If the human race had run differently, modern man might have descended from Neanderthals, or some other species of ancient hominin. Instead, Homo sapiens won world domination, and researchers from Griffith University’s Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE) are at the forefront of re-tracing that ancient ‘race’ to ultimate victory. Griffith University’s signature event […]
Stubborn bacteria and so-called super-bugs are in the sights of researchers worldwide, and just a decade out from the centenary of the discovery of penicillin, World Science Festival Brisbane (WSF) will explore whether a whole new approach is needed. Leading discussions at the Bugs & Drugs – The Resistance Wars Toowoomba event (16 March) will be […]
When Griffith Associate Professor Tanya Smith entertains the World Science Festival Brisbane audience with the many tales teeth tell, they’ll be pondering much more than what they’ve just eaten at the Brainfood Breakfast event (22 March). The Biological Anthropologist turns back time to reveal the secrets of ancient teeth and the stories they tell of human […]
In its third year, the growing celebration of all things science and the only World Science Festival franchise outside of New York, WSF Brisbane promises to ignite debate and inspire discovery. Running from March 21-25, WSF Brisbane focuses on the theme of ‘humanity’, and will see Griffith University experts in the thick of discussions delving into […]
Thousands of people poured through this year’s stellar World Science Festival event – many of them enjoying Griffith University’s own inspiring and engaging programs. From the sounds of 84 pianos at the Queensland Conservatorium to tackling important environmental issues in main stage events and providing hands-on fun for budding scientists of the future, Griffith had all […]
Technology superstars like Bill Gates and Elon Musk have described Artificial Intelligence as “humanity’s biggest existential threat” with the potential to “destroy us all”. But Griffith University’s senior lecturer in ICT, Dr David Tuffley, doesn’t think we need to worry. “The reality of it is if you can your head straight with this whole idea then there’s […]
Australia is the only developed country in the world where children are suffering from trachoma, an endemic bacterial eye infection.