The Role Of Science And Innovation In A 21st Century Government

photo credit: A fresh start needed for science and innovation from the new PM Malcolm Turnbull Industry, Innovation and Science Minister Christopher Pyne. AAP Image/Lukas Coch Share on facebook2 Share on twitter4 Share on reddit Share on google_plusone_share More Sharing Services Australia’s new prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has announced what he calls a “21st-century government”….


Five Ways Science Can Help You Raise Healthy Children

There are countless parenting questions that science can’t answer: “is it gross to eat food my child spat out?”, “why do my kids hate wearing pants?” and, of course, “when they grow up, will my kids remember how much I loved them, or just that I made them wear pants?”. Fortunately, there are some important…


What It’s Like To Be A Woman Working In Science, And How To Make It Better

This Wednesday saw the launch of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot program by the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) in partnership with the Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (ATSE). SAGE is a gender equity program to address the chronic underrepresentation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM). The Conversation asked…


Real Crisis In Psychology Isn’t That Studies Don’t Replicate, But That We Usually Don’t Even Try

Psychology is still digesting the implications of a large study published last month, in which a team led by University of Virginia’s Brian Nosek repeated 100 psychological experimentsand found that only 36% of originally “significant” (in the statistical sense) results were replicated. Commentators are divided over how much to worry about the news. Some psychologists have suggested that…