• Artificial Intelligence

    On the brink of the singularity


    Alan Stevenson |  May 25, 2022


    The increasing sophistication of hardware and software to augment our capabilities is beginning to blur the boundaries between man and machine, raising a host of physical possibilities and ethical questions.


  • Environment

    After the floods


    Cecilia Duong |  May 25, 2022


    While populations around the globe have dealt with the effect of floods for millennia, climate change is now bringing bigger and more extreme storms and flood events to Australia.


  • International

    The battle for ideas will shape new global order


    Stephen Nagy |  May 25, 2022


    The world has a choice to make between the freedom and democracy offered by the West and the aggressive authoritarianism of Russia and China.


Latest Story

  • Platform pitfalls

    Fabio Morreale     |      May 17, 2022

    The power of platforms to suggest content we may like is a boon for convenience, but secrecy around data collection raises some troubling questions.

  • Bringing Russia’s war criminals to justice

    Solon Solomon     |      May 16, 2022

    Some of the Russian troops who have murdered, raped and plundered their way across Ukraine have been captured and will be put on trial by Ukraine, but Russia has no intention of investigating its own wrong doing and the stone-faced leaders who ordered this terrible war may never face justice.

  • Young Australian voters should care about foreign policy

    Dominic Simonelli     |      May 16, 2022

    Rather than being an afterthought at the ballot box, young voters should demand well-crafted foreign policy that’s fit for purpose in building a safe, prosperous and democratic world.

  • Mining the Moon and Mars

    Neil Martin     |      May 16, 2022

    Off-earth mining may once have been purely the stuff of science fiction, but now it’s potentially a US$1 trillion industry that is likely to be vital if humans are serious about colonising Mars or the Moon.

  • Why your vote matters

    Intifar Chowdhury     |      May 15, 2022

    Australian citizens have to vote whether they like it or not, but just as little drops make a mighty ocean, every individual vote contributes a stronger democracy.

  • Exile on Main Street at fifty

    Dean Biron     |      May 15, 2022

    The Rolling Stones released Exile on Main Street half a century ago, and, as anyone who’s listened to the radio over the last 10 years will attest, it still blows the competition away.

  • David v Goliath – How Ukraine has held off Russia

    Liam Collins     |      May 14, 2022

    Having refused to arm or fight for Ukraine, or allow it to join the EU and NATO, the West expected Ukraine to fold quickly to a Russian invasion, but inspired leadership, incredible courage, modern western weapons and a willingness to learn from past mistakes have humiliated Vladimir Putin and his lumbering hordes.

  • Seven sustainable solutions for aged care

    Victoria Tichá     |      May 14, 2022

    A balance between public and private financing is needed to achieve sustainable aged care funding models, says UNSW Business School’s Michael Sherris.

  • Multiverse madness

    Ben Knight     |      May 14, 2022

    Fans of Michael Moorcock are well acquainted with the concept of a ‘multiverse’, but a quantum mechanics interpretation can help the less literary inclined comprehend the hypothetical existence of many worlds.

  • Paper tigers on parade

    Frank Ledwidge     |      May 13, 2022

    The problems dogging Russia’s botched invasion of Ukraine are rooted in its disfunctional society as much as the technical shortcomings of weapons which look better on paper than they work in the field.

  • Tackling Australia’s extinction crisis

    Euan Ritchie     |      May 13, 2022

    Despite its sunny, unspoiled international promotion, Australia has one of the worst conservation records in the world and the new government must take action to reverse the damage before it’s too late.

  • Using blockchain to secure Asian supply chains

    Yingli Wang     |      May 13, 2022

    Blockchain can ensure transparency, traceability and trust for international trade in fishing mining and other industries, helping organisations cope with increasing disruptions by ensuring resilient and agile supply chains.