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In Japan, corporates make reluctant partners

20 December 2017

Ichiko Fuyuno

The Japanese government wants to lure more industry funding into universities, but companies need to be convinced they’ll get value.

The top academic and corporate partners in the Nature Index

8 December 2017

Mark Zastrow

Exploring complementary strengths is the key to success in industry–academia science partnerships.

Help wanted: Industry seeks science alliances

7 December 2017

Katharine Gammon

Companies publishing high-quality research are looking to academia for assistance.

Senior scholars stick together

6 November 2017

Hepeng Jia

Junior researchers left out of collaborations in key science fields, study finds. 

US supercomputer needs more people power

22 February 2017

Ivy Shih

A large computing network that has helped design cancer drug candidates and search for extra-terrestrial life is struggling to maintain its volunteer network.

Female researchers cite their own work less than men, study

14 February 2017

Flynn Murphy

Female researchers in engineering receive fewer citations, despite producing high-quality research.

Science has a problem giving credit where it’s due

12 December 2016

Smriti Mallapaty

Apportioning author credit in large collaborations is as problematic as the Nobel Prize’s rule of three.

How Australian universities spent $4.5b on research in four years

27 October 2016

Bianca Nogrady

Assessing the research performance of universities is a difficult pursuit. 

Melbourne pips Sydney as Australia's research hotspot

27 October 2016

Annabel McGilvray

Australia's two largest cities strive to attract the best researchers and produce science that makes a difference.

Debate on China's super collider heats up

19 October 2016

Hepeng Jia

Proponents say the mega facility would contribute to major science breakthroughs if built.

A beacon in the bush becomes an astronomy powerhouse

13 October 2016

Linda Nordling

South Africa's University of the Western Cape has exceeded expectations. 

How to take a great idea beyond the lab

20 September 2016

Richard Middlemiss

A Scottish scientist reflects on how his team built the world's smallest gravity detector 

Singaporean research continues to dominate in some fields

23 August 2016

Tim Hornyak

The country has the world's highest per capita investment in science and technology

Emerging hotspots for physical sciences

16 August 2016

Tim Hornyak

Less prominent research nations are carving out a niche.

It's the microwave: how astronomers discovered source of mysterious radio signals

5 July 2016

Viviane Richter

A new detection system helped solve the mystery.

South African research hits hard economic times

14 June 2016

Linda Nordling

Can international research funding help South Africa maintain its stellar performance in the index?

The tech giant publishing in top journals

25 April 2016

Tim Hornyak

IBM topped the Nature Index ranking of companies publishing in leading research journals in 2015.