Refracted Glory

Before Galileo, Descartes and Newton, Thomas Harriot made some of the breakthroughs ascribed to his famous peers – but as Robyn Arianrhod explains, it’s his investigation into an everyday occurrence that shows just what it takes to discover a scientific … Continued

The Amazing Concept of Gravito-Electromagnetism

This intriguing article from Cosmos magazine issue 84 discusses the use of mathematical models in Physics and how they help us to better understand the Universe. It highlights how mathematics enables physicists to not only speak, but also understand, discover … Continued

What Colours Can You Hear?

Stephen Fleischfresser talks with the world’s first legally recognised cyborg, Neil Harbisson, about how he experiences the world. The article explains how Neil Harbisson found a connection between colour and other frequencies – like sound. His antenna allows him to … Continued

Naracoorte Caves: A rolls-royce record of biodiversity

The geological records below ground in Naracoorte, South Australia are relatively young, dating 500,000 years to less than 1000. But researchers hope these records can inform conservation efforts about extinctions, adaptations, climate change and human impact. These fossils from the … Continued

Gravitational Waves

In 2015, astronomers shook the world of science when they made the first ever detection of gravitational waves. This feat – which won them the Nobel Prize – recorded the ripples in spacetime created by a colossal crash between two … Continued

It’s confirmed. There is water on the Moon

Flying telescope detects unique spectral signature. This exciting article and resource are best suited to Year 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10 Earth and Space, Chemistry and Physics students. It demonstrates an application for their understanding of minerals and the … Continued

Shining a Light on the Hidden Universe

The night sky has always been a source of wonder, but it wasn’t until the 20th century that we could see the universe in its full glory – across the whole electromagnetic spectrum. This resource is best suited to Earth … Continued

Venus keeps teasing us about life

Phosphine gas has been detected in the atmosphere of Venus. This fascinating article is well suited to year 4-12 students who are studying any science and are interested in the needs for life and the search for life in the … Continued