A young Han Solo with Chewbacca.
A young Han Solo gets to duck from those dodgy blaster shots that mostly miss their mark in any Star Wars movie. How does that happen and what of the rest of the science in Solo: A Star Wars Story?
Announced on May 15 2018, the government’s Research Investment Strategy directs $1.9 billion towards hard infrastructure.
"Soft" infrastructure includes the services, policies or practices that keep academic research working and open. Without a funded, coordinated national approach the private sector may take control.
Social media platforms have given a new generation voice and influence for civic good.
The activism of the Parkland teens is a reminder of where social media gets it right. We mustn't forget them in our rush to regulate.
The ACCC inquiry looks at the impact of digital platforms on the supply of news and journalistic content.
Facebook has expressed interest in regulation, but its submission to the ACCC could be a disappointing early indication of how it will downplay its magnitude in future regulatory debates.
Teachers come to adopt a design thinking mindset through a combination of design experience, professional development and ongoing support.
The recently released Gonski report contains a recommendation to supporting teacher collaboration. Researchers in Queensland have been conducting research on how design thinking can foster this.
Democratic schools are student centred, with individualised learning.
Democratic schools already employ some of the recommendations from the Gonski report, chief among them individualisation of teaching.
Children dislike bitter foods because our ancestors had to avoid potential toxins.
Food refusal is a normal developmental stage, but there are a few problem traits to look out for.
The benefits of mixed-ability classes are shared by all.
There is good evidence behind some of the recommendations from the Gonski review that will help all students, particularly those who get left behind.
Image faite par la superposition de deux images l’une obtenue par microscopie de fluorescence et l’autre par microscopie à balayage électronique montrant comment les îlots (fluorescents en vert) sont maintenus par les puits de notre boîte à œufs.
Les médecins savent transplanter les cellules du pancréas d’un donneur à leur patient, mais pas les transporter sans dommage. En Australie, une équipe vient d’inventer un contenant protecteur.
Puffer jackets and vests have become the popular choice of winter coat for many, but at what cost to the environment, ducks and factory workers?
The puffer jacket has become an iconic staple of many people's winter wardrobe. Here are some ways to shop for yours in the most eco-friendly and ethical way.
The biggest collection of Marvel heroes ever to hit the cinema screen (so far).
Avengers: Infinity War is the biggest Marvel movie ever with largest cast of superheroes (and villains). So far. But how does the science stack up?
Australian nurses and patients at the Auxiliary Hospital Unit in Antwerp during the first world war.
Australian War Memorial
Among all things Anzac, the contribution of women is becoming more complicated and controversial.
The best time is the time you’ll actually do it.
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Our body burns more fat when we exercise before breakfast, but studies haven't found that means we lose more weight over time.
Members of the public believe child sexual abuse and paedophilia can be attributed to one of four main causes.
Recent research found that members of the public have four common explanations for paedophilia or child sexual abuse. But the reality is more complex, with multiple causes often at work.
Individuals high in traits like narcissism, actively seek out prestige, target high level jobs and make their accomplishments known to those around them.
Research shows that being agreeable can come at a cost in terms of income and career success. But it can be used to your advantage if combined with being strategic and conscientious.
In the field studying the rock association in the Doolena Gap greenstone belt, 30 km north of Marble bar in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
The remote Pilbara region of Western Australian formed many billions of years ago when the Earth was much hotter and the crust softer than it is today.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg says he’s ‘not familiar’ with shadow profiles.
Not on Facebook? Well the social media giant could still have created a shadow profile for you, without your knowledge or permission.
Isolated pancreas cells stained bright green are shown sitting in the wells of the transport “egg carton”.
Doctors can treat diabetes by transplanting cells from the pancreas of a donor to the patient. But many of the crucial cells die - a better way to store and transport them can help.
Retailers have refocussed their attention on location – but not their location, your location.
We're not going to stop wandering through shopping centres anytime soon, but mobile, micro-location and voice technologies are set to transform the retail experience.
Romance fraudsters trap their victims using use similar techniques to those seen in domestic violence cases.
Why do people continue to send money when caught in any online romance scam? Researchers are now finding the techniques these fraudsters use are similar to those in domestic violence cases.