Tags: science, science & medicine, natural sciences
New ideas on how bees see Jan. 18, 2020
Their favourite colour is blue, they can see changes in contrast, and can even be trained.
The census and public health data are examples of information which generates many times the costs incurred in acquiring it.
Jonathan Happold is a veterinarian and epidemiologist based in Canberra. He wrote this poem, Melanoma Country on 2nd January 2020 as southeast Australia was on fire.
Science Extra: 2019 in space Jan. 15, 2020
ABC Science Editor Jonathan Webb chats with reporters Genelle Weule and Bernie Hobbs about the space stories that really got their attention in 2019.
We are taken on a journey through time and technology, from the inbred Holy Roman Empire to the birthplace of American eugenics to the Japanese lab where scientists are reprogramming skin cells into eggs and sperm.
Science Extra: 2019 in environment Jan. 8, 2020
ABC Science Editor Jonathan Webb chats with environment reporters Nick Kilvert and Jo Khan about the stories that really got their attention in 2019.
The importance of Antarctica for the Earth’s climate Jan. 4, 2020
Steve Rintoul from CSIRO discusses the Southern Ocean, Antarctica, and the challenges of communicating vital ideas of climate science before an audience at Hobart’s Beaker Street Festival.
Manuka honey and impact of fire on ecosystems Jan. 4, 2020
Controlled burns of forests during colder months, thought to reduce the fire risk during hotter months, have adverse impacts on ecosystems which have evolved with several decades between fires.
UWA Rhodes Scholar to study ecosystem conservation and management and lower carbon futures Jan. 4, 2020
Natasha Lutz is interested in the links between ecosystem health and economies.
Science Extra: 2019 in science Jan. 1, 2020
ABC Science Editor Jonathan Webb chats with science reporters Suzannah Lyons and Carl Smith about the science stories that really caught their eye in 2019.
The thylacine, the gastric brooding frog, mammoths, rhinos, even dinos! We’re getting closer to being able to resurrect these extinct creatures. But should we? Would they remain curiosities in zoos or bring other benefits?
New tool allows more effective treatment of cholera Dec. 28, 2019
Liam Cheney describes a new tool he has developed which allows doctors to quickly identify cholera and prescribe the correct treatment for patients.
Science Extra: 2019 in health Dec. 25, 2019
ABC Science Editor Jonathan Webb chats with health reporters Olivia Willis and James Bullen about the health stories that caught their attention in 2019.
The role of forensic science in criminal investigations Dec. 21, 2019
This discussion from the World Science Festival in Brisbane explores the forensic techniques used to convict 21st century criminals and the issues presented for those in science and the law.
The march of artificial Intelligence Dec. 14, 2019
Will super computers exhibit human characteristics, such as consciousness or creativity or even some set of emotions we have not yet imagined?
Marilyn Renfree – Academy honours a lifetime of research Dec. 14, 2019
Marilyn Renfree AO FAA has been awarded the Australian Academy of Science’s highest honour in the biological sciences for her work which has transformed our understanding of Australia’s iconic mammals, the marsupials.
Is there life beyond carbon? Dec. 14, 2019
Pat Sheil considers the possibilities of life that is not carbon-based in his poem, ‘Volcanic, cryogenic, titanic – organic!’ It is read by Simon Burke.
As we celebrate 150 years since Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev developed the periodic table of the elements, Edith Cowan University in Perth has launched its big periodic table.
Bird Haven festival celebrates the joy of birds Dec. 14, 2019
The three-day event celebrates birds through talks, workshops, music and other activities.