Wilson da Silva
SCIENCE JOURNALIST, FEATURE WRITER & EDITOR
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ABC TV SCIENCE UNIT | SEASON 1
Archaeologists are using technology to find and catalogue a treasure trove of 55,000 Aboriginal stone tools in the outback, none of which need to be taken away.
The Computer CSIRAC
The world’s oldest surviving first-generation computer – and only the fifth ever built – was CSIRAC, and it was Australian. It’s now being restored to its former glory.
The age of the male pill is coming: a drug company has committed the US$400million it will cost to make it a reality. But why has it taken so long?
Australians have proposed an elegant solution to one of the most perplexing problems in physics: why the Sun emits only half as many neutrinos as it should.
Can You Catch a Heart Attack?
Surprising links have been found between bacteria and heart disease. If the evidence continues to mount, heart disease may one day be treated with antibiotics.
Sydney was gripped by panic when cryptosporidium and giardia were detected in the water supply, and millions boiled their water. But was it largely hysteria?
Requiem For The Toothfish
Global fisheries are in collapse. Even the Patagonian toothfish, still a mystery to science, is already headed for extinction, its tale a microcosm of the problem.
A mysterious peak in lead levels found in Greenland ice core samples dating back 2,600 years has been traced to the ancient Roman smelters in Spain.
Just how many Earth-like planets are there in the galaxy? Astronomers on the hunt, using an unusual technique – gravitational microlensing – to find their quarry.
The global collapse of frog populations has been linked to a flesh-eating fungus discovered by Australian researchers. The race is on to save them.
A selection of my stories on the weekly science series, Quantum | Australian Broadcasting Corp