How can we make cyberspace safer?

How can we make cyberspace safer?

As our dependence on being connected to the internet grows, so does our need to protect our data and improve our resilience to cyber-attacks. The online world is an environment dense with sensitive information, which inevitably attracts those who want to steal it for...
How can we make our air cleaner and fresher?

How can we make our air cleaner and fresher?

Our researchers investigate what’s really in the air we breathe and how we can make it cleaner and fresher in our urban areas. The wood burner crackles away merrily, spreading warmth throughout your home. Its smoke goes up the chimney and out of sight. But you may be...
How can we use art to understand war?

How can we use art to understand war?

By Catriona May Two former official war artists are using art to research how we respond to and cope with, conflict. Throughout history, humans have turned to art to help remember and make sense of war. In Australia, the role of artists as eyewitnesses to conflict was...
Why do some people believe the Earth is flat?

Why do some people believe the Earth is flat?

By Anders Furze Although scientific evidence says the Earth is a sphere orbiting the Sun, there are some people around who still think our planet is flat… and social media plays a role.  If you type ‘flat Earth’ into Google, you’d be joining a group of people...
Has research found a breakthrough to treat malaria?

Has research found a breakthrough to treat malaria?

By Harriet Edmund An international collaboration has developed a new drug candidate that stops the malaria parasite from breaking down waste, resulting in fatal ‘molecular constipation’ and hope for new treatments.  Diseases caused by infectious organisms pose an...