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The giants of the scientific publishing industry have made huge profits for decades. Now they are under threat.
The director general of Cern talks about discovering the Higgs boson, women in science and the next generation of colliders.
The Elon Musk-backed nonprofit company OpenAI declines to release research publicly for fear of misuse
We are inspired that our children, spurred on by the noble actions of Greta Thunberg and other striking students, are making their voices heard, say 224 academics
Study finds failure of English language medical journals to comply with international ethical standards.
Higher education minister says Norwegians should study in countries other than Britain.
Those surveyed said they were systematically overlooked for promotion and mistaken for clerical staff
Swedish school strike activist demands economists tackle runaway global warming. Read her Davos speech here.
The Belgian biologist fears for the future of the pioneering UK Dementia Research Institute after Brexit
Walter Ricciardi, the head of Italy's national health research organisation, says the populist government has 'difficulty interacting with science'.
Global team of scientists find ecosystem below earth that is twice the size of world's oceans
The humanities subjects do not benefit from the research excellence framework. They need a better system.
After a troubled year for universities, the next generation of leaders is emerging. They're tech savvy, low ego and skilled in soft power
The long read: The credibility of establishment figures has been demolished by technological change and political upheavals. But it's too late to turn back the clock
The Financial Times is automatically warning its journalists if their articles quote too many men, in an attempt to force writers to look for expert women to include in their pieces.
Scientist documenting coral reef decline and whistleblower on alternative therapy industry share award.
A 'Magna Carta for the web' will protect people's rights online from threats such as fake news, prejudice and hate, says founder of the internet.
Unless researchers can persuade the public of the importance of their work, academia will never be an investment priority.
On Ada Lovelace Day, we should rethink access to scientific fields, says researcher Jess Wade.
With science, IT and archaeology among subjects heavily funded by the EU, leaving with no deal would be cataclysmic, say universities
It is the ultimate accolade, but critics claim the award is now out of step with modern collaborative research methods.
Wellcome’s director offers a stark warning about the trust’s future in the UK.
When Sonia Vallabh found out she was likely to develop a terminal brain disease, she and her husband, Eric Minikel, changed careers to find a cure.
The pharmaceutical industry gets a bad press. Some of the criticism is surely deserved, but the widespread notion that academia is morally superior is ridiculous, says Richard Grant.
Those who take on the global industry that traps research behind paywalls are heroes, not thieves, says George Monbiot.
The battle for evidence-based reason may have to move elsewhere, says Jenny Rohn.
Scientists have the public’s trust, so the swell of fake news shouldn’t put them off communicating, says CEO of Science Media Centre.
Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell will donate the money to help students underrepresented in physics.
European Medicines Agency ends pharma evaluations work and moves contracts to bloc.
Scientists and the design of experiments under scrutiny after a major project fails to reproduce results of high profile studies.