Read the latest opinion articles inspired by science.
26 Mar 2021
The NSW floods are a textbook example of the theoretical impacts we can expect on Australian rainfall as climate change continues.
5 Mar 2021
The unprecedented intensity of two summers of bushfires, first in the east and then in the west, offered harsh lessons for Australians. One is that some settlements must retreat from high-risk areas.
10 Feb 2021
Australia must control its killer cat problem. A major new report explains how, but doesn’t go far enough
Cats kill a staggering 1.7 billion native animals each year, and threaten at least 120 species with extinction. Five experts analyse a parliamentary report on the problem.
18 Jan 2021
All cultures have communicated their knowledge in diverse and marvellous ways throughout time. Failing to see the significance of this is racist and lazy.
9 Dec 2020
Scientists hope samples of asteroid Ryugu may reveal traces of the chemical ingredients that formed life on Earth.
1 Dec 2020
Unlike our hellish neighbour Venus, Earth was far enough from the Sun for liquid water to form and create a more hospitable environment for life.
24 Nov 2020
Ancient fatty molecules, once believed to be traces of some of the first animals to live on Earth, may have been produced by algae instead.
10 Nov 2020
Marie Curie overcame innumerable obstacles, and in the process has become a role model. But does the latest film version of her life do her story justice?
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.