Toys and games that involve friends and family members are more than just fun: they can foster new skills, challenge children to work in a team and encourage thinking and idea development.
Canada must take the lead as a global champion of science as America under President Donald Trump presses its assault on fact and knowledge.
The students of class 3F at Ferny Grove State School want to know how they get oxygen into the International Space Station.
Deep underground, scientists research subatomic particles from space in a bid to understand the building blocks of our universe.
It might feel like rocket science, but scientists need to get better at explaining things to people outside academia.
The myth of the lone genius, hero scientist is dangerous for science and society. Here's how to fix it.
The legal cannabis industry will have to develop scientific research and evidence based growth methods and technology if it is to succeed against the secretive illicit industry.
Volcanologists study the formation and eruptions of volcanoes - surely one of the most interesting jobs around. However, it can also be very dangerous.
From collecting bugs to using math apps, there are many ways parents can engage in STEM activities with their kids to support their learning.
The very existence of kindness and altruism seems to contradict Darwin’s theory of evolution. So how could kind behaviour have evolved?
Science funding still falls short of 2005 levels. It's time for Canada's government to fix that problem, before it's too late.
If leaders of educational institutions are concerned about the employability of graduates, they should avoid over-investing in STEM subjects and stop snubbing liberal arts.
Advanced materials that seem like they come from Star Trek are becoming reality today.
Both systems are dangerous in the wrong hands.
A new government program will create 10,000 work placements for undergraduates in only business and STEM subjects. Why not fund students to innovate in the social sector too?
It's been a good year for conspiracy theorists, so they say.
Volcanic ash can cause a nuisance to farmers, burying agricultural lands and damaging crops. But in the long term, this ash will create highly productive soil that can support huge populations.
Society needs more research that is both excellent and useful. We can achieve this by shifting the academic culture toward research that is Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR).
Star Trek Discovery is the latest offering in the 50-year-old science fiction franchise beloved by scientists — but it isn't about science.
Sir Humphry Davy was the Professor Brian Cox of the 1800s.