Men outnumber women almost two-to one in senior academic positions in Australia's universities. But there is a way that female academics can play a vital role in bridging that gap.
Many people think relativity puts a hard speed limit on the universe, but it actually opens up the possibility of faster-than-light travel - if we can overcome some significant practical hurdles.
Einstein's theory of general relativity is a triumph of reason and imagination, of art and science, with a profound beauty of its own.
How often do you get angry or frustrated with a machine or some piece of technology? Well what if a machine could sense our emotion and then change its behaviour to suit?
There are possible emotional and social pitfalls to love and sex with robots, but does that mean we should ban them entirely?
A hint of oxygen and a whiff of methane in a distant exoplanet's atmosphere may be the first evidence we discover of alien life.
Australia has struggled to win Olympic medals after the success in Sydney in 2000. But there's hope that may change as we head towards the Rio games in 2016.
General relativity challenges our intuitive conception of how space and time work, which might explain why it's such a popular target for crank theorists.
Special relativity was inspired, but it took true genius to conceive of general relativity. Had Einstein not come up with it, it may have taken decades for us to figure it out.
The Anonymous hacktivist group engaged in an online war against Islamic State may be doing more harm than good.
Imagine a world that's even more connected technologically than ours today. It's coming soon and the Australian Communications and Media Authority wants to know if we're ready for it.
Women are just as successful as men at winning grants, but there are far fewer of them applying. The ARC's new Gender Equality Action Plan aims to redress that.
How many times do people make the comment about which parent a child takes after. So what does genetics say?
Touch screens are everywhere these days but the materials commonly used to make them are not that abundant. So what are the alternatives?
Srinivasa Ramanujan was one of the most brilliant mathematicians of the 20th century. His story is told in the movie The Man Who Knew Infinity, screening tonight in selected cinemas in Australia.
The tools that protect people's privacy on social media are being used by terrorists to spread their messages of hate and attack.
They might have ruled the world for millions of years but even dinosaurs can play host to parasites.
Is genuine artificial consciousness possible? Should we protect jobs from automation? Your questions on AI and robots answered here.
The tech giant Sony may have signalled the end to its video tape but the format wars continue in the digital world.
Google's decision to release its machine learning software as open source could be a major boost for the development of new Artificial Intelligence technologies.
We talk about mass all the time but what is it that actually gives an object mass? And why do some things have mass and others have no mass at all?
The role of an engineer has diversified over the years to be something more than just building structures. But that is yet to be reflected in the way we teach the engineers of the future.
Essena O'Neill's dramatic rejection of her successful social media channels raises important questions about how advertising and sponsored posts are regulated on social media.
It's hard enough to get research funding in Australia, so what if your work falls outside one of the areas declared a "priority"?
This month is the centenary of the general theory of relativity. But how did we get from the absolutism of Newton to the relativity of Einstein?