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Science cities: Discovery central

5 December 2018

Hepeng Jia

A hive of innovation, Wuhan has stormed up the Nature Index, but competition for talent is heating up.

Science cities: A European heavyweight

27 November 2018

Hristio Boytchev

A rich research network has secured Munich’s position as a centre of science in Europe.

Science Cities: A venture under pressure

20 November 2018

Katherine Bourzac

Scientific innovation has long powered the San Francisco Bay Area’s economy, but community and political challenges could undermine progress.

From Tehran to Wuhan: Peripheral cities make an impact

6 November 2018

Marion Maisonobe, Laurent Jégou & Guillame Cabanac

The growing contribution of second-tier cities is narrowing the gap in research production.

Science Cities: São Paulo stands firm (but for how long?)

2 November 2018

Herton Escobar

The Latin American hub carries the scientific weight of a financially stricken country.

Science Cities: The cape of change

1 November 2018

Linda Nordling

Africa’s science star is confronting its colonial past to set a more inclusive research scene, benefitting more of its citizens.