Politics Podcast: Bill Ferris on Australia’s innovation mission.
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Innovation and Science Australia chair Bill Ferris launched a report this week setting out a plan that seeks to put Australia into the top tier of innovation nations by 2030.
The distribution of prime numbers from 1 to 76,800, from left to right and top to bottom. A black pixel means that the number is first, while a white pixel means that it is not.
The discovery of a new prime number -- and it’s a big one -- is a great opportunity to revisit Marin Mersenne, the French theologian who dreamed of a formula that could predict where they hide.
Images created by NASA with satellite data helped the U.S. Department of Agriculture analyze outbreak patterns for southern pine beetles in Alabama, in spring 2016.
Big data open-access publishing and other advances offer ecologists the ability to forecast events like pest outbreaks over days and seasons rather than decades. But scholars need to seize this opportunity.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick talks to players during a game against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 17, 2017.
AP Photo/Butch Dill
According to a management scholar, a team's mindset and structure – not its stars – will often determine its success.
In Papua, the country’s easternmost province, reports say at least 61 children have died from malnutrition and measles. Photo of mother and child in a church in Asmat district, taken on January 22, 2018.
Reuters/via Antara News Agency
Health research in Indonesia are mostly kept in library shelves instead of being used in policymaking.
Slow science is a reminder of what is wonderful and creative in scientific work, but it’s under threat.
Science should be about answering the "what if?" questions, but is that under threat by the privatisation of science and the drive for results ahead of any competition?
Steinhoff’s former CEO, Markus Jooste, is partly blamed for the corporate scandal that threatens to collapse the company.
Financial Mail/Jeremy Glyn
Gaps in the two tier board structure which is favoured in Europe may be partly responsible for the Steinhoff corporate scandal.
The organisation Sense about Science advocates for openness and honesty about research, and ensures the public interest in sound science and evidence is recognised in public debates and policymaking.
There’s no blueprint for excellence, but some building blocks are crucial.
Research institutes and "centres of excellence" exist around the world to draw talent and to share resources - all with the aim of solving important problems.
The answer has long eluded scientists.
Creative people seem to possess a unique connection between three brain networks that typically work separately.
Understanding how and why things happen can help people make sense of the world.
In the age of 'fake news' it's more important than ever to make sure that what's being published is the truth – especially when it comes to reporting research and science.
Is it just surfing or is it signal processing?
All earthly and celestial things emit signals. The science of signal processing, born in the 19th Century and now greatly advanced thanks to computers, allows us to better understand them.
Toby Young, a lesson in how to lose friends and alienate people?
Screen Shot/BBC News
The Office for Students hasn't even started work yet, but is already under fire for its board appointment of Toby Young.
To mark its 30th anniversary in business, the national PetSmart chain is donating enough food to serve animals in need an estimated 60 million meals.
Sandy Huffaker/AP Images for PetSmart
Ever wondered which fundraising appeals work best or what kind of charitable donations are ideal after disasters strike?
At some point, it stopped being all fun and games.
With studies from the past year exploring the relationship between smartphone use and mental health, sleep, learning and romance, a more nuanced portrait of the device has emerged.
Lucian Wintrich, left, leaves court on Dec. 11 after charges of breach of peace were dropped. In November, Wintrich had delivered a speech at the University of Connecticut titled ‘It’s OK To Be White.’
AP Photo/Jessica Hill
A majority of white Americans now believe that white people experience racial discrimination, and memes like #ItsOkayToBeWhite are only fanning the flames.
Homeless people in India wait to receive a free meal in Kolkata in 2011.
When high income researchers take their unethical methods abroad it's the poor who suffer.
Actor Mark Hammill reemerged in ‘The Force Awakens’ and ‘The Last Jedi.’
Nick Lehr/The Conversation via Lucasfilm
Why did most fans shun the prequel series, but embrace the recent spate of 'Star Wars' films? A recent study offers some clues.
Extensive research has been done on poverty and inequality in South Africa but more is needed to better understand the status quo and mainly inter-sectional factors that drive inequality.
Diners eat at Katz’s Delicatessen in New York, New York.
Seth Wenig/AP Photo
According to a new study, there's a big gap between how much we think we spend on eating out and how much we're actually spending.