Most of what we know about planets outside our Solar System relates to gas-giant planets. A new study has identified and characterised a smaller exoplanet.
New research finds that ‘leaky mitochondria’ help keep sea otters warm.
Good science doesn’t eliminate uncertainty: it explains it.
Scientists have been using art to illuminate and share their research with the public for centuries. And art could be one way to bolster K-12 science education and scientific literacy in the public.
Has the summit delivered on its goals?
Women’s climate knowledge is often overlooked, despite it being a vital resource for adapting to a warming world.
Want to observe native bees? Or seek out invasive species? There are many ways to get hands-on science learning. An expert on adult STEM education suggests four places to start.
A centralized reporting system for laboratory incidents involving dangerous pathogens in biological research does not exist in the US or internationally.
Many valuable scientific breakthroughs were originally published in a non-English language. New research shows more effort is needed to transcend language barriers to improve conservation science.
There are calls for measures to reduce the burden of red tape and promote and facilitate biodiversity research in South Africa.
The work of Italian physicist Giorgio Parisi has helped predict the unpredictable, from changes in the climate to the movements of flocks of starlings.
Only 7% of Australia’s federal MPs have backgrounds in science. What would it look like if they were a majority?
A closer look at how ice cover changed through the months offers some important insights into the role of climate change and why every year isn’t a record.
Effective science teachers use everyday natural events to get students to explore their world. Here’s how they do it, according to an expert who prepares elementary school science teachers.
Some people seeking to influence public opinion about abortion rights claim the science is clear. It’s not, and that means abortion remains a political question – not a biological one.
Nigeria’s academic community is mourning the death of virology professor and leading researcher, David Olufemi Olaleye.
Lyme’s controversy offers four lessons on how parents, school districts, elected officials and scientists can find a path forward in the 2021-2022 school year.
Teachers are right in selecting age-appropriate scientific models and teaching these in age-appropriate ways – even though the science they present isn’t the whole story.
Some of the climate changes will be irreversible for millennia. But some can be slowed and even stopped if countries quickly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, including from burning fossil fuels.
These international climate assessments are used by governments worldwide as they weigh future risks and climate policies.