All posts tagged australian science


The Science behind Architecture

Architecture, in various forms, dates back to early man. But it wasn’t until the late Renaissance period that modern architecture that we know today came about; when engineers, artists and architects separated and formal architecture training began in the 19th […]


Weekly Science Picks

It is with a heavy heart that I must say, this is my final set of Weekly Science Picks here on Australian Science. In fact, it’s to be the final set of Weekly Science Picks. Unfortunately, running a site like […]

by danica r.

The Best of Australian Science: May 2013

The month of May saw us publish a plethora of interestingness –  a wonderful variety of science and technology stories from within the fields of education, technology, space, internet technology, biology, environmental science, and more. We hope you enjoy them! For […]


Asteroids, extinctions, and biodiversity: Wiping the slate clean for new life to flourish

The recent meteor strike in Russia has been a rather sobering reminder that Earth has been regularly battered during its history, by space rocks. Actually, the amount of meteoritic material constantly landing on Earth is startling – on average, over […]


Talking the Language of Science

I have mentioned before that part of the reason why I like science so much is that you get to play with stuff. It might come as no surprise then that I begin each year with a game called “Mrs […]

Minor explosion, investigating colloids - SC@M

We’re Just Playing. Science by Stealth

One of my students asked me the other day why I like science so much. “Easy”, I replied. “You get to play with stuff’. Who can argue with Einstein and his claim that, “Play is the highest form of research”? […]

The Cat's Eye nebula. Credit: ESA, NASA, HEIC and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

The smoking guns of dying stars

The ancient Greeks once believed that the heavens were immutable. A vast starry vista, eternally unchanging above our heads. But we now know this to be untrue in the slightest. A lot has changed since then, however, and over the […]

The Warkworth antenna in New Zealand – an important part of early SKA science. Credit: Alex Wallace.

Radio quiet, please!

Originally conceived over 20 years ago, there’s a project being undertaken by scientists and engineers across the whole world to help us all better understand the mysteries of the galaxy and the very beginnings of the Universe. It’s estimated to […]

Prof. Ian Chubb at the Climate congress, Copenhagen 2009, March 10-12. Opening session.

“Smarter, more competitive, more productive”, the Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb on Australia’s Future in Science & Technology

There is no doubt in the mind of Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, the future will be shaped by science technology, engineering and mathematics.  Unfortunately, he finds that at present the standing of science, as an expert authority, is […]

Australian Science Reflection

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to travel to the land down under. I remember that my frequent response to the question “what do you want to do today?” was always “fly to Australia.” Therefore, after […]

Do you want to contribute to the Australian Science knowledge community?

(For those drawn here from blog posts and other social media sites, Australian Science is a science and technology magazine and blogging network covering new technologies, web, education, scientific materials, and other related fields.) Starting this March, we are expanding […]