Science & Tech

Maths

Qualified science and maths teachers in schools should get a salary boost, and new money from the Gonski review could help pay for it, writes Merlin Crossley.

Brien holden

The World Council of Optometry has awarded eye care innovator Professor Brien Holden with its highest honour, the Distinguished Service Medal.

Gold coins

Science is expensive but cutting spending will be more costly in the long run, warns Professor Merlin Crossley.

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The real and direct impact of ocean-going plastic is not where it ends up, but the route it takes from our beaches to the great ocean garbage patches, writes Erik Van Sebille.

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The first continental-scale reconstruction of temperatures over the past 2000 years highlights the unusual nature of the 20th century warming.

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People given large servings of food eat more than those given smaller servings, even after they have been taught about the impact, UNSW research shows

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It's impolite to draw attention to a comb-over, but the time has to come to speak about the cleverly disguised shortages affecting research funding, writes Merlin Crossley.

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Genes aren’t the be-all-and-end-all – there are other factors that influence you, writes Merlin Crossley.

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Discoveries in human evolution, such as the Australopithecus sediba remains, get a disproportionate amount of attention in science journals and the media, writes Associate Professor Darren Curnoe.

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It's an old myth that renewable energy is unreliable in supplying base-load demand, or that it is unaffordable. All we need are effective policies to drive the transition, writes Mark Diesendorf.

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