Sampling is a powerful scientific tool - when it’s used honestly.
Some water researchers are ignoring the evidence offered by sampling if it doesn't fit their preconceived notions. But science should always be honest and open.
The first flower grown on the International Space Station.
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Angelica Kauffmann, Self-portrait Hesitating between the Arts of Music and Painting, 1791.
Finding the art in science and investigating the science of art used to be common practise. At the turn of the 19th century the boundaries between academic disciplines hardened, but now new fields like neuroaesthetics are breaking down barriers.
An EU-wide network of funding and researchers delivers around £1bn a year of support to UK science.
Kim Carr (left) and Christopher Pyne (right) debating on innovation at the National Press Club.
Pyne talked more about changing taxes and incentives to stimulate growth and industry, whereas Carr had clear plans for government investment.
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Science explains how people are changing our natural systems, but we need to recognize the importance – and power – of emotions and the spiritual world in charting a course to the future.
The climate is startlingly complex, as is the immune system.
Diverse threads of the vast interrogation of nature we call science are coming together in a rich and mutually informative intellectual tapestry.
Does it have a formula?
Scientists and engineers can help students to get more out of studying STEM subjects.
Spending time with scientists and engineers and going to laboratories increases students' interest in STEM subjects.
In future, we'll all need to be a little more like Leonardo da Vinci.
In scientific research, repetition is good.
Scientists build on knowledge gained and published by others. How can we know which findings to trust?
There have been squabbles of course, but the science project in Geneva is an example of putting differences aside to pursue common goals.
Education standards in Australia are slipping.
International education tests reveal Australia has either stagnated or declined in many subject areas, including maths and science, while other countries have made big improvements. Why is this?
Facing the perils: a drone is released to monitor an active volcano in Indonesia.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can keep remote sensors alive and deal with dangerous scenarios.
Many university degrees require a high level of maths skill.
Lowering maths prerequisites to study science, engineering and commerce at university has led to students playing catch up for years. This should be fixed.
Sometimes science needs to look at the bigger picture in order to best influence public policy.
Science is about more than protons, genes and neurons. Sometimes a bigger picture can help us make better decisions when it comes to public policy.
Some students will not encounter a trained maths or science teacher until the latter years of secondary school.
Lack of confidence, negative attitudes and low student participation rates are just a few of the challenges maths and science teachers face.
Children are natural scientists. They learn from their mistakes, then try something new.
Scientists being wrong is not a bug or a glitch – it's a feature of science and mistakes can actually lead to new, deeper discoveries.
Two black holes collide.
University of Glasgow
It is the physics discovery of the century – even bigger than the Higgs Boson. Here's how it happened and what it means, by a key member of one of the lead teams
Hello beautiful! R136a1 is a universal heavyweight.
Think our Sun's big? Prepare to be dazzled by the real galactic heavyweights.