It is time for science communication to get real with less emphasis on technology promotion and more acknowledgment of areas of uncertainty, alternatives and political commitments, write Matthew Kearnes and Georgia Miller.
Tropfest is one of the most prestigious awards available to up-and-coming short filmmakers. And on Sunday it was awarded to a gross-out film that has offended and alienated many in its target audience, writes Greg Dolgopolov.
Educationl games are proving to be disruptive technology, yet not all are created equal. Teachers must work out which ones empower students while avoiding the same old teacher-dominated pedagogy, writes Dean Groom.
Mass sackings of ESL consultants and refugee support officers will mean from next year NSW public schools will struggle to help non-English speaking students and foster multiculturalism, writes Michael Michell.
Non-discrimination is the natural twin of fundamental liberties. We cannot all enjoy these freedoms in equal measure if discrimination is practised without redresss, write Geoffrey Brahm Levey and Helen Pringle.
While America's allies Israel and Saudi Arabia stand to lose from the peaceful resolution to the Iranian stand-off, the causes of peace in Syria, Lebanon and Palestine have just been given a boost, writes Anthony Billingsley.