ED. 259 | SEPTEMBER 2017


Reinvigorated forest

Study identifies factors aiding recovery of the Atlantic Forest in the São Paulo part of the Paraíba Valley

Partnership with the public

Scientific research conducted with the participation of non-scientists is gaining ground

Open access research

Free availability of articles published by Brazilian journals is important, but its impact is still limited


Delving into genetic diseases

Analyzing gene-containing DNA segments allows further diagnoses of diseases

Primate culture

Transmission of tool-use practices among capuchin monkey helps rethink the role of traditions in evolution

Danger in the skies of São Paulo

Air pollution has declined in the last 30 years, but levels of some compounds are still higher than acceptable

Highland gardens

Expeditions to mountains in Amazonia yield the discovery of more than two dozen new plant species

Robert Myers: A cataloger of the Cosmos

Considered one of the most influential living theoreticians, the Canadian physicist explains why it is so difficult to unify the theories that describe the four forces in the Universe


Pay to use

System combines products and services into a commercial strategy that eliminates product sales and generates opportunities and new challenges for companies

Respiratory control

Small companies are developing hospital equipment for lung problems

Development effected by light

Focusing LED on fertilized chicken eggs, in a controlled manner, causes the embryos to gain weight and increase in height


Global challenges of science communication

Event in Greece introduced science communication activities that can be conducted in any country

Homo sapiens in the middle of South America

Site near Cuiabá indicates that humans were present in Mato Grosso 27,000 years ago

Disappearance of megafauna from Lagoa Santa

Study finds that climate change and human presence may have led to the extinction of large herbivores