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The Great Barrier Reef comes to life on Brisbane's riverside

Fri, 2017-03-24 22:40

Researchers create mini marine ecosystem in Brisbane to inform and connect people to the Great Barrier Reef and the threat of climate change, as part of the World Science Festival.

What will a world with autonomous technology look like?

Fri, 2017-03-24 21:08

Millennials should prepare for cars without drivers, aircraft without pilots, and skies full of drones as cities move towards fully integrated and intelligent infrastructure, science festival panellists say.

AC Grayling on liberty and free speech

Fri, 2017-03-24 19:14
After the terrorist attack in London, AC Grayling speaks abut war and freedom, liberty and free speech in testing times.

M1, Gateway Motorway funding deal finally reached

Fri, 2017-03-24 18:05

A long-running stalemate over the M1 motorway upgrade finally ends, with the Queensland and Federal governments agreeing to pour half a billion dollars into it and three other road projects.

The Bureau of Meteorology says a cyclone, to be named Debbie, should reach land on Monday or Tuesday

Fri, 2017-03-24 18:03
A tropical low brewing 600 kilometres north-east of the Queensland coast could make landfall somewhere between Cairns and Townsville early next week as a category three cyclone or higher, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.

Reef twilight zone offers coral and species protection

Fri, 2017-03-24 17:40

While scientists are desperately scrambling to research and understand reef sections subjected to coral bleaching, other sections of the reef have attracted little attention — until now.

Explosive science makes learning fun

Fri, 2017-03-24 16:58

Behind clouds of liquid nitrogen gas and exploding balloons of fire is a team of scientists trying to change the way kids feel about STEM education.

Land Trust approves Northern Gas Pipeline

Fri, 2017-03-24 16:58

Agreement is reached between Jemena and the Wakaya Land Trust on Aboriginal land access approvals for the Northern Gas Pipeline.

Broncos, Panthers get wins over Raiders, Knights

Fri, 2017-03-24 16:51

The Broncos get the better of the Raiders thanks to a Jordan Kahu field goal, while the Panthers dismantle the Knights in a 40-0 flogging.

QSO and Ed Kuepper light up the Tivoli

Fri, 2017-03-24 16:29

Australian alternative rock legend Ed Kuepper never imagined having the Queensland Symphony Orchestra as his backing band, let alone performing live together.

Brisbane crowds given a rare sight of hatching baby turtles

Fri, 2017-03-24 15:57

Some of the world's best scientific brains are at Brisbane's World Science Festival, but it's hatching baby turtles that are getting a lot of the attention.

Scientists hunt Cape York 'moonlight tiger' with camera traps

Fri, 2017-03-24 15:06

Far North Queensland researchers launch a scientific study into the possible existence of Tasmanian tigers on Cape York.

First cyclone brews for new north Queensland residents

Fri, 2017-03-24 14:08

While many north Queenslanders are no strangers to the wild weather Mother Nature can throw their way, there are plenty of recent arrivals in the region facing their first possible cyclone this weekend.

'You made a difference': Retiring Justice thanked for compassion that saved a life

Fri, 2017-03-24 13:47

Upon hearing Queensland Justice Margaret McMurdo was about to retire, Amanda knew she had to express her thanks for decision 19 years ago that changed the trajectory of her life.

Outback Queensland police officer retires after 40 years of service

Fri, 2017-03-24 13:24

A Mount Isa police officer retires after 40 years of being responsible for a quarter of the state.

Solar battery project in Lakeland could lead other towns off the grid

Fri, 2017-03-24 13:20

A world-first solar project in remote far north Queensland could provide the blueprint for keeping the lights on in regional towns when the grid fails.

Could astrogeology be your dream career?

Fri, 2017-03-24 12:50

Experts at the World Science Festival's ever-popular Cool Jobs event showcase just how fun working in science can be.

Herston Health Precinct to gain 3D printing hub

Fri, 2017-03-24 12:31

3D printing could soon be made more accessible, with two floors at Queensland's Herston Health Precinct to be converted to a hub for medical engineering experts.

Paul Gallen's brother slapped with two-year doping ban

Fri, 2017-03-24 11:47

Peter Gallen, who plays in the Queensland Cup, will miss two years of rugby league after being banned by ASADA for using performance-enhancing substances.

Prawn industry needs to adapt to white spot reality, international expert says

Fri, 2017-03-24 10:07

An international expert in white spot disease says on-farm biosecurity practices will be the only way prawn farmers can protect themselves against the inevitable spread of the virus.