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South Australia to embrace tasty Cypriot wine variety

The xynisteri variety is drought resistant and enjoyed by consumers. You might soon be taking a new wine to your next Aussie barbecue: xynisteri. Researchers led...

This time last year: Science helps ensure The Scream continues

Paint choice found to be a preservation problem. Originally published 18th May 2020. Some heavy-duty science has been employed to try to better understand and preserve...

Will there be wars in space?

Experts say we can no longer consider space neutral territory. Australia can no longer assume that space is a peaceful place, one of the country’s...

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Science relies on dispute – especially in the face of the climate crisis. The 2019–20 megafires are seared into the minds of most Australians in...

Money for telescopes and vaccines is great, but the budget’s lack of basic science funding risks leaving Australia behind

More needs to be allocated to fundamental science research. By John Shine, Garvan Institute The story of the past year has been the pandemic: from the...

Ray Tomlinson sends a message

The brain behind using name@host for email use. Nearly 50 years ago – sometime during the northern summer or autumn of 1971 – Ray Tomlinson...

Where’s my flying car?

The Jetsons cartoons gave a boomer generation a vision of seemingly magical powered flying vehicles. Are we any closer? Mark Pesce wonders if aero-autos...

‘Boys and their toys’: how overt masculinity dominates Australia’s relationship with water

Overly masculine environments affect the way decisions are made. By Anna Kosovac. In Australia over recent months, the fury of women has been hard to ignore....

COVID Booster

Five things science learned about COVID-19 this week. Pandemic affected Australia’s mental health Around one in five Australians had an increase in symptoms and intensity of...

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