Current Top Stories

FAKE NEWS & HOW TO SPOT IT
We’ve heard plenty of noise about fake news and misinformation can be deadly.  But in this era of social media tribes, and digital networking of various information channels, how can you really be sure that you’re getting the full story?

THE FEAR OF LONG COVID
Vaccines may give you a stronger fight against COVID-19 but, a bit over a year into the global experience, experts are increasingly concerned about a lingering long form of the condition.  Just as there are various strains or mutations of the disease, it is not always the case of recovering and simply moving on.



THE DUELLING SCIENCE ON OUR BUSHFIRE KNOWLEDGE
Understanding bushfires is of vital importance to all Australians, and the fact that our experts are seemingly at odds on key factors is actually a positive thing.  Our science leaders are, in effect, thrashing out the best evidence.  It is something akin to the ‘peer review process’ in the public spotlight.

TOKYO CALLING – HOW GENE ENGINEERING COULD BE THE NEW OLYMPIC CHEATING
It used to be performance-enhancing drugs in the spotlight at the Olympics, but now a new and more sophisticated type of cheating is emerging, in the form of gene modification. Effectively reshaping the athletes themselves.