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Now I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds. Who was Atom Bomb Pioneer Robert Oppenheimer?

Darius von Guttner Sporzynski, Australian Catholic University. Robert Oppenheimer is often placed next to Albert Einstein as the 20th century’s most famous physicist. He will forever be the “father of the atomic bomb” after the first nuclear weapon was successfully… Continue Reading →

Are black holes time machines? Yes, but there’s a catch

Sam Baron, Australian Catholic University Black holes form natural time machines that allow travel to both the past and the future. But don’t expect to be heading back to visit the dinosaurs any time soon. At present, we don’t have… Continue Reading →

The Unconscionable Prosecution of Bernard Collaery was an Assault on the values Australia holds dear

Spencer Zifcak, Australian Catholic University. Last week Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus put an end to Canberra lawyer Bernard Collaery’s criminal prosecution.Collaery was prosecuted in 2018 and was facing five charges, including allegedly conspiring with his client, “Witness K”, to disclose confidential… Continue Reading →

A Flourishing Ecology and a Healthy Economy? Henry David Thoreau thought you couldn’t have one without the other

Alda Balthrop-Lewis, Australian Catholic University Australians have just decided another “climate election”. What this meant, basically, was that we had to choose between two difficult futures. The result has yielded a new mandate for meaningful work on climate policy. “Liberal… Continue Reading →

Mount Kosciuszko: How Australia’s Highest Peak came to be named for a Freedom Fighter against Russian aggression

Darius von Guttner Sporzynski, Australian Catholic University Most Australians could name this country’s tallest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko. But how many could tell you where it got its name? Paul Strzelecki (1797-1873) named Mount Kosciuszko after his compatriot in 1840. A… Continue Reading →

Time Might not Exist, according to Physicists and Philosophers

Sam Baron, Australian Catholic University Does time exist? The answer to this question may seem obvious: of course it does! Just look at a calendar or a clock. But developments in physics suggest the non-existence of time is an open… Continue Reading →

Pandemic Pain remains as Australia’s Economic Recovery leaves the Poor Behind

Tom Barnes, Australian Catholic University “Our recovery leads the world,” treasurer Josh Frydenberg told Australia on budget night last week. “We have overcome the biggest economic shock since the Great Depression.” The government has repeatedly emphasised forecasts of the lowest… Continue Reading →

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