A tale of two Hoyles and two phrases
Cards, controversy, science and rules of the game.
Edmond and Fred Hoyle would appear to have little in common apart from a shared surname. There are some interesting l...
Newton’s masterwork is still going strong
Science detectives find new old copies of the Principia.
How many first-edition copies of Isaac Newton's ground-breaking book Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica are...
Cosmos Q&A: Future biosecurity challenges
Pandemic throws spotlight on Australia’s direction.
A new CSIRO report, Australia’s Biosecurity Future, looks at what the nation’s biosecurity aims should be over the ne...
The Great Cicada Blitz
In search of the sound of the Australian summer.
There’s no louder announcement of the start of summer than cicadas’ song. The insect, which spends most of its life u...
The types of electoral misinformation
Here are five things you actually need to watch for.
By Kate Starbird and Jevin West, University of Washington, and Renee DiResta, Stanford University When there's no ...
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...
Dating app use linked to social anxiety
But whether this is a problem is unclear, research suggests.
People who experience social anxiety and depression are more likely to use dating apps – but there’s a twist. Male...
Grow some spines for EchidnaCSI
Opportunities for a little monotreme detective work.
There’s nothing quite like catching sight of a wild echidna meandering in the bush. However, getting a glimpse of the...
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...
We talk about empathy, but do we value it?
Research suggests it depends on the people and the issue.
Showing empathy towards someone – putting yourself in their shoes – is an admirable and important human virtue, espec...
Physics and chemistry in PM’s Prize limelight
Australian awards recognise discovery, ideas and teaching.
Four physicists and a chemist have taken out the top awards in this year’s Australian Prime Minister’s Prizes for Sci...
Finding the sweet spot in a haunted house
Researchers look for when scary becomes concerning.
Scientists have confirmed what fright fans have long known: there is just the right amount of scary. Danish resear...