• End of a musical era (II): Lou Ottens

    Inventor of the cassette tape made one’s music of choice portable.

    Dutch engineer and inventor Lodewijk Frederik Ottens, who’s credited with inventing the cassette tape, died on 6 Marc...

    Culture March 21, 2021
  • End of a musical era (I): Rupert Neve

    Sound engineer built the equipment that gave power to modern music.

    Arthur Rupert Neve died on 12 February 2021, in his adoptive home of Wimberley, Texas. People who don’t know him by n...

    Culture March 21, 2021
  • How much do you value privacy?

    Australians, have your say about our security and surveillance regime.

    Who has access to the plethora of information collected from surveillance devices, such as CCTV cameras and facial re...

    Culture March 12, 2021
  • Wangarĩ Maathai grows a movement

    Kenyan scientist and Nobel Prize winner fought for a better environment for African women.

    In 1977, more than 40 years before United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York unveiled the Gre...

    Agriculture March 8, 2021
  • 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 from Islamic Sicily

    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...

    Archaeology 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....

    Culture January 26, 2021
  • Anthropocene: 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 ...

    Agriculture January 19, 2021
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