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18 October 2018
DRUSSA Fables: Mama Scientist`s dancing daughter

We scientists are like mothers--we cherish our findings and keep them close to our hearts, showing them off only to our scientific counterparts. However, findings "need to become" to be of greater value to society. For that reason, we sometimes need to let go of our findings--the same way Mama Scientist had to let go of her precious daughter, allowing her to drift into territory beyond her control... 

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DRUSSA Fables: Practitioners are alive and well on Planet P

The last few decades have seen frequent visits between the occupants of Planet R and Planet P. The natural inhabitants of Planet P are practitioners, while Planet R is home to researchers. Lately, the authorities of Planet R have been placing increasing pressure on their researchers to make their work more relevant and accessible to their kin labouring on Planet P. Being from Planet R myself, when a visitor from Planet P paid a passing visit to my neighbourhood, I jumped at the opportunity to interview him. I met a mature man, balding slightly and sporting grey touches at his temples. He was stylishly dressed in an elegant pinstriped suit.

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DRUSSA Fables: Winemakers, trains and knowledge
A bottle of wine is a knowledge product. Its features, like aroma, taste and texture, are the end result of various sources of knowledge and skill. One could rightfully ask what knowledge sources winemakers rely on when making wine and specifically to what extent they use scientific research findings.
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2013 WARIMA Conference: First Announcement and Call for Papers
 
The West African Research and Innovation Management Association (WARIMA), in collaboration with the University of Jos, has announced the 7th WARIMA International Conference and Workshops at the University of Jos, Jos, NIGERIA, from 24 to 29 November 2013, and issued a call for papers.
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Don't miss this opportunity: Submit your EOI
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) have called on individuals and institutions to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) for a new fellowship scheme and institutional capacity-strengthening programme that will enhance research into the impacts of climate change.
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