Gorillas in Our Midst: The changing face of conservation

A close encounter with the gorilla matriarch at Melbourne Zoo inspired Elizabeth Finkel to tell her story and that of the zoo that transformed itself around her into a conservation organisation. Being such a close relative of humans, Gorillas hold … 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

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

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

Q&A: Eye and AI on the sky

Thoughts on what technology does to astronomy. For students who want to find out about what’s going on in astronomy right now, what questions are being asked and which are being answered. This article could be used to inspire year … Continued

Check out these awesome online events during National Science Week 2020

One effect of the current craziness is that there are more National Science Week events online than ever before – and that means more chances to get involved. Whether you're in school or at home, educating to the curriculum, or … Continued