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  • Biologic Diversity Inspires Search for Medicine in Brazil

    A 100% national initiative will search for new substances from the biodiversity of Brazilian plants aiming to take new medicines to drugstores shelves. Although the research is still at an initial phase, expectations are high.

    Published on 12/11/2017 - 10h52

  • Dangerous Virtual Traps

    The press itself has become the top priority for extremist groups that are seeking to discredit it. In the last few weeks, alarming attempts to mine the credibility of reporters and news outlets have come to light.

    Published on 12/04/2017 - 11h24

  • 'I Would Never Be Comfortable among Politicians, My Arena is Soccer,' Says Brazilian Team's Coach

    Soccer and politics have been an old combination in Brazil. However, Tite, the coach of the country's national team, does not want to play along.

    Published on 12/04/2017 - 10h54

  • Richest 1% of Brazilians Make 36 Times More Than the 50% Poorest

    In 2016 the Brazilians who comprise the group of 1% of the population whose income is the highest in the country received on average 36.3 times the equivalent of that earned by half of the population who has the lowest income.

    Published on 11/30/2017 - 12h50

  • First Steps in Community Solar Projects in Brazil

    A market for solar power generation in small power plants shared by consumers and companies is taking its first steps in Brazil. It serves anyone who does not have space or has an unsuitable roof to install solar panels at their home or business.

    Published on 11/29/2017 - 12h02

  • The Disenchanted Souls in the Streets

    A year after the Olympics, the State of Rio de Janeiro has broken a lamentable record. Champions of backroom dealing, the majority of the members of the top tier of the Executive and Legislative branches of government in the Fluminense state from the last 20 years are currently incarcerated, under investigation on various charges of diverting public funds.

    Published on 11/27/2017 - 12h11

  • Even the Watered-Down Version of the Pension Reform Lacks Backing

    One day after President Michel Temer held a dinner meeting, in an attempt to gather political strength to pass the government's pension reform bill, Temer's allies are rather pessimistic concerning government's interests.

    Published on 11/24/2017 - 10h38

  • Temer's Administration Bars Publication of Scientific Article

    The National Institute for Educational Studies and Research (Inep), connected to the Ministry of Education, barred the publication of a scientific article which, even after being technically assessed by the editorial board, was disapproved by the institute's management. The decision led to a crisis with researchers, who claim "censorship" of academic and scientific work.

    Published on 11/22/2017 - 12h19

  • According to Study, Pregnant Women Must Do Several Exams in Order to Detect Zika Virus

    A single negative exam may not be enough to rule out the presence of the Zika virus in pregnant women. That's what a new study conducted by Famerp - the state medical school in São José do Rio Preto, in the countryside of São Paulo - revealed.

    Published on 11/03/2017 - 12h05

  • Research Demonstrates Irregular Usage of Pesticides

    It would not be a surprise if some of the foods on the dinner tables of Brazilians were found to be "seasoned" with pesticides.

    Published on 11/01/2017 - 11h37