Online events during National Science Week
More National Science Week events online than ever before.
Australia’s National Science Week is back from 15-23 August, and thanks to everything that’s happening, most events a...
Which is more creative, the arts or the sciences?
Creativity will be a vital component of jobs of the future.
Australian schools and universities need to increase their emphasis on teaching creativity, says internationally reno...
Stereotypes change, others confound
Stereotypes of weird scientists stick in students minds.
Years of efforts to change the stereotype of scientists may be having an effect, say Australian researchers. However,...
Science helps ensure The Scream continues
Paint choice found to be a preservation problem.
Some heavy-duty science has been employed to try to better understand and preserve one of the world’s best-known work...
What do you know about art?
Psychologists tests idea that we intuitively recognise values.
It’s hard not to like a scientific paper that kicks off by quoting from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s seminal 1810 boo...
Australian food from 65,000 years ago
Charred remains offer clues to diet, technology and culture.
Australia’s first people ate a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts and other plant foods, many of which would ha...
Modern culture isn’t evolving that quickly
Study suggests it’s basically on pace with biological evolution.
We’re surrounded by an avalanche of new arts, technologies and scientific discoveries, so it’s easy for us humans to ...
Hip Hop is a cauldron of conformity
Analysis shows that samples stay consistent over decades.
In some circles, a popular subject of post-prandial discussion concerns the identity of the most sampled bit of music...
Musical pitch across cultures
What we know helps determine what we hear, study show.
The Tsimane people live in a remote area of the Bolivian rainforest, making them of great interest to researchers fro...
Constellations: common global meanings
University of Melbourne researchers look at us looking up.
Almost every person throughout the existence of humankind has looked up at the night sky and seen more than just a ra...
Behind the scenes of Apollo 11
Alex the Astronaut speaks to the director of the documentary.
As a space nerd, speaking to people who have landed on the moon is probably a normal person’s version of meeting Beyo...
Historical significance is hard to predict
Modern data suggests the philosophers are right.
Can events be accurately described as historic at the time they are happening? Over the years, philosophers have ten...