How close did the Nazis come to building an atomic bomb?
It could have changed the outcome of World War II. Now scientists are using modern technology in an international search for the uranium that came from Werner Heisenberg’s lab.
East coast frogs dying by the thousands
Frogs are vanishing in numbers along the east coast, and we’re not entirely sure why – but locals can help find out.
The Western Green Energy Hub is a “nation-building” project – but will it work?
The scale of the proposed Green Energy Hub in Western Australia is mind-boggling, but can a project of this size succeed?
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Beyond black holes
The detection of gravitational waves has opened the door to a new realm of cosmological discovery.
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17 - 23 Sep 2021
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10 - 16 Sep 2021
The carbon cost of meat; Chronic pain; Poppies tall enough to reach space; Electricity on a microgrid; Collision of mathematics, bus timetables, and particle physics.
27 Aug - 02 Sep 2021
Does COVID immunity wane? Zuckerberg’s metaverse; The future of housing is 3D (printed); Solar power’s next big thing; Dark-matter-discovering crystal
20 - 26 Aug 2021
Climate goes to court; Afghanistan’s unclaimable lithium bounty; the next big thing: can your car be hacked?; Australia’s space industry at risk of grounding; IPCC and biodiversity
13 - 19 Aug 2021
The IPCC’s estimation about Pacific Islands; cyber-security; Victoria’s dark-matter mine; VR and pain; geology’s Next Big Thing.
06 - 12 Aug 2021
ASX companies’ path to zero; Babylonian trigonometry; cancer immunotherapy hopes; when good research gets bad reporting; NFTs and the future of coding
30 Jul - 05 Aug 2021
Modelling the way out of Sydney’s COVID outbreak; Europe’s weapon to achieve zero emissions by 2050; Neil Sims on the next big thing in sustainable aquaculture; archaeology of the Anthropocene; engineering for a COVID-limiting urban future.
23 - 29 Jul 2021
What Gorgon’s shortfall means for carbon capture; billionaires blast off; Mitra Safavi-Naeini on using physics in the fight against cancer; the age of water; should we keep native animals as pets?
16 - 22 Jul 2021
International lessons for Australia’s reopening; Starlink’s threat to astronomy’s future; video calls enter the third dimension; new National Park showcases oldest animals on Earth; Claudia Vickers on the synthetic biology revolution.
09 - 15 Jul 2021
Chipaggedon: why Taiwan’s water matters to us all; Australia’s research mice crisis; A short history of driving on the Moon; Can we enter the mRNA race?; Peter Bailey’s idea for the cities of the future.
02 - 08 Jul 2021
The path to reopening Australia; Water woes in the Murray-Darling Basin; Studying dementia through sound; Lidia Morawska on how to build to protect against aerosol; Construction embraces an AI future.
25 Jun - 01 Jul 2021
Barry Jones’ $15billion plan; Science of truffles; Do we need an AI Commissioner?; Silicon chip an atom wide; Geologist Nicholas Flament’s Next Big Thing.