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The images of lights glowing eerily in the darkness or flashing from a spacecraft as it shoots through the sky are more a product of the television and movie industries than of science.
by Everett Themer - 1/09/2015 - 9 comments
Critically examining assumptions is a price too high for vested interested to be prepared to pay.
by Peter McCloy - 28/08/2015 - 17 comments
Unlike people soccer where Australia was knocked out of the World Cup in Brazil last year without winning a game, in RoboCup soccer, we rule.
by Mark S. Lawson - 21/08/2015 - 3 comments
You had better show not just that you have some fancy new reconstructed data, but that your data are just miles better than everyone else’s, if only because nobody else agrees with you, and they’ve been in the business for a long time.
by Don Aitkin - 16/06/2015 - 13 comments
Ever since Einstein theorised that gravity waves existed, scientists have been trying to detect them. That century long quest may soon be over.
by Mark S. Lawson - 5/06/2015 - 28 comments
Implants may appear convenient, but we must consider whether or not we want our bodies to become hackable devices.
by Mal Fletcher - 27/05/2015 - 10 comments
Of course a better idea would be not to have Twitter in the first place and stream a news site instead, then ignore the news site and watch a movie.
by Mark S. Lawson - 26/05/2015 - 6 comments
The Abbott government seems to have an aversion to informed criticism and self reflection. It seems to be run as a separate and autonomous corporation bearing the hallmarks of many religious institutions with its high priests, dogma and secrecy.
by Kellie Tranter - 7/04/2015 - 9 comments
Companies are working on driverless cars, fulfilling the forecasts that they will soon be a reality on the roads.
by Darrell Delamaide - 30/03/2015 - 11 comments
'People don't want science, they want certainty,' according to Bertrand Russell
by Max Thomas - 24/03/2015 - 9 comments
. . . in which the author takes issue with some criticisms of the Bureau's forecasting of Tropical Cyclone Marcia, not perfect but better than painted.
by Chas Keys - 19/03/2015 - 7 comments
Around the word ‘science’, people called ‘scientists’ have practised what in sociology is called ‘closure’: science has become a form of territory, and strangers are warned off.
by Don Aitkin - 13/03/2015 - 45 comments


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