Economic growth alone won't end hunger. Good policies and programmes are needed, too. Scientists and researchers have a role to play in these initiatives.
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.
The public loses when their only choices are inaccessible, impenetrable journal articles or overhyped click-bait about science. Scientists themselves need to step up and help bridge the divide.
Broader goals like building trust, fostering excitement about science and influencing policy decisions don't necessarily just fall into place when researchers focus only on describing their work.
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.
African mathematicians and scientists have an important role to play in establishing and protecting a democratic continent.
Most scientists have found a way to make religion and evolution compatible, but not in the way you might think.
Innovative initiative aims to inspire pupils on the continent to take up careers in science.
Big data is about processing large amounts of data. It is often associated with multiplicities of data. But the ability to generate data outpaces the ability to store it.
Glamorous award ceremonies and popular TV shows can only get you so far – finding the time to do the science is still the most important thing.
Africa’s soil crisis calls for quick and creative action. This includes deepening farmers' knowledge about soil microbes.
The Nobel Prize-winning research on neutrinos is expected to push the boundaries of science and technology.
The discovery of Homo naledi has been a social media sensation, recording an extraordinary number of views – more than 170,000 – for a scientific paper.
Despite claims about its age, puzzling combinations of features from Homo naledi gives it an uncanny resemblance to human beings.
Africa is a developing continent but there's ample opportunity for careers in science that can contribute to science advancement as well as uplifting the socio-economic status of the continent.
Researchers have suggested a new theory for why neurotic unhappiness and creativity are often found in the same person. But is the assumption that creative people are more neurotic actually true?
Globally, evidence points to children becoming less active because they would rather play computer games than be outdoors.