ED. 239 | JANUARY 2016

S&T POLICY

The beginning of the transition

Paris Agreement on Climate Change calls for a global pledge to limit the temperature increase and envisions a low-carbon economy

Limited mobility

Research shows that Brazilian researchers enjoy little career mobility

A guiding star for industry

Books discuss ways to address the deindustrialization of Brazil’s economy

Solutions from science

Event discusses paths for overcoming challenges in the fields of health, energy and the environment

SCIENCE

Zika: The virus that took Brazil by surprise

About 30 laboratories in São Paulo have joined together to investigate the infectious agent that is threatening Brazil with an epidemic of microcephaly

Adjusting the theory of pain

Adaptations of traditional approaches lead to new insights into phantom pain and other phenomena

Cancer’s hunger

A model explains how tumors mobilize the blood vessels that nourish them

Damage hidden in the mud

Fine clay with a high metal content in the material released by the dams in Minas Gerais could change the ecological dynamics and sediments at the mouth of the Rio Doce

The richness of the highland grasslands

Evolutionary history of vegetation in Brazil’s southern highlands underscores the importance of a non-forest ecosystem

Reefs at the mouth of the Amazon River

The region where the river meets the ocean, between the states of Pará and Amapá, is home to the northernmost corals along Brazil’s coast

Investigating the Sun

Researchers try to understand the reactions that take place inside stars like the Sun

TECHNOLOGY

A Brazilian satellite

The Amazonia 1, developed in Brazil, will monitor natural resources and help fight deforestation

Drones over the field

Technological advances expand the possibilities for using unmanned aircraft in agriculture

Innovative recipes

In an effort to increase market share, Alibra is developing new ingredients for the food industry

HUMANITIES

Good news for sugarcane

Besides environmental benefits, the increase in ethanol production has helped improve people’s lives in the countryside

Philology rediscovered

Researchers discuss theoretical issues for building support and establishing a foundation for classical studies of the field