SPECIAL FORUM THURS JUNE 10 - WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITH ANTARCTICA ... LOCK IT AWAY OR OPEN IT RIGHT UP?
Remote and wild, Antarctica was once solely the domain of hardcore explorers. As the continent becomes more accessible, science and tourism are expanding – but does this come with an environmental cost? Should access to these fragile ecosystems be regulated, what is at risk, and who gets to decide? Australia’s leading science publication COSMOS is set to host a special webinar on the issue, as part of its Briefings series, drawing on the expertise of industry leaders.
MIND READING – THE RACE FOR A TELEPATHY MACHINE - A MASSIVE MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH … OR THE ULTIMATE WEAPON OF WAR?
What if we really could read each other’s minds? It would eliminate the barrier of language, but it could deliver so much more than that. It holds the promise of a raft of medical breakthroughs, including giving sight to the blind. But it could also change the way wars are fought, and the concept is actually far more advanced than you might imagine. Telepathic machines are already working.
THE SCIENTIFIC WAY TO EXERCISE 'SMART'
The latest scientific evidence is in concerning how much exercise makes a difference, and the news is definitely encouraging – even for self-confessed couch potatoes. You don’t have to smash yourself up at the gym to make worthwhile gains, so there is now motivation to be had from simply getting up and moving.