Innovation and industry policy is receiving the least attention just when it may matter most to our economic future.
In Australia, the next government will need to meet the challenge of refreshing the social licence between science, government and the many and diverse communities that make up our nation.
Engineer, artist, mathematician, thinker: Leonardo da Vinci was all these and more.
Researchers find promising results for two programs patterned after the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, a renowned initiative launched at UMBC in the 1980s and known to increase diversity in STEM.
As Leonardo da Vinci found centuries ago, scholars of art, design, engineering and science can work together for mutual benefit.
Quantum physics and its mysteries… And what if this supposedly incomprehensible science weren’t so difficult for non-scientists to understand?
This explains why some aspects of English can be hard to learn for speakers of other languages.
We've had ten federal ministers with titular responsibility for science since 2007 – five under the coalition and five under Labor. That variation and a lack of consistent vision has an impact.
Photons stream from the sun and interact with all matter on Earth. Depending on what the light touches, some of the photons will get absorbed or soaked up. And some will bounce back.
Autistic and artistic, you can be both.
Science is not the absolute truth. Scientific findings are the beginning, not the end, of the quest for truth.
A confession: I can count on a single hand the number of women I have invited to collaborate with me on publications and grants.
We talk about artistic inspiration all the time – but science demands inspiration too.
With changing student demographics, STEM programs need to provide different supports to accommodate the needs of women returning to education after a break.
Science is a part of everyday life. Science journalists can do more to connect science to the public.
Science is a multicultural enterprise that benefits from and indeed requires competing views.
Shooting stars are not stars at all. They are tiny space adventurers who accidentally wander into our sky and get sucked toward us by Earth's gravity. Here's the story of a shooting star's journey.
The northern lights might look like magic, but they can actually be explained by science – here's how.
Scientists can be under-appreciated in Australian culture. Here are eight great fictional scientists to get you thinking about labs, test tubes and bold experiments.
While we move soap around, it lifts up invisible oil that holds germs onto your hand.