Research institutes and "centres of excellence" exist around the world to draw talent and to share resources - all with the aim of solving important problems.
Creative people seem to possess a unique connection between three brain networks that typically work separately.
In the age of 'fake news' it's more important than ever to make sure that what's being published is the truth – especially when it comes to reporting research and science.
All earthly and celestial things emit signals. The science of signal processing, born in the 19th Century and now greatly advanced thanks to computers, allows us to better understand them.
The Office for Students hasn't even started work yet, but is already under fire for its board appointment of Toby Young.
Ever wondered which fundraising appeals work best or what kind of charitable donations are ideal after disasters strike?
With studies from the past year exploring the relationship between smartphone use and mental health, sleep, learning and romance, a more nuanced portrait of the device has emerged.
A majority of white Americans now believe that white people experience racial discrimination, and memes like #ItsOkayToBeWhite are only fanning the flames.
When high income researchers take their unethical methods abroad it's the poor who suffer.
Why did most fans shun the prequel series, but embrace the recent spate of 'Star Wars' films? A recent study offers some clues.
Extensive research has been done on poverty and inequality in South Africa but more is needed to better understand the status quo and mainly inter-sectional factors that drive inequality.
According to a new study, there's a big gap between how much we think we spend on eating out and how much we're actually spending.
Africa has recorded a tremendous growth in its output of academic engineering research over the past 20 years. Greater collaboration can increase this growth even more.
A family physician and public health researcher explains why he isn't getting a prostate cancer test in Movember or at any time in the near future.
Engagement and impact will be part of research performance assessment starting in 2018, signalling a shift in what kind of research we value and why.
Academics argue that increasing amounts of R&D isn't translating into greater productivity. But the problem may lay elsewhere in the economy.
New South African research supports evidence that urbanisation has a positive impact on people's lives and must be managed appropriately for development.
Reptiles add socioeconomic value but when it comes to accessing detailed reference information about them, students and naturalists can face serious challenges.
It might feel like rocket science, but scientists need to get better at explaining things to people outside academia.
One of the best ways to shape public policy is for experts to submit detailed, technical information through the public comment process.