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?
It’s surprising how quickly public opinion can change. Winding the clocks back 12 months, many of us would have looke...
Political ads on TV may be ineffective
Specific targets usually aren’t persuaded, study suggests.
New research from the US (appropriately) suggests individual political ads on TV have only a minor impact on determin...
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.
Throughout our lifetimes we consume, collate, curate, host and produce a staggering quantity of data – some by our ow...
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.
As with other parts of the global economy, COVID-19 has led to rapid changes in transport trends. The chart below sho...
Entrepreneur tackling a cause of blindness
Innovators acknowledged in ATSE awards.
A visionary idea to re-purpose a veterinary medicine to treat and help eliminate river blindness has been acknowledge...
Will COVID-19 change our cities?
Perhaps not as much as we think, researchers suggest.
By Christian A Nygaard, Iris Levin and Sharon Parkinson, Swinburne University of Technology What will be the norma...