Researchers should try to make their literature reviews as reliable as possible and adhere to strict standards.
A newish method called the multidimensional poverty index is revealing new insights into the South Africa's poverty.
Researchers analyze social media data to gain useful insights into modern society and culture. But it's important to protect users' privacy. How can both ends meet?
African countries should be looking to initiate or host more clinical trials to improve the continent's health systems.
South Africa needs to harness its service sector into an innovative and export orientated way to push back poverty, unemployment and inequality.
Dehumanizing insults have become more common in political discourse. Psychology research has shown that they can prime us for violence – and even change our brains.
Self-organisation initiatives taken by slum residents across Africa can help urban development.
Today many Americans see universities negatively. But, as the dean of USC Dornsife argues, academia has a unique capacity to solve society's problems. Yes, astrophysicists can help law enforcement.
High municipal electricity tariffs pose a serious threat to South Africa's machinery and equipment manufacturing industries.
A tax incentive coupled with a new fund to support research translation for non-medical research would help Australia lift its game.
Facebook grapples with balancing the privacy needs of users with needs of the research community.
Canola is an example of an innovation that sprung from university research and became a major economic boon to Canada. It should be happening more often.
What kind of information do Canadian voters get through Facebook? It's time for the social media giant to let researchers see exactly what it sends its 23 million users in Canada.
As fusion becomes more technically viable, it's time to assess whether it's worth the money because breakthroughs in the lab don’t guarantee success in the marketplace.
We can disagree with co-workers in meetings. We can argue about sports with friends. A new study explores why politics seems to be an entirely different beast.
Ethical review is often seen as a barrier to research and innovation within universities, but it can be constructive. More attention should be paid to the potential benefits of the process.
A recent cut to federal funding for school safety research could hurt efforts to make schools more secure, a scholar warns.
When it comes to political scandals, context is king.
The privacy backlash over Cambridge Analytica and Facebook may lead to explosive consequences for academics.
An evidence-based measure of minimum income has been widely adopted – and could now change the rules around legal aid.