NASA's Kepler Mission has identified thousands of exoplanets but leaves a lot of questions about alien worlds.
How can we improve the PISA standardised tests?
Captivity isn't kind to cheetahs where most develop diseases that are unusual in big cats. It's never been clear why this is the case, but understanding their metabolism might provide the answer.
Insisting that science has a monopoly on the truth invalidates dissent and undermines what should be an open dialogue between science and society.
JAXA has announced a mission to visit the two moons of Mars and return a rock sample to Earth.
Governments on the African continent must increase their investment in research and development so that science can yield self-sufficiency.
Professor Samir Brahmachari's innovative Open Source Drug Development allows thousands of researchers to work together to discover novel therapies for under-studied diseases.
The theory that humankind originated in Europe is an old one. It was abandoned in 1924 when the first Australopithecus was discovered in South Africa.
On World Press Freedom Day, we must deal with the threat data collection and surveillance poses to journalism.
Scientific and technological innovations and economic policies promoting growth at all costs have created a consumption and production vortex on a collision course with the Earth system.
Laws cannot keep pace with technological advances – but that may not be a bad thing.
Controversy over a Chinese study that used CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology shows how the West still looks at the East through the lens of Orientalism.
Africa has one of the world's richest fossil records, and evidence suggests that amateurs collected really important fossils long before professionals arrived on the scene.
Evidence of Homo naledi's age suggests we need to rethink our understanding of human history and evolution.
The true promise of ageing research is that rather than tackling individual diseases one at a time, a single drug to treat ageing would treat all of the diseases that arise in old age, at once.
Sea cows (Sirenia) descended from four legged mammals that roamed Africa when this continent was isolated. They belong to the Afrotheria, the 'African beasts'.
A study is being done in Ethiopia's Danakil Depression - a natural environment like no other on earth - to understand how microbes thrive in extreme environments such as those found on Mars.
Trump is not science's biggest problem.
The new Internet of Things has the potential to compensate for Africa's legacies of underdevelopment.
Searching for animals thought to be extinct – or fictional – is difficult, painstaking and often disappointing. But new technology like drones offer hope of a boom in biological discovery.