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  1. 19 February 2017 - Science Matters

    Finding quinoa’s sweet spot to feed the world

    The sequencing of the quinoa genome has created an opportunity to breed a quinoa plant that isn't just a superfood, but a sustainable super crop.

  2. 16 February 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Big Data projects big things for White Night

    Using algorithms to analyse large amounts of social media data can tell us a great deal about how visitors experience White Night.

  3. 15 February 2017 - Science Matters

    Supermassive black hole controls star birth

    A supermassive black hole 5.7 billion light years away is producing hundreds of stars every year by apparently regulating bursts of hot gases

  4. 10 February 2017 - Science Matters

    Equality in science: A mission still not accomplished

    In the 1960s three African-American women helped put astronauts into orbit. Hidden Figures tells their story, but women in science are still battling inequality

  5. 9 February 2017 - Science Matters

    The science behind love songs

    Valentine's Day is full of love songs. This is how love works on our mind, body and soul ... and why we want to write beautiful music about it.

  6. 6 February 2017 - Humanities

    Making big sense of big data: The quest to improve human reasoning

    US intelligence is investing millions of dollars in a global research effort to boost analytical thinking by unlocking the reason in crowds

  7. 1 February 2017 - Science Matters

    Breakthrough in motor neurone disease research gives hope

    Copper could hold the key to a new treatment for those affected by Motor Neurone Disease, giving hope to those suffering from this devastating disease

  8. 31 January 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Laser device will see what the eyes cannot

    Spotting hazards like potholes is difficult for those with vision impairments - but a new laser device could change that, giving users greater independence.

  9. 27 January 2017 - Up Close

    Global warming’s companion crisis

    Environmental physicist Mark Sutton on how our fast growing 'nitrogen footprint' from agriculture and industry is reaching crisis levels, threatening our health

  10. 21 December 2016 - Science Matters

    A stone, skip and a hop away from saving a bay

    Scientists are using healthy reefs in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, to help repair damaged ones via a mechanism known as population connectivity.