An initiative to address a skills gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics may be actually narrowing the pool of students who consider a career in STEM.
Why do some people reject scientifically accepted ideas? A psychotherapist points to black-and-white thinking as part of the explanation.
A public meeting of flat earthers is a product and sign of our times.
Meta-analysis studies have made it possible to sort through apparently contradictory research by looking at the bigger picture.
All the proofs in the world won't change a convinced flat earther's mind.
New research shows just 1% of E. coli bacteria's genetic mutations are lethal.
On the eve of the March for Science, a marine biologist explains why she's returning from abroad to speak out for science in the Trump era.
It’s time to stop confusing sterile debates and pseudoscience with the healthy controversies that nourish scientific progress.
Having movable eyebrows – and evolving beyond the Neanderthal ridge – may have played a crucial role in early human survival.
People have wondered for years and scientists still don't know for sure.
They were discovered over 100 years ago – but we still don't know exactly what genes are.
We are already collaborating – the question is, how can we do it better?
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.