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David Dickson

David Dickson

    Open access calls for ground rules
    Open access calls for ground rules
    These are heady days for supporters of open access, who argue that the results of publicly funded research should be made freely available to all,...
    A window of opportunity opens in the US
    A window of opportunity opens in the US
    For several years, the United States Agency for International Development (USAid) has been under growing pressure to adopt a more long-term...
    Nurturing Third World brains in the new year
    Nurturing Third World brains in the new year
    Last year began with high hopes -- after two decades of neglect -- of new, high-level political recognition of the importance of science and...
    Making sense of nuclear rights
    Making sense of nuclear rights
    Two important nuclear anniversaries take place in August. The first -- for many the most significant -- is that commemorating the dropping of the...
    Climate change: an American farce, a global tragedy
    Climate change: an American farce, a global tragedy
    Even a seasoned political operator like Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair will have found it difficult to swallow the relative failure of this...
    Science, meet policy. Now shake hands.
    Science, meet policy. Now shake hands.
    Mention the word policy and many scientists instinctively reach for their gun.
    Crying Wolfowitz at the World Bank
    Crying Wolfowitz at the World Bank
    Paul Wolfowitz as head of the World Bank presents a major challenge to the whole development community. Science may well benefit but it is...
    Lessons from the tsunami
    Lessons from the tsunami
    There have recently been encouraging signs that science and technology are climbing back on to the international development agenda. The tsunami...
    The heat is turned on Third World air polluters
    The heat is turned on Third World air polluters
    One of the most important items to be addressed in the climate change talks that opened in Buenos Aires is how Brazil, China and India can be...
    Many good drugs, no way to get them to the sick
    Many good drugs, no way to get them to the sick
    Much money is spent on studying the health problems of the developing world. Only a small proportion goes on improving the effectiveness of health...
    Cloning ban delay is 'tremendous victory'
    Cloning ban delay is 'tremendous victory'
    The delay on a United Nations decision whether to ban all forms of human cloning has been described as a "tremendous victory" by Bernard Siegel,...
    One humanity, but two types of cloning
    One humanity, but two types of cloning
    There was both a tragic and a timely element in the way that last week's death of the Hollywood actor Christopher Reeve -- best known for his...