Anton Griffith

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Speaking up for science in Australian politics

When cash-strapped governments go looking for savings, their gaze often lingers over science and research budgets. And it's been a pretty uncertain time for Australian scientists over the last few years.<p>Science and research in Australia were already substantially underfunded by international …

Video: Can you trust your eyes?

New video from asapSCIENCE. Some Friday fun with optical illusions!<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral …

A Skull Made Of Cocaine And Other Amazing Images From This Week

The Week In Numbers: A 3-D Printed Invisibility Cloak, Skyscrapers That Attack, And More

<b>£946</b>: the money the developers of a curved glass building in London paid to Martin Lindsay after reflected light from the skyscraper melted his Jaguar XJ<p><b>18 to 27 degrees Fahrenheit</b>: the average increase in surface temperature when moving from a rural area to a city<p><b>244 meters</b>: the height of the …

Why trust climate models? It’s a matter of simple science

How climate scientists test, test again, and use their simulation tools.<p>Talk to someone who rejects the conclusions of climate science and you’ll …