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Australia’s chief scientist Professor Ian Chubb, at the National Press Club in Canberra, in 2013. AAP Image/Alan Porritt

Australia’s outgoing Chief Scientist says we’re good but we can be better

After almost five years, Ian Chubb today ends his role Australia's Chief Scientist. He's seen some challenging times with changing leadership and ministers but he believes Australia is in a better place.
When Malcolm Turnbull became prime minister, the innovation debate began in earnest, but some of Australia’s rivals have a head start in the fierce global contest of ideas. AAP/Dan Himbrechts

Battle of ideas is on as election-year innovation debate starts to make up for lost time

Politicians and policymakers are at last grappling with the urgent need to generate new ideas and fresh ways of doing things. But in the race to the top, Australia has barely reached base camp.
Do potential downsides get short shrift in the rush for innovation? Steve Marcus/Reuters

Thinking innovatively about the risks of tech innovation

Taking a page from the innovators' handbook could provide a different and better way to think about the risks that come along with – and sometimes stem from – new technologies.
Voicing concerns isn’t the same as smashing the latest technology. Unknown

If Elon Musk is a Luddite, count me in!

We've missed plenty of early warnings about past scientific breakthroughs. Is it neo-Luddite to proceed with caution as an innovator?
2015 saw us complete our exploration of all nine planets (including dwarf planet Pluto) in our solar system. NASA

2015, the year that was: Science + Technology

2015 was a year where we expanded our view of the universe, embraced new technologies and got a hint of the profound changes to come.

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