Innovative Science Articles on our Bog| Smith Journal

When the undead start walking the earth, Melbourne scientist (and inadvertent zombie expert) Greg Foliente will know what to do.

Want to know who you really are, deep down? Start by taking a look at who lives inside your digestive system.

How to Ride an Escalator

Thursday March 28, 2019

We’re sorry to break this to you, but you’re probably doing it wrong – and putting yourself, the escalator and common sense in danger.

Australia’s first taphonomic research centre helps local forensic scientists – and their crime-fighting colleagues – study human remains in the bush.

Bad news for anyone hoping to jettison Earth: Mars One has just declared bankruptcy. Decades earlier, the ill-fated Biosphere 2 project followed a similar trajectory. This story revisits that misadventure.

No, it doesn’t involve looking at your watch and sighing loudly.

Forget dinosaurs: 420 million years ago, the planet was in thrall to the shroom.

Musical Cars

Thursday January 31, 2019

As cars become quieter, it will be harder to hear them coming. One designer has come up with a solution: turn them into the greatest band the world has ever seen.

Ever wonder what happens behind the doors of science labs? Daniel Stier's sharp, strangely tranquil photos will show you.

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