09 - 15 Jul 2021

  • Aww, rats: Australian research rodents prove to be poor earners

    By Rachel Williamson

    Australia’s primary supplier of rodents for scientific research is closing down in a couple of years – it doesn’t make enough money, says its owner, the Western Australia Government. Experts believe that unless something’s done, we’ll likely face a critical shortage of research rats and mice in the future.

  • A short history of driving on the Moon

    By Andrew Bain

    A new book examines the last three Apollo Moon missions and the remarkable lunar rovers that assisted their astronauts’ explorations.

  • Australian made mRNA vaccines

    By Manuela Callari

    For months, experts have been calling for mRNA to be manufactured onshore. It’s not too late to kick-start the process, if the will is there.

  • Next Big Thing

    The city of the future

    By Peter Bailey

    The planet is in crisis. Sustainable cities must be the answer – and engineers can build them.

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