Mathematical modelling: A dark art comes to light
When there’s no time to waste and the stakes are high, a computer model can be just what you need. But before the pandemic, few people outside science might have realised just how useful they were.
Bruce Pascoe’s long lesson for better land use
The acclaimed author is learning to grow native grains and tubers the way First Australians did.
Inside ATAGI, Australia’s vaccine advisory group
Who are the experts behind Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout and how did they decide the process?
Next Big Thing
Next Big Thing: Catalysts can change the world
It is possible to step towards a sustainable world – you just have to be clever with the chemistry, says PM Innovation Prizewinner Professor Thomas Maschmeyer.
11 - 17 Jun 2021
Sports injury forecast in a blood test; Ross Garnaut’s $15bn plan; winning with climate science in Federal Court; Next Big Thing: krill and Earth’s health; developing viruses for forgotten flaviviruses.
04 - 10 Jun 2021
Mitochondria helping fitness; robots that can choose; Ian Gust spends $15bn on Australia’s future; the science of breaking bad; Éva Plagányi brings maths to marine resources
28 May - 03 Jun 2021
What could be built instead of the Hunter Valley gas-fired power station; Agri-tech innovator Sarah Nolet’s next big thing; Deepfake geography’s perils and potential; Building a telescope on the moon; Behind the scenes with the world’s most powerful microscopes;
21 - 27 May 2021
Internet of livestock things; COVID-19 and the ethics of patent waiver; Carbon capture creativity; PCR’s unexpected uses; CSIRO CEO Larry Marshall’s next best thing.
14 - 20 May 2021
Flying cars; genetic doping in sport; AI hunting misinformation; the questions of long COVID; and arguments in bushfire science.
30 Apr - 06 May 2021
Whyalla’s green steel; Can we get brainjacked?; Chief Scientist Cathy Foley’s Next Big Thing; How algorithms can transform clinical trials; What’s it like to be a test pilot?
23 - 29 Apr 2021
Y2Q; climate v weather; Melbourne’s mini Large Hadron Collider; war crimes in space; driverless cars in Australia; editors’ welcome