Monday, February 18, 2019

Calling all chemistry undergrads: We’ve found chemistry’s most underrated careers

We bet you haven't considered this unexpected employer of chemistry jobs, offering both career stability and day-to-day dynamism with a hint of creativity.

Careers with STEM: Science 2019 is out now!

Interested in saving the world? Creating a better, brighter future? A career in science could be for you - and no, that doesn't have to involve a lab coat. Check out our latest issue for some serious science career inspiration
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3 tech inventions that wouldn’t exist without the periodic table

If you use a smart phone, watch TV or even just live in the modern world, you can thank the periodic table for helping to invent heaps of the technology we use on the daily. This year is the table's 150th birthday, so we're taking a look at 3 tech inventions that wouldn't exist without it.

It turns out the Milky Way is ‘warped’

Astronomers from Macquarie University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have mapped our home galaxy to discover it's 'real' shape – and it isn't...
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Study science and you could work in national security

It's hard to imagine ASIO, our national security intelligence organisation, hiring graduates with degrees in physics or science. Turns out, it's an unlikely match that makes a perfect fit. Here's why.

How this geologist found her calling with QUT science

From studying a Bachelor of Science to completing her Master's degree, Kat Gioseffi is a seasoned QUT science student. Here's what she loved about studying at QUT.
Tom Cresswell, ecotoxicologist at ANSTO (pictured) is crouching in lake water holding a jar and fishing net. Ecotoxicologist is one of the environmental science jobs on this list.

What kind of environmental scientist are you?

If you’re looking to become an environmental scientist, we’ve got good news. Environmental science jobs are on the up and up, and you’re spoiled for choice in what type of scientist you could become. So, which type of environmental scientist are you?
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VIDEO: Here’s 5 outdoor careers if you can’t stand a desk job

How you choose to spend your 9-5 is a pretty big decision. If a desk job is your idea of hell, check out these outdoor careers in STEM.
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Bright future for Australian physicists: new CERN particle collider announced

CERN scientists have just announced plans for a huge new particle collider: Australian physicists weigh in on the new opportunities for Aussie researchers.
5 outdoor jobs if you can't bear being chained to a desk - hiker walking with boots close up on mountain and sun in the background

5 STEM careers that will get you into the great outdoors

Looking for career inspiration that won’t see you spending the rest of your working life chained to a desk? Start here.
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Never heard of STEM? Here’s your STEM career starter pack

So, you're thinking of jumping on the STEM careers bandwagon? You've come to the right place. Get ideas on what to study and possible future careers with our STEM careers list.
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VIDEO: 5 awesome jobs working with animals

If you've got your eye on working with animals in the future, here's 5 awesome careers - with and without degree requirements - to get you there.

Goodnight, sweet bot: NASA’s Opportunity Rover ends its Mars mission

After a 15 year mission to Mars that was expected to last only 90 days, NASA says goodbye to its longest serving Opportunity rover. We take a look back at some of Oppy's greatest achievements.

Australian schools could be doing a way better job of saving energy

A new survey has found Australian schools are failing to aequately track their energy usage and they represent an untapped opportunity for reducing our carbon footprint.

VIDEO: Why we need more entomologists

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41% of insect species are in decline. Of that, one third are going extinct. These scary new figures show us why we need to have more entomologists.