author: Tim Thwaites

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    Big money

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 07 July 2006

    Like most organisms, human beings are most comfortable in their own neighbourhood.

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    Heated topics

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 05 July 2006

    The power of nature has been dominant this summer—the heat, the drought, the dust and the terrifying spectacle of the bushfires, sweeping away all in their path.

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    Fluid interpretations

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 03 July 2006

    Archimedes was heartened by one aspect of the whole sad Warne anti-doping affair—that people knew enough about the issues to filter out the bulldust.

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    Creating evolution

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 01 July 2006

    We are so used to the astonishing applications of genetics these days that a milestone has passed almost unnoticed.

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    Mind and matter

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 26 June 2006

    Archimedes’ interest was sparked by recent studies linking behaviour with physical changes in the human body.

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    Curiouser and curiouser

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 19 June 2006

    Curiosity may have been the death of the cat, but it is the lifeblood of science. Recently Archimedes came across two delightful examples of how  human the events leading to advances in scientific research can be.

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    Unsexy science

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 16 June 2006

    Archimedes would argue that such science forms the backbone of our society, in the way that adequate sewerage, clean water and good dietary information do more for human health than heart transplants and Viagra.

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    Refining Einstein

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 13 June 2006

    Poor old Einstein. He’s bound to be found wanting in the end, like Newton and Galileo before him.

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    Want to live to be 100?

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 12 June 2006
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    As researchers learn more and more about how organisms work, it’s becoming increasingly evident that our lifespan is programmed into us and can be reprogrammed.

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    Spotting a niche

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 11 June 2006

    Charles Darwin left us with more than a model of how the biological world develops. In evolution by natural selection, he provided an analogy for how all sorts of things change over time. And haven’t we seized on it.

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    Monkey business

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 05 June 2006

    You don’t have to delve far into the media to recognise what a difficulty homosexuality presents for the Christian churches and to society in general. It’s no less a problem for biology.

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    Green science

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 31 May 2006

    It has been one of those Australian summers where nature has been dominant. The heat, the drought, the dust and the ever-present, terrifying spectacle of the bushfires, sweeping away all in their path.

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