ED. 188 | OCTOBER 2011

S&T POLICY

Elusive readers

Attracting the attention of the public is the big challenge for the satisfied journalists who specialize in science

Cross-cultural exchange

A study reveals to what extent Brazilian scientific articles receive exposure

Debate in Washington

Wilson Center hosts symposium on Brazilian science, celebrating FAPESP's 50th anniversary

Good scientific practices

FAPESP launches code to preserve the integrity of research

Competition in the sky

The continuous investments made by FAPESP have helped astronomers and astrophysicists produce world class science

Competição no céu

The continuous investments made by FAPESP have helped astronomers and astrophysicists produce world class science

SCIENCE

Luzio's diet

Although prehistoric man lived on river banks ten thousand years ago, he rarely ate fish

The trees of the desert

Forest of conifer trees thrived in a hot, sandy environment when dinosaurs still populated the earth

The discrete parasite

Trypanosoma cruzi makes cells work for its benefit

Pharmacological Battles

Cutting-edge science seeks solutions for neglected tropical diseases

Anti-virus protection

Transgenic beans developed by Embrapa are immune to bean golden mosaic disease

An X in the Milky Way?

The center of the galaxy might have two crisscrossing bars

TECHNOLOGY

Durable Concrete

Constructions that can resist time may also withstand fire

Denser ceramics

Electrical discharges applied to tablets for sensors generate stronger products

Innovation reduces carbon emissions

The end of the gasoline reserve tank in flex-fuel automobiles is a new way of reducing greenhouse gases

Edible packaging

Organic covering protects fruit, vegetables and meat

Hidden paintings

Diagnosis brings to light hidden details of paintings and works of art

HUMANITIES

The social strength of umbanda

In crisis, the "Brazilian religion" maintains its cultural power of inclusion

Times of cholera in love

Adolescent lovers use violence as a form of communication