Universities back sustainability movement

Waste facilities at the University of the Sunshine Coast

JESSICA MCLAUGHLIN Universities around Queensland are moving towards a more sustainable future, as the younger section of the population increases the pressure to go green. While it has become commonplace to see the state’s universities … [Read more...]

New technique to grow avocado trees could make shortages of the fruit a thing of the past

RUBY PASCOE The new stem cell multiplication method could increase avocado production in Queensland by supplying 500-fold more avocado plants to the industry. Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, Professor Neena Mitter is … [Read more...]

Tech Supergirls paving the way for women in technology

CASSANDRA PALMER-FIELD Groups of Queensland school girls will this week head to Sydney for the grand final of the Tech Girls Movement competition. In a society where women in the technology field is a rarity, the competition provides a … [Read more...]

SuperMeat taking the murder out of meat

JESS ROBERTSON SuperMeat, an Indigogo funded organisation, claims to have developed a system for producing cultured one-hundred percent real, non GMO, meat without harming animals. Today's meat industry plays a major contribution to climate … [Read more...]

It’s Science National Week

SHARN KENNEDY Around Australia this week, the 19th National Science Week is being held to celebrate the achievements made by the scientific community. From the ABC to CSIRO and the Queensland Museum, exhibits and lectures are in full swing and … [Read more...]

Elizabeth Andal

Elizabeth Andal is a journalist with a passion for health, psychology, nutrition and the food industry. She blogs with Lifehack, exploring a broad range of topics such as lifestyle, science and the environment. Twitter: @Elizabeth_Andal. … [Read more...]

New “drought breaking” technology on trial

CHELSEA MAPPAS Power costs and water consumption could potentially reduce thanks to a new research facility opened at the University of Queensland’s Gatton campus. The facility aims to conduct research into hybrid cooling technologies aimed … [Read more...]