ED. 245 | JULY 2016

S&T POLICY

The future of open access

With the European Union offering its papers for free as of 2020, scientific journals are looking for new models

Winning the West

Geography research groups are a centerpiece at the Unesp campus in Presidente Prudente

A storehouse of talents

How the Brazilian Science and Engineering Fair has encouraged students to pursue a career in research

Collective flights

Interaction between academic researchers and birdwatchers enhances scientific production

SCIENCE

Jupiter pushed Mercury into a new orbit

An abrupt “jump” by the gas giant more than 4 billion years ago is believed to have pushed the smallest planet in the solar system into its current orbit

Focus on primordial stars

Spectrograph manufactured in Brazil may be able to observe typical elements of the first stars in the Universe

Rivers of a desert planet

Mathematical simulations help scientists understand how large waterways flowed on plains before terrestrial vegetation appeared

Hope in the face of Zika

In initial tests, immunizing formulations and drugs against other diseases protected cells and mice from the virus

The Olympics and the risk of exporting diseases

The likelihood of tourists becoming infected with the dengue or Zika virus is low, but critics point to irresponsibility in the staging of the event

How Plasmodium cleans the house

The parasite that causes malaria rids itself of toxic compounds in two ways within red blood cells

A new view of the heart

Magnetic resonance imaging can detect subtle cardiac changes not captured by other tests

TECHNOLOGY

Oil for biodiesel

Future increases in biofuel production will likely use several raw material alternatives

Innovation is the cure

Cristália paves the way to developing new drugs and manufacturing processes

HUMANITIES

The powers of society

Dictionary encompasses the universe of public policies in 197 entries

The invisible foreigner

Brazilians in the United States avoid being regarded as Hispanics except when convenient

Efficiency on tracks

The São Paulo Railway Company was an exception in the Brazilian railway industry

Brazilianist par excellence

U.S. historian Thomas Skidmore authored a classic study on Republican Brazil