At this year’s Australian Open you’ll see players moving sideways on the Plexicushion surface – which is specially designed to allow players to slide. It’s safer for the players and fun to watch.
The latest version of the Spider-Man video game offers insights into how science could be taught more effectively to today's college students, a researcher and video game enthusiast suggests.
The speeds at which top players deliver tennis serves are theoretically impossible. So how do they do it? The answer involves Isaac Newton, ping pong and a little bit of 'cheating'.
It's not just Earth: everything in the universe has it's own pull because of gravity – even you. Here's how it works.
Instead of pulling us to the top or bottom, the force of gravity pulls us to the middle of the Earth.
Forcing people to separate science and religion can lead to damaging denials of science.
Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein would have bridled under today's research funding bureaucracy. It's time to allow scientists to indulge their curiosity again.
There remain many mysteries that are beyond science. Does that mean that a God truly exists? A scholar gives reasons for this possibility.
Einstein's theories of relativity underpin our understanding of the universe, yet they're not taught in high school. How can we change that?
What did Isaac Newton, Captain Cook and Eddie Mabo all have in common? Each, in their own way, looked to the heavens to make sense of the world, and the importance of their place in it.
We have been building mechanical devices that can fly, play music and even speak for centuries.
Research shows that students feel motivated when they learn more about the struggles and failures of the world's greatest scientists.