Vibrating earthworms pick up an Ig Nobel
This is shed science at a professional level.
When you think of award-winning scientific research, you might think of determining the structure of DNA, or Marie Cu...
How to read COVID-19 statistics correctly
Five common errors that fuel confusion and misinformation.
By Jacques Raubenheimer, University of Sydney If we don’t analyse statistics for a living, it’s easy to be taken i...
Cosmos Q&A: Cracking a Rembrandt mystery
An old portrait has shone a light on dendrochronology.
The Ashmolean museum in Oxford recently announced that a portrait by Rembrandt, long thought to be a fake created aft...
Gen Z isn’t swallowing lab-grown meat
Survey highlights taste, health and sustainability concerns.
Technologies like smartphones and virtual reality have been eagerly embraced by the younger generation, known as Gen ...
A world of face masks and facial recognition
They’re both becoming common, but can they co-exist?
By Paul Haskell-Dowland, Edith Cowan University It’s surprising how quickly public opinion can change. Winding the...
Émile Berliner and the birth of the Grammys
From odd jobs to development of recording technology.
Love ’em or loathe ’em, the Grammy Awards in the US are one of the biggest events on the annual music calendar. Th...
Digging your own digital grave
How you should manage the data you leave behind.
By Patrick Scolyer-Gray, Arash Shaghaghi and Debi Ashenden, Deakin University Throughout our lifetimes we consume,...
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...
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...
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 ...
Cars rule as pandemic changes travel trends
Data shows walking is doing better than public transport.
By Neil G Sipe, University of Queensland As with other parts of the global economy, COVID-19 has led to rapid chan...