Benefit of research emphasised with clear researcher roles

Politicians and financial backers often expect research to result in new patents, companies and more jobs in a direct and traceable manner. "Researchers, however, can be useful in many different ways that are not directly ...

Mystery moss rediscovered

( —A botanical puzzle more than 150 years old could soon be solved, thanks to a discovery by a second-year botany student in Queensland's far north.

Fact checking politicians gets results

New research indicates that American politicians are affected by the practice of fact-checking, thereby reducing the risk of misinformation and strengthening democratic accountability.

Finding alien worlds on Earth

Have you ever wondered which places on Earth most resemble other planets? For some of us, imagining the landscape of other worlds might just be for fun, but scientists and engineers wonder about what the otherworldly places ...

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