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.
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.
07 - 13 May 2021
A seismograph on your phone; Inside Australia’s vaccine advisory group; Bruce Pascoe’s farm of the future; Next Best Thing: PM’s innovation prize-winner Thomas Maschmeyer; Modelling’s non-COVID uses.
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