Asia

Thousands march for science across India

People across 25 cities join scientists in demanding more funding for research and promotion of scientific temper.

Thousands march for science across India

Opinion

From Khayyam to Mirzakhani: Iran's beautiful minds

Both Omar Khayyam and Maryam Mizrakhani complicate the vision of their common homeland, Iran, in Western imagination.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Earthrise

Antarctica on the edge

earthrise sets off on a month-long journey around Antarctica to study the effects of climate change on the continent.

Climate SOS

Sudanese scientist battles climate change in Africa

Balgis Osman-Elasha is renowned for studying climate change effects in the Horn of Africa and seeking solutions.

Sudanese scientist battles climate change in Africa

Opinion

In defence of science: Making facts great again

We must not let rhetoric or vested interests divert us from what we know is the right course of action.

Jonathan Bamber

by Jonathan Bamber

Jonathan Bamber

Science

US: 21,000 drug cases could be tossed on false evidence

Former police chemist falsified tests, which could lead to biggest 'dismissal of criminal convictions in US history'.

Massachusetts: 21,000 drug cases could be dismissed

rebel education

Inspiring Science: Building Thailand's Future

Can innovative science education turn Thai students into agents of change and boost the country's economy?

Donald Trump

Trump to blame as doomsday draws closer, scientists say

Comments by Donald Trump on nuclear weapons and climate change have made the world less safe, atomic scientists say.

Doomsday Clock adjusted, partly due to Donald Trump

Science

Nobel physics Prize goes to 'strange states' of matter

Three British scientists have won the Nobel Prize in physics for revealing the secrets of exotic matter.

Nobel physics Prize goes to 'strange states' of matter

UpFront

Why you should be afraid of an antibiotic apocalypse

Mehdi Hasan on the dangers of doling out antibiotics like candy.

Agriculture

Independent US study declares GE foods safe

Independent report finds no differences to suggest higher risk to health safety from GE foods than non-GE counterparts.

US study declares genetically engineered foods safe

Global Warming

NASA: Global warming now changing how Earth wobbles

Scientists say massive melting of polar ice has affected the distribution of the planet's weight.

NASA: Global warming now changing how Earth wobbles

Health

Scientists unveil potential schizophrenia breakthrough

Study described as a "game-changer" identifies possible cause of mental condition affecting about 1 percent of people.

Scientists unveil potential schizophrenia breakthrough

Science

Science museum in Rio looks towards Brazil's future

A $54 million science museum has opened in Rio de Janeiro as Brazil prepares for next year's summer Olympics.

Netherlands

First handshake between space and Earth

Researchers have demonstrated new advanced robotics that allow real-time remote control between Earth and space.