Productive or unproductive, that is the question
Economist Ross Garnaut makes a compelling argument to put the Federal Government’s $15 billion infrastructure spend towards innovation, particularly zero-emissions efforts.
Developing vaccines for forgotten flaviviruses
While COVID-19 continues to dominate headlines, flaviviruses have silently affected thousands worldwide, causing disabling diseases and death. But new Australian research could take us closer to a vaccine.
Next Big Thing
Small, but mighty important
Krill are crucial to the marine ecosystem, and new research being undertaken has the potential to transform our ecological understanding of the planet.
How the science won in Federal Court
A recent court case has found that the Minister for the Environment has a duty of care to protect young people against the effects of climate change. Science and law are different worlds, so how do you get climate evidence into the legal system?
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.
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