Saturday, June 15, 2019
e-waste

Eliminating e-waste: skills for a zero waste future

New gadgets and endless upgrades mean that e-waste is becoming a big issue. Luckily, engineers and scientists are working on green manufacturing and recycling for a zero-waste future.

The definition of the kilogram has been updated for the first time in 130...

For 130 years the kilogram has been measured against the 'Big K': a platinum and iridium alloy that should weigh exactly 1kg, but has degraded with time. From today, scientists have agreed on a new definition for the kilogram
footage of large white sharks

Meet the marine biologist who works up close with the ocean’s fiercest predator

By analysing this footage of large white sharks, the marine scientists were able to see hunting behaviour that was previously kept secret.
Girl studying computer science degree holds her fists up in victory while sitting in front of computer

Are you a future business mogul? Get a computer science degree first

Mixing your computer science degree with business can lead to amazing opportunities. Here's how future business moguls are getting their start with CS.
Strke For Climate Protests

Climate change is “fundamentally altering” young people’s identity

Confronting the realities of climate change can lead to overwhelming anxiety and grief, and of course, for those of us in high carbon societies, guilt.
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VIDEO: What’s in the new Careers with STEM: Science magazine?

In this issue of Careers with STEM: Science, you'll meet scientists solving some of our biggest and most pressing challenges, including cleaning up our waterways and saving the Great Barrier Reef, designing life-saving tech and launching their careers into outer space.
Indigenous STEM awards

Meet the winners of the 2019 Indigenous STEM awards

A remote school in the Northern Territory, a virtual reality designer and a graduate systems engineer are the big winners of the third Indigenous...
Changemakeher Ambassador Program

Are you Changemakeher’s new ambassador?

Changemakeher is the student-led program that encourages young women to pursue STEM and the arts. They're currently on the lookout for 50 new ambassadors from schools in South East Queensland. Are you one of them?

These people do not exist. They’re deep fakes

New neural networks created by Nvidia can produce eerily accurate portraits of people that don't actually exist. So, what kind of devious applications could these deep fakes have in future?

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.

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

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...

The Wikipedia warrior for women in STEM

Wikipedia Jess wade
This physics researcher is boosting the representation of women scientists, one Wikipedia biography at a time.

12 words that didn’t exist when your parents were at school

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Being fluent in STEM is all about nailing abbreviations, owning slang and memorising 342 job titles that...

We’re loving #UniqueScientists on Twitter

Heads up everyone, there's a new science hashtag to get behind on Twitter! We loved how #ActualLivingScientist went...