Monday, November 18, 2019

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
movie robot quiz

Which movie robot are you?

Robots come in all shapes and sizes, from the humanoid types to beeping bots. We've rounded up a shortlist of MVP movie robot characters most like us.
EmojiHalloween

6 STEM-inspired Halloween costumes

Swap the crazy scientist vibe this Halloween for a more modern take on STEM.
Before Google you had to ask a Librarian at New York Public Library | Image shows cow with the question, "Has a cow upper teeth?"

Before Google, librarians had the answers to everything

Before Google, you had to ask a librarian to find the information you were looking for... no matter how weird it was. We look back at some of the strangest queries that the New York Public Library's librarians had to answer, and they're kind of hilarious.

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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!
edible insects

Are you ready for edible insects?

Are you ready to chomp crickets and swallow spiders? Ready or not, take our quiz to find out which edible insects you should start with.
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Sci_chic giveaway!

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ThisRentalDoesNotExist.com

More deep fakes: From rental listings to anime characters

ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com has spawned many a copycat algorithm. We take a look at three of the best (and worst)!
Dr Jane Goodall: Rewind the Future poster featuring Dr Jane Goodall reaching out to a chimpanzee

Win 2 tickets to the Dr Jane Goodall: Rewind the Future tour

We have two tickets to give away to the upcoming Dr Jane Goodall: Rewind the Future tour dates of your choice! Enter now.

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.
how to be successful

Five habits of superheroes

How to be successful. What does it mean? How do we get it? If you're feeling a little lost, get yourself unstuck by incorporating the habits of superheroes into your life.

Best Australian science writing revealed in 2019 UNSW Bragg Prize and Book Launch night

UNSW Bragg
The winners of the 2019 UNSW Bragg Prize, including our student winner Arwyn Stone, celebrated their achievements and discussed the most exciting Australian science stories of the year, which explored the dark side of tech, sex education revelations, animal welfare and much more.

10 cool animal jobs you could get with an animal science degree

Animal science jobs Taronga Zoo University of Sydney
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!

Inspiring the next generation of scientists is harder in the face of official science denial

The government says it’s committed to STEM education, but how can we inspire the next generation when they see our current scientists being ignored and worse?