A research institute based in South Africa has become one of the continent's science success stories. The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences aims to nurture the mathematical skills of some of the continent's brightest students.
High-achievers such as Singapore and Korea are used to acing the Pisa study in math, reading and science, now they can add teammwork to their portfolio. And German pupils showed they can hold their own at global level.
The US Environmental Protection Agency has canceled a talk on global warming by three of its scientists in what activists fear is its latest attack on climate action.
What does it take to convert Africa into a first-class research destination which knows how to tackle its problems? Scientists and policymakers have been deliberating at a major science conference in Washington DC.
There's a simple art to learning from pylons rather than walking into them: look up! Nobel Laureates gravitate towards Lindau every summer. The town's newly erected Science Trail is a tour of their minds.
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