Read the latest opinion articles inspired by science.
13 Aug 2018
Several large earthquakes have struck the Indonesian island of Lombok in the past week, with the largest quake killing at least 98 people
23 Jul 2018
CRISPR gene editing technology is revolutionising medicine and biology. This technique allows scientists to edit DNA with more precision and greater ease
10 Jul 2018
Australia’s landscapes are dotted with mature eucalypts but they’re rapidly becoming collateral damage from population growth.
6 Jul 2018
Australian governments have increased their spending on mental health over the last few decades. But the rate of mental illness isn’t going down.
2 Jul 2018
New findings published today in the Medical Journal of Australia show room for improvement in heart health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
1 Jul 2018
The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the Australian Environmental-Economic Accounts on June 15.
27 Jun 2018
Cats take a hefty toll on Australia’s reptiles – killing an estimated 649 million of them every year, including threatened species.
18 Jun 2018
The King Island Scrubtit and the King Island Brown Thornbill are considered the first and third most likely birds to go extinct in the next 20 years.
12 Jun 2018
With a rollicking story to set the scene, this piece explores the notion of population health – what is it, and why does it even matter?
29 May 2018
About once a week, I’m the one to gently explain that the star name bought to honour someone's memory is not officially recognised.