• Space

    A new generation of private space stations


    Alice Gorman |  December 6, 2021


    Commercial launch vehicles have begun to dominate operations to take payloads into orbit, and now private space stations are set to take to the skies.


  • Environment

    Are there plenty more fish in the sea?


    Open Forum |  December 6, 2021


    An international team of scientists including researchers from The University of Western Australia and Institute of Zoology in London has pioneered a ground-breaking new ‘non-lethal’ way to count fish in the open ocean, which it’s hoped will be used for conservation and ecosystem restoration.


  • Health

    Exercise in a pill for at-risk people?


    Open Forum |  December 6, 2021


    Researchers from The Australian National University have identified unique molecular signals in the body that could hold the key to developing a supplement capable of administering the health benefits of exercise to patients incapable of physical activity.


Latest Story

  • Hiring and workforce trends after COVID

    Derek Lotts     |      November 26, 2021

    From new restrictions and health measures to a power shift in global economics, the last two years have impacted the workforce and the hiring industry in quite drastic ways.

  • Welcome La Niña

    Andrea Taschetto     |      November 25, 2021

    With La Niña bringing moist air from the Pacific, there is an increased risk of flooding along the north, east and southeast regions of Australia.

  • Strengthening intelligence collaboration

    Michael Shoebridge     |      November 25, 2021

    This is an extraordinarily rich if difficult time to be in the intelligence community, whether in Australia or in our key allies and partners.

  • The new face of Australian science

    Open Forum     |      November 25, 2021

    Nanotechnology pioneer Distinguished Professor Chennupati Jagadish will become the next president of Australia’s premier science organisation, the Australian Academy of Science.

  • Fly the red ensign, not the white flag

    Peter Jennings     |      November 25, 2021

    While Hugh White preaches appeasement and surrender, Australia and its allies can stand up to Chinese bullying and aggression on the international stage.

  • The human brain project

    Christelle Langley     |      November 24, 2021

    Europe’s Human Brain Project aims to unravel the brain’s mysteries and, after a difficult start, has made substantial progress in mapping how thoughts and decision making are generated.

  • Supporting children at school

    Open Forum     |      November 24, 2021

    New technology from the University of South Australia is helping to ensure children are better monitored and supported throughout their school education.

  • Surveillance nation

    Gabby Bush     |      November 23, 2021

    Online monitoring raises serious questions about privacy and rights, but where justified it can be used for good if organisations consider wider issues like transparency and fairness.

  • Australia can lead the way to a low carbon economy

    Alan Stevenson     |      November 23, 2021

    Australia has shown that we are capable of great ideas in a wide variety of areas – from food production to energy generation and automated systems for mining and computer control – which could power the transition to a low-carbon economy.

  • Screen time?

    Open Forum     |      November 23, 2021

    Genomics England has announced a pilot programme of whole genome sequencing to screen for genetic diseases in 200,000 healthy seeming newborns, so should every newborn baby have their whole genome sequenced as a matter of course? 

  • The power of Indigenous diplomacy

    Anastasia Kapetas     |      November 23, 2021

    Australia’s Indigenous nations have their own traditions of relationship-building and diplomacy which could help strengthen our ties with the Pacific.

  • Opening Australia’s trade window

    David Widdowson     |      November 21, 2021

    Trade-related regulatory requirements are administered and enforced by more than 30 agencies at the federal level in Australia, as well as some at the state and territory level, with little coordination between them.