• Science and Technology

    Blockchain and mangos


    Open Forum |  December 5, 2020


    A new blockchain platform has proven to be a game-changer for one of Australia’s largest mango producers, providing real-time, secure information from the tree to the supermarket.


  • Infrastructure

    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.


  • Energy

    Turning sunlight back into hydrogen


    Open Forum |  October 1, 2020


    Remote parts of Australia could be the perfect places to use abundant solar energy to create hydrogen fuels for a range of next generation applications.


Latest Story

  • The long war

    Nicholas Longrich     |      November 22, 2020

    Neanderthals and modern humans evolved from a common ancestor, but were engaged in brutal guerrilla-style warfare across the globe for over 100,000 years until the last of their kind were wiped out 40,000 years ago.

  • Home is where the heart is

    Ben Knight     |      November 22, 2020

    The coronavirus has exposed long standing problems with Australia’s aged care homes, but a little support could go a long way to help us stay in our homes and age with grace.

  • Corporate criminal liability remains complex, unruly and uncertain

    Ebony Stansfield     |      November 22, 2020

    The complexity surrounding criminal liability of corporations needs to be clarified with reforms say UNSW Law observers.

  • Arvanitakis on education: Building brave spaces

    James Arvanitakis     |      November 21, 2020

    The strength of our democracy depends on a commitment to upholding both diversity and free expression, especially when it is hard, and this is particularly important in education.

  • Net-zero emissions by 2050: leadership or climate colonialism?

    Ian Dunlop     |      November 21, 2020

    Australia already has solutions for the climate crisis, but they will require the same concerted national commitment, expertise and innovation seen in the handling of the COVID crisis.

  • America will forget Trump

    Geoffrey Barker     |      November 21, 2020

    Donald Trump’s stubborn refusal to accept defeat in the US presidential election is alarming observers of American politics, but once out of office he will soon be forgotten, like many such figures before him.

  • What must climate and energy policy really achieve?

    Ian Dunlop     |      November 20, 2020

    The Australian Government is dangerously out-of-touch as climate change accelerates and a cascade of tipping points risks unstoppable global warming.

  • Why real-time data matters to the maritime industry

    Ayesha Renyard     |      November 20, 2020

    Using real-time data in daily operations can help shipping companies reduce costs, increase efficiency and navigate anything that comes their way.

  • Improve your wellbeing all year round

    Amy Vu     |      November 19, 2020

    During times of uncertainty it’s important to support your own mental wellbeing. If you’re not started yet, here are a few easy-to-implement self-care tips to improve your daily wellbeing.

  • A post-Covid-19 reset for the world

    Brendan Nicholson     |      November 19, 2020

    Think tanks and key leaders from around the world will meet in a massive online event this week to search for ways to reset history in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Tackling disinformation on social media platforms

    Ariel Bogle     |      November 19, 2020

    The speed with which falsehoods can outpace truth and spread around the world has been noted since the 18th century, but the Republican spin campaign to dispute the 2020 Presidential election result has again highlighted the role of social media platforms in spreading – or limiting – ‘fake news’.

  • The super-dominant predator

    Mark Nicol     |      November 19, 2020

    Forget sharks, bears tigers and even viruses – mankind remains the most terrifyingly effective predator the world has ever seen, with our brains proving far more dangerous to the rest of the natural world than the claws and teeth of our long-vanquished competitors.