Today many Americans see universities negatively. But, as the dean of USC Dornsife argues, academia has a unique capacity to solve society's problems. Yes, astrophysicists can help law enforcement.
High municipal electricity tariffs pose a serious threat to South Africa's machinery and equipment manufacturing industries.
A tax incentive coupled with a new fund to support research translation for non-medical research would help Australia lift its game.
Facebook grapples with balancing the privacy needs of users with needs of the research community.
Canola is an example of an innovation that sprung from university research and became a major economic boon to Canada. It should be happening more often.
What kind of information do Canadian voters get through Facebook? It's time for the social media giant to let researchers see exactly what it sends its 23 million users in Canada.
As fusion becomes more technically viable, it's time to assess whether it's worth the money because breakthroughs in the lab don’t guarantee success in the marketplace.
We can disagree with co-workers in meetings. We can argue about sports with friends. A new study explores why politics seems to be an entirely different beast.
Ethical review is often seen as a barrier to research and innovation within universities, but it can be constructive. More attention should be paid to the potential benefits of the process.
A recent cut to federal funding for school safety research could hurt efforts to make schools more secure, a scholar warns.
When it comes to political scandals, context is king.
The privacy backlash over Cambridge Analytica and Facebook may lead to explosive consequences for academics.
An evidence-based measure of minimum income has been widely adopted – and could now change the rules around legal aid.
South Africa's land policy is flailing around in the dark, with the haziest of understandings of how well or how badly land reform is doing.
A new study reveals the challenges faced by people living with disabilities who want to open their own businesses.
A massive rural on-grid electrification programme in Rwanda has delivered considerable benefits. But is it the most sensible way to deliver power to remote areas?
Research on the impact of corporate tax cuts reaches different conclusions, depending on the time and place it looks at.
Bad research techniques have called into question the results of many psychology studies. Fixing the problem starts with making sure students don't pick up bad habits.
The audio version of a long read on the historical mistakes and cover ups that hampered the response to the devastating Ebola outbreak of 2014.
African cities are failing to raise development funds through bond markets.