Unravelling a nest of questions

Monday, 21 October 2013

Researcher Rebecca Lim says she is ‘standing on the precipice’ of an amazing breakthrough in the study of stem cells that could save women suffering from pre-eclampsia.


The art of the science documentary

Monday, 23 September 2013

Emotion and reason live side by side in film-maker Sonya Pemberton’s work. Facts can be beautiful, the Emmy award winner tells Fiona Gruber.

Nural Cokcetin (right) with one of her PhD supervisors, microbiologist Shona Blair.

Sweet solution

Friday, 31 May 2013

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, along with our understanding of the importance of gut health, Nural Cokcetin looks at the potential of Australian honey to help.

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Message of hope

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

From the clean-up effort following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami to a PhD in radio communications, Chittawan Choeysakul’s inspiring story has grim beginnings, but a bright future.

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The art of physics

Monday, 22 April 2013

Julian Berengut’s research into the fundamental physics of the universe goes beyond pure science and into philosophical questions of human existence, he says.

Megan Huggett

Paradise found

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Megan Huggett spent six years studying marine microbes in a Hawaiian paradise and has now embarked upon further research in pristine Western Australia. Her quest: to understand the big impact of the ocean’s smallest life forms.

Protecting young brains

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

From the study of alcohol-induced damage in adult brains, Tracey Bjorkman’s research has made a U-turn to the start of life, to protect the brains of newborn babies.

Living the virtual dream

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Changming He has truly immersed himself in his research, harnessing the possibilities of virtual reality and its potential uses in everything from operating theatres to gaming and communication.

The benefits of hindsight

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

By studying the environment and human artefacts from the past millennia, environmental scientist Pia Atahan says we are afforded a better view of where humans sit on the “scale of change”.

Cell death and the maiden: profiling Suzanne Cory

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Suzanne Cory has forged ahead against the grind of science in a game often weighted against her gender.


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