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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.
Data shows 90% of engineering and physical sciences funding in UK goes to male-led projects
A look at the journey psychology has made toward becoming a robust and mature science.
A Guardian investigation, in collaboration with German broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk, reveals the open-access publishers who accept any article submitted for a fee.
Too much research is aimed at insular academic circles rather than the real world. Let’s fix this broken system.
University manipulated test scores for more than a decade to ensure more men became doctors.
Caucher Birkar grew up on a farm near the Kurdish city of Marivan in Iran and spoke little English when he began his PhD.
Researcher Jess Wade says efforts to attract girls into science are not evidence-based – and are not working.
The Nobel prize-winning biologist and president of the Royal Society on how Brexit might affect the sciences.
A new report takes stock of how metrics are being used and abused in research management across UK universities.