Innovative Science Articles on our Bog| Smith Journal

She wrote an entire book on how dark matter may have killed the dinosaurs. Now she's coming to Australia – and we have some tickets to give away.

[Cues atmospheric backing track.] Father Podcast, aka Radiolab host Jad Abumrad, is coming to Australia. Here's everything you need to know.

Meet an Astronaut

Wednesday October 12, 2016

Space! If it really is the final frontier, then NASA astronaut Terry Virts is something of a modern day frontiersman. He recently clocked up a whopping 212 days in space – and now he’s coming to Australia.

The Bluest River in the World?

Thursday September 22, 2016

The pristine waters of Petermann Glacier, Greenland, have a good shot at claiming the title. 

Mapping the World’s Ant Colonies

Sunday September 18, 2016

Forget Google Earth: an interactive online map tracking the locations of the world’s ants has just launched, and it’s a thing of tiny, squirming beauty. 

Apparently we should all have pet wallabies.

Ever wanted to sit in the Apollo 11 command module? Well, you can’t. But with this virtual model from the Smithsonian, at least you can pretend.

A recent discovery shows how ancient Peruvians survived for nearly 2000 years in one of the driest places on Earth, using giant carvings etched into desert sands.  

Uni student Robbi Bishop-Taylor uses data about Australia’s waterways to create intricately detailed maps of the continent.

Seven Better Ways to Map the World

Thursday August 11, 2016

When Buckminster Fuller decided the world could do with a better map, he came up with his own version. Now seven designers have tinkered with it to make their own.

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