Neither major party has made science and engineering issues a big part of its platform. But research – and its funding – are crucial if the U.S. wants to maintain status as a global leader.
Science's quality control processes are under question. Scientists should think about changing the rules and extending their peer communities.
While questions are asked about the value of investment in our Olympic sporting activities, take a look at the achievements of our other medal winners in the science Olympiads.
Well, here we are again. Lazy swipes by lazy blowhards at lazy academics lazing their way through hyper competitive granting procedures.
New studies on the quality of published research shows we could be wasting billions of dollars a year on bad science, to the neglect of good science projects.
What did the Coalition promise during the campaign in 11 key policy areas, from health to infrastructure to jobs?
Australian researchers engage in collaborative programs with both the UK and the rest of Europe. So what does Brexit mean for those collaborations?
How does Australia fare in science and research funding? Where have recent cuts been made? This infographic shows the state of science funding in Australia.
There are plenty of innovators, scientists and inventors in Africa doing remarkable work today. So why does the myth of Africa being devoid of scientific innovators persist?
In an atmosphere of declining government funding for science, researchers can drum up excitement and funding in other ways, just as they did in Edwardian times.
Successful economies are led by innovation and driven by knowledge. For Africa to advance, it needs to make more substantial investments in its research and development sector.
Everyone loves to hear a story, says actor Alan Alda, and that's what every scientists should learn if they are to better communicate their work to a wider audience.
Any shift in the focus of climate change research at CSIRO should look at how to stop the problem and reduce its impact on Australia.
Through creating entrepreneurs and boosting global collaboration, science has the potential to drive economic growth and innovation – if only the government would properly fund it.
Science and innovation in the UK may seem out of the woods following the spending review. But the EU referendum and changes to how funding is organised are potential threats.
A review by Paul Nurse, president of the Royal Society, has said the UK's research councils should continue to be exist as part of a new quango.
Women are just as successful as men at winning grants, but there are far fewer of them applying. The ARC's new Gender Equality Action Plan aims to redress that.
The latest round of research grant funding has been announced, and many worthy researchers have not made the cut. Why?
A new policy on research outputs and funding will be introduced in South Africa in 2016. But it leaves too much unchanged from the old policy.
A Turnbull government has an opportunity to redirect Australia towards being a science and innovation nation.