Six images reveal how we ‘see’ data and capture invisible science

Light bounces from an image to your eye, and is interpreted by your brain. oldskool photography / Unsplash As an experimental video-maker working at scales smaller than molecules, I surround myself in a variety of scientific visualisations. In reading popular media on scientific discoveries, I...

Grattan on Friday: Shorten’s not getting ahead of himself, but the tape measure is out

Shorten is several lengths in front in the polls. Rebecca Le May/AAP With the election likely to be called in about a fortnight – the weekend after the April 2 budget - behind the scenes Labor is “measuring the curtains” of government. Any sign of...

Don’t wait for a crisis – start planning your aged care now

The earlier you start planning, the better.Shutterstock Most Australians prefer to die at home but few adequately plan for it. Consequently, just one in seven dies at home. Some say they will make plans “when the need arises”. But what if you have a heart attack, go into a coma,...

Want a safer world for your children? Teach them about diverse religions and worldviews

Students are far more understanding of their religious peers if they attend classes about religious diversity. from shutterstock.com Around 80% of secondary school students who had classes about diverse religions claim to have positive views of Muslims. This compares to around 70% who had...

Wedding Makeup: It’s All About the Eyes

It’s said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Other people say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. So yes, there definitely is something in beauty and the eyes, and that is probably why we are constantly trying to...

Autonomous transport will shape our cities’ future – best get on the right path early

Cities have a choice of autonomous vehicle futures: cars or mass transit vehicles. Which one we adopt is likely to determine how people-friendly our cities are.SueBeDoo888/Shutterstock A unique opportunity exists for infrastructure investment in Australia as transport as we know it faces disruption from...

Anxieties over livestreams can help us design better Facebook and YouTube content moderation

Livestream on Facebook isn’t just a tool for sharing violence – it has many popular social and political uses. glen carrie/unsplash,  As families in Christchurch bury their loved ones following Friday’s terrorist attack, global attention now turns to preventing such a thing ever happening again. In particular,...

Meet the Artist:Mat Hughes: Elwood based Photographic Artist

Join Mat for an informal Artist Talk. Discussion features work from his recent “Quiet Time: Above Savage River” exhibition at the Gasworks Arts Park. Melbourne Camera Club (upstairs), 256 Ferrars St, South Melbourne Saturday & Sunday 13th & 14th April Artist Talk starts 12.30 | Gallery open from 11am...

THRIVING EXPORTS STRENGTHEN WINE INDUSTRY RECOVERY

ADELAIDE, 18 March, 2019 –- The latest annual Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry Directory (WID) reveals the Australian wine industry has continued to strengthen, driven by a substantial 20% increase in the value of wine exports in 2018. Wine exporters generated an additional $451 million last year,...

Useful tips for writing a bachelor’s or essay work

Most students in the final years have completed their last hop, license. Among them I am myself. During the time I worked on the license, I wrote down some ideas that I thought were useful and I said to put them on the net....