Posts by Kate Cranney
The Dish: Fact vs fiction
The Dish is an Aussie classic, set at our Parkes radio telescope. Most of the film is based on fact, but what was added for the sake of a (rollicking) good yarn?
A lunar powerhouse: The Apollo 11 exhibition lands in Sydney
Stand under an enormous Moon sculpture. See four billion-year-old Moon dust. Learn what on earth a feed horn is! It's all happening at the Powerhouse Museum.
Hello blossoms! Uncovering Australia’s little-known hibiscus species
We’re using cutting-edge science and herbarium specimens (some from Burke and Will’s expedition!) to uncover the mysterious origins of Australia’s hibiscus species.
Moonwalk your way to The Dish
Do you swoon over the Moon? What if we told you that you can get up close and personal with space right here in Australia, in the middle of a ‘sheep paddock' in country NSW?
ET continues to elude scientists…for now
Breakthrough Listen is the greatest search for ET (extraterrestrial life) in human history, but one that has so far proved elusive.
What kind of country will Australia be in 2060?
A prosperous future is within our grasp. The Australian National Outlook 2019 addresses the question: What kind of country will Australia be in 2060?
Protecting the proteins that protect us from cancer
We’re researching a treatment to target prostate and HPV-related cancers including cervical, anal and head and neck cancers.
Avengers unite to fight wheat rust
We’re taking an Avengers approach — we’ve combined several super-powered, rust-resistance genes together to fight wheat stem rust. Who will win the battle?
Helping cattle combat germs: more genetics, less antibiotics
How now, healthy cow? In a world first, we’ve genetically selected cattle with a better immune system, leading to better animal welfare outcomes, healthier cattle and fewer antibiotics in our food.
Are Australian snakes really the most dangerous in the world?
Is it really a 'snake mistake'? Our resident herpetologist, Ruchira Somaweera, sheds light on some snaky misconceptions, and gives us an insight into the striking life of a herpetologist.
Moonwalking students from the Mallee (and more!)
There are kids moonwalking in the Mallee, and designing a garden for Mars. There are students making robots in Central Australia. All of these students are visited by our superstar STEM volunteers.