How two satellites packing lasers and microwaves are helping us predict floods
Using satellites, lasers and microwaves, Professor Shin-Chan Han is working with some of the most accurate measurements of gravity humankind has ever recorded. But while these instruments are hundreds of kilometres above our heads in space, their applications could change the way we prepare ourselves for flooding here on Earth.
The surprising new role power plants will have in our green energy future
One of Australia’s oldest energy hubs, the Hunter Valley is approaching an uncertain future as the world's carbon crisis reaches a crescendo. But a company that has spun off from research done at the University of Newcastle is showing there is new life to be found in our old systems and infrastructure – and could see the region become a world-leader in clean, green power.
For many young refugees, the collision of their old and new lives transpires in the schoolyard. Helping our educators create spaces of belonging is more important than ever.
Deadly in the Water
How the story of the Irukandji carried Jasmine Miikika Craciun's talents from the rippling shores of Newcastle to the Olympic waves of Japan.
Let our powers combine! Art meets science to battle climate change in the South Pacific
When you think of a tropical island paradise, scenes of white sand beaches, lush, verdant jungle, colourful birds, and crystal-clear water spring to mind. But for Silvia Frisia, a trip to Atiu, in the tropical South Pacific, was all about the caves.
Australians are embracing ‘mindful drinking’ – and the alcohol industry is also getting sober curious
Alcohol-free wines, beers and spirits are increasingly sophisticated, driven by consumers taking more care in what they drink — and how they choose to drink.
Reasonable doubt shines new light on injustice
Across Australia, hundreds of cold cases lie unsolved. And yet, the family and friends of victims remain frozen in time without answers. So, who fights for justice when the world has moved on?
People in the Hunter and around the country are using a unique community program to keep Indigenous languages alive.
Young crime is often a phase, and locking kids up is counterproductive
Rising tensions have led to an Australia-wide spotlight on youth detention, but with offenders often having experienced childhood trauma, could better interventions be explored?
What is extradition and how does it work?
Many are watching closely after former Melbourne principal Malka Leifer, who is facing 74 charges of child sexual assault, was extradited from Israel after a battle of more than six years.
A leap of faith
Citizen scientists are teaming up with University of Newcastle researchers leading Australia’s effort to prevent the extinction of precious amphibians.