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.
Literature reviews can help to synthesise a lot of information, but there are pitfalls.
Researchers should try to make their literature reviews as reliable as possible and adhere to strict standards.
A poverty index is revealing new insights about deprivation in South Africa.
A newish method called the multidimensional poverty index is revealing new insights into the South Africa's poverty.
Balancing personal privacy with detailed insights.
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?
Clinical trials can bring important benefits to African countries.
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.
Roseanne Barr had her sitcom canceled on May 29, after calling former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett the child of an ape.
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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.
More and more people are being drawn into slums in Ghana’s capital city, Accra.
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.