Month: March 2018

Is the ultimate athlete a reality?

Just how far can the human body go? In their ongoing quest for sporting greatness, athletes are turning more and more to science for answers. Beatriz Alonso reports.

The secrets to living longer

The secrets to living longer came under the microscope today as experts shared the latest developments in chasing longevity. Claire Boughey reports.

Close encounter with the missing score

We go behind the scenes to be the first to hear a missing piece of music from “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”. As the music has its world premiere at the World Science Festival. Leia Comegna reports.

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.