Uncovering the monsters of the prehistoric deep.
Our citizen science project was designed to record bird sounds but produced some surprisingly funny impressions.
Cancer is not the modern disease many believe it to be. New fossil evidence from two South African caves suggests that its origins lie deep in prehistory.
We don't know what knowledge we'll need in the future, and that's where maths research comes in.
Tragedies involving building collapses prompt structural engineers to figure out what happened, and how to prevent it from recurring.
Large asteroid hits on Earth have the potential to wipe out humanity so knowing how to detect and deflect them is vital. But we know very little about the interior make up of many asteroids.
Using a robotic video camera to digitally recreate a crime scene could give juries greater insight without the logistical nightmare and potential bias of a physical visit.
MOOCs are an opportunity for African universities to bring the continent's thinkers and theories to the world. They also have great benefits for full-time students to experience a flipped classroom.
Economic growth alone won't end hunger. Good policies and programmes are needed, too. Scientists and researchers have a role to play in these initiatives.