science & technology

Ready to rumble

Crowds cheer on the destructive prowess of Pot Head and Wanda at the Robowars National Championship

Our largest sexual organ: Amee Baird’s ‘Sex in the Brain’

We know surprisingly little about how our brains orchestrate our sex lives

Mission to Mars

The Australian woman on the shortlist to bid farewell to Earth forever

Shooting beyond the Moon

Reflecting on the Apollo 11 mission as Mars beckons

When planetary catastrophe is your day job

Climate scientists are working hard to keep the apocalypse relevant

Virtual reality: from Giotto to VRporn

The unexpected history of a radical technology

The unflappable Finkel

Australia’s chief scientist talks energy alternatives and trying to elevate the narrative

Don’t believe the hype

Adam Greenfield’s ‘Radical Technologies’ is an essential guide to the tech revolution

Tablet or toilet?

How transformative has the computer age really been?

The robot race

What does automation mean for the future of jobs?