A Cryonic Shame
While an understanding of how some frogs and turtles survive freezing could assist organ transplants in humans, it also reveals why the cryonics industry is a sham.
Outback Search for Life on Mars
What can we learn about life on Mars from ancient rocks in Western Australia and recent discoveries made by a string of Mars obiter spacecraft, a polar lander and two rovers?
Microbes Reflect Marine Health
Bacteria are emerging as a gauge of the declining health of the world’s oceans.
Humidity Doubles Global Warming
CO2 is not the most important “greenhouse gas” in our atmosphere.
The Little Qubit that Could
The creation of a basic quantum computer by Australian researchers brings us closer to the dawn of a second technological revolution.
Glow Worms Tell The Time
Glow worms in forests adjust their light output, but what happens in caves where there are no time cues?
Silence Is a Scientist’s Worst Enemy
Ian Plimer’s controversial new book on climate change provides a lesson on how scientists should respond to contentious scientific claims in the media.
Is Directed Gamete Donation Discriminatory?
Directed donation of gametes based upon characteristics such as age or religious persuasion is inconsistent with anti-discrimination law and undermines values that are publicly espoused in Australia.
Ten pages of the latest science news from our shores.
Fortress Australia Dreaming
Reducing our population in an increasingly populous world is a selfish pipedream.
Your guide to the night sky this month.
OUT OF THIS WORLD
How Wet Is Mars?
Scientists are heading into the Australian desert to learn about
terrestrial conditions that can guide the search for water, and life, on Mars.
An Explosion of Science
In order to work out how hard it will be for mining companies to extract minerals you first need a scientist to blow rocks up in the lab.
A Passionate Fan of Marsupials
From her earliest days in science, Marilyn Renfree has been promoting the value of researching the life cycles of Australia’s unique marsupials.
Queensland scientists have declared war on flies using two natural enemies a parasitic wasp and a fly-killing fungus.
Understand the Numbers? Don’t Count on It
Lotto jackpots attract more players, but what are the chances that their winnings will be greater than any other week?
A Knock on the Door from the Brain Police
Brain scans are being used as evidence to convict alleged criminials, but how good is the science?
Nanoscience Shapes the Future
The intriguing properties of diamond films and metalcarbon nanoparticles are being explored for possible use in industrial applications.