A handheld device that can instantly determine whether a suspicious white substance is an illicit drug – or something innocuous like flour – has been developed by Simon Lewis at Deakin University, Geelong.
When black holes rip stars and gas clouds to pieces, the debris gets so hot that it shrouds the black hole with a brilliant blue-white light. Or so everyone thought, until we discovered pink quasars; black holes glowing with a pink light so intense that they are amongst the pinkest objects in the Universe.
Fresh Science is a national competition helping early-career researchers find, and then share, their stories of discovery.
The program takes up-and-coming researchers with no media experience and turns them into spokespeople for science, giving them a taste of life in the limelight, with a day of media training and a public event in their home state.
Nominations for Fresh Science 2018 are now closed.