This Jonkeria, an extinct animal from the Karoo that’s much older than the dinosaurs, was among the features of the old exhibition.
Museums around the world have been grappling with the issue of diorama removal.
Researchers are central to any country’s science preparedness, especially in the face of pandemics.
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Investments are starting to help grow the African continent's science preparedness.
Troy Sutton works with potentially deadly pathogens but the right precautions greatly reduce the risks.
To find a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, scientists need to work hands-on with the highly infectious coronavirus. It happens in a super secure lab designed to keep them safe and prevent any escapes.
The number of preliminary or unsubstantiated treatments or risk factors for the coronavirus is increasing. Here's one reason why.
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The rapid sharing of research is so vital. In cases like the COVID-19 pandemic, it can save lives.
Many scientists have had to hang up their lab coats and go home.
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With travel halted and universities and research institutions shutting down, scientists are having trouble keeping their research running. Here's why that matters outside the lab.
Blood samples from pediatric health screenings can provide valuable data for public health research.
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The EPA is considering a rule that would limit what kinds of science regulators can use in setting rules. A scholar explains how this shift would bar his work mapping child lead poisoning.
The EU's next research programme needs to change how universities and business work together.
What to write to get that next grant?
Grant abstracts with more words, more complex language and more storytelling tend to earn more money – even if that's not exactly what funders say they'd want.
China’s military may bear the brunt of hits to the country’s scientific reputation.
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In an era of big scientific collaborations, China's renegade actions have hurt its reputation. As international researchers back away, it may be the country's military that ultimately suffers.
In Antarctica, many countries want a piece of the action.
There are some limits on what countries can do in the Antarctic, but not when it comes to science.
Biobanks can help scientists retain quality samples for future experiments.
Most biobanks, whether small or large, have high quality assurance and control measures in place.
A podcast on twins, including why stereotypes about their relationship are so damaging, and why they are so useful to scientists.
Money doesn’t grow in flasks – scientists have to find funds outside the lab.
Money always seems tight for university scientists. A sociologist conducted hundreds of interviews to see how they think about funding sources and profit motives for basic and applied research.
Park guards view maps and photos of high-altitude glaciers – information that can be shared with local communities dealing with changing water levels.
Science can't just stay in the ivory tower. But what does impact really mean and how does it happen? A study of more than a decade of ecological fieldwork projects in Bolivia suggests a better way.
Facebook already controls how its users’ data can be gathered and shared. It’s university ethics boards that need to join the digital age.
The Cambridge Analytica scandal wasn't a data breach – it was a violation of academic ethics. Maybe it's universities, not social networks, that need to update their privacy settings.
There’s no blueprint for excellence, but some building blocks are crucial.
Research institutes and "centres of excellence" exist around the world to draw talent and to share resources - all with the aim of solving important problems.
It may take time for a tiny step forward to show its worth.
Scientists are rewarded with funding and publications when they come up with innovative findings. But in the midst of a 'reproducibility crisis,' being new isn't the only thing to value about research.
Science itself needs to be put under the microscope and carefully scrutinised to deal with its flaws.
We are observing two new phenomena. On one hand doubt is shed on the quality of entire scientific fields or sub-fields. On the other this doubt is played out in the open, in the media and blogosphere.
It’s good for scientists to work in glass laboratories.
Science isn't cold, hard facts uncovered by emotionless robots. Acknowledging how and where values play a role promotes a more realistic view and can advance science's reputation for reliability.