SCINEMA ready for a new wave of hits
Science film festival accepting entries for 2021.
As much as we appreciate a good blockbuster film, science doesn’t seem to always get the screen time (we think) it de...
GoT juggernaut wasn’t all fantasy
Success revealed by data science and network theory.
Game of Thrones is considered the most successful fantasy series of all time, and that’s in part because the characte...
Technology helps make better chess players
But they still tend to peak in their mid-30s.
Professional chess players have improved their game over the past century – particularly more recently with the adven...
A scientific guide to Western art
Information theory reveals some interesting patterns.
A unique collaboration between physicists, data scientists and art historians has provided a fresh look at 500 years ...
Be true to yourself on Facebook
Research suggests it’s good for your well-being.
It’s at first hard to know what to do with research that links “Facebook” and “authenticity”. Or perhaps that’s merel...
Is this a face you can rely on?
Portrait analysis suggests rise in trustworthiness.
Europeans have become more trustworthy over the past 500 years, and this is probably linked to an increase in living ...
Fred Watson: Greatest Science Cinematography
Legendary astronomer picks space films that hit close to home.
On a cold, wintery day there was nothing better than to sit down and check out this year’s SCINEMA International Scie...
Glass work that proved inspirational
Science shares with art, and both are winners.
Glass blower Karen Cunningham’s art has inspired a clever bit of science. An Australian team has developed a new k...
Online events during National Science Week
More National Science Week events online than ever before.
Australia’s National Science Week is back from 15-23 August, and thanks to everything that’s happening, most events a...
Which is more creative, the arts or the sciences?
Creativity will be a vital component of jobs of the future.
Australian schools and universities need to increase their emphasis on teaching creativity, says internationally reno...
Stereotypes change, others confound
Stereotypes of weird scientists stick in students minds.
Years of efforts to change the stereotype of scientists may be having an effect, say Australian researchers. However,...
Science helps ensure The Scream continues
Paint choice found to be a preservation problem.
Some heavy-duty science has been employed to try to better understand and preserve one of the world’s best-known work...