The country would benefit from a well-funded and regulated research industry to contribute to scientific innovation and preparedness for future disease outbreaks.
Lockdowns, working from home and funding cuts put a generation of Australian scientists at risk of dropping out.
Recent reports of dramatic declines in insect populations have sparked concern about an 'insect apocalypse.' But a new analysis of data from sites across North America suggests the case isn't proven.
India's new National Education Policy is impressive, and could create opportunities for Australian universities. The key issues, however, relate to implementation.
Mentoring can help build the confidence of young scholars in Sub-Saharan Africa, reducing the likelihood of brain drain.
Vice-chancellors from three South African universities unpack how the COVID-19 pandemic could alter the country's higher education sector.
Scientists and science publishers are sharing information as fast as they can during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speed and openness bring new challenges, but they are the way forward for research.
We can’t tackle the huge global challenges we face in isolation – scientists must be able to work together across borders.
Research shows that millennials don't drive as much as previous generations, largely because of their beliefs.
Americans with lower incomes today are less happy than they were 40 years ago. Could the growing class divide be to blame?
From graduation ceremonies and sports to research and instruction, COVID-19 is changing the face of higher education. Here, three university presidents share their thoughts on what the future holds.
The active and uninhibited dissemination of knowledge is vital for the advancement of knowledge.
Two economists argue that people who believe the economy will turn around quickly have more incentive to quarantine.
Higher education institutions have started challenging the role of states as the dominant force in attracting foreign investment – particularly in terms of human talents and technological resources.
The Trump administration is rolling back environmental regulations, claiming it's good for the economy. But research shows that conservation is better both for public health and for job creation.
Four researchers studied California's shelter-in-place orders to figure out how many lives were saved by its early enactment. Here's what they found.
With caregivers' faces covered, infants and young children will miss out on all the visual cues they'd normally get during stages of rapid developmental growth.
It doesn't matter how smooth your conversations have been. Absent the touch, taste and smell of a potential partner, you're essentially flying blind.
What do you do when you find something amazing you didn't expect, and there is no budget in your grant to investigate it?
There has been a rapid redirection of resources towards COVID-19-related research. In the long term, this resource reallocation is likely to result in budget cuts in all research areas.