The sustainability of African agriculture is critical to the continent’s food security and for maintaining agriculture’s contribution to Africa’s rural communities and national economies
For decades Australian scientists have, clearly and respectfully, warned about the risks to Australia of a rapidly heating climate. After this season's fires, perhaps it's time to listen.
To confront colonialism, universities must open their archives and let communities see their pasts, eugenics and all.
The solids from wastewater plants are usually dumped into landfills because they are contaminated with heavy metals. Now there is a way to remove the metals so the waste can be used as fertilizer.
The EPA is considering a rule that would limit what kinds of science regulators can use in setting rules. A scholar explains how this shift would bar his work mapping child lead poisoning.
That future is one of ever-changing data, analytics and computer infrastructure.
A determined approach to improving diversity will also lead to better science.
Coding is beneficial to children, irrespective of their career path later on in life.
In a three-year project, students were taught STEM skills by designing solutions for real-world problems. An evaluation of the project found most students were stimulated and engaged.
Scientists are uncovering the secrets of a giant undersea rock shelf, parts of which lie four kilometres below the ocean's surface.
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics pays tribute to randomized control trials, but can they really help us fight poverty?
Sometimes the unknown is more appealing than the truth – and it has kept ghost hunters in business for generations.
Awards can make scientific careers, but too often award rules and application processes shut women out.
Research is more profitable and productive than ever before, but it risks losing its sense of values and ethics.
The first Martian might just be a human being.
Few feel the pain of the Great Barrier Reef's decline more acutely than the scientists trying to save it. Ahead of a UN climate summit, two researchers write of their grief, and hope.
He has inspired generations of Indonesians. Through his work, he changed many lives, including mine.
A science researcher's work gets twisted by a conservative news site; he considers this his wake-up call to educate as many students as possible about the importance of science to our world.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
Policies that will drive investment and change the structure of economies in the West African sub region are facing several challenges.