Next Big Thing
Olympic genes to go higher, faster, stronger?
Sports doping experts have been sounding warnings about gene engineering for decades, and its dire implications for clean competition. With the Tokyo Olympics around the corner, Professor David Bishop wonders if gene doping really is sport’s Next Big Thing.
What if instead of blaming readers of misinformation, we showed them how to tell the difference between facts and falsehoods?
Fake news can have fatal consequences, and the technology already exists to help the people most affected stay safe. Now all we have to do is implement it.
24 - 30 Sep 2021
Vaccination bubbles; Afghanistan’s education future; fighting fires from space; Colorado’s ecosystem experiment; Mark Dodgson’s Next Big Thing.
17 - 23 Sep 2021
Counting carbon with smartwatches, The mathematics of The Number 23, Conservation champions, The decline of truth, Satellite cities under climate change
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.
03 - 09 Sep 2021
From the frontline of COVID ICU; Australia’s frog apocalypse; hunt for Nazi uranium; Western Green Energy Hub; Next Big Thing in gravitational waves
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.