Vaccine alone not a passport to travel
Epidemiologist’s cautionary view of the new normal.
By Adrian Esterman, University of South Australia The United Kingdom yesterday became the first country to approve...
Eureka! A new crop of science winners
R&D, leadership, engagement and school science honoured.
By Noor Gillani, The Conversation From potential new diabetes therapies, to an environmentally friendly sewage tre...
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...
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 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 ...
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...
How do we know stats can be trusted?
Talking to the humans behind the numbers.
In April, as the coronavirus pandemic was gathering force around the world, reporters asked Brendan Murphy, then Aust...
CRISPR scientists take away a Nobel
Chemistry prize won for revolutionary genetic scissors.
The scientists who gave us the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors, French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier and US bioc...
Nobels start with a double triple
Prizes for Physics and Physiology or Medicine shared.
The start of Nobel Prize week in 2020 has been very much a shared experience. Last night, Australian time, the Roy...
Humphry Davy had a way with nitrous oxide
Celebrated chemist influenced science and the arts.
On any number of criteria there is poetic beauty to be found in science. Indeed, there is even actual poetry, as s...
It’s mostly cheers for science
Global survey puts high value on scientists and their work.
Those of us who place trust for remedies in clever thinkers and careful, fact-based investigation have been having a ...
Ebenezer Howard gives us the garden city
His ideas influenced modern thinking on urban planning.
Think of the world’s great cities and the word “plan” does not come readily to mind. Most show scant signs of intelli...