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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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....
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...