• Conversation

    Mining threatens the Pilbara cultural landscape

    Guidance from First Nations peoples is essential.

    By Sarah Holcombe, The University of Queensland and Bronwyn Fredericks, The University of Queensland. Just as the ...

    Culture February 25, 2021
  • Medieval tipples

    New research finds evidence of winemaking in Islamic Sicily.

    Chemical residue from grapes has been found inside medieval containers from Islamic Sicily, suggesting there was wine...

    Culture February 23, 2021
  • The case for modest management

    Seems it’s best if bosses avoid the knuckle-dragging, silverback stuff.

    Leaders, if you want the best out of your teams, slices of humble pie might be just what you need to be serving – you...

    Behaviour February 22, 2021
  • Good games

    Feeling sad? Play Animal Crossing to cheer up!

    Get your islands ready and prepare your plant army because, contrary to popular belief, video games really could brin...

    Behaviour February 17, 2021
  • Background

    Rewind: Where the women are

    Nine studies led by women from the past few months.

    Each 11 February is the UN’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and to celebrate, today we’ve gathered ...

    Culture February 11, 2021
  • Mixed spice

    How come hotter countries tend to have tangier foods?

    The idea that cooks in hot countries adopted spices to help prevent food poisoning in sweltering conditions may sound...

    Behaviour February 5, 2021
  • Spotlight: Indigenous health

    Smoking study reveals terrible toll on First Nations Australians.

    Smoking is known to be a leading contributor to disease and death among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults....

    Health January 26, 2021
  • Lessons from the past

    Could Indigenous wisdom help us create a “good Anthropocene”?

    The Anthropocene marks relentless and increasingly grave environmental degradation as the Earth faces tipping points ...

    Culture January 19, 2021
  • Background

    Rewind: Six of the best from 2020

    Another look at great work and fascinating people from Australian science.

    Did you know the Royal Institution of Australia has other platforms? We'd like to introduce you to some of the conten...

    Culture January 18, 2021
  • Do facial expressions transcend culture?

    Study supports similarities in how we show emotion.

    Humans are emotional beings, with feelings that show in our behaviours and facial expressions. But whether these mean...

    Culture December 18, 2020
  • Mental health messages between the beats

    Researchers pick up a trend in rap music lyrics.

    Popular rap songs are increasingly alluding to depression and suicide and mixing in metaphors about mental health str...

    Culture December 8, 2020
  • Newton’s masterwork is still going strong

    Science detectives find new old copies of the Principia.

    How many first-edition copies of Isaac Newton's ground-breaking book Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica are...

    Culture November 12, 2020
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