In 2017 and 2018, as education minister, Simon Birmingham vetoed 11 ARC grants in the humanities.
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Projects submitted to the Australian Research Council are vetted heavily by panels of experts. Minister Birmingham's decision undermines this process.
A new short drug treatment for tuberculosis, called BPaMZ, is showing promise in trials.
(The National Center for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (Georgia) on behalf of TB Alliance)
We cannot end TB with century-old technologies and poor quality care. It is time to reinvent the way we are managing TB, and overcome our collective failures of the imagination.
In a technology-driven and interconnected world, the speed of creation and dissemination of knowledge makes it even more central to economic growth that it was fifty years ago.
The Indonesian public sector has some challenges to overcome to be able to design better policies.
Research is changing how artists contribute to the world's knowledge base.
Research suggests that women enterprises in Tanzania are shy to take up business loans.
Women-owned small business in Tanzania stay away from formal loans because of their negative beliefs about loans.
Australian scientists were in the spotlight at the 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.
The 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prize winners include astrophysicist and science communicator Alan Duffy and the citizen science app QuestaGame.
Under representation of women in the science and engineering career fields is a result of poor work life balance.
The lies most people tell on dating apps do serve a purpose.
Researchers analyzed troves of messages sent between matches and found that the fibs people tell are usually rational ones that serve a purpose.
Used once and done.
Research is yielding strategies for making plastics greener and more sustainable. But without support as they scale up, new versions will struggle to compete with well-established synthetic plastics.
African-Americans are underrepresented in large-scale genetic and neuroscience studies.
African-Americans are severely underrepresented in genetics and neuroscience research. That could leave the treatments of the future out of their reach.
Large proportions of regular internet gamblers use offshore sites.
For online gamblers, there are many attractions to offshore sights, so governments must focus on arming consumers with better knowledge about its risk.
‘Clotted’ by Eli Moore reveals microscopic details of red blood cells in a clot, and was the winning entry in the 2018 UniSA Images of Research competition.
Images taken out of a research context and shared with the public offer a way to connect scientists with the broader world – and vice versa. These photos are stunning examples.
The U.S. won’t be able to walk all over Putin with unilateral sanctions.
American policymakers and lawmakers are floating unilateral sanctions against Russia, Iran and even Turkey in an effort to change behavior. But research shows sanctions only work in narrow circumstances.
PT HM Sampoerna/Philip Morris International uses creativity and empowerment messages through social media to market their cigarettes to a younger audience.
The tobacco industry in Indonesia can still advertise cigarettes on television, radio and billboards. Now it's using popular social media channels too.
Many South African students prefer universities and neglect technical colleges.
South Africa needs to improve efforts to increase student numbers at technical colleges.
Scientists: your social media platforms need you!
Scientists have never been more needed to challenge division, misinformation and harassment online.
The devastating impact of mine closures could be avoided with economic and scientific interventions.
Apprentices researchers in the laboratories of Ecole Polytechnique.
The 2018 edition of the EuroScience Open Festival is a great showcase for EU scientific collaboration.
Start-up should not be synonymous with young people.
Research shows that the probability of entrepreneurial success jumps after the age of 35, increasing up to the age of 60,
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day …
You might think you've made your day more efficient – but it can actually affect what you accomplish during your unstructured time.