Indonesia announces it has outnumbered Thailand in terms of academic publication number. It's good news but Indonesia needs to make the studies more relevant to get more citations.
In a complex system, academics and doctoral students must take part in collaborative efforts to succeed in their projects. Feedback after a seminar in Hong Kong.
A recent study shows how the number of vulnerable and endangered amphibians is nearly double that of birds or mammals. Strategies need to be put in place, and fast.
The membership base of South Africa's trade union movement has undergone significant changes which begs the question: has it moved away from its working class roots to become a middle class movement.
In the film 'Detroit,' the voices of women are largely absent.
Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein would have bridled under today's research funding bureaucracy. It's time to allow scientists to indulge their curiosity again.
A trial of methylprednisolone in kidney patients was halted recently because of safety concerns. But this doesn't affect people taking the drug for asthma, arthritis or other inflammatory conditions.
Captivity isn't kind to cheetahs where most develop diseases that are unusual in big cats. It's never been clear why this is the case, but understanding their metabolism might provide the answer.
A team of archaeologists strived to improve the reproducibility of their results, influencing their choices in the field, in the lab and during data analysis.
Systematic reviews are rarely applied to basic research. A new study shows how they could separate good data from bad, saving millions in research dollars and speeding life-saving treatments.
Young people are three times more likely to smoke if they've tried e-cigarettes first.
Journal Impact Factors are unreliable and may be gamed. But can they still offer value?
Surveying the bottom of the ocean turns out to be far from easy. But there was something wonderful about seeing animals we have only read about in old books.
Are we in danger of losing academic freedom?
The development trajectory of South African born brewer SABMiller peaked with the 2016 $104 billion merger with Anheuser-Busch InBev. Behind it lies an extraordinary journey.
New research shows uncertainty isn't the cause of slow economic growth. But that could change if the government isn't clearer about policies.
Rethinking work is crucial for industrialised and emerging economies, where job losses are being felt even in the presence of substantial, although diminishing, economic growth.
Many large scale organisational changes end up as failures most of the time employers are blamed for being resistant to change. This may be convenient, but it doesn't deal with the real issues.
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