Lydia Hales

Lydia Hales is a science writer and editor based in Melbourne Australia.

Lydia Hales is a science writer and editor based in Melbourne Australia.

  • Beerpocalypse shows climate change is real

    Barley will be hard hit, resulting in shortages and hyper-prices.

    Quenching your thirst with an icy cold beer during a heatwave is likely to become more difficult – and expensive, res...

    October 15, 2018
  • Think you can hear a smile? Check your cheeks

    Facial muscles are best when it comes to detecting smiles.

    Your zygomaticus major muscles – the ones that pull the corners of the mouth up in a smile – might be better than you...

    August 15, 2018
  • Rare mastodon skull found on French farm

    Scientists unveil complete head of elephant relative.

    A farmer in the south of France struck scientific gold when he uncovered part of a giant skull on his property around...

    July 11, 2018
  • Ultra-thin lenses point to slimmer mobile phones

    Graphene, not glass, is the key to better optics, reports Lydia Hales.

    A lens just a billionth of a metre thick could transform phone cameras. Researchers at Swinburne University in Melbou...

    October 1, 2017
  • Dead mangroves shut down carbon cycle

    A “perfect storm” of factors led to widespread mangrove dieback, Lydia Hales reports.

    Mangroves help fight climate change but they’re at serious risk from its effects. That’s one of the findings from a s...

    September 26, 2017

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