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Timely intervention: how Doctor Who shapes public attitudes to science

Scientists and science fans love to discuss the science in Doctor Who.

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9 Sep 2019

Science fiction as a potent policy tool

Despite concerns about using stories in policy, science fiction has a deep impact on policy debates and public understanding.

9 Sep 2019

How we discovered the climate problem

By connecting climate change to its material impact on the world, scientists have transformed an observation into a policy problem.

12 Aug 2019

UN climate change report: land clearing and farming contribute a third of the world's greenhouse gases

We can’t achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement without managing emissions from land use, according to the IPCC.

12 Aug 2019

If we want liveable cities in 2060 we'll have to work together to transform urban systems

But what will the liveability of our cities be like in 40 years’ time?

6 Aug 2019

The National Breastfeeding Strategy is a start, but if we really valued breast milk we'd put it in the GDP

Australia’s new National Breastfeeding Strategy sets ambitious goals.

29 Jul 2019

There's a simple way to drought-proof a town – build more water storage

Available water supply is not only determined by rainfall. It also depends on water storage.

Program participants doing yoga in the Alexander Maconochie Centre

22 Jul 2019

First-ever Australian study shows how yoga can improve the lives of prisoners

A small group of male prisoners has participated in an eight-week yoga program at the Alexander Maconochie Centre, which houses all adult prisoners in Canberra.

15 Jul 2019

Arctic ice loss is worrying, but the giant stirring in the South could be even worse

There are worrying signs Antarctica is changing faster than expected and in places previously thought to be protected from rapid change.

8 Jul 2019

Time will tell if this is a record summer for Greenland ice melt, but the pattern over the past 20 years is clear

No part of the planet is free from the impacts of human-caused climate change. But Greenland is experiencing the impacts particularly severely.