While there are various good reasons for doing research and funding research, the chief reason is that research provides essential insurance against catastrophic events.
A symposium celebrated a roadmap for the American scientific enterprise laid out 75 years ago. What should be included in a US research plan that would last through the rest of this century?
The US research funder is widely admired, but does the UK have the guts to start its own version?
Universities, industry and government should work together so that knowledge translates into socio-economic benefits.
Given Africa’s projected population growth, management of its environment must be a global priority
In Southern Africa, high rates of HIV infection have been the primary driver of TB
Today, universities fulfil many of the science councils' roles at a much lower cost while also training postgraduate students.
With a budget surplus in sight, it makes no sense to cut funding from Australia's research capacity.
After declining for nearly a decade, the number of hungry people in the world is growing again. Climate change, which is disrupting weather patterns that farmers rely on, is a major cause.
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.
Many Budget 2018 measures appear to have origins in proposals advanced by the science community.
Traditional accounting calculates a company's value by measuring physical assets and how much they owe. But we can tweak this for today's economy by including people and their ability to innovate.
The Australia 2030: Prosperity Through Innovation report offers five “imperatives for action”: Education, Industry, Government, Research and Development, and Culture and Ambition.
Calestous Juma believed that Africa needed an integrated science, technology and innovation framework. The continent can make this happen.
A new study connects the dots between published science and patented innovations, mapping just how society benefits from basic scientific research.
Without leading edge innovations and coordination, Canadians will die from the epidemic of antibiotic resistant infections.
President Trump's budget reportedly will slash funding for clean energy research and development. An energy expert explains the importance of government support and spotlights some key opportunities.
Innovation is a huge part of economic growth – and the White House needs to be well-informed on science and tech issues when setting goals and budgets. Here's how presidents get up to speed.
Neither major party has made science and engineering issues a big part of its platform. But research – and its funding – are crucial if the U.S. wants to maintain status as a global leader.
The tax system is only one of several ways R&D can and should be incentivised.