Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Last week to enter the UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing!

Calling all aspiring science writers in years 7-10! The UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing 2019 is now open for entries.
Oompa Loompas screenshot

Infographic: What would Willy Wonka’s factory cost today?

The infographic covers everything from Oompa Loompa salaries to the cost of edible wallpaper and powering it all with renewable energy.

An astronomy expert explains how The Bachelor’s research will help us discover new planets

What did Matt do, before he became a TV star? And who, or what, is TESS?

Engineering magazine and poster giveaway!

Enter for the chance to win 5 copies of Careers with STEM: Engineering 2019 plus our engineering poster pack. Total prize value $40.
Moon footprint Buzz Aldrin

6 cool ways the world is celebrating the 50th Moon landing anniversary

From cookies to coins, here are some cool ways to celebrate 50 years since humans first set foot on the Moon, on 20 July 1969.

Emoji aren’t ruining language: they’re a natural substitute for gesture

Instead of worrying that emoji is replacing competent language use, we can celebrate that emoji are creating a richer form of online communication that returns the features of gesture to language.
Hopper Down Under Giveaway

Win a ticket to Hopper Down Under!

Calling all women in tech - we have a full delegate pass to give away worth $900.

QUIZ: What’s your perfect space career?

Are you an aspiring astrophysicist or a wannabe space flight controller? Take our quiz to find out the best space career for you!

5 weird and wonderful STEM careers you’ve never heard of

The range of jobs that use science, tech, engineering and maths skills are growing and changing all the time – and could lead you to some pretty odd and unexpected career outcomes

Top 10 Google Doodles celebrating STEM

Our pick of the best Google Doodles celebrating the achievements of science, maths and tech!

Six ways robots are used today that you probably didn’t know about

From robotic rectums to rice sorting machines - the so-called robot revolution is already here, it's just that most people don't notice.

4 science-backed ways to make the school holidays last longer

If you feel like your holidays are skating by, here are 4 science-backed ways to make time go slower.

How a drone pilot is inspiring young Indigenous Australians about tech

National Centre of Indigenous Excellence
Grant Cameron is using his skills as a drone pilot to inspire young Indigenous Australians about tech.

People on the autism spectrum are making a big impact in tech

People on the autism spectrum can make a big impact in tech, from software development to cybersecurity.

Why digital literacy is essential to traditional, old-school careers too

Digital literacy
Computer science isn’t just for modern startups – tech skills are in hot demand across traditional careers too.