New research sheds light on how to steer a path between nurturing novel ideas and also subjecting them to the rigorous scrutiny needed to ensure they are truly viable.
Unconventional policies can be used to alleviate — instead of exacerbate — inequality, something Canadians are clamouring for. The Bank of Canada needs to rediscover its former innovation zeal.
Nursing homes have struggled through COVID-19 deaths and lockdowns. Giving nurses more quality time with patients can help them win back trust.
Technology innovation is one of the Biden administration’s most powerful tools for accelerating progress on climate change. Recent successes in renewable energy and batteries show how this can work.
There are many initiatives around Australia designed to keep people with chronic conditions out of hospital. But to take these further, the health system needs a 'license to innovate'.
Our biggest evolutionary advantages are an ability to walk on two legs and our big brains.
Engineering students in Malawi and Tanzania have used the materials and tools available to them to build ventilators, personal protective equipment and UV disinfection systems.
Too many patents and too little information about them makes it hard for the system to weed out patents that unfairly block inventors.
The coronavirus pandemic has driven a lot of scientific progress in the past year. But just as some of the social changes are likely here to stay, so are some medical innovations.
Wind turbines in cold areas typically include methods for removing and repelling ice, but those methods can waste energy. There's a better way.
To continue the fast-paced collaborative research and innovation we have seen during the pandemic, here are five ways universities can support health research that responds to societal needs.
Fat replacers have the potential to mitigate the global obesity challenge.
Canadians for the most part have been well served with dispassionate professional judgements about matters of public interest, except when it comes to what kids learn at school.
Researchers are developing ways to lock captured CO2 into cement. It could help rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure and deal with climate change at the same time.
The recent arrest of a Chinese-born scientist at MIT raises questions about the value of international science collaboration and its impact on the American innovation system.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution failed to deliver; it's time that we put our faith once again in hard science.
AI algorithms can solve hard problems and learn incredible tasks, but they can't explain how they do these things. If researchers can build explainable AI, it could lead to a flood of new knowledge.
While relying on internal documents can be controversial, Zuckerberg's emails are so detailed and specific that they're impossible to ignore.
The development of multiple vaccines against the virus that causes COVID-19 has been hailed as the breakthrough of 2020. But there were many more supporting discoveries that made this possible.
Although the end of the pandemic may be in sight, the costs of working remotely are growing. It's time companies had a plan – even if they aren't returning to the office any time soon.