• International

    Unlocking science for small island states


    Open Forum |  May 28, 2024


    An urgent call for increased international support and collaboration for science in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) has been released in a declaration by the International Science Council SIDS Liaison Committee at the 4th international conference on SIDS in Antigua and Barbuda.


  • Energy

    Not in my back yard


    Lucy Richardson |  May 28, 2024


    While public opinion polls show broad support for more action to reduce climate emissions in theory, local opposition to renewable energy schemes continues to grow.


  • Society

    Will bird flu be the next pandemic?


    Vinod Balasubramaniam |  May 28, 2024


    The first case of H5N1 bird flu was reported in Australia last week. Is the world prepared for what could lead to the next pandemic?


Latest Story

  • Reality Bites at 30

    Adam Daniel     |      May 4, 2024

    Here’s something to make you feel old, the Generation X classic Reality Bites has turned thirty years old. The good news is that the film stands up and is as much fun as ever.

  • Real journalists can lead the war against deepfakes

    Alexandra Wake     |      May 4, 2024

    This year is vital for democracy and AI is already wreaking havoc on a news landscape struggling to cope with a range of other threats and crisis.

  • Raised by robots

    Eduardo Benítez Sandoval     |      May 4, 2024

    Recent generations of children have been raised with an ipad in their hands, but the next generation might also share their world with robots as well.

  • You can teach old dogs new tricks

    Stephen Badham     |      May 3, 2024

    Employers – and the general public – often assume young people are smarter, or at least quicker to learn, than older people, but new research suggests that cognitive differences between the old and young have been tapering off over time.

  • Who’s afraid of quantum computing?

    Chris Ferrie     |      May 3, 2024

    Embracing quantum technology might be less about overcoming fear and more about fostering understanding, encouraging patience, and maintaining an open mind to the unlimited possibilities this technology promises to bring.

  • A spring clean for Everest

    Alton Byers     |      May 3, 2024

    Mount Everest was once the ultimate challenge in high-altitude mountaineering, but the commodification of expeditions over the last 30 years has turned it into a motorway strewn with trash which urgently requires a spring clean.

  • Boosting belonging for school mental health

    Kelly-Ann Allen     |      May 2, 2024

    Initiatives to enhance a sense of school belonging can have positive and far-reaching effects on the mental health of young people.

  • Disaster resilience – learning from abroad

    Latika Bourke     |      May 2, 2024

    Australia’s disaster resilience must be transformed and insights from Japan, Fiji, and Tonga illustrate that we can derive important lessons from our friends and neighbours.

  • Natural chemistry

    Timothy Schmidt     |      May 2, 2024

    “Chemicals” have a bad reputation, as every mention of them in the news seems to be negative, but chemistry is the central science of the modern world.

  • The first thousand days

    Ana Gamarra Rondinel     |      May 1, 2024

    The first 1,000 days of a child’s life do much to shape their future, but the cost of living crisis is taking its toll on young families.

  • Generation angst

    Hugh Breakey     |      May 1, 2024

    Far from bringing people together, Jonathan Haidt’s new book “The Anxious Generation” argues that ubiquitous smartphones are divorcing young people from their friends and family, while attention grabbing apps are eroding their ability to think for themselves.

  • From Sydney to the stars

    Ching Wei Sooi     |      May 1, 2024

    According to a recent survey, the Australian public lacks awareness of global space activities and domestic space endeavours, so, what is Australia is up to in space?