamwork

Saving refugees at sea needs EU teamwork

More than one thousand refugees have lost their lives this year in the Mediterranean. All of the victims were fleeing …

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The History and Science of Iran’s Nuclear Program

Iran’s nuclear program has been a perennial issue in world politics, but all the hubbub around Iran’s nuclear program is …

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Step by step, India tackles its antibiotic problem

Step by step, India tackles its antibiotic problem

A movement to address antibiotic resistant diseases in India is making steady headway in changing attitudes towards the problem, says …

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Reopening Sierra Leone’s schools

Reopening Sierra Leone’s schools

Almost nine months after the gates of Sierra Leone’s schools closed amidst the most devastating Ebola outbreak to date, they …

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Swapped Genes Help Rice Stay Healthy

Swapped Genes Help Rice Stay Healthy

Researchers have boosted rice plants resistance to diseases by adding proteins from other plant families. All plants have specialised proteins, …

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Water management grows Afghanistan’s agriculture

Water management grows Afghanistan’s agriculture

Agricultural production is growing in Afghanistan’s Kabul province one year after a vital canal was redeveloped to stop wasteful loss …

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The Excrevator: Safer sanitation with latrine emptying tool

The Excrevator: Safer sanitation with latrine emptying tool

Researchers from North Carolina University have developed a pit emptying tool that uses an Archimedes screw to safely clear toilets. …

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Misao Okawa, the oldest person in the world, is 117 years old today. 

So what better day could there be to launch our second collection, on the care of old folk around the world?

The only slight snag is that, well, we haven’t finished it yet.

Follow our progress in our liveblog as we try and get the collection published before the 117th birthday of the oldest person in the world is over. Will we finish in time? Maybe.

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Introducing

Collections

New to Science 151, collections are an in-depth look at a story that’s important to us.

Favourite pieces past are joined by the latest news and analysis, and they’re tied together by an explanation of why we at Science 151 think it’s a story worth caring about.

Our first collection is on the story that’s had us talking more than any other: the West African Ebola outbreak.

Click here to take a look now, or follow the shiny new link at the top of the site to check it out later.

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