Beginning in the latter half of 2013, the Faculty undertook an internal review which proposed amongst its 15 recommendations that a new structure for the Faculty of Sciences be established by reducing the number of Schools by one.
The Faculty restructure will come into effect on January 1, 2015.
For details please see the Faculty restructure information […]
ChronoZoom is an open-source community project dedicated to visualizing the history of everything. Big History is the attempt to understand, in a unified, interdisciplinary way, the history of cosmos, Earth, life, and humanity.
ChronoZoom was developed to make time relationships between different studies of history clear and vivid. In the process, it provides a framework for […]
A new study led by Dr Ed Biffin from the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity, has found the arrival of angiosperms restricted most conifer species to marginal habitats and alpine areas in the northern hemisphere.
However, one distinctively different southern hemisphere family of conifers known as the Podocarpacae (plum pines) was […]
Big Question: How does the Earth work? As the world looks for alternative energy sources, enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) fit the bill by providing baseload power from heat generated naturally by the Earth.
EGS can virtually be used anywhere and leaves a small environmental footprint. The potential for clean, carbon-free, low-environmental impact, cheap energy is cause […]
BIG Question: Why does climate change? Earth’s climate has always been dynamic and changeable.
Increased global temperatures, altering sea levels and precipitation patterns.
The impacts of global warming will not be the same everywhere. To find out more go to: the latest ‘Can you Believe it?‘ article in The Advertiser.
The scale of the universe is mind-boggling. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, contains about 100 billion (thousand-million) stars.
As you contemplate the 100 billion galaxies, containing 100 billion stars, think about how many habitable Earth-like planets there may be out there.
A bit more on the Big Bang theory, look into The […]