Read the latest opinion articles inspired by science.
9 Nov 2020
Science communication is more important than ever. Here are 3 lessons from around the world on what makes it work
Science communication succeeds when it takes community knowledge seriously, works with other belief systems, and expects researchers to contribute to society.
22 Oct 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much modern societies are governed by statistics. Despite their objective appearance, these numbers gain their strength from very human relationships.
13 Oct 2020
Achieving a radically different tomorrow will require more than a purely technocratic approach. So now, imagine you are in the year 2050...
13 Oct 2020
To fully understand why droughts begin, persist and end, we need to answer the question: where does Australia’s rainfall come from? It may seem basic, but the answer isn't so simple.
8 Oct 2020
Trees in Australia are many, varied and sometimes huge. But how many are there exactly? And how does their number change over time?
21 Sep 2020
'Science is political': Scientific American has endorsed Joe Biden over Trump for president. Australia should take note
It’s now more critical than ever that the people who are actually knowledgeable about the world’s crises speak out and represent that knowledge in public.
27 Aug 2020
Researchers have collated measurements made by satellites, field sensors and people, to get a picture of the nature's recovery while we've been in lockdown.
12 Aug 2020
Scientists devised a cheap, ingenious trick to save this bird from a blood-sucking maggot – and it works brilliantly
Saving endangered species from extinction is a challenging job that requires creative, affordable and effective interventions. In a rare good news story for conservation, we came up with one such method.
10 Aug 2020
From an effigy hanging from a noose to an angry opponent wielding scissors, those who've sought to protect the precious Australian Alps have always been up against it.
23 Jul 2020
We know the climate changes as greenhouse gas concentrations rise, but the exact amount of expected warming remains uncertain.