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17 May 2016

Why can't we all just get along?

When you’re at your local multicultural festival, wandering from the falafel stand to the noodle stall, are you undergoing a shift in your fundamental mindset?

19 Mar 2016

Child's play changing lives

It's hard to imagine that anyone could have difficulty reading the emotions behind these dolls' faces.

19 Mar 2016

The doctor you won't forget

When patients meet Professor Mitchell, it's “probably at one of the worst times in their lives.”

19 Mar 2016

The roughness of the real world

For Dr Pierre Portal, the tools of his trade are “a pen, paper and a whiteboard” combined with “a lot of staring out the window.”

18 Mar 2016

Star light, star bright

“I create artificial stars with lasers.”

10 Mar 2016

You're spongey and you know it

Dr Maja Adamska is flipping through a textbook, and stops to show a photo of what looks like a lumpy blob.

10 Mar 2016

One shot to save millions of lives

“Before you go travelling next time, make sure you come to me for some tips.”

5 Mar 2016

Telling the history of rock

Professor Gordon Lister is a tectonicist and structural geologist. In other words, a rock-whisperer.

18 Feb 2016

The nuclear option

Tony Irwin is your go-to guy for nuclear reactors and the nuclear fuel cycle.

16 Dec 2015

Physics that benefits humanity

A passion for turning physics experiments into practical technology that benefits the poorest people in the world has earned Professor Chennupati Jagadish a prestigious fellowship of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) in the United States.