It is a truth universally acknowledged that the more we learn, the more we realise how much there is to be learned. In present day, there are many mysteries about the natural world and the universe that have been unlocked through science, but as a story about graphene in The Best Australian Science Writing 2014 illustrates, there are still incredible things to be discovered.
Now in its fourth year, The Best Australian Science Writing 2014 celebrates great writing about science, be it outstanding reporting, fascinating reflections or science-related works of fiction or poetry.
This year’s anthology features familiar names such as Tim Flannery and stories of innovation and inspiration.
To explore this year’s offerings, and to discuss the importance of science communication, I spoke to the editor of The Best Australian Science Writing 2014, Ashley Hay.
The Best Australian Science Writing 2014 is published by NewSouth Publishing.
Interview broadcast on ArtSound FM.
Interview air date: 7 December 2014.