Science can become more open and inclusive and can shift its culture.
'Science 4.0' is real. It is about a revolution in which science is an integral part of society.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution failed to deliver; it's time that we put our faith once again in hard science.
Breeds with exaggerated features include the Scottish fold.
Breeding cats for exaggerated facial features might have hindered our ability to understand them.
Air pollution exposure during mid to early life may be more important to developing Alzheimer’s disease than doctors realized.
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The tiny air pollutants known as PM2.5, emitted by vehicles, factories and power plants, aren’t just a hazard for lungs. A study finds more brain shrinkage in older women exposed to pollution.
Once upon a time, buckling up was new behavior.
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Public health recommendations have always been a hard sell. Resistance to new behaviors – like the mask-wearing and social distancing advised during the COVID-19 pandemic – is part of human nature.
Sampling wildfire smoke sometimes means sticking a tube out the window of an airplane.
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Thousands of chemical compounds in wildfire smoke are interacting with each other and sunlight as the smoke travels. For people downwind, it can become more toxic over time.
Results from the world’s longest running large-scale international assessment of maths and science show Australia has significantly improved in Year 8 maths and science, and Year 4 science.
The older you get, the more slowly you heal, and there are a number of reasons why.
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Healing is a complicated process. As people age, higher rates of disease and the fact that old cells lose the ability to divide slow this process down.
Hopefully, Joe Biden’s presidency will mark the end of using cherry-picked science to suit a political agenda. As Trump's successor, however, he's placed in a difficult position.
The 2020 wildfire season has been shattering records across the West.
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The 2020 wildfire season shattered records across the West. It's part of a trend that's headed in a dangerous direction.
Increased automation threatens job security in South Africa’s auto industry.
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Automation in South Africa's auto industry may have made car manufacturing easier, faster, and more productive but it comes with social and employment costs.
The 17th-century plague in Rome.
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The 17th-century plague of Italy has lessons for today: Back then, too, people broke public health laws, but there were clergymen who intervened.
When a person sneezes, tiny droplets, or aerosols, can linger in the air.
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Scientists explain what you need to know about the COVID-19 risks in the air, from how aerosols form to how to keep kids safe on a school bus.
About half of environmental scientists working for government had been prohibited from communicating scientific information.
Steroids could do more harm than good in patients with milder cases of COVID-19.
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Three new studies show corticosteroids can reduce deaths in critically ill COVID-19 patients. But what about other patients?
Safety precautions like wearing face masks and leaving space between desks are also important to limit the coronavirus’s spread.
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New research points to why reopening elementary schools is the safest bet and what else needs to happen for schools to have the best chance of staying open.
Students are taught isolated and impersonal facts without understanding the history and processes of how scientists know what we know — an education in scientific literacy.
Isaac Newton was a man of many talents, including alchemy.
Is magic all about spells and hocus pocus, or is it simply another way of looking at how the universe works?
Students and parents at California’s Hollywood High School go through temperature checks before picking up laptops for online learning.
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Checking for symptoms is just the beginning. Here are 10 ways schools can help keep children, families and faculty safe.
New research shows fibres can transfer between people without any contact.