Plato suggested we leave complex things to experts and Aristotle suggested we leave them to the people. That tension has carried through to modern debates about where expertise belongs.
A double standard exists concerning the acceptance of Traditional Knowledge by practitioners of Western science.
Canada's female scientists are superstars in their fields yet most Canadians have never heard of them. On International Day for Women in Science, it's time to give them the recognition they deserve.
An unlikely combination of artists, medieval historians, philosophers and scientists have converged to create an exhibition of glass artworks.
"Critique of Black Reason" offers readers insight into how the construction of race and racism underpins our understanding of modernity.
The organisation Sense about Science advocates for openness and honesty about research, and ensures the public interest in sound science and evidence is recognised in public debates and policymaking.
On its 200th anniversary, why is it a surprise that Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein at such a young age – just because she's a woman?
Have you ever been told not to put metal in the microwave? Edie, age 8, wants to know why.
Calestous Juma believed that Africa needed an integrated science, technology and innovation framework. The continent can make this happen.
The U.S. government continues to wage a fight against scientific information. Without it, the public can do little to address environmental and economic inequality.
Traditional Indigenous knowledge and science has aided the development of modern scientific knowledge, and including Indigenous people in science is essential to its future.
My holiday to Borneo in 2004 was more than just a chance to see incredible wildlife like orangutans and pygmy elephants. It helped crystallise for me the innate nature of scientific thinking.
Go on, treat yourself - read a science book over the holidays. Here are a few ideas to get started.
The voluntary ITP is a much-needed service that translates science-related digital materials into Arabic for a general audience.
Toys and games that involve friends and family members are more than just fun: they can foster new skills, challenge children to work in a team and encourage thinking and idea development.
Canada must take the lead as a global champion of science as America under President Donald Trump presses its assault on fact and knowledge.
The students of class 3F at Ferny Grove State School want to know how they get oxygen into the International Space Station.
Deep underground, scientists research subatomic particles from space in a bid to understand the building blocks of our universe.
It might feel like rocket science, but scientists need to get better at explaining things to people outside academia.
The myth of the lone genius, hero scientist is dangerous for science and society. Here's how to fix it.