As part of the ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE Festival, David Karoly, Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Melbourne, and Ruth Fincher AM, Professor of Geography at the University of Melbourne, will be leading ‘Baby it’s hot outside!’, a sell-out, interactive event set in the future when the effects of climate change are dramatic.
The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and the BHP Billiton Foundation have launched Choose Maths, a five-year national program that will turn around public perception of mathematics and statistics as a career choice for girls and young women.
An unusual and very exciting form of carbon - that can be created by drawing on paper- looks to hold the key to real-time, high throughput DNA sequencing, a technique that would revolutionise medical research and testing.
For the first time, scientists have sequenced the genetic code of Toxocara canis, a roundworm that causes disease in humans and animals, which paves the way for new drugs, vaccines and diagnostic tests.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.