Friday, July 1, 2022
Working with animals

Working with animals… What kinds of jobs can I get?

Dream of working with animals? There are more career paths than you think.

Wanna work with animals? Protecting them is a full-time STEM gig

Museums Victoria’s senior curator of mammals and lead researcher Dr Kevin Rowe, is proof that STEM skills +  a love of animals = one seriously exciting animal science career.  
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Huge locust swarms are threatening food security, but drones could help stop them

A swarm of roughly 40 million desert locusts can eat the same amount of food in one day as about 35,000 people - but drone technology could help control infestations.

Farming 2.0: Scientists are using space technologies to manage cattle

More than 1000 wild buffalo and unmanaged cattle roaming Northern Australia will be tagged and tracked as part of the world’s largest satellite herd-tracking program.
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I walked 1200km in the outback to track huge lizards. Here’s why

There are 60,000 abandoned mines in Australia. How do we restore them so that animals return? A researcher's epic fieldwork project could help us find out
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Keen to save our insects? Here’s how to help scientists this summer

With the Aussie insect population declining fast, scientists are calling out for our help this summer.
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10 cool animal jobs you could get with an animal science degree

Dream of a job working with animals? Here are 10 cool jobs you could get with an animal science degree - and just one of them is a vet!
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Future conscious farming: edible insects now stocked at major supermarket chain

Insects are the most sustainable source of protein on earth. They produce 80 per cent less methane than cows, require far less resources to...

Looking at baby animals helps you focus, and other scientifically proven study tips

Exam time can mean double the study on half of the sleep, which is why this year we’re looking to science to save us...
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Forensic biology star awarded for her research on crime-solving marine critters

Murdoch University researcher and forensic biology researcher Dr Paola Magni is investigating how marine organisms can provide crime-solving clues.
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One million species are facing extinction and ecosystem decline: Here’s how to help

One million species are facing extinction and ecosystem decline, according to a report just released by the United Nations. Here's a list of ecosystem-preserving careers so that you can help make a difference.
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VIDEO: Why we need more entomologists

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.

The ultimate guide to STEM-ing up your school holidays

STEM activities for the school holidays
Looking for STEM-y things to do? We've made the ultimate check list of activities for the school holidays. Have fun!

Why tech and cyber careers are hot

Tech and cyber
With industries hungry for star coders, there’s a goldmine of career opportunities in tech and cyber 

The real reasons women aren’t choosing engineering

Reasons women aren’t choosing engineering
Even though women make up almost 48% of the Australian workforce, only 13% of them are working as engineers!