• The ghost of pandemics past

    Ben Knight     |      October 1, 2021

    How do responses to infectious diseases throughout history stack up to the measures being taken today against the delta strain of coronavirus?

  • Small towns need big focus on resilience

    Ben Knight     |      August 12, 2021

    Supporting regional communities to respond to the increasing threat of climate-fuelled disasters has never been more vital.

  • Hola, salut, hello, ciao

    Ben Knight     |      July 11, 2021

    There’s never been a better time to start learning another language, and there could be some unexpected upsides.

  • Bedtime, not screen time

    Ben Knight     |      May 9, 2021

    Research from the Gonski Institute for Education at UNSW Sydney reveals parents perceive digital devices as necessary for their kids’ learning but are worried about the distraction and activities they’re missing out on.

  • Can AI create art?

    Ben Knight     |      March 20, 2021

    As machines become more sophisticated, will artificial intelligence be the evolution or the end of art?

  • What is the point of awareness days?

    Ben Knight     |      March 6, 2021

    While there are many different days dedicated to raising awareness, many go beyond simply drawing attention to a cause.

  • The dark side of van life

    Ben Knight     |      February 13, 2021

    Living in a campervan or caravan is a fashionable option for grey nomads or backpackers, but many people are forced into mobile living by a lack of money, rather than a sense of adventure.

  • Robo-pets!

    Ben Knight     |      December 20, 2020

    If having a pet just isn’t practical for your accommodation or lifestyle, could a robotic companion be the next best thing?

  • In praise of weeds

    Ben Knight     |      December 7, 2020

    A weed is any plant which grows where we don’t want it, but they do have a bright side, even in Australia where foreign plants can choke natural landscapes.

  • Reducing corruption in construction will save lives

    Ben Knight     |      December 5, 2020

    Tackling corruption could help alleviate the scale of crises and its impact on vulnerable people, says international construction management and economics expert Professor George Ofori.

  • Take me to the danger zone

    Ben Knight     |      December 1, 2020

    Drones are making waves in environmental monitoring and conservation efforts at sea.

  • You can’t sit with us: the rise of privately-owned public spaces

    Ben Knight     |      November 26, 2020

    The emergence of pseudo-public spaces raises fundamental questions about the value of people’s right to common ground.