Issue 22: Current
It's nice to keep up-to-date, isn't it? But in a changing world, staying current is tough — you'll get pulled in lots of different directions before finding your bearings. Don't swim against it though, or you'll tire yourself out.
This month, we hope to spark your interest in renewable energy, ocean gyres, the brain on social media, alien stereotypes, the plight of lions — and a whole bunch more. Swim on.
Cover illustration by Eliza Wolfson.
Lion populations are urgently threatened by habitat loss and human persecution. Researchers from ALERT, a non-governmental organisation, are taking steps to assure the species' future.
How drift bottles and rubber ducks unravelled the mysteries of ocean currents.
Issues with renewables have been touted for years, but how far have we come in providing solutions — and can the grid cope?
Are social networking sites a platform for building connections and accessing support, or a cyber trap for developing brains?
Human-like aliens have been a staple of sci-fi cinema for over a century. Are modern films breaking the stereotype, and could they prepare us for a real-life first encounter?
Autonomous vehicles are helping many scientists monitor marine animals. But as they become cheaper and easier to use, will they disrupt the wildlife we seek to protect?
Many of the world's oceans are being plundered at an unsustainable rate. The United Nations Ocean Conference hopes to bring some science to the table.
You can find meteorites the old-fashioned way, or you can make modern technology work in your favour.
Tessa Evans muses about the time she thought she might become a perfume chemist, inspired by Luca Turin, the man who (may have) made sense of scent.
With fewer than 100 southern corroboree frogs left in the wild, Emma McInerney believes that diet supplements can help give the species a fighting chance.