NBA player Mac McClung may have just ‘saved’ the annual dunk contest, but scoring methods could still be improved, a dunking expert says.
Researchers are key to Canada’s capacity to create a high-tech economy, build the biomedical sector and seed entrepreneurial activity, but they can’t do it without research funding.
A new book explores a paradox: women have been excluded from Australian science for many social and political reasons, but were also present and active in it from its earliest days.
There is a huge and growing number of unfilled nurse vacancies in the NHS. But there is a solution.
Inspiring our children to value and connect with science is key to improving society – and there are ways to do this safely in the classroom.
By kindergarten, white and Asian students are three to four times as likely as Black and Hispanic students to display advanced math skills.
Although female inventorship has grown over the years, 15 years’ worth of patent outcomes from IP Australia suggests inventing is still a luxury for women.
With unprecedented skills shortages looming in Australia, more than ever we need gender equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Here’s what needs to happen.
A new survey finds science classes are frequently being taught by non-science teachers.
It’s not just COVID-19. Low salaries, subpar working conditions and lack of resources in the classroom are three of the reasons why teachers are abandoning the profession.
Research shows underrepresented people in STEM studies thrive in learning environments that address their need to belong, feel competent and find meaning in their work.
Students are less likely to think they can be good at both math and reading as they get closer to high school.
New research examines why Māori and Pacific representation in university STEM subjects remain so stubbornly low.
Female statistics students had higher final exam grades than their male peers, even though they had less confidence in their statistics abilities at the start of the semester.
College science classes often fall short of helping students see connections across subjects. Can a new approach make a difference?
A negative environment dissuades many women engineering students from staying in the field. Can colleges and universities do anything to reverse the trend?
Moms in Proteomics hopes to ensure a sustainable and productive international community of expertly trained scientists, coupled with the necessary resources and tools to balance motherhood.
Authors writing for Nature journals will also need to separate sex and gender data, so it can’t just be lumped in with other results.
New research found that consumers were less likely to buy a product associated with pleasure if marketers emphasized it was developed with science.
A new database could pave the way for a more fair and consistent way to score slam dunks, a self-described ‘dunk scientist’ says.