Elsevier Award For Women Scientists In Developing Countries

The Elsevier Foundation, OWSD and TWAS have opened their call for nominations for the 2014 Elsevier Foundation Awards.

Mainstreaming Science In South Asia

Educating children and women is essential to mainstreaming science in South Asia, writes T. V. Padma.

Global Debate Grows Over Arsenic Levels In Rice

Following alarming reports about the discovery of high arsenic levels in rice sold in the US market, experts have reassured consumers that rice is safe to eat.

South Asian Academies To Boost Science Cooperation

South Asian scientists agreed to set up a regional network to foster science collaboration on common challenges at a summit held in India last week.

Bangladeshi Innovators Scoop US Technology Award

An innovative building material from Bangladesh that could be used to construct cheap shelters has won the top prize in an innovation competition.

Sleepless In South Asia

A new study reports a global ‘sleeplessness epidemic’ affecting an estimated 150 million people across the developing world.

Six Winners Chosen For Asia’s Nobel Prize, The Ramon Magsaysay Award

Six individuals across Asia will receive Asia's premier prize, the 2012 Ramon Magsaysay Award, announced the Foundation on Thursday.

2009 Pandemic H1N1 Flu Killed Far More Than Reported: Study

A new study reports that the 2009 pandemic H1N1 flu may have killed as many as half a million people around the world – much higher than the official 18,500 figure.

Fewer Girl Child Marriages In South Asia, Study

Professor Anita Raj of UCSD reports that marriage rates for girls under the age of 14 in India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh have significantly declined since 1991.