Humans tend to downplay their own susceptibility to being harmed – an attitude of 'it won't happen to me' that could be hindering the collective response to the pandemic.
With travel halted and universities and research institutions shutting down, scientists are having trouble keeping their research running. Here's why that matters outside the lab.
Research shows that the type of task – and style of music – tend to determine whether listening will help or hinder your performance.
In a health crisis, decisions about treatment and containment must be made quickly. It’s crucial those decisions be based on research evidence, but fast and easy access is not always available.
By using the simple technique of harvesting when the lower leaves begin to turn to yellow, yam farmers can determine the earliest possible time to harvest.
More women on corporate boards means more opportunities for women, and better performances by businesses.
Iran's detention of Fariba Adelkhah, Roland Marchal and Kylie Moore-Gilbert is part of a growing trend of attacks against academic freedom.
Decolonising mathematical sciences is possible. The answer lies in rediscovering existing African examples of teaching maths and including them in the Western body of knowledge.
Frontier research initiatives to tackle the 2019 coronavirus seem to be dominated by institutions in China, the US, Japan and labs across Europe. Very little seem to be coming form Indonesia.
New research finds that the different ways boys and girls use digital technology might explain the discrepancy.
Your partner might think they're providing valuable encouragement, but a new study shows how it can backfire.
Involving people with disabilities in developing knowledge and policy on disability will significantly help reduce interest bias and untangle the complexity of disability.
Global health researchers, funders and journals are not walking the talk on equity, diversity and inclusion.
Mistakes can be made during scientific research with devastating effects. Keeping an open mind to the possibility of error and correcting immediately can make the difference between life and death.
Although research can provide us with useful evidence to help inform our decisions, underfunded research areas still mean that women are being left in the dark.
We like to think there's a silver lining to tragedy – and this may be influencing both how studies on post-traumatic growth are constructed and how subjects are responding.
Decisions about research funding -- and how those decisions are announced -- should not be political and should follow a set schedule.
It's imperative that we understand what creates and sustains the delta for the future management of the system.
Minority parties in Ghana have found ways to stay relevant in elections despite their declining electoral numbers
Tanzania's government must focus on the drivers of teenage pregnancy, which are entirely overlooked in current punitive policies, instead of expelling and arresting schoolgirls.