GM protest in Montpellier.
When the GM crop debate is confined to the human risks, it limits who can participate in the decision making and privileges scientists.
Aftershocks from the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union will be felt in Australian research.
Australian researchers engage in collaborative programs with both the UK and the rest of Europe. So what does Brexit mean for those collaborations?
What are the key policy issues on which the 2016 federal election will be fought?
Investment in science and innovation is needed to help build Africa.
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Successful economies are led by innovation and driven by knowledge. For Africa to advance, it needs to make more substantial investments in its research and development sector.
Will we see a repeat of this 2010 protest against planned cuts to science?
A review by Paul Nurse, president of the Royal Society, has said the UK's research councils should continue to be exist as part of a new quango.
Alan Finkel is a well respected member of the Australian scientific community.
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The scientific community reacts to the news that Dr Alan Finkel has been appointed Australia's New Chief Scientist as of 2016.
The new Prime Minister has an opportunity to reverse the cuts to science funding and transform Australia into an innovative nation.
A Turnbull government has an opportunity to redirect Australia towards being a science and innovation nation.
Like in 2010, cuts to science are a real possibility.
Science funding is changing -- let's make sure it's for the better.
Inspiring role models can help more girls consider a career in science.
The new government should link policies on education, career progression and welfare to tackle the lack of women in science.
Research by James Cook University was rapidly translated into policy that is helping to preserve Queensland’s regions against the effects of climate change.
It's rare for research to have an immediate impact on policy, but lessons learnt from a successful venture in Queensland can show how it can be done.
Thousands of people protested against planned cuts to science in 2010.
The UK's commitment to a referendum on EU membership could already be harming the UK's reputation in science.
Will this generation of politicians’ children choose science?
Neither Labour nor the Conservatives have pledged to do as much as retain the current level of funding in their manifestos, despite their enthusiastic comments about science in the UK.
Australia has a long history of world class science, but a national science strategy will help boost engagement with industry.
The government's announcement of a national science strategy is good for Australia, particularly for promoting engagement between science and industry.
Funding, steady as she goes.
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Science and research were not at the front of the political debate in 2010. So how has science funding fared under the coalition government?
‘This finding, like this stock image, is uncredible!’
Scientific discoveries have moulded modern society. But the reliability of scientific results have recently been called into question. How will scientists solve this problem?
Science is under attack but we must defend it if we want to improve politics in Australia.
Our nation’s future depends on the quality of its thinking and its leaders. As such, science must be at the core of our national discourse.
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