The teaching of science and technology in ECOWAS states needs a boost.
Policies that will drive investment and change the structure of economies in the West African sub region are facing several challenges.
Young scientists should be taught how to turn scientific innovations into business opportunities.
Most universities focus on teaching basic sciences with little reference to commercialisation of ideas and new technologies.
Overall, participation in STEM careers activities is low, with less than 30% of UK 11- to 14-year-olds reporting having taken part in 2017.
Climate scientist James Hansen, who has spoken out about the dangers of climate change, was arrested in 2010 alongside Appalachian residents.
Some climate scientists have spoken out about the dangers of climate change. But a new study shows those voices may not be very influential.
Only 13.83% of AI authors in arXiv are women and, in relative terms, the proportion of AI papers co-authored by at least one woman has not improved since the 1990s.
One of the most influential agricultural entomologists in history was an insatiably curious and fiercely independent woman named Eleanor Anne Ormerod. She never went to school - nor was she paid for her work.
Solving the world’s climate problems will require many kinds of brain power.
UC Irvine School of Humanities
Climate change isn't just a technical challenge – it also involves ethics, social justice and cultural values. Insights from literature, philosophy and other humanities can produce better solutions.
If more girls studied maths, we could see a narrowing of the gender wage gap.
Studying maths is likely to make you smarter and more employable.
A waxwork likeness of Tom Hanks as Forest Gump at the Hollywood Wax Museum.
Three classic examples of the "Mandala Effect" debunked.
Amazon plans to retrain 100,000 employees in new technologies.
Amazon's plan to invest $700 million retraining its workforce signals very soon all jobs will be STEM jobs – and higher education needs to play a bigger role.
Adriana Briscoe, in the greenhouse with a blue morpho, University of California, Irvine, June 2019.
Wes Koseki - UCI School of Biological Sciences
A scientist explains how she got a glimpse into the secret world of butterflies and her hopes of encouraging more Latinos to enter the field of science.
Mindfulness aligns itself with science and academia to be seen as credible but it lacks any real evidence.
Covering subjects from black holes to sleep science, a geophysicist explains his new course.
Portrait of Ada Lovelace – mathematician and poet.
Alfred Edward Chalon/Wikipedia
Poets and scientists don't occupy separate poles in the quest to understand the universe. In many ways, they sing from the same hymn sheet.
Gravity helps stars to form.
UNIMAP / L. Piazzo, La Sapienza – Università di Roma; E. Schisano / G. Li Causi, IAPS/INAF, Italy
Gravity exists because the universe is full of 'stuff' – here's how it came to be.
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes in his laboratory in Leiden.
How was superconductivity discovered? It all began in April 1911, in a Dutch laboratory...
Mining accounts for about half of Australia’s exports. In terms of ‘economic complexity’, the nation ranks 59th in the world, between Kazakhstan and Lebanon.
Innovation and industry policy is receiving the least attention just when it may matter most to our economic future.
Not everyone trusts that science will bring benefits to society.
In Australia, the next government will need to meet the challenge of refreshing the social licence between science, government and the many and diverse communities that make up our nation.
Leonardo da Vinci had a seemingly inexhaustible imagination for innovation.
Engineer, artist, mathematician, thinker: Leonardo da Vinci was all these and more.
Assistant professor of chemistry Sidney Wilkerson-Hill, left, in a chemistry lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with Bolatito Babatunde, a student in the Chancellor’s Science Scholars program at UNC.
Lars Sahl / UNC Chemistry
Researchers find promising results for two programs patterned after the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, a renowned initiative launched at UMBC in the 1980s and known to increase diversity in STEM.