‘Learning how to learn’ is crucial for researchers in the field

When a team of scientists set out to study women’s participation in community forest management in communities in Nicaragua, they faced a quandary. Men tended to dominate the workshops and meetings. How could they encourage more equitable participation if the women didn’t attend or speak up? They found the answer in a cassava field. Women […]

Tackling the science ‘misinformation machine’

How is the coronavirus like climate change? Both are invisible to the naked eye, their impacts reverberate around the world, and they are in the crosshairs of critics who question the science behind them and the scientists who are seeking solutions. “Science is up against a machine of misinformation, and it’s digitally sophisticated and it’s […]