Electricity is only one of the marvels brought to us by science. But even that’s not enough to convince some of its value.
Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty's new book explores why so many people today selectively reject science, and in the process gives a behind the scenes look at how science really works.
Science in the Cinema this year sorted fact from fiction in the 1982 cult classic Bladerunner.
Medical research can be complex and difficult to understand, but cinematic representations of mad scientists who speak gobbledygook add to the confusion. An annual event separates fact from fiction.
What can leggings and leotards teach us about about physics and neuroscience?
For a growing number of artists, academics, researchers and scientists, dance represents a promising new frontier of exploration. The annual DANscienCE festival shines a spotlight on their findings.
After a hard day at work, children still expect their mom to spend quality time with them.
How successful a mother or career scientist one can become depends on how one's available time is divided between the two activities.
Young Indonesian scientists aim to have a say in their country’s future by creating a science agenda.
A group of young Indonesian scientists set a science agenda for the country.
Official U.S. Air Force/Flickr
A new report on the future of humanity explains what we really need to be worrying about over the next 35 years.
Victoria Island waterfront in Lagos. President Buhari needs to emulate China and South Korea by urgently investing in science and technology to take Nigeria’s economy to the next level.
Investing in science, technology and innovation can help give Nigeria a positive lift in many sectors of the economy.
Rather than rejecting all indigenous knowledge as witchcraft or as somehow inferior, we should explore the value in different knowledge systems.
There are valuable and authentic wisdom traditions in all cultures. How can indigenous knowledge be woven into the existing science curriculum?
Keeping them interested.
Science lesson via CroMary/www.shutterstock.com
Training teachers to make science lessons more practical, creative and challenging benefits their students.
How can researchers be their own guardian?
What are the pressures on researchers that could lead to misrepresentation of facts? Do the "guardians need a guard"?
Roaming among the dinosaurs in Jurassic World.
ILM/Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment
Science-fiction, to some extent, can indeed create science.
Rita Yao Kakou belongs to the Association of Women Researchers, which works to raise the profile of women in science in the Ivory Coast.
Men rule the roost in science and technology as women continue to battle against the glass ceiling.
Lightning kills…safer to stay indoors during a thunderstorm.
Neale du Plooy
Lightning can kill if one does not heed the safety measures.
Are we ready for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design how we move into a new era of capitalism?
Now for the science.
All week I’ve been intrigued and inspired by posters appearing in my department that depict truly great scientists, mathematicians and engineers. Few of them were known to me or my fellow students, yet…
The author, getting up to speed in Davos.
World Economic Forum
If you were to believe the tabloid hype around Davos you might be forgiven for thinking it’s a giant party where elite business types meet celebrities and dole out a few quid to the less fortunate of the…
We cannot avoid the question of faith.
In the early days of independent India, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said, “It is science alone that can solve the problems of hunger and poverty … of a rich country inhabited by starving people.” Would…
What’s the use of this?
Lab Science Career
Science evokes images of Bunsen burners, coloured liquids, vapours rising from flasks, white coats and safety goggles. But are we making too much of the rigid assessment of the practical parts of science…
‘A Journey Round my Skull’.
Jonathan Blackford, Kindle Theatre
C.P. Snow’s pessimistic view of “two cultures” – the arts and the sciences at war with each other, glowering across no man’s land, entrenched in their embattled fortress of true expression (as each saw…
Australia’s Chief Scientist Ian Chubb delivers his speech at the National Press Club today.
Often scientists spend most of their time concentrating on research, rather than getting out to promote it – but over the…