NSW's proposed new rigorous physics syllabus refocuses on the fundamentals, but it'll require investment in teaching skills so all students can benefit from it.
New data shows that the hairy-legged vampire bat of Pernambuco, Brazil, has developed an appetite for human blood over that of other possible prey.
Scientists are concerned that politics will trump evidence in the new administration. A researcher of political psychology explains why these worries matter far beyond questions of science.
Australia still struggles when it comes to innovation. No surprises there. But a new report on innovation shows some areas where we can improve.
Everything you need to know about predatory publishers.
Targets and initiatives are a start but both men and women already in the field need to offer a helping hand.
Science cannot ensure a sustainable future for the world’s population on its own. Artists are needed as well.
Thomas Browne is now better known for his literary work but in his own time was legendary as the greatest – and first – scientific populariser.
A leading website that monitored predatory open access journals has closed. This will make it harder to keep tabs on this corrosive force within science.
Good quality education fuels an economy. South Africa needs to increase its supply of science and technology university graduates. But instead it's lowering the bar, especially when it comes to maths.
There are a few red flags to look out for when reading about new scientific discoveries that can help you spot dodgy or unreliable work.
The Florey Institute's Dr Jee Hyun Kim explains how the different aspects of memory work and why attention is the most important element of improving your memory in this long-form comic explainer.
If we want excellence in our schools, we have to provide a system with the incentives, enablers and rewards for improvement built in.
Politicians need to stop meddling with education policy and invest in teachers if Australia's science, mathematics and reading standards are to improve.
East Asian pupils continue to outpace their counterparts in Western schools.
Rather than leaping to conclusions about a failing education system, we need to look at what the data tells us about student performance at a state level to help us make more informed decisions.
Australia’s performance in science continues to slide due to ineffective, traditional teaching practices and an outdated curriculum. Here's what needs to change.
Because being a good teacher is about more than just subject knowledge.
Latest TIMSS report shows that students in Australia make very little – if any – progress in maths from Year 4 to Year 8.
For subjects mired in jargon and technical words, what role does language play in breaking down obstacles to communication and understanding.