Issue 2: Underground
Evolution in tunnels, clandestine science education, rare earth mining, contraband media, and state-of-the-art physics labs deep beneath the earth: for our second issue, we're going underground. We're also launching a new monthly column, Sampling Eras, all about science and history. Check back throughout the month for even more great science writing.
We often consider evolution a thing of the past. In reality, it may be occurring right under our noses, and perhaps even in our basements.
Dark matter has never been directly detected; could a gold mine in Australia be part of the answer?
At the heart of education lies perhaps its grandest purpose: to maximise your potential to contribute to society. Why then, would education ever be denied to certain groups?
Controversial films and video games are often the scapegoat for horrific acts of public violence, but the science behind the media’s influence follows a much more complicated script.
Volcanic eruptions help to cool the planet. Can geoengineers harness this in order to combat global warming?
Most PhD graduates won't find a job in academia. So how can people with an ultra-specialised area of expertise convey their value and skillset to non-researchers — including potential employers?
The first body farm outside the US is currently under construction in Australia, and will help solve both modern and ancient murder mysteries.
Scientific discovery is changing the way that we live our lives. Now, bioart is changing the way we think about science.
Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theories revolutionised how we look at the natural world. But how did this humble gentleman naturalist see so clearly what others had missed?
Before you reach for that bottle of pain medication, it's worth knowing how your genes affect the efficacy of pain relief.
Centuries after the Black Death devastated Europe, modern science is filling gaps in our knowledge about the pandemic – and trying to find out why it has yet to return to full strength.