B.J Habibie as Indonesia’s Minister of Research and Technology in a press conference in 1987.
By Rob Bogaerts / Anefo via Wikimedia Commons
He has inspired generations of Indonesians. Through his work, he changed many lives, including mine.
Prof. Stephen Meyers and his Geoscience 100 class at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Photo by Ethan Parrish.
A science researcher's work gets twisted by a conservative news site; he considers this his wake-up call to educate as many students as possible about the importance of science to our world.
Scientists are working with artificial intelligence in hopes of being able to better detect cancer.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
The teaching of science and technology in ECOWAS states needs a boost.
Policies that will drive investment and change the structure of economies in the West African sub region are facing several challenges.
Young scientists should be taught how to turn scientific innovations into business opportunities.
Most universities focus on teaching basic sciences with little reference to commercialisation of ideas and new technologies.
Overall, participation in STEM careers activities is low, with less than 30% of UK 11- to 14-year-olds reporting having taken part in 2017.
Climate scientist James Hansen, who has spoken out about the dangers of climate change, was arrested in 2010 alongside Appalachian residents.
Some climate scientists have spoken out about the dangers of climate change. But a new study shows those voices may not be very influential.
Only 13.83% of AI authors in arXiv are women and, in relative terms, the proportion of AI papers co-authored by at least one woman has not improved since the 1990s.
One of the most influential agricultural entomologists in history was an insatiably curious and fiercely independent woman named Eleanor Anne Ormerod. She never went to school - nor was she paid for her work.
Solving the world’s climate problems will require many kinds of brain power.
UC Irvine School of Humanities
Climate change isn't just a technical challenge – it also involves ethics, social justice and cultural values. Insights from literature, philosophy and other humanities can produce better solutions.
If more girls studied maths, we could see a narrowing of the gender wage gap.
Studying maths is likely to make you smarter and more employable.
A waxwork likeness of Tom Hanks as Forest Gump at the Hollywood Wax Museum.
Three classic examples of the "Mandala Effect" debunked.
Amazon plans to retrain 100,000 employees in new technologies.
Amazon's plan to invest $700 million retraining its workforce signals very soon all jobs will be STEM jobs – and higher education needs to play a bigger role.
Adriana Briscoe, in the greenhouse with a blue morpho, University of California, Irvine, June 2019.
Wes Koseki - UCI School of Biological Sciences
A scientist explains how she got a glimpse into the secret world of butterflies and her hopes of encouraging more Latinos to enter the field of science.
Mindfulness aligns itself with science and academia to be seen as credible but it lacks any real evidence.
Covering subjects from black holes to sleep science, a geophysicist explains his new course.
Portrait of Ada Lovelace – mathematician and poet.
Alfred Edward Chalon/Wikipedia
Poets and scientists don't occupy separate poles in the quest to understand the universe. In many ways, they sing from the same hymn sheet.
Gravity helps stars to form.
UNIMAP / L. Piazzo, La Sapienza – Università di Roma; E. Schisano / G. Li Causi, IAPS/INAF, Italy
Gravity exists because the universe is full of 'stuff' – here's how it came to be.
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes in his laboratory in Leiden.
How was superconductivity discovered? It all began in April 1911, in a Dutch laboratory...
Mining accounts for about half of Australia’s exports. In terms of ‘economic complexity’, the nation ranks 59th in the world, between Kazakhstan and Lebanon.
Innovation and industry policy is receiving the least attention just when it may matter most to our economic future.