The powerful and sometimes uneasy alliance between science and the society it serves is the theme of this year’s special report on the “State of the World’s Science.”
Interdisciplinarity has become all the rage as scientists tackle climate change and other intractable issues. But there is still strong resistance to crossing borders
Two years in, a $1-billion-plus effort to simulate the human brain is in disarray. Was it poor management, or is something fundamentally wrong with Big Science?
Interdisciplinary science must break down barriers between fields to build common ground
A comparative guide to how highly humanity values science
An analysis reveals the extent and impact of research that bridges disciplines
Turn the fraught flirtation between the social and biophysical sciences into fruitful partnerships with these five principles
Money and good intentions are not enough to fight poverty effectively. We also need data about what works and what doesn't
Many scientists claim to be interdisciplinary—but are they really?
City leaders across the Americas are exploiting science to reduce homicide
Social scientists must be allowed a collaborative role if researchers are to engage with issues
Who leads the world in scientific output?
Granting bodies need more data on how much they are spending on work that transcends disciplines, and to what end
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