A once-in-a-lifestime opportunity to visit Antarctica allowed two University of Melbourne PhD students to create classic physics experiements
Untangling our evolutionary history
Paleoanthropologist Bernard Wood on how continuing research into human evolutionary history produces insights but also reveals how much we've yet to learn.
Law, science and the forging of “truth”
Social science and legal scholar Professor Sheila Jasanoff considers how science and the law interact or compete in the formulation of public reason.
Biosecurity and the beekeeper
Bees are delicate, central to the crop economy and a sentinel species in the monitoring of biosecurity. They're also fascinating creatures who get a bad rap.
How JJ Abrams ruined Star Trek and what that means for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
How will JJ Abrams' new Star Wars installment fare in the wake of his Star Trek reboot? Film lecturer Peter Allen discusses on the eve of its cinematic release.
Boosting science and maths study starts in primary school
Stephen Dinham argues specialist primary science and maths teachers will help encourage more students to study science and maths to higher levels.
When a theoretical astrophysicist and a visual artist meet, things get complex
An art-science collaboration is providing new insights into complex systems and debunking the art versus science myth.
The women rebels, geniuses and pioneers who inspired us
To celebrate Ada Lovelace day, some of our leading women academics from science and engineering discuss the female pioneers who inspired them.
The diversity drain
Women are leaving careers in science research in droves. New University of Melbourne research looks at why, and what impact it is having on innovation.
Fur and against: Scrutinizing the efficacy of animal testing and its alternatives
On the Up Close podcast: toxicologist and pharmacologist Thomas Hartung explains why animal testing is often unnecessary or of questionable efficacy.