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Australia’s solar champions face an uncertain future
By Ceridwen Dovey
Wikiclub NT is raising the Northern Territory’s profile on Wikipedia
By Oscar Schwartz
Join Australia’s chief scientist, Alan Finkel, and the editor-in-chief of Cosmos magazine, Dr Elizabeth Finkel, as they take you on an exhilarating journey in conversation with Morry Frenkel at the Melbourne Jewish Writers Festival 2016....
Melbourne Museum’s Thomas Rich has devoted more than 30 years to Australia’s polar dinosaurs
By Chloe Hooper
Just how innovative is the Turnbull government’s innovation package?
By Nick Feik
Does leaving your smartphone at home make you feel panicked? Maybe its absence feels like a guilty pleasure. Today, a life without the internet is like a life without reality. We have taught our brains to expect connectedness, instantaneous answers...
A conversation with Julian Assange
By John Keane
Join NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden (via video link), Greens senator Scott Ludlam and the Australian director of Human Rights Watch Elaine Pearson for a historic discussion on Australia’s national and global surveillance state and how we can and...
The mysteries of the microbiome
By Jo Chandler
Practising medicine away from the big cities
By Karen Hitchcock
The world’s biggest radio telescope is under construction in Western Australia
By Michael Lucy
Join Ramona Koval in a Skype conversation with Michel Faber, the author of ‘The Book of Strange New Things’. Faber was born in The Hague, The Netherlands. He and his parents emigrated to Australia in 1967.
Sometimes a doctor can’t help but kill a patient
By Karen Hitchcock
When the death of an old friend becomes tabloid fodder
By Luke Davies
The extended mind thesis and the scouring brush
By John Maloney
Discover the latest trends in wearable technologies and learn how designers are imagining new devices that will become essential parts of our daily lives. Gadi Amit is a San Francisco-based designer.
Are GPs prescribing too many antidepressants?
By Karen Hitchcock