Human genome editing – are we ready?  ▶

Human genome editing – are we ready? ▶

Are we ready for human genome editing? In this talk, Senior Lecturer Hilary Sheppard illustrates how CRISPR can be used to fix disease-causing broken genes in adult cells. This talk was part of the 2021 home edition of the Raising the Bar series, where academics talk...
What makes a terrorist? ▶

What makes a terrorist? ▶

From the power of love shown after the Christchurch terror attacks, to why you should use the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff to teach children about terrorism, Professor Peter O’Connor explains the intricacies of terrorism like you’ve never heard before....
What are the true costs of the war in Afghanistan?

What are the true costs of the war in Afghanistan?

By Neta C. Crawford Calculating the costs of the Afghanistan War in lives, dollars and years.  The U.S. invaded Afghanistan in late 2001 to destroy al-Qaida, remove the Taliban from power and remake the nation. On Aug. 30, 2021, the U.S. completed a pullout of...
How dangerous are humans to sharks?

How dangerous are humans to sharks?

By Rob Day & Terry Walker A new approach estimates the risks that fishing and climate change pose to any shark species in Australia, and potentially worldwide.  Southern Australia has many species of sharks and their relatives. Very few of these species pose any...