What do you know about art?
Psychologists tests idea that we intuitively recognise values.
It’s hard not to like a scientific paper that kicks off by quoting from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s seminal 1810 boo...
Australian food from 65,000 years ago
Charred remains offer clues to diet, technology and culture.
Australia’s first people ate a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts and other plant foods, many of which would ha...
Modern culture isn’t evolving that quickly
Study suggests it’s basically on pace with biological evolution.
We’re surrounded by an avalanche of new arts, technologies and scientific discoveries, so it’s easy for us humans to ...
Hip Hop is a cauldron of conformity
Analysis shows that samples stay consistent over decades.
In some circles, a popular subject of post-prandial discussion concerns the identity of the most sampled bit of music...
Musical pitch across cultures
What we know helps determine what we hear, study show.
The Tsimane people live in a remote area of the Bolivian rainforest, making them of great interest to researchers fro...
Constellations: common global meanings
University of Melbourne researchers look at us looking up.
Almost every person throughout the existence of humankind has looked up at the night sky and seen more than just a ra...
Behind the scenes of Apollo 11
Alex the Astronaut speaks to the director of the documentary.
As a space nerd, speaking to people who have landed on the moon is probably a normal person’s version of meeting Beyo...
Historical significance is hard to predict
Modern data suggests the philosophers are right.
Can events be accurately described as historic at the time they are happening? Over the years, philosophers have ten...
Films that will change how you see the world
2019 SCINEMA International Science Film Festival picks.
Science and storytelling meld into an emotional rollercoaster at SCINEMA, the southern hemisphere’s largest science f...
Inside the essence of internal life
Book explores links between mind and science fiction.
Max Planck, the German Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist and father of quantum theory, was not a man given to...
The roots of robots’ bad reputation
Robots have been treated poorly by story-tellers.
If the general public has a fairly dystopian and muddled view of computer vision and the machine-learning neural netw...
Australia’s biggest science film festival
The biggest science movie festival kicks off.
The southern hemisphere’s biggest science themed film festival, SCINEMA, kicks off in Australia on Tuesday May 28. ...