Dating expert ages oldest modern human

Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution
A Griffith University geochronologist’s state-of-the-art dating methods push back the origins of our species by an unprecedented 100,000 years, uncovering the oldest modern human and our deep biological history in Africa. Professor Rainer Grün, director of the leading Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE), was among an international research team that dated fossils discovered […]

Scientists mobilise as bleaching resumes on Great Barrier Reef

Australian Rivers Institute
Griffith University researchers will further their fight to protect the Great Barrier Reef after new research revealed its resilience is rapidly waning. The collaborative study between institutions across the world, published in the prestigious journal Nature today, examined whether past exposure to bleaching in 1998 and 2002 made reefs any more tolerant in 2016. Sadly […]

The universe really is weird: a landmark quantum experiment has finally proved it so

Professor Howard Wiseman, Director of Griffith University's Centre for Quantum Dynamics
Centre for Quantum Dynamics
The following article by Professor Howard Wiseman, Director of Griffith University’s Centre for Quantum Mechanics, first appeared in The Conversation Only last year the world of physics celebrated the 50th anniversary of Bell’s theorem, a mathematical proof that certain predictions of quantum mechanics are incompatible with local causality. Local causality is a very natural scientific […]

Slippery slope ahead for skiing business

Two skiers on snow moving downhill.
Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management
While corporate support and a growing snow making industry are likely to secure the future of the Winter Olympics, climate change has the potential to nudge currently viable ski resorts off the podium. As competition for medals got under way in earnest at the Sochi Games during the weekend, a researcher at the Griffith Institute […]