Volcanologists study the formation and eruptions of volcanoes - surely one of the most interesting jobs around. However, it can also be very dangerous.
From collecting bugs to using math apps, there are many ways parents can engage in STEM activities with their kids to support their learning.
The very existence of kindness and altruism seems to contradict Darwin’s theory of evolution. So how could kind behaviour have evolved?
Science funding still falls short of 2005 levels. It's time for Canada's government to fix that problem, before it's too late.
If leaders of educational institutions are concerned about the employability of graduates, they should avoid over-investing in STEM subjects and stop snubbing liberal arts.
Advanced materials that seem like they come from Star Trek are becoming reality today.
Both systems are dangerous in the wrong hands.
A new government program will create 10,000 work placements for undergraduates in only business and STEM subjects. Why not fund students to innovate in the social sector too?
It's been a good year for conspiracy theorists, so they say.
Volcanic ash can cause a nuisance to farmers, burying agricultural lands and damaging crops. But in the long term, this ash will create highly productive soil that can support huge populations.
Society needs more research that is both excellent and useful. We can achieve this by shifting the academic culture toward research that is Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR).
Star Trek Discovery is the latest offering in the 50-year-old science fiction franchise beloved by scientists — but it isn't about science.
Sir Humphry Davy was the Professor Brian Cox of the 1800s.
This year's Toronto International Film Festival is a further example of how science, technology, engineering and math illuminate movies – and, in the process, our minds.
New research gives weight to Noam Chomsky's idea of a universal language ability.
Women can often draw attention to dimensions of thinking that their male perspective may miss. But this will only work if they are in positions that allow them to lead and drive the research agenda.
As the government moves ahead with its industrial plan, a new report signals it will have to start doing things differently.
If only DNA samples and microfibres made crimes as easy to solve as on CSI.
In a media world infected with misinformation and fake news, it has never been more important for scientists to talk directly to the public.
Why are there 60 minutes in an hour, and not 10? Why do we count up to 10, anyway? Quentin, age five, wants to know.