Marian Cleeves Diamond

Pioneering neuroscientist who analysed the brain of Albert Einstein remembered


Omissions make it harder to find data, report says

Racks of bodies

Dame Sue Black’s pioneering work has taken her to war zones and the aftermath of natural disasters. She explains the scientific rigour required in the field

Man inside box

Professor cites Soviet achievements as evidence of how detachment from mainstream scholarship can foster innovation

Russian rubles

Forty per cent of state-funded student places to be axed also

Singing mice

From the Victorian slum-dwellers whose lives were transformed after they found a warbling rodent, to the jazz-like sound of mouse music, Richard Sugg says that if you take strange stories seriously, you may find something beautiful

Hermann Hauser

Hermann Hauser calls on vice-chancellors to ‘take a stand against pseudoscience’


His experiences on a panel reviewing Canadian grant allocation has convinced Jonathan Grant that the evidence base for current practice needs serious reinforcement

Reflection of man in cracked mirror

To defend the values of reason from political attack we need to be more discriminating about the claims made in its name, says John Hendry

American man with peleton

Americans produce nearly twice as many highly cited papers in key fields, with China also catching up on EU

pile of handcuffs

Conference hears conflicting views on how to stamp out fraud in research

science research

South African minister says many collaborations amount to little more than ‘visits’

Technician working in lab

Sector-wide initiative led by Science Council seeks to address ‘overlooked’ part of academic workforce


We examine citation data to get an idea of the most exciting and potentially ground-breaking research topics

MRI scan

US scholar argues that academics punch above their weight in key discoveries

dog, petting, patronising, loyalty

Academics should get out of their bubbles and engage, not deride, says Rachel Carey

turning away bad food

UK exit from EU research would boost success rates for other countries – but at cost of quality, experts warn

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