If you map the world by scientific research output, things look rather uneven.
There are huge global inequalities in knowledge production and exchange. What drives this inequality and how can it be corrected?
Running the world's largest particle accelerator requires a lot of energy, but it could reveal the secrets of the universe.
Putting the power of the crowd to work could raise more money for scientific research.
‘This finding, like this stock image, is uncredible!’
Scientific discoveries have moulded modern society. But the reliability of scientific results have recently been called into question. How will scientists solve this problem?
The BICEP2 telescope at twilight at the South Pole. The supporting data for the inflation of the universe have also gone off into the sunset.
Steffen Richter, Harvard University
Last March, the BICEP2 collaboration announced that they had used a microwave telescope at the South Pole to detect primordial gravitational waves. These tiny ripples in spacetime would be the first proof…
Normal day for a scientist at work.
Offices in the United States
In order to improve something, we need to be able to measure its quality. This is true in public policy, in commercial industries, and also in science. Like other fields, science has a growing need for…
No work. No fun. No science.
As a researcher funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), since October 1, I’ve known that I will be not be receiving my monthly fellowship. This has meant that my work, investigating genes…