Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues
Could the flow of information be the fuel that powers life? Astrophysicist Paul Davies says we need a new science which connects quantum physics and biology to answer this fundamental question. He draws on an earlier thought experiment of a mysterious force , dubbed the demon in the machine,...
The AFP raids on the ABC and a News Corp journalist brought into focus how national security laws can impede a free media. But there are other dimensions to media freedom and free speech
Historian Simon Schama explores the story of the Jewish people from ancient times to the present day. Without the imprint that Jewish culture has made, he says, our world would be almost unrecognisable, and our sense of modernity would be completely different.