• Saving the climate – and tourist jobs

    Open Forum     |      November 16, 2019

    Systems thinking can help climate change decision-makers identify and test adaptation measures that will benefit tourism, local communities and the natural environment.

  • Realising the promise of Space 3.0

    Open Forum     |      November 15, 2019

    The new Australian Space Agency and the growth of our commercial space sector gives us a golden opportunity to play our part in Space 3.0 and open up the “high frontier” for the next great leap for humankind.

  • The great outdoors

    Open Forum     |      November 14, 2019

    Australia’s national parks are worth about $145 billion a year in the improved mental health of their visitors, according to initial estimates published by a team of Griffith University researchers.

  • Virtual reality can improve real sports performance

    Open Forum     |      November 14, 2019

    Virtual reality could become the next big thing to complement sports training as new research from the University of South Australia shows that it can significantly improve players’ real-world sports skills.

  • The burning season

    Open Forum     |      November 12, 2019

    The early-season bushfires in Queensland and NSW and ‘catastrophic’ conditions around Sydney are a worrying sign of more to come over the summer.

  • No chance to dream

    Open Forum     |      November 10, 2019

    Artificial light and the use of technological devices are disrupting our natural patterns of sleep, and could be taking a heavy toll on our health.

  • Run for your life

    Open Forum     |      November 10, 2019

    There‌ ‌would‌ ‌be‌ ‌substantial‌ ‌improvements‌ ‌in‌ ‌population‌ ‌health‌ ‌and‌ ‌longevity if‌ ‌more‌ ‌people‌ ‌took‌ ‌up‌ ‌running – and‌ ‌they‌ ‌wouldn’t‌ ‌have‌ ‌to‌ ‌run‌ ‌that far‌ ‌or‌ ‌fast.

  • Restoring the balance of nature

    Open Forum     |      November 9, 2019

    A group of international conservationists is urging governments across the globe to adopt a new approach to address the impact of economic development on the natural world.

  • Saving the mountain pygmy-possum from climate change

    Open Forum     |      November 8, 2019

    Scientists have come up with a radical plan to save the critically endangered mountain pygmy-possum: take some from their alpine habitat and introduce them to a warmer, lowland rainforest environment.

  • New database enhances genomics research collaboration

    Open Forum     |      November 6, 2019

    Sharing datasets that reveal the function of genomic variants in health and disease has become easier with the launch of a new, open-source database developed by Australian and North American researchers.

  • Linking national heath data should boost Aussie health services

    Open Forum     |      November 5, 2019

    The creation of a national data linkage resource will improve health services and policy, as well as providing essential information on comparative effectiveness of treatment strategies.

  • It’s not ‘wild dog’ management – we’re just killing dingoes

    Open Forum     |      November 4, 2019

    Dingo or just wild dog? A new study busts the misconception that pure dingoes are extinct in NSW – and finds several ‘dingo hotspots’ around the state.