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Coliban Geology

This is for the intrepid Melburnians who get out of the city, travelling the open spaces, winding up through the north past the more famous Hanging Rock, feeling the sun on their knees and the wind in their hair, exploring Major Mitchell’s old stomping ground, curious about the landscape therein. 1,204 more words


Starshot: The Right Kind of Longshot

On Tuesday, Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking announced Starshot, a $100 million dollar research initiative. The goal is to lay the groundwork for a very ambitious, but surprisingly plausible project: sending probes to the nearest star, Alpha Centauri. 692 more words

Theoretical Physics

Renouncing the Call of the Wild: the self-domestication of wolves

“The cub came upon it suddenly. It was his own fault. He had been careless… He went down past the blasted pine, crossed the open space, and trotted in amongst the trees. 897 more words


I Don't Get Crackpots

After the MHV@30 conference, I spent a few days visiting my sister. I hadn’t seen her in a while, and she noticed something new about me. 553 more words


The Hills are Alive with the Sound of...Science

Children’s angelic voices were accompanied by science experiments on February 28 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas (CCGD) 650 more words

Public Outreach

The man who played with dinosaurs

We had some sad news in the department earlier in the week. We heard from his son that Professor R McNeill Alexander FRS had passed away at the age of 81. 336 more words


You Go, LIGO!

Well folks, they did it. LIGO has detected gravitational waves!


What’s a gravitational wave?

Gravitational waves are ripples in space and time. As Einstein figured out a century ago, masses bend space and time, which causes gravity. 1,185 more words