science & technology

Pale blue dot

The myth of the ‘overview effect’, and how it serves space industry entrepreneurs

The breath of Venus

Does the detection of phosphine gas point to life among Venus’s clouds?

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

What is life?

In search of a unified theory of everything

A new theory of cancer

After billions spent for little benefit, it’s time to look at the disease in a different way

Performing the Anthropocene

Scientists, anthropologists and artists gather to make sense of the Earth’s new epoch

Can David Sinclair cure old age?

The Australian geneticist believes ageing is a disease we can treat

The end of the oceans

The world’s oceans and all marine life are on the brink of total collapse

What we knew when about global warming

Greenhouse gases took 200 years to become a hot topic

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