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There’s a body of historical African examples that universities can use to teach a more inclusive mathematical sciences curriculum. GettyImages

What connects Shaka Zulu, decolonisation and mathematical models

Decolonising mathematical sciences is possible. The answer lies in rediscovering existing African examples of teaching maths and including them in the Western body of knowledge.
Through public genome sequences, a team in Berlin perfected a molecular diagnostic protocol to detect the 2019-nCoV more than a week before the first case was confirmed in Germany. Shutterstock

Open science promotes global scientific collaboration to tackle coronavirus: why hasn’t Indonesia contributed?

Frontier research initiatives to tackle the 2019 coronavirus seem to be dominated by institutions in China, the US, Japan and labs across Europe. Very little seem to be coming form Indonesia.
Your partner’s intentions might be good, but the outcome often isn’t. Ron and Joe/Shutterstock.com

The dark side of supportive relationships

Your partner might think they're providing valuable encouragement, but a new study shows how it can backfire.
Scientists can make mistakes, but it’s important to keep an open mind and curious approach when conducting research. (Shutterstock)

In science, it’s better to be curious than correct

Mistakes can be made during scientific research with devastating effects. Keeping an open mind to the possibility of error and correcting immediately can make the difference between life and death.
We like to narrate our lives in terms of the challenges we’ve confronted and the setbacks we’ve overcome. frankie's/shutterstock.com

Do we actually grow from adversity?

We like to think there's a silver lining to tragedy – and this may be influencing both how studies on post-traumatic growth are constructed and how subjects are responding.
Around 90% of research papers published in journals contain results that prove the hypotheses. This bias has driven scientists to commit unethical practices just to get published easier. Shutterstock

Three things the scientific community can do to filter sketchy research

Indonesia's unhealthy obsession with research output is driving scientists to commit unethical acts to produce research that are more publishable. What can the research community do to stop this?
Drones are increasingly used to gather information and inform research. As technology develops longer-lasting batteries and more sensitive cameras, the role of drones in research will continue to grow. (Shutterstock)

Drones help track wildfires, count wildlife and map plants

Drones have proven extremely useful for research, collecting detailed data to help monitor hard-to-access areas.

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