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The meaning of a debate about the cost of higher education.
Just 28% of the world’s researchers are women, but Eastern Europe bucks this global trend. The Soviet legacy is part of the reason.
New research says early failure in the sciences may be beneficial in the long run.
The "commons of the mind" must be preserved, says James Boyle, a founding board director of Creative Commons, on the 50th anniversary of "The tragedy of the commons"
How the Economist is opening the data behind our reporting.
Another set of fake papers takes aim at social science’s nether regions.
Teams can work well, but co-leaders often don't.
Major European countries are mandating that publicly-funded research should appear only in open-access journals.
Experts are good at betting which scientific experiments can replicate despite some studies not being repeatable.
One estimate puts the number of papers in questionable journals at 400'000.
Nobel-prize data suggest the productivity of American science has fallen.
That's a myth, as Daniele Fanelli of the London School of Economics suggests in this week’s PNAS.
A growing movement seeks to make the tools of science available to everyone (including you).
“Bombshell”, a new documentary film, tells the story of a studio star and pioneer of wireless technology.
How long does that prejudice last?
Why the view that women are gentle, caring and empathetic, whereas men are strong, rational and dominant, is misguided.
Musicians and moviemakers are not the only ones to suffer from internet piracy.
Publons wants scientists to be rewarded for assessing others’ work.
Artificial intelligence is outperforming the human sort in a growing range of fields – but how do we make sure it behaves morally?
New technologies could deliver the benefits of nature without the hassle of life
Venture capitalists are bright, clannish and almost exclusively male
And how to fix it.
Papers reporting Gates-sponsored research cannot be charged for.
It is common practice for medical researchers to hoard results for months or years until research is published in an academic journal. Even then, the data underpinning a study are often not made public.
Scientific research remains male-dominated—but women are catching up.
The glass-ceiling index.
Replacing the real world with a virtual one is a neat trick. Combining the two could be more useful.
Technological change demands stronger and more continuous connections between education and employment, says Andrew Palmer.
Technological change demands stronger and more continuous connections between education and employment.
How to address high tech’s missing XX factor