Science

Solar System symphony

Sunday January 22, 2012

What do Bach's "Art of the Fugue", the planetary orbits of our Solar System, palindromes and the concept of infinity have in common? They've all been brought together in Daniel Starr-Tambor's mind-stretching "Mandala". 

Home grown

Tuesday January 10, 2012

Meet the Yeti crab (Kiwa puravida). This guy is taking the concept of green thumbs to a whole new level of literality by growing his own food on his claws – without sunlight!

Express train

Sunday January 08, 2012

Travelling 20km across Sydney by train can sometimes take up to two hours. That's an average trip speed of 10km per hour. That is bullshit. China has launched a Super Rapid Test train that is capable of travelling at 500km per hour.

Apocalypse now?

Thursday January 05, 2012

Did Contagion freak you out? Good. It's real.

Astronomical news

Tuesday December 27, 2011

Kepler 22b – okay, it's not the catchiest name, but NASA scientists are calling its discovery in 2011 "a major milestone on the road to finding Earth's twin".

Battle Sangas

Thursday December 22, 2011

The US Army has just come up with a way to increase the life expectancy of a sandwich 2000-fold.

God is in the machine

Monday December 19, 2011

We're not supposed to talk about it yet, but everyone's talking about it: the 'God Particle' (Higgs boson) has finally (probably) been discovered! 

Replace the low-grade, poorly foiled chocolates of youth with high resolution images taken by the Hubble Telescope.

Heaven + Earth + Joe Davis

Wednesday November 23, 2011

Philosopher, artist, madman, genius - what's in a name anyway? Joe Davis is a man who thinks big, talks fast, and initiates some unusual projects combining science and philosophy to question reality, religion, and human nature.

50 years and counting

Saturday November 05, 2011

While most of us were blissfully unaware of the existence of the Parkes radio telescope until the release of that 2000 film, The Dish, this venerable 64m wide metallic hemisphere has been purring along at the forefront of Australian astronomy for exactly half a century.

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