The new White Paper can help scientists understand better why public engagement is crucial.
Two prestigious journals have suggested abandoning the traditional test of the strength of a study's results. But a statistician worries that this would make science worse.
Data science is going to grow over the coming decades and requires trained graduates who can handle the work.
Scientists can be under-appreciated in Australian culture. Here are eight great fictional scientists to get you thinking about labs, test tubes and bold experiments.
The winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics says scientists shouldn't feel pressured to do research that has economic or commercial ramifications. Science for the sake of science is more important.
The Bank of England wants a scientist for the new £50 note.
Scientists have never been more needed to challenge division, misinformation and harassment online.
One of America's favourite sons is slowly losing his reputation, and he might just deserve it.
Money always seems tight for university scientists. A sociologist conducted hundreds of interviews to see how they think about funding sources and profit motives for basic and applied research.
Scientists can be powerful influencers and role models. So there's reason for concern when the same names and faces dominate coverage and visibility.
Four scientists talk through the ways they now build outreach into their work as a way to spread their research's impact – something that wasn't the norm for past generations of academics.
Research institutes and "centres of excellence" exist around the world to draw talent and to share resources - all with the aim of solving important problems.
Not much attention has been given to how mothers who want to attend workshops and conferences are supported. This simple intervention can boost the presence of women in science.
In the age of 'fake news' it's more important than ever to make sure that what's being published is the truth – especially when it comes to reporting research and science.
Scientist Nikola Tesla died 75 years ago, after a rags-to-riches to rags life. The eccentric inventor had an amazing intellect and set the stage for many modern technologies.
The unprecedented media interest in the first human heart transplant 50 years ago transformed many of the rules that governed the relationships between medicine and the media.
It might feel like rocket science, but scientists need to get better at explaining things to people outside academia.
One of the best ways to shape public policy is for experts to submit detailed, technical information through the public comment process.
Science isn't cold, hard facts uncovered by emotionless robots. Acknowledging how and where values play a role promotes a more realistic view and can advance science's reputation for reliability.
Academies simply don't know how they're doing when it comes to the representation of women compared to their counterparts within the science-policy environment.