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For risky research with great potential, dive deep

25 February 2019

Smriti Mallapaty

Multimillion-dollar experiment generates tools to study marine microorganisms.

A tally of mass destruction

15 January 2019

Gemma Conroy

A massive study on the planet’s biomass was among the top five most talked-about articles of 2018.

Scientists get more bang for their buck if given more freedom

23 May 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Multi-national study challenges long-held assumptions about efficiency.

The secrets of Switzerland’s surprisingly high citations success

24 January 2018

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Small countries have an outsized presence among the scientific elite.

Destination Daejeon

20 October 2017

Mark Zastrow

A focus on basic research is shifting scientific resources from Seoul to South Korea's central city.


What price will Japanese science pay for austerity?

23 March 2017

Ichiko Fuyuno

Japan’s stagnated research output corresponds with a deteriorating situation for young researchers. 

The Nobel effect

6 September 2016

James Mitchell Crow

The illustrious prize has paid dividends for one Israeli research institute.