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By Dominic Redfern, Associate Professor, RMIT University
London-based experiential art collective Marshmallow Laser Feast’s Works of Nature is clearly in the business of knowledge transfer: it tells, it doesn’t ask.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra
Labor Senator Pat Dodson, will retire on Australia Day next year at age 75 due to ongoing cancer treatment affecting his health.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Denis Muller, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Advancing Journalism, The University of Melbourne
Hundreds of Australian journalists signed an open letter to news organisations calling for better coverage of the war. It calls their impartiality into question.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Isaac Gross, Lecturer in Economics, Monash University
Treasurer Jim Chalmers has made the first ever Reserve Bank appointment from outside the country as part of an effort to fight ‘groupthink’.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Alan Brent, Professor and Chair in Sustainable Energy Systems, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington
Using a ‘grid of grids’ network, New Zealand’s growing electric vehicle fleet could contribute to national energy resiliency, feeding electricity back into the system during peak demand.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Misha Ketchell, Editor, The Conversation
Is Australia’s political system doing a good job of serving its citizens? If not, how can we help it work better?The Conversation (Full Story)
By Alexander Howard, Senior Lecturer, Discipline of English, University of Sydney
The serious and subtle aspects of The Seagull – many of which continue to resonate today – are lost in this new production.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Andrew Walker, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland
James O'Hanlon’s easy and humorous style makes Silk and Venom a readily digestible and satisfying meal for anyone with an interest in the natural world.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Chris Speldewinde, Lecturer, The University of Melbourne
In Australia we have a long history of taking children outdoors to learn about the natural environment. But thanks to computer games, tablets and busy lifestyles, children aren’t getting as much exposure to nature as they used to.

“Bush kinders” are one way to counter this. In a bush kinder, children in preschool years are regularly taken into the natural environment by their daycare centre or kinder/preschool. There are also standalone nature playgroup programs offered by organisations like the YMCA.

What…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Nicole Boivin, Professor, Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology
Janet G. Hering, Director emerita, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
Susanne Täuber, Affiliated researcher, University of Amsterdam
Ursula Keller, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
It’s frightening to imagine where the world would be right now without mRNA vaccines. The COVID-busting technology revolutionised vaccine development at an internationally critical moment – with massive implications for people’s health, wellbeing and the global economy.

Yet imagine we must – because some of the research most crucial to the development of mRNA vaccines almost didn’t happen.

Biochemist Katalin…The Conversation (Full Story)

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