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Dr Gildas Hounmanou with his colleagues at the University of Copenhagen. Hounmanou, from Benin, studied in Denmark. Danida Fellowship Centre/Vibeke Quaade

What African scholars think of studying in Denmark

Global research funding, such as that offered by Denmark's government, can open doors for African researchers to study abroad and then take their skills home.
The world’s smallest frog can fit on a dime. E.N. Rittmeyer et al. (2012)

What is the smallest animal ever?

Scientists have identified the world's smallest animal – for now. It could be possible smaller creatures exist that have not yet been discovered.
Apprentices researchers in the laboratories of Ecole Polytechnique. Ecole polytechnique/Flickr

Long live the Europe of scientists!

The 2018 edition of the EuroScience Open Festival is a great showcase for EU scientific collaboration.
The National Research Foundation doesn’t have enough money for the growing number of researchers who qualify for “incentive” funding. Shutterstock

Money woes force South Africa to revisit how it rewards researchers

South Africa's National Research Foundation will dramatically scale back “incentive” funding to rated researchers, both those who already have a rating and those who will be rated in the future.
What happens to their credibility when scientists take to the streets? February 2017 Stand Up for Science rally in Boston. Adam Salsman

Can March for Science participants advocate without losing the public’s trust?

The research community tends to assume advocacy doesn't mix with objectivity. One study suggests there's room for scientists to make real-world recommendations without compromising their trusted status.

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