Sydney Science Festival 7 - 19 August
Yes, we love our dogs and cats, but there’s a whole world of wild animals out there that can enrich our daily lives, too, if we let them.
A new book launched this month will explore ways the business community can improve society with Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility.
Oncologist Rick Kefford’s job is both heart-breaking and hugely rewarding, as melanoma cancer research leaps ahead, he now sees hope for patients who wouldn't have survived three years ago.
Light pollution is doing more than obscuring our view of the universe: it could actually be bad for our health.
Health and Medicine
Australia has a once-in-a-generation chance to transform its health care if we spend some of the just-announced Medical Research Future Fund’s $240 million for Frontier Science on Artificial Intelligence (AI).
A diagnosis of motor neuron disease is a death sentence for 800 Australians every year. But there is reason for hope.
Macquarie’s ALERT clinic is bringing new hope to people with the lifetime condition of lymphoedema.
Science and Technology
Astronomy fans, save the dates - five planets will be visible in the early evening sky for ten days in October. And Department of Physics and Astronomy Senior Scientific Officer, Adam Joyce says there'll be a bonus meteor shower in December.
The quest to understand how sharks perceive their world has led Macquarie researchers to develop a surfboard with lights that could save the lives of surfers and divers.
Arts and Society
This week on August 7, Australia’s population reached 25 million, more than two decades faster than predicted.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that 201 years after her death, readers are just as enchanted by the author's sparkling wit as ever, says Dr Stephanie Russo.
No-one can live a life without adversity, so it's important to learn how to bounce back when things don't go our way in sport, at work or in our personal lives, research shows.
Sea levels may rise six to eight metres as polar ice-sheets melt – and geological records from the last interglacial period are helping researchers uncover what rising seas mean for global coasts.
A discovery about the eyesight of sharks has led to a real-life application that could save lives.
Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences Michael Gillings explains.
Despite targets that are unlikely to be met, it's not all bad news when it comes to the number of women on Australian boards, says Professor Anne Ross-Smith.
Dr Angela S. M. Irwin, from the Department of Security Studies and Criminology, explains.