In one project, students worked on designing a shoe for a child in a South Sudanese refugee camp.
Abraham Nhial Wei/World Vision
In a three-year project, students were taught STEM skills by designing solutions for real-world problems. An evaluation of the project found most students were stimulated and engaged.
Evening light on a Heard Island icescape. The island is part of the Kerguelen Plateau, which is being jointly studied by France and Australia.
Scientists are uncovering the secrets of a giant undersea rock shelf, parts of which lie four kilometres below the ocean's surface.
Announcement of the Nobel Prize in Economics to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer (from left to right on the screen) during a press conference held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on 14 October 2019.
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics pays tribute to randomized control trials, but can they really help us fight poverty?
Ebenezer Scrooge is confronted by the apparition of his dead business partner, Jacob Marley.
Sometimes the unknown is more appealing than the truth – and it has kept ghost hunters in business for generations.
At the 2018 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science, only two recipients were women.
PM's Prizes for Science
Awards can make scientific careers, but too often award rules and application processes shut women out.
Atlantios + saylow/Pixabay
Research is more profitable and productive than ever before, but it risks losing its sense of values and ethics.
In the future, people may be able to go to Mars.
The first Martian might just be a human being.
A researcher completing bleaching surveys in the southern Great Barrier Reef after a major bleaching event.
ARC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR CORAL REEF STUDIES
Few feel the pain of the Great Barrier Reef's decline more acutely than the scientists trying to save it. Ahead of a UN climate summit, two researchers write of their grief, and hope.
B.J Habibie as Indonesia’s Minister of Research and Technology in a press conference in 1987.
By Rob Bogaerts / Anefo via Wikimedia Commons
He has inspired generations of Indonesians. Through his work, he changed many lives, including mine.
Prof. Stephen Meyers and his Geoscience 100 class at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Photo by Ethan Parrish.
A science researcher's work gets twisted by a conservative news site; he considers this his wake-up call to educate as many students as possible about the importance of science to our world.
Scientists are working with artificial intelligence in hopes of being able to better detect cancer.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
The teaching of science and technology in ECOWAS states needs a boost.
Policies that will drive investment and change the structure of economies in the West African sub region are facing several challenges.
Young scientists should be taught how to turn scientific innovations into business opportunities.
Most universities focus on teaching basic sciences with little reference to commercialisation of ideas and new technologies.
Overall, participation in STEM careers activities is low, with less than 30% of UK 11- to 14-year-olds reporting having taken part in 2017.
Climate scientist James Hansen, who has spoken out about the dangers of climate change, was arrested in 2010 alongside Appalachian residents.
Some climate scientists have spoken out about the dangers of climate change. But a new study shows those voices may not be very influential.
Only 13.83% of AI authors in arXiv are women and, in relative terms, the proportion of AI papers co-authored by at least one woman has not improved since the 1990s.
One of the most influential agricultural entomologists in history was an insatiably curious and fiercely independent woman named Eleanor Anne Ormerod. She never went to school - nor was she paid for her work.
Solving the world’s climate problems will require many kinds of brain power.
UC Irvine School of Humanities
Climate change isn't just a technical challenge – it also involves ethics, social justice and cultural values. Insights from literature, philosophy and other humanities can produce better solutions.
If more girls studied maths, we could see a narrowing of the gender wage gap.
Studying maths is likely to make you smarter and more employable.
A waxwork likeness of Tom Hanks as Forest Gump at the Hollywood Wax Museum.
Three classic examples of the "Mandala Effect" debunked.