Two space films a top astronomer suggests
Tales of telescopes and the northern lights.
By Fred Watson, Australia’s first Astronomer-at-Large On a cold, wintery day there was nothing better than to sit ...
The trends in COVID-19 misinformation
Researchers find a common set of narratives.
By Jason Weismueller, Paul Harrigan (University of Western Australia), Jacob Shapiro and Jan Oledan (Princeton Univer...
DNA if you want to make scientific sense
Researchers say the acronym craze is just OTT.
DNA – the short form of deoxyribonucleic acid – was the most widely used acronym in scientific literature in the past...
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...
National Science Week goes online
Events everywhere, join in from anywhere.
Australia’s National Science Week is back from 15-23 August, and thanks to everything that’s happening, most events a...
The sweeping impact of social inequities
Scientists explore consequences for biodiversity and evolution.
Systemic inequalities such as racism and classism not only erode social justice but have broader impacts on cities’ n...
For young children, the choice is exploration
Study suggests they’ll even give up guaranteed rewards.
Young children are motivated to explore, even if it means giving up guaranteed rewards, a new US study suggests. R...
Assessing the impact of physical distancing
Two different approaches suggest that it works.
Physical distancing and related safety precautions around COVID-19 make both health and business sense, according to ...
Creating harmony in complex networks
Violinists offer strategies for modelling synchrony.
Scientists working with musicians have revealed new strategies to deal with frustration and achieve synchrony in comp...
Clues to cultivation in the Torres Strait
Study sheds new light on old horticultural practices.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people had a history of skilfully resourcing food and managing the land long be...
Experience of loneliness may change with age
Tackling it is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.
Humans are social creatures, and even before the isolation enforced on us by the COVID-19 pandemic researchers were s...
Ancient artisans made a projectile point
Independent invention across continents revealed.
Neolithic toolmakers in southern Arabia created intricate stone weapons designed both to be useful and to showcase th...