section: Environment

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Laser zone

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 22 May 2006

    Australians have been brilliant at ideas, and poor at using them to practical purposes. In our rush to generate a more productive research culture, we must guard against cutting off the well-spring of ideas.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    The Australian wound

    • Mark Byrne
    • 18 May 2006

    Mark Byrne looks at the particular characteristics that make an Australian 'hero', and asks what it is about the interior of this country that moulds the interior of our collective suconscious in such a unique way.  

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Business contacts

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 14 May 2006

    In the early 1990s Dr Peter Steinberg, a marine ecologist from the University of New South Wales, discovered a small red seaweed in Botany Bay that keeps its fronds free of bacteria. Archimedes continues the tale.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    The health of the whole

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 14 May 2006

    Tunisian human rights activist and University of Paris XIII Associate Professor of Public Health, Moncef Marzouki argues that there are three approaches to health.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Easy fall guy

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 14 May 2006

    Biology can certainly document the process of human reproduction -  but when human life begins is not a scientific but a moral question, which we ourselves have to decide.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Melt down

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 11 May 2006

    One joy of following scientific progress is seeing it connect threads of knowledge into a tapestry revealing a picture of a previously unknown scene.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Sunrise on Silicon Valley

    • Jonathon Greenaway
    • 11 May 2006

    The IT industry prepares for the next boom

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Congo compounds

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 11 May 2006

    While working on a couple of stories at La Trobe University, Archimedes was struck by the connections which can lead to significant outcomes in research. Then the stories merged ...

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Higher learning

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 10 May 2006

    No fewer than eight Fellows of the Royal Society of London were taught and inspired at secondary school by one science teacher, Len Basser of Sydney Boys High School. This fact emerged from the 2004 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Time again to save the whales?

    • Anthony Ham
    • 10 May 2006

    Anthony Ham investigates renewed efforts at the IWC  to resume commercial whaling

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Write on

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 08 May 2006

    Archimedes has been in Queensland discussing science communication. Can it change society?

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Galileo’s legacy

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 30 April 2006

    An irony about scientists’ traditional lack of interest in politics is that science is profoundly socially disturbing—especially for ideologues with a conservative point of view.

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