Reaching out to our Indigenous family across the world

The Lancet–Lowitja Institute Global Collaboration included data on 28 Indigenous populations covering half the world’s 300 million Indigenous people.

The quantum gamble

In the space race of the 21st century, Australia is betting it all on a key group of researchers and their elegant designs for a silicon quantum computer.

Revitalising urban slums

Cutting-edge water designs created for developed cities can futureproof vulnerable and degraded environments in developing countries.

Lost satellite?

Our Aussie satellite is in orbit, but no signal has been detected so far.

Future tech for a stable climate

We need to do more to develop technology that can remove carbon from the atmosphere, says Eelco Rohling, professor of ocean and climate change at ANU.

Biosensors to shield against deadly epidemics

Near the height of the Zika virus outbreak, Associate Professor Joanne Macdonald started developing portable diagnostic technologies to save lives.

Parents to thwart deadly beriberi with fish sauce

Researchers have found adding the vitamin thiamine to fish sauce is the best way to protect Cambodian infants against beriberi disease.

Snakebite deaths prevented by Aussie expertise

Knowledge gained from the most venomous creatures on earth is being used to reduce deaths from snakebite in Myanmar.

Top stories of the year

With the new year approaching, we looked back over the year’s biggest news and picked the top 10 STEM stories of 2016 to share with you.

Young innovators from Australia honoured in MIT awards

Ten tech visionaries from Australasia have been honoured by MIT Tech Review, which unveiled its 2017 Regional List of ‘Innovators Under 35’.

Global collaboration and emerging trends

Dr Robin Knight, Director of collaboration platform IN-PART, talks about improving relationships between research and industry, and how to overcome IP challenges.

3D printing turbo-boost for university spin-off

Melbourne’s 3D printed jet engine technology is flying into production in France.

6 Disruptive University Technologies

From energy harvesting skyscrapers to Zika zapping, here are some of the most creative and potentially disruptive university technologies of 2016.

Securing the future of grain

Australia and China partner form a new research partnership towards grain biosecurity.

NASA’s Women in STEM

They really do exist! NASA’s ‘ghostbusters’ bust myths about careers in STEM.

Collaboration platform welcomes universities

Two Australian universities have joined an international platform that aims to facilitate university-industry collaborations.

Is it possible to reverse ageing?

Life expectancy only seems to go upwards, but how far can it go? Simon Lawrence spoke to experts at the cutting edge about what might lead to longer and better lives.

Virtual shopping now a reality

Virtual reality shopping is currently being tested in the hope that it could revolutionise the digital marketplace.

Morphine provokes pain

An international study into morphine has found it may contribute to chronic pain, prompting the development of new drugs to reduce its long-term effects.

Ocean acidity devastates corals

Scientists can now directly link declining coral growth with increasing ocean acidity.

Gravity waves hello

Australian scientists play a major role in the first observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes.

How do octopi say hi

After watching more than 52 hours of octopus video footage researchers have found octopuses do have a social life – and it’s not without drama.

The startup nation

Israel provides lessons in linking education and innovation.

The Year in Science

In an amazing year in science a new culture of innovation, planetary discoveries, medical advances and more showed how science can contribute to society.