The cheetah population almost halved since 1975 with only an estimated 7,100 left in the wild today.
Captivity isn't kind to cheetahs where most develop diseases that are unusual in big cats. It's never been clear why this is the case, but understanding their metabolism might provide the answer.
Step one is not being afraid to reexamine a site that’s been previously excavated.
Dominic O'Brien. Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation
A team of archaeologists strived to improve the reproducibility of their results, influencing their choices in the field, in the lab and during data analysis.
Done well, translational science can save lives.
Systematic reviews are rarely applied to basic research. A new study shows how they could separate good data from bad, saving millions in research dollars and speeding life-saving treatments.
A new analysis provides evidence that young people are more likely to graduate from e-cigarettes to smoking.
Young people are three times more likely to smoke if they've tried e-cigarettes first.
A successful science career is founded in a solid publication track record.
Journal Impact Factors are unreliable and may be gamed. But can they still offer value?
The famous “faceless fish”, which garnered worldwide headlines when it was collected by the expedition.
Surveying the bottom of the ocean turns out to be far from easy. But there was something wonderful about seeing animals we have only read about in old books.
Is"useful" knowledge the only knowledge worth knowing?
Are we in danger of losing academic freedom?
SAB’s resilience has allowed it to become a key player globally.
The development trajectory of South African born brewer SABMiller peaked with the 2016 $104 billion merger with Anheuser-Busch InBev. Behind it lies an extraordinary journey.
Uncertainty can be a drag on the economy.
New research shows uncertainty isn't the cause of slow economic growth. But that could change if the government isn't clearer about policies.
Unemployment is compounded by the prospect of automation replacing humans in production chains.
Rethinking work is crucial for industrialised and emerging economies, where job losses are being felt even in the presence of substantial, although diminishing, economic growth.
Employees are often unsettled by change in their organisations.
Many large scale organisational changes end up as failures most of the time employers are blamed for being resistant to change. This may be convenient, but it doesn't deal with the real issues.
The Conversation sought response from the Australia-China Relations Institute based at the University of Technology Sydney in relation to analysis questioning their research, funding and reporting.
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If it came down to buying a trip or a keepsake, which should you choose?
Organisational psychopathy, generally known as toxic leadership, is common in the private sector. It's emerging more often in the public space too.
If the government wants to encourage universities to translate their research to a wider audience, they should explicitly pay for it.
In March 2018, all Australian universities will be submitting key performance indicators (KPIs) on their engagement and impact to the Australian Research Council. These measure how well universities engage…
It's become fashionable to suggest that generational designations are arbitrary or a 'myth.' But social scientists can pinpoint generational and cultural changes with a surprising degree of accuracy.
Academics find themselves in a world filled with people who aren’t interested in facts.
Populist movements are on the rise. Their supporters distrust the establishment, elites, authority and official sources. The post-truth world is a post-expert world.
White South Africans own most companies and shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
The debate about white monopoly capital in post-apartheid South Africa is good for the country's politics but it tends to come with bad sociology.
In the molecular-chemistry laboratory of the Ecole Polytechnique at the Université Paris-Saclay.
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