• Cracking the oldest code in history

    Andrew Trounson     |      November 7, 2019

    The deciphering of Linear B, the earliest form of Greek, was a history changing achievement, but decoding the older Linear A would open a new window on the origins of European culture.

  • Good policy needs strong leadership

    Andrew Trounson     |      October 25, 2019

    Former deputy Labor leader Jenny Macklin argues that empathetic leaders will have to to stand up and fight to overcome the trust deficit in Australian politics and deliver key policies.

  • Australia’s hidden mental illness epidemic

    Andrew Trounson     |      August 6, 2019

    Mental concerns like depression and anxiety are now the most common serious illness among Australians, with rates among women rising to 20 per cent.

  • Mimicking nature’s own plastic to reduce man-made pollution

    Andrew Trounson     |      July 5, 2019

    Amino acid is the building block of life and researchers are aiming to use them as the basis to chemically produce compostable plastics to help address our worsening plastic waste problem.

  • Narrow VET training sells students short

    Andrew Trounson     |      July 1, 2019

    The crisis in Australia’s training sector means TAFEs need to develop their own courses tailored to an unpredictable future.

  • Gearing up against skin cancer

    Andrew Trounson     |      January 6, 2019

    From state of the art mole-mapping to new drug treatments, the way we diagnose and treat skin cancers is being revolutionised, but being sensible in the sun is still the best medicine.

  • Art helps us see when we don’t want to look

    Andrew Trounson     |      December 27, 2018

    Australia’s under appreciated colonial art is a window to the past that can help us understand the fraught and violent history of settlement.

  • Lifting the lid on quantum computing

    Andrew Trounson     |      November 24, 2018

    Newly developed software for learning quantum computer programming allows students to see inside the ‘black box’ and start using the ‘weird’ physics to solve problems

  • What are we doing to our dogs?

    Andrew Trounson     |      October 6, 2018

    Designer dogs, selective breeding, clones and intensive breeding are having unintended effects on the health and well-being of man’s best friend – so is our love of pups actually bad for them in the long run?

  • Helping care leavers connect with their past

    Andrew Trounson     |      September 26, 2018

    Find & Connect is a living history project that provides an opportunity for people who lived in care to tell their side of the story.

  • How are Australians faring?

    Andrew Trounson     |      July 31, 2018

    Every year, the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey, or HILDA, gives us a snapshot of the economic and social wellbeing of Australians. How are we doing this year?

  • Australia takes a quantum leap in computer simulation

    Andrew Trounson     |      July 3, 2018

    Physicists have successfully run the largest quantum computing simulation to date, a key step in becoming ‘quantum-ready’.