Science

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Africa's information and knowledge gap

Africa needs to be better prepared to deal with future pandemics. That should start with a re-assessment of how countries invest in – and support – local research.

The importance of science journalism during a pandemic

The COVID-19 emergency requires accurate and reliable information However, many media outlets do not have enough journalists trained in science.

Africa’s COVID-19 R&D priorities

A new study focusing on Africa uncovers new COVID-19 R&D priorities relevant to the continent. African policymakers should use the findings to prioritise research funding.

COVID-19 could prove to be a springboard for R&D across Africa

COVID-19 is taking heavy toll on Africa’s already fragile healthcare systems. It has also led to increased R&D for creating long-term solutions that could help the continent.

Burkina Faso's Marie Korsaga is West Africa’s first female astrophysicist

Marie Korsaga hopes to open astrophysics to other women in Africa. She says astronomy can boost development through jobs and infrastructure.

The connection between Shaka Zulu, decolonization and mathematical models

Decolonising mathematical sciences is possible. The answer lies in rediscovering existing African examples of teaching maths and including them in the Western body of knowledge.

Scientists have created the first ever programmable living organism

Xenobots have been called the world's first "living robots". They are made entirely of living tissue, and can be programmed to move towards a certain object.