By Macquarie University
While for many people sharks bring to mind the Jaws theme music, it seems sharks themselves prefer jazz.
Far from mindless eating machines, new research from the Macquarie University Fish Lab has shown sharks are much more sophisticated than most people imagine. Continue reading Sharks can acquire a taste for jazz music
Do you always feel in control? The effortless state of ‘flow’ reported by sportspeople—where they anticipate and quickly react to their opponent’s moves—is a highly sought-after state.
Continue reading Are you in control?
Prostate cancers are made up of hungry, growing cells. Now we’ve discovered how to cut off their food supply thanks to a study published in Cancer Research and supported by Movember. More below. Also Australian science discoveries you may have missed from the past week. Heart cells growing in a test-tube – Melbourne How birds [...]
CSIRO has ‘built’ a shirt that could fulfil the fantasy of anyone who has, in the privacy of their homes, jammed along with one of rock ‘n roll’s great lead guitarists.
A team led by CSIRO engineer Dr. Richard Helmer has created a ‘wearable instrument shirt’ (WIS) which enables users to play an ‘air guitar’ simply by moving one arm to pick chords and the other to strum the imaginary instrument’s strings.
Continue reading Every would-be rocker’s fantasy comes true