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A winter afternoon in the living hut at Commonwealth Bay.
Feature: A Century of Australian Antarctic Medicine
Medical care and research in Antarctica has come a long way since the first expeditions took place 100 years ago.
Mark Oliphant. Courtesy Australian Academy of Science
Feature: Australia’s Secret Agent of Science
Archival documents recently uncovered in the UK’s National Archives have revealed that Mark Oliphant, the Australian-born physicist, breached secrecy provisions during World War 2 to not only kick-start the Manhattan Project but also to attempt to prevent an American monopoly on nuclear technology.
Up Close: Wild and domestic: A cultural history of human-animal relations
Environmental historian Prof Harriet Ritvo recounts the often ambiguous relationships between the human and animal worlds through history, and explores our need to both tame and take inspiration from the wild.