We are observing two new phenomena. On one hand doubt is shed on the quality of entire scientific fields or sub-fields. On the other this doubt is played out in the open, in the media and blogosphere.
Marie Skłodowska Curie was born 150 years ago and is still the only female scientist many people can name.
Evidence for a link between breast cancer and artificial light appears to be growing. Do studies showing higher risk of breast cancer the farther west a woman lives in a time zone add to the science?
Governments gently cajoling people towards better life choices is only one side of the nudge theory.
Ishiguro employs some clever techniques to get readers to engage with his characters.
Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Prize in economics for his groundbreaking work incorporating how humans actually behave into economic thinking.
His work on behavioural economics helps us better understand why people make bad financial decisions.
Taking a look at the likely contenders for the Memorial Prize in Economics gives us an idea of where economics is and where it is headed.
The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to scientists who developed a way to study biological molecules under an electron microscope.
The 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry goes to three scientists who revolutionized biochemistry by inventing a technology that can image the molecules of life without destroying them.
Today's scientific research is characterized by interdisciplinary, international collaboration. Awards like the Nobel Prizes haven't caught up.
The 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to scientists who helped pioneer the discovery of gravitational waves. Australia is playing an important role in gravitational-wave astronomy.
The winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine discovered how our internal body clock works.
Using the right metaphor in science is important.
The island of Lampedusa in Italy has become the symbol of how a community can welcome migrants — for better or for worse.
Bob Dylan said songs are meant to be sung not read, and he has a point. Songs and poems obey different rules.
This extraordinarily odd speech might well be the singer’s most Dylanesque performance.
New research out this month has led to speculation that the acceleration of the expanding universe might not be real after all. So what's really going on?
Immigrants have contributed to America's great success at the Nobel. Of the 350 Nobel winners from the United States, more than 100 have been immigrants.
In 1913, an Indian literary giant named Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-white person to win the literature prize. He wrote over 2,000 songs and, like Dylan's, they still resonate today.