Lowering maths prerequisites to study science, engineering and commerce at university has led to students playing catch up for years. This should be fixed.
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.
Lack of confidence, negative attitudes and low student participation rates are just a few of the challenges maths and science teachers face.
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.
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
Think our Sun's big? Prepare to be dazzled by the real galactic heavyweights.
Have you got the keen eye and quizzical mind of a professional spy? Let's find out ...
We are only just starting to understand the linguistic tools that get stuff done, move us to tears, bore us to death, or make us dizzy with delight.
It's not easy – but we are moving in the right direction.
Thalidomide's manufacturer, Chemie Grünenthal, marketed the drug as safe for pregnant women despite reports it was causing malformations in newborns. Why such blatant denial?
Do you know why onions make your eyes water? Neither do 83% of parents.
It is those who know how to think nimbly, creatively and responsibly that end up building extraordinary careers.
The Nobel Prize-winning research on neutrinos is expected to push the boundaries of science and technology.
Novel drugs that reduce the spread of cancer in mice could pave the way for changing the way we fight tumours.
Understanding the meaning of the word science has changed over time, but the goals to produce and share knowledge remains the same.
Is a novella published 130 years ago our best bet for explaining the worlds of 4D and beyond?
If the continent is to grasp the science and technology revolution, then governments should take the lead in both policy formulation and implementation.
To achieve science becoming part of everyday entertainment, one needs to take science out of its usual academic context.
Deep disagreements within science might seem to undermine its authority, but they only underscore how science really works.
Using more than one language when teaching and learning science in schools can greatly enhance concept development. This in fact goes to the heart of science.