Monday, November 18, 2019

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.
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

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QUIZ: Which tech startup are you?

From rising stars to bumbling blunders, these tech startups are iconic to say the least. Take our tech startups personality quiz to find out whether you're a billion dollar business or an epic fail.
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15 top podcasts in STEM that we can’t get enough of

Our picks for top podcasts in science, tech, engineering and maths are way more fun than listening to music... and you might even learn a little something.
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5 cool maths games that you’ll actually want to play in your spare time

We get it. Maths at school can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be! These cool maths games will have you sharpening your logic skills and injecting the fun back into maths.
Educational YouTube channels

Get your STEM fix with these funny and informative YouTube channels

Keen to learn something new or to explore a mind-boggling scientific theory without the monotonous textbooks? Try these educational YouTube channels for a refreshing take on all things STEM.

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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)!
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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Someone really messed up these scientific names of animals

The scientific names of animals should sound scientific... right? Instead, the western lowland gorilla is scientifically known as 'gorilla gorilla gorilla'. Yes, really.

Have your say on STEM education

The annual Australian STEM report aims to measure progress, challenges and opportunities available country wide in STEM education. If you're a teacher, student or parent, answer this quick survey to have your say on the state of STEM education.

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

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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

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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?