Solving deep scientific mysteries brings big rewards, writes Merlin Crossley.
Scientists in Britain shuddered at the Brexit poll outcome and Australian scientists will be nervous about a fragile government taking office here, writes Merlin Crossley.
The latest figures show Australia does not fare well compared with other OECD countries on federal government funding for research and development, write Merlin Crossley and Les Field.
A person-not-project approach to research funding should be given serious consideration, writes Merlin Crossley.
We need to support our world-class researchers and research infrastructure to create knowledge and innovation, rather than putting future wealth and well-being at risk by plundering science for short-term savings, writes Les Field.
Scientists have a responsibility to convince the public and political parties to support curiosity-driven research to help solve the challenges of the future, writes Merlin Crossley.
Just looking at the title of a research proposal is no way to decide its relevance and impact on society; a deeper analysis is needed, writes Merlin Crossley.
Science is expensive but cutting spending will be more costly in the long run, warns Professor Merlin Crossley.