Category: Human Interest

Science comes to the streets at the World Science Festival in Brisbane

Southbank became a giant outdoor laboratory today as science came to the streets. Future scientists and inventors got to try out first hand the latest scientific discoveries. Naveen Razik reports.

The mysteries of mummies unwrapped

They may be thousands of years old but our fascination with mummies isn’t going away. Leia Comegna reports.

Founder visits festival favourite

It’s probably the biggest draw card of the festival. The annual turtle hatching, providing a rare and up close glimpse of nature at work. Jorja McDonnell reports.

Quantum physics for babies

It’s probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about children’s favourite story books. One scientist thinks quantum physics is just the perfect topic for babies. Jorja McDonnell reports.

Behind the scenes at the Queensland Museum

If you grew up in Brisbane, it’s likely you’ve paid a visit to the Queensland Museum. It’s a world of wonder and discovery, where each exhibit takes you to another time or place. Jorja McDonnell reports.

Dr Karl is just the tonic for sick kids

Dr Karl loves the tricky questions. Australia’s favourite scientist faced his toughest audience when he bought science to the kids at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. Jessica Riga reports.

Our quick guide on what to do at the World Science Festival Brisbane

With hundreds of talks, workshops and demonstrations, knowing what to see at World Science Fair can seem like its own scientific problem. Naveen Razik guides you on his “must do” events.

Brisbane launches its third World Science Festival

World Science Festival Brisbane 2018 - Day 1

Some of the world’s best minds will discuss humanity’s most challenging issues with the return of the World Science Festival to Brisbane. Now in it’s third year, the festival kicked off today. Jessica Riga reports.

Latest rail fail takes Commonwealth Games target off track

The Queensland Government is in damage control today, after one of the state’s shiny new trains derailed near Ipswich yesterday. The trains are already behind schedule and urgently needed on track in time for next year’s Commonwealth Games. Chloe Wilshire

Australians confused over sunscreen safety

New research shows only 55% of Australians believe sunscreen is safe to use every day. The National Sun Protection Survey shows people are confused about the best sun protection methods. Madeline Paulsen reports.