Genetic ancestry tests may sound like a bit of fun, but in an era marked by increasing xenophobia, it's important to be aware of the interplay between genetics and ideas of race.
How can more scientists learn to communicate like Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases?
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#Scicomm is a hashtag, and there are many programs that claim to teach scientists how to be better communicators. But it's hard to show exactly what they're accomplishing.
Project-based learning gets kids to explore natural phenomena and solve real-world problems.
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Students who took part in the program scored 8% higher on the state science test than students who received traditional instruction, and demonstrated greater social and emotional learning.
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Nigeria’s academic community is mourning the death of engineering professor and university administrator, Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe.
The #ScienceUpFirst campaign targets online misinformation about COVID-19 that can endanger public health.
A national coalition of scientists, communicators and health experts is empowering Canadians to work together against online misinformation about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines with #ScienceUpFirst.
Remnants of ancient Greenland tundra were preserved in soil beneath the ice sheet.
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This ancient ecosystem showed that the ice sheet had melted to the ground
in northern Greenland within the past million years.
China is now the biggest source of non-EU overseas students in UK universities.
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A new report co-authored with former universities minister Jo Johnson has revealed the depth of scientific collaboration between the UK and China.
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Chief Scientist Cathy Foley says high-tech manufacturing is the way forward for Australia.
Pollen can suppress how the body’s immune system responds to viruses.
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As climate change drives pollen counts upward, that could potentially result in greater human susceptibility to other viruses, as well.
In the digital age, and the COVID era, this is more important than ever.
Nigeria must take steps to include 3D printing into science and engineering education in Nigeria.
Nigeria could close the skills gap in the manufacturing sector by including 3D printing in the curriculum of engineering programmes.
Being a good mother depends on many factors, including the the bacteria in the mouse mother’s gut.
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Microbes can alter the minds of mouse mothers and disrupt their natural instinct to nurture their young.
Thanks to the discovery of five twinkling galaxies in a rare alignment, astronomers have been able to calculate — for the first time — the properties and geometry of an invisible gas cloud in space.
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.