Brazil: Checking email after hours? It's overtime
(AP) -- Brazilian workers who find themselves answering work emails on their smartphones after the end of their shifts can qualify for overtime under a new law.
Scientists discover first-ever bee 'soldier'
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Sussex scientists working with researchers in Brazil have identified the first example of a 'soldier' bee.
Over 78 million Brazilians have Internet access
More than 78 million Brazilians have access to the Internet, according to third-quarter statistics provided Monday by the private consulting firm Ibope.
Chevron Brazil says it will seal errant oil well
US energy giant Chevron said Tuesday it would seal and abandon an errant oil well which for the past week has seeped oil into waters off Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state.
National differences in reporting of climate scepticism
An Oxford University study of climate change coverage in six countries suggests that newspapers in the UK and the US have given far more column space to the voices of climate sceptics than the press in Brazil, ...
Women drive boom at LatAm video game fair: organizer
The biggest video game fair in Latin American opened its doors Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro, with organizers expecting some 60,000 visitors and an ever-increasing number of women gamers.
Amateur botanists in Brazil discover a genuflexing plant
José Carlos Mendes Santos (a.k.a. Louro) is a handyman in rural northeastern Bahia, Brazil - one of the areas of the world with the highest biodiversity. Two years ago, he found a tiny, inch-high plant ...
Brazil biodiesel inventor Sa Parente dead at 70
The Brazilian scientist credited with inventing biodiesel has died at the age of 70 of an intestinal condition.
Netflix starts streaming video to Latin America
US video giant Netflix on Monday announced the launch of its television and movie streaming service to Latin America and the Caribbean.
Scientists find underground river beneath Amazon
Brazilian scientists have discovered an underground river some 4,000 meters (13,000) feet deep, which flows from west to east like the country's famous waterway.
Sao Paulo sets precedent for role of government intervention in ecological restoration projects
The role of national governments in ecological or environmental conservation remains contentious the world over. While scientists and campaigners alike often demand that governments regulate and encourage restoration projects; ...
Brazil fears traffickers may have killed natives
Officials in Brazil have said they had no news of an isolated tribe of Amazonian natives who may have been attacked by suspected Peruvian drug traffickers, amid fears of a bloodbath.
Mushroom lights up the night in Brazil: Researcher finds bioluminescent fungus not seen since 1840
In 1840, renowned English botanist George Gardner reported a strange sight from the streets of Vila de Natividade in Brazil: A group of boys playing with a glowing object that turned out to be a luminescent ...
New mouse in the house: Brazil unveils species
A new species of mouse has been discovered in Brazil, the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation announced Tuesday.