UK government gives 'non-committal' response to calls for researchers' voices to be heard

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Data highlight strength of US-Iran research links while experts stress benefits for American science and economy

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Stern Review steering group member says unclear whether assessment still drives up quality

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John Walley on how healthcare research must bring practical benefits, not just scholarly pride

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Existing model of outreach that seeks to inform an ‘ignorant’ public is broken, say experts

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Study finds a stronger correlation for women between success and being central to a network 

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Thousands of France’s most educated minds are now based abroad – luring them back could be a boon for its ambitious plans for higher education, Jack Grove writes

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Higher education has an important role in healing divides based on the distortion of religious beliefs, say Sami Everett and Ed Kessler

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New journal sets out ideas on how to involve non-academics in research – but warns area is still a ‘work in progress’

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Publisher takes decision despite still having no deal agreed with German universities

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Proportion of Royal Society scientists associated with Oxbridge is lower than expected, researcher says

Data reveal research ties between US and Muslim nations targeted by attempted ban

Charity commits more than £70 million to research projects that approach ambitious, unresolved challenges in cancer research

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Mathematical model works by trying to remove skewing of results in group funding decisions

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UK ‘naive’ to think that it could replace academic links with European industry with those from elsewhere

Investing in UK science may be cheaper after Brexit but the true cost to innovation system remains to be seen, says Holly Else

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Catastrophes are likely to be more swift, global and devastating in our interconnected world, says Martin Rees, so scientists must join forces to keep us safe

More than 198,000 people have signed a petition in support of Ahmadreza Djalali

Dame Athene Donald on how the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy had to reissue a job advert for UKRI board members

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Poor monitoring in ‘second-tier’ institutions is also part of the problem, research indicates