Intelligent crows rival 7 year old children in tests of logic

Study shows that New Caledonian crows may be smarter than 7 year-olds.

Investing in science: The Guardian

Following our recent publication of the debate going on in Chile on the need for investment in research, The Guardian have published a follow-up article with Pablo Astudillo Besnier from the advocacy group mas ciencia para chile.

The abortion controversy

Regular readers will be aware of the study recently published in PLoSONE on maternal mortality rate (MMR) trends in Chile and the American  continent. Professor Koch from Universidad Católica, Concepción and colleagues from Universidad de Chile and othe…

Fighting Chagas Disease in South America: 15 million infected

A new report published today in the scientific journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases details the progress made in combatting  the most socially and economically impacting parasitic disease in Latin America. Chagas disease, a highly prevalent and pot…

Chile: One of the fattest nations on earth

Chilean children are the fattest in Latin America according to international research published today in the The Lancet. The results show a disturbing global trend of rising obesity.

Scientists discover new species off Chilean coast

Chilean scientists discover a new species of clam off the coast of Chile. The authors of the study decided to name it after Nobel Prize for Literature winner Pablo Neruda.

Meningitis vaccine breakthrough

Around one in ten victims of meningitis die in the UK. Now Chilean scientists have tested a newly developed vaccine that brings hope of eradicating the disease.

New population of critically endangered Darwin’s fox discovered in Chile

Chilean scientists have been on the trail of the elusive and critically endangered Darwin's fox endemic to the temperate forests of southern Chile. A new population has been discovered, raising questions over the conservation status of the species.

Science in Chile: Falling short or aiming high?

You may have seen our recent post where the pressure group mascienciaparachile argued for more planning and spending on research in Chile. The group published a letter in Science which can be found here outlining their argument. On Friday the Chilean go…

Maternal death rate in Chile lower than US

A new study published in the open access to all scientific journal PLoSONE has shown that the maternal mortality rate (MMR) in Chile has dramatically reduced over the last 50 years and now compares favourably with the rest of the American Continent. Stu…