Science

Brexit negotiations sign

Medical charity sets out demands to allow it to invest ‘confidently’

Researcher talks of anger over job loss caused by federal hiring freeze

Carnival atmosphere at the London March for Science as events take place across the world

Participants enjoying bubble soccer

Critics call proposal for world-first professional recognition system ‘demented’

Nate Kitch illustration (20 April 2017)

The work of 500 scientists transformed the 20th century. Universities and funders must do more to make certain that the flow of groundbreaking discoveries continues, says Donald Braben 

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Academics shine light on contemporary research themes in classic book

An image from an electrocardiogram

Politics takes centre stage in a study of research on the edge of the paranormal, says Yvonne Howell

A painting showing Cosmas and Damian, the patron saints of medicine, replacing a patient’s infected leg with the healthy leg of a person who had died

An entertaining study covers everything from doctors to patients, diagnosis to treatment and sex to death, says Jane Draycott

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Each scientific law is a layer of knowledge – with limits – and we’re still peeling, says Marcus Chown

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Scholars applaud call to increase cash for basic research, but question timing of release

British researchers no longer win the most grants for established scientists, having already fallen behind in early career category

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Prizes of £80,000 in unrestricted funding up for grabs for best junior principal investigators

Daniel Mitchell illustration (6 April 2017)

Recognising the dominant role of intelligence in academic performance is key to ending the underperformance of poor and minority students, says Richard J. Haier

March for Science

Critics fear global event risks ‘trivialising and politicising’ research

Boy standing on his head

Analysis of more than 700,000 biomedical texts reveals growing use of jargon

Ebola doctor with child

Conducting clinical trials during an epidemic for the first time, researchers fast-tracked the creation of a vaccine for Ebola, but not before 11,000 people had died

Japanese flag

Country’s publications in high-quality journals decline in relative and absolute terms

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Health and environmental agencies face savage reductions as defence spending soars

Gravitational waves

The principles of scepticism and open-mindedness are vital in a post-truth world, an expert on experts tells Matthew Reisz

The ‘indigenisation’ of Canada’s academy has had many positives, but some scholars are uneasy about universities’ reluctance to challenge native beliefs about the world, say Rodney Clifton and Gabor Csepregi