Without clearance from authorities, scientists can face penalties for conducting 'dangerous' research'.
Research has a distinctive role to play because it gives pointers on what is needed to create long-term change.
As more data are collected, it's important for the public to understand how their health information is being used. But user agreements are often complex, lengthy and written in inaccessible language.
The world faces a collision between facts and alternative facts – so how do experts get their message heard over the din of fake news?
Protests in Ghana are often misunderstood which is why the root causes need to identified.
Health data gathered without the patient's consent can provide valuable information; however, transparency is crucial to maintain trust.
Research is more profitable and productive than ever before, but it risks losing its sense of values and ethics.
South Africa has a low number of male teachers in the foundation phase. Why this must change.
This breakthrough could be key in fighting antibiotic resistance.
Efforts to regulate the lucrative mining venture are not proving successful due to collusion and corruption.
Stanford professor's research has led to an increase in the number of kidney transplants in the United States.
The writing and adoption of a constitution is merely the start point, not the end of constitutional literacy
Resettlement plans for large infrastructure projects don't always go according to plan.
Science communication online is important to the intellectual work of scientists.
Higher education needs to do more than produce graduates who can get a job. It should also give students opportunities and a voice when it comes to participating in the economy and broader society.
Several presidential hopefuls have offered proposals to close the racial wealth gap, from baby bonds to reparations. A simulation suggests policies short of direct aid to blacks won't do the trick.
Over the past decade, more teens have attempted suicide. The trend has vexed researchers, but it's that much more difficult to determine whether a fictional TV show has had any role.
Australia's top scientist Alan Finkel says too many poor quality research papers are being published in Australia, and the system may inadvertently encourage academics to behave badly.
Researchers say that without first cutting down on the country's notorious red tape, Indonesia's newly signed science law will discourage international collaboration.
The EU's next research programme needs to change how universities and business work together.