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Science and technology

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Find out about our panels, forums, talks, lectures and more in the areas of science and technology coming up in 2018.
Jellyfish

Jellyfish Behaving Badly? will not only acquaint you with the latest research into jellyfishes’ changing behaviour. It will also help you understand and imagine what that research means for the future of the sea. 

Upcoming events

Making the new energy system fair

  • Monday 2 July
  • This event will discuss the importance of building a new energy system that is fair to all, and what a truly progressive energy system might look like going forward.

Is storytelling bad for science?

  • Tuesday 31 July
  • A Sydney Ideas event for Innovation Week 2018, exploring the possibility that storytelling is exactly what science needs, with a view to answering the question: Is storytelling bad for science?

Art and neuroplasticity: are they linked?

  • Wednesday 1 August
  • A Sydney Ideas event for Innovation Week 2018, bringing together medical researchers focusing around both ends of the demographic spectrum - youth mental health and dementia and art practitioners to consider these question and more.

The find of the century for archaeology?

  • Friday 3 August
  • In the 2018 Tom Austen Brown lecture, Dr Mark Collard, an evolutionary anthropologist, argues that comparative ethnology – comparing and contrasting the features of large samples of human societies – should be a key archaeological tool.

Tibet: Life on the Frontlines of Climate Change

  • Monday 6 August
  • Hear about the role of nomads in protecting Tibet's environment, and the importance of traditional knowledge and practices in responding to climate change.

The future of cancer: can we find a cure?

  • Monday 13 August
  • Hear from a panel of experts responding to the question: How will cellular therapy, immunotherapy, personalised medicine, and the use of big data impact cancer treatments?

Jellyfish behaving badly?

  • Tuesday 14 August
  • They dazzle us, terrify us, nourish us, and fascinate us. They can seem utterly otherworldly, and yet they’re among the more ancient species to inhabit earth. And because of rising ocean temperatures, they are moving.

The end of time: the future history of the universe

  • Thursday 16 August
  • Join us for a cosmic journey through space and time, through galactic collisions and hyperactive black holes, and onto the death of the last star.

Science podcasts

We record most of our events, so feel free to visit Soundcloud or iTunes and listen to them anytime. Below, you'll find a selection of popular science podcasts you might want to check out first.

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