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Science Approach

While Brazil hopes to gain an economic advantage from the World Cup taking place there, an editorial in New Scientist says the country should look toward science as a means of boosting its growth.

"Investing in science and technology is perhaps a more reliable route to riches — and one being taken by many emerging economies," the editorial says. "Think of China's burgeoning research base and India's 'geek nation' ambition."

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