Academics on casual contracts often feel vulnerable and of lower status than “permanent” staff members. Yet, they can minimise their exploitation as if it’s part of the authentic academic experience, writes Kate Bone.
It’s gas, not wind, that’s pushing up Australia’s electricity prices, writes Zsuzsanna Csereklyei.
With an Australian Space Agency up and running, Gail Iles makes a case for carving out a niche in microgravity or Zero-G research rockets.
Meat produced in a laboratory rather than on a farm could be central to the future of food. Leigh Ackland explains the science behind synthetic meat – and why it could make good sense.
Other countries are planning new cities using technological innovation to achieve more sustainable development. Wendy Steele asks why Australia’s focus is almost solely on growing our existing metropolises.
While the public and politicians debate the onset of electric cars, another transport revolution is quietly taking place in our skies. Jake Whitehead and Michael Kane argue that, this time, Australia should catch an early flight.