Hands up if you’re top of the class.
East Asian pupils continue to outpace their counterparts in Western schools.
Australia has slipped further down the international rankings in maths, science and reading.
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 needs an agreed approach to quality science teaching.
Australia’s performance in science continues to slide due to ineffective, traditional teaching practices and an outdated curriculum. Here's what needs to change.
Being a physics teacher is about teaching as much as physics.
Because being a good teacher is about more than just subject knowledge.
Little has changed in Australian students’ achievement in maths and science since 1995.
Latest TIMSS report shows that students in Australia make very little – if any – progress in maths from Year 4 to Year 8.
Struggling to understand? Most know the feeling.
For subjects mired in jargon and technical words, what role does language play in breaking down obstacles to communication and understanding.
With Donald Trump, science has entered the political arena.
Is the election of Donald Trump going to reignite a futile war between science and anti-science?
It is easy to see the benefits from the advances we have made in physics, chemistry, engineering, computer science and the life sciences. Without these impressive leaps in understanding, we would not have…
Is this science?
Is science really like crystal ball gazing?
While AI seems unstoppable, our improved understanding of human brains is levelling the playing field for now.
South Africa needs some universities that focus on teaching, and others that concentrate on research.
South Africa must examine how science funding is allocated to universities. It also needs to acknowledge that not all universities should be focusing on research and development.
There’s growing pressure for academics to get outside their comfort zones and to share their research with the broader public.
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Academics are getting out of touch with the rest of society. This helps explains the sorry state of our public discourse on science.
Getting up close and personal with science has huge benefits – for the scientist, too.
There is mounting evidence to show scientists and researchers why public engagement is worth their while.
Ledecky celebrates her new world record at the 2016 Olympic games.
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Have we reached peak human?
New, eco-friendly ways of recycling tyres are needed.
Used tyres pose a serious environmental challenge. So far, traditional recycling methods have proved insufficient to solve the problem. New, eco-friendy alternatives are now being explored.
Science graduates struggle to find jobs straight after graduation.
Confusing short-term jobs with long-term career outcomes is a distraction from the real issues in science higher education.
Too busy to work out? Not anymore.
Why less is more when it comes to exercise.
Science communication puts research under the microscope.
Science communication has grown in leaps and bounds over the past 60 years. It plays a crucial role in democratising science and making it less mysterious.
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.
Have some much needed non-Brexit news.