Bringing scientific research online can help improve collaboration to a degree.
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The European Union’s 10-year Human Brain Project is coming to a close. Whether this controversial 1 billion-euro project achieved its aims is unclear, but its online forum did foster collaboration.
Ethical and equitable scientific collaboration could help increase the genetic diversity of genomic data.
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Existing genetic data and sequencing tools are overwhelmingly based on people of European ancestry, which excludes much of the rich genetic variation of the world.
Russia controls six modules aboard the International Space Station.
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The head of the Russian space agency announced that the country will withdraw from the International Space Station after 2024. A space policy expert explains what this means and why it’s happening now.
In order to get funding from the National Institutes of Health, researchers now need a plan for sharing and managing their data.
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Starting in 2023, all research proposals funded by the NIH will need to include a data sharing and management plan. An expert on open science explains the requirements and how they might improve science.
Like much else, scientific labs have been shut down by the pandemic.
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Supply chain issues, emergency science, social distancing requirements and a lot more free time offered both challenges and opportunities for research scientists.
The International Indonesian Scholars Association (I4) launched a new “matchmaking” platform to connect scientists based in Indonesia with those working abroad to improve research collaboration.
China’s military may bear the brunt of hits to the country’s scientific reputation.
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In an era of big scientific collaborations, China’s renegade actions have hurt its reputation. As international researchers back away, it may be the country’s military that ultimately suffers.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, has promised support for scientific research as the United States under President Donald Trump has made moves to change leadership and cut funding for scientific agencies and programs. The men are seen in this file photo at the White House last February.
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Canada must take the lead as a global champion of science as America under President Donald Trump presses its assault on fact and knowledge.
Engineering can greatly bolster any country’s development and growth.
Africa has recorded a tremendous growth in its output of academic engineering research over the past 20 years. Greater collaboration can increase this growth even more.
What’s going on in there when you decide?
A new initiative called the International Brain Laboratory is tackling this fundamental mystery of neuroscience in an unusual way.
Looking up in the main chamber at SNOLAB’s facility in the Vale Creighton nickel mine in Sudbury, Ont., a giant spherical neutrino sensor array the size of a 10 storey building is used to detect subatomic particles that pass through the earth.
Deep underground, scientists research subatomic particles from space in a bid to understand the building blocks of our universe.
Data should be open, shareable - but not at the expense of African researchers and communities.
A focus on collaboration among African universities and research institutions is crucial in developing national policies that meet the principles of open data while keeping it safe from exploitation.
Alfred Nobel didn’t foresee the current era of mega scientific collaboration.
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Today’s scientific research is characterized by interdisciplinary, international collaboration. Awards like the Nobel Prizes haven’t caught up.
This picture of a reconstruction of a hominin skull is one of a variety of multimedia that can be experienced in the Origins Virtual Reality experience.
Bringing the past into a digital space creates so much more overt space for interpretation and different narratives.
Obama annually welcomed students to the White House with their Science Fair projects.
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The outgoing president leaves behind some solid accomplishments in the world of science, tech and medicine. But the biggest departure from his predecessors might have been in his approach.
There is a great opportunity and imperative for Australia and Indonesia to join forces to solve critical challenges facing the ocean and coastal regions.
The two countries share huge marine resources and opportunities. At the same time both face increasing challenges to their oceans and coastal regions from climate change and over-exploitation.