A university course teaches students why people believe false and evidence-starved claims, to show them how to determine what’s accurate and real and what’s neither.
A puzzle over the identity of an extinct bird that laid eggs across Australia has been solved.
How Prince Harry using a psychic to contact his dead mother, Princess Diana, isn’t that unusual.
In 2014, Chinese researchers published more papers than any other country for the first time. In 2019, China overtook the U.S. as the No. 1 publisher of the most influential papers.
Astrology and astronomy were once practiced side by side by scientists like Galileo and Kepler. And they’re more similar than you might think.
A US national lab has proved we can the fusion process can be used to produce energy, but it’s just the first step in a very long process.
Using poetry to explore climate change can empower and inspire people to act and make a difference.
Guidelines and regulations weigh the medical and health benefits of animal research with researchers’ ability to ensure humane care of their subjects from start to finish.
As the climate crisis worsens, and after being ravaged by the COVID-19, it is paramount for Indonesia and G20 countries to strengthen global pandemic preparedness and climate action.
Kenya’s GMO policy about-turn was underpinned by improved safeguards on top of a commitment to review each new application on a case-by-case basis.
Flickering light can make people see different colours and shapes or feel altered emotions or sense of time.
In the Lord of the Rings prequel, The Rings of Power, the dark realm of Mordor is created by diverting a river into a dormant volcano, setting off a huge eruption – but is this scientifically viable?
Nature’s recent efforts to redefine the ethical responsibilities of scientists leave a lot to be desired.
Financial support for science and research in Nigeria remains pathetic. This has led to the deterioration in the quantity and quality of trained virologists at universities.
African countries need to be more deliberate in developing space capabilities.
Recent studies suggest that the mind of a bee is far more sophisticated than once believed.
Scientists aren’t always right, and new evidence can always emerge to disprove a theory. Still, philosophy helps explain why there is good reason for us to trust science regardless.
Ant feet are equipped with an array of tools – from retractable sticky pads to claws to special spines and hairs – enabling them to defy gravity and grip virtually any surface.
A microscope slide that can diagnose cancer, mapping how what we eat affects the environment, and an effort to track bushfire damage are among the winners at Australia’s leading scientific awards.
Why is it so difficult to swat a fly? A team of insect experts explains how a fly’s sophisticated vision allows it to quickly react to visual cues.