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Cilcik on the image to learn how stars are made. Picture: NASA.

VIDEO: What are stars?

How are stars formed? What are they made of? And what happens to them when they die? In this week’s TCTV, astrophysicist Akila Jeeson-Daniel explains the physics behind the balls of gas that light up the…
High intensity workouts.

VIDEO: The benefits of high-intensity workouts

High intensity workouts (HIT) are the number-one fitness trend worldwide, comprising short intervals of exercise at a very high intensity, interspersed with periods of recovery or rest. And despite its…

VIDEO: How laser tattoo removal works

Professor Rodney Sinclair explains how advances in laser tattoo removal technology have enabled the relatively safe and easy removal of tattoos. But it is a medical procedure, and as laser dermatologist…
Hands on the wall still.

VIDEO: Were the first artists women?

Welcome to TCTV, a new stream of video content offering ideas and insights from the sharpest academic minds. In this first episode Janine Burke explains research by archaeologist Dean Snow suggesting that…
Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson believes the taxation white paper will be a good opportunity to overhaul parts of the tax system. AAP Image/AFP Pool, Saeed Khan

Treasury secretary sends strong hint on need for GST reform

Modern governments believe that during budget framing it is politically savvy to parade the pain. We saw it with Labor and the Coalition is doing the same. There are scary scenarios of what would happen…
If Arthur Sinodinos couldn’t be across key facts about a company of which he became chairman, how can he and the government credibly argue that someone with no expertise should be their own watchdog? AAP/Daniel Munoz

Grattan on Friday: While Sinodinos is off at ICAC, someone should have a look at his financial advice legislation

Interviewed recently about the government’s plan to roll back key consumer protections in Labor’s financial advice legislation, Arthur Sinodinos said his advice to consumers was to “get more informed…

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