David and Goliath (book giveaway)

Thursday April 17, 2014

What does a game of junior basketball have to do with the Battle of Britain? Everything, says Malcolm Gladwell, who gets counterintuitive in his latest book.

Last year's TEDx Sydney produced some of the most-watched talks in TED land. Here are some to look out for this year.

Lefty Righty

Wednesday April 09, 2014

What makes us left or right-handed is an elusive, unsolved – though seemingly simple – puzzle. Could evolution hold the answer?

Iron Zeppelin

Wednesday April 02, 2014

The lead singer of Iron Maiden is funding the world’s largest airship. Which you can fly by remote control. And land on water. Heavy metal.

Daredevil Drone

Friday March 21, 2014

A drone hovers over an active volcano, dodging ash, lava and flying rocks to send back footage. R2D2 would be proud. 

In every volume of Smith Journal there are a collection of books, penned by contributors, which span science fiction to self help. The volume 10 reading list comes from James Franco, Elizabeth Gilbert, John Birmingham and many more.

Virus on Ice

Saturday March 08, 2014

Good news! God-playing scientists have awoken a giant 30,000 year-old virus from its unearthly slumber.

Future Furniture

Friday February 28, 2014

Like crossbreeding a Chihuahua with a Great Dane, designers are using genetics to create the best (or weirdest) chair possible. The Überchair, if you will.

The Signature of All Things

Thursday February 27, 2014

In the 19th century there was a window of time where the plant world was an action adventure universe – explains author Elizabeth Gilbert in her latest book, and in Smith Journal volume 10.

Look Upstairs (ticket giveaway)

Monday February 24, 2014

Today’s designers are about as likely to be solving the world’s problems as they are doodling logos. This event, the largest gathering of designers in the country, might be just what we need.

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