Tabitha Carvan

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Two white mushrooms on leafy ground

Death cap mushrooms don’t actually want to kill us. In fact, mushrooms don’t care about us at all. 

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A man standing next to a blackboard, with maths equations on it

Professor Neeman has solved two open problems in mathematics which have, for the past 20 years, thwarted the efforts of the best algebraists in the world.

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Since it’s Bad Bird Season, we ask cuckoo apologist - sorry, cuckoo expert - Professor Naomi Langmore to explain how it could possibly be that the cuckoo doesn’t mean to be mean, when it sure looks like it does.

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Woman in natural bush setting, she is looking up at a wattle tree and has a mattock under her elbow. Her shirt reads Park Care and she is also wearing a rain coat.

If you’ve walked up Mount Taylor any time in the last few years, you might have seen Dr Kathy Eyles. She’s the one holding the mattock and taking notes.

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Bronwyn Wilkes holding a basket of fruit and vegetables

Beyond the convenience of skipping supermarket queues, it seems the humble fruit and veggie box can make some people feel, well, happier.

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Five clocks on dark wall.

You might have heard that it’s July now. The year is, apparently, already half over. But how can this be possible? We turn to Dr Peter Riggs for answers.

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