The Future of Food

The way food is grown, used and distributed is constantly changing. When our grandparents were young, they had different access to food than we do, and it will look different again in the coming decades. So, what will our food … Continued

Cadmium overload

Soil changes mean more toxins in food. This resource is best suited to Year 7, 8 and 10 Biology (food chains), Chemistry (elements) and Earth and Space (the Earth’s resources) students. It also covers some Earth and Space science outcomes … Continued

Live Fast, Die Last

In complete defiance of one of nature’s most fundamental laws, a species of tiny, frenetic bat is living 10 times longer – and healthier – than it should. Andrew Bain talks to the research team embarking on the project of … Continued

Scientists probe the ethical and scientific dangers of gene-edited babies

Topics: Biological Sciences - Cells, The Body, Genetics Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Form and Function, Diversity and Evolution Years: 10, Senior Science Scientists don’t really get the female brain – and it’s a problem … Continued

Genetic technology is ‘changing the way we do medicine’

Topics: Biological Sciences – Cells; The Body; Genetics Chemical Sciences – Atoms Additional - Careers Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Form and Function Chemical Sciences - Properties of Matter Years: 8, 9, 10 Genetic technology is ‘changing the way we do … Continued