Famous for his Gaian theory, James Lovelock was a maverick and a revolutionary thinker.
Fire must be allowed to play its natural role.
Scientists need to be good at asking questions, investigating the world to find answers, and keeping in mind that no matter how much they know, there’s always more to learn.
Two sociologists conducted interviews with atheist scientists and found that their views on religion are not as strident as the public perceives. Some even go to church.
If we all collect and understand scientific data as citizens, we’ll be a step closer to a society able to make better collaborative decisions.
Many valuable scientific breakthroughs were originally published in a non-English language. New research shows more effort is needed to transcend language barriers to improve conservation science.
Only 7% of Australia’s federal MPs have backgrounds in science. What would it look like if they were a majority?
Nigeria’s academic community is mourning the death of virology professor and leading researcher, David Olufemi Olaleye.
The results of Foote’s simple experiments were confirmed through hundreds of tests by scientists in the US and Europe. It happened more than a century ago.
After more than 300 years of effort, scientists have documented fewer than one-third of Australia’s species. The remaining 70% are unknown, and essentially invisible, to science.
After completing a hands-on STEM program, students in Los Angeles were more likely to draw scientists as people of color or themselves instead of stereotypical white men in lab coats.
Fat replacers have the potential to mitigate the global obesity challenge.
Three scientists describe the fieldwork they’ve had to delay in 2020 because of the pandemic. These are setbacks not just for their careers, but for the body of scientific knowledge.
It’s one of the largest funding cuts to any university course, and will leave Australia ill-equipped to deal with the environmental challenges of the future.
About half of environmental scientists working for government had been prohibited from communicating scientific information.
Only 7% of the total research produced between 2013 and 2017 in Indonesia took gender and minority perspectives into account.
Online sleuthing and deductive reasoning identifies what appears to be the only existent portrait painted of the celebrated scientist during his lifetime.
A public debate recently erupted among global taxonomists. Strongly-worded ripostes were exchanged. A comparison to Stalin was floated. But eventually, they worked it out.
When you ask Americans what the word ‘science’ brings to mind, a majority respond ‘hope.’ Using this built-in brand can help communicate important science messages.
Barriers for Black scientists won’t go away without substantial funding – and measures that don’t require white people to lose out.