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?
How to Solve the World's Biggest Problems
Interdisciplinarity has become all the rage as scientists tackle climate change and other intractable issues. But there is still strong resistance to crossing borders
The Way to Help the Poor
Money and good intentions are not enough to fight poverty effectively. We also need data about what works and what doesn't
Interdisciplinary science must break down barriers between fields to build common ground
Big Data Are Reducing Homicides in Cities across the Americas
City leaders across the Americas are exploiting science to reduce homicide
Interdisciplinary Research by the Numbers
An analysis reveals the extent and impact of research that bridges disciplines
Global Funders to Focus on Interdisciplinarity
Granting bodies need more data on how much they are spending on work that transcends disciplines, and to what end
How to Catalyse Collaboration
Turn the fraught flirtation between the social and biophysical sciences into fruitful partnerships with these five principles
How Interdisciplinary Are You?
Many scientists claim to be interdisciplinary—but are they really?
Integration of Social Science Into Research Is Crucial
Social scientists must be allowed a collaborative role if researchers are to engage with issues