Ashley Hay

Ashley Hay WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

24 ENTRIES Ashley Hay won last year’s Bragg UNSW Prize for Science Writing. Her last novel, The Railwayman’s Wife, won the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies’ Colin Roderick Award and the People’s Choice category in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Her new novel, A Hundred Small Lessons, will be published this April. She lives in Brisbane.



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Society

Holy shark

Leonie the leopard shark’s switch to asexual reproduction is a world first

Illustration

Culture

Desert blooms

Bruce Munro’s ‘Field of Light’ brings 50,000 LED spheres to Uluru

Culture

The Ipswich treehouse story

Children’s lit heroes Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton and Jill Griffiths step off the page and onto the stage

Indonesia

Mosquito diplomacy

A plan to stop dengue fever sets off invasion fears in Indonesia

How Cai Guo-Qiang turned a tree into a work of art

‘Falling Back to Earth’ at Brisbane’s QAGOMA

Society

Our septuagenarian cricketers

It’s never too late to wear the baggy green

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Astronomy

Lights Out

Solar eclipse in Queensland

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Astronomy

Veni, Vidi, Venus

The transit of Venus

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Society

The Baskerville case

Norfolk Island’s chickens

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Society

Operation tom yum

Perhaps it was because I'd just seen the trailer for the new James Bond movie, but I was hoping for trench coats or disguises when I sat down to lunch with a group of secret Thai-food tasters. Perched at one of the broad, high tables at Jarun Pompanya's …

Society

Lovely bones

Making sense of the Flores find

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Society

The charm of a charm

Early one May morning, on the edge of Brisbane's Mt Coo-tha, a hundred people gather in a car park. The air is sharp, the light clear, and there are probably birds muttering in the trees overhead. Most of the people here would notice this. They're aviculturists …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

nation_reviewed

Mane attraction

Under the spreading shade of a gum tree at the Mogo Zoo, just down from Batemans Bay, a furry cluster of lion cubs is at play: batting at a red ball hanging from the tree, swiping at each other's tails, worrying at their father's mane. They have handsome …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

nation_reviewed

Lazarus taxa

Extinction is one of the most popularly understood scientific ideas - that dangerous slide through the categories ‘threatened’, ‘vulnerable’, ‘endangered’ and so on. There are celebrity cases like dodos and thylacines, and lesser-known cases …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Society

Written in the body

On a table of its own, in the pulmonary section of the Museum of Human Disease at the University of New South Wales, sits a solid-looking object, jet black but glistening as if it’s been sprinkled with some crushed jewel, some metallic powder. It’s …

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