Thursday, December 12, 2019

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

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?
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Sydney students cloning magic mushrooms for synthetic biology comp

A USyd team are cloning components of magic mushrooms for the iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) synthetic biology competition.
Nikon Small World Photomicrography comp

Nikon have announced the winners of their Small Word Photomicrography Competition

The Nikon Small World Photomicrography comp is hands down the coolest competition in science.

Where are all the jobs in STEM? Infographic sources

STEM graduates work across the economy in a wide variety of industries and occupations.
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Happy Ada Lovelace day!

Let's celebrate Ada Lovelace Day! An international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Scientists search ancient rocks for traces of life in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia

Scientists are training for Mars 2020 in the Aussie outback

Scientists from NASA and the ESA have joined UNSW astrobiologists in the remote Aussie outback in preparation for Mars 2020 missions.
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Eureka! Winners of Australia’s leading science awards announced

From 3D-printed bones to STEM outreach for Indigenous schools and fighting malaria - here are all of the 2019 Australian Museum Eureka Prize Winners
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We’ve got your uni open day game plan sorted

Uni open day is your chance to find out if a university is right for you. Check out our guide to make sure you get the info you need on the day!

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?
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5 free National Science Week events that will amp up your STEM skills

With National Science Week going down, there are a stack of seriously inspiring – and exciting – science-focused events happening all over the country....
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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon kicks off to boost female STEM representation

On July 25, Australian STEM enthusiasts from the health, medical and life sciences sector will take to their keyboards as Wikipedia editors to increase the visibility of female scientists on Wikipedia. 
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Women in STEM earn 16% less than men: closing the gender pay gap

The gender pay gap is wider in STEM than the rest of the workforce, according to new survey results: experts describe what needs to happen to close the gap.

Christmas, sorted: The ultimate STEM-themed gift guide

Stumped on what to gift a fellow STEM lover? Here’s a list of fun – and easy – Christmas-winning ideas.

Keen to save our insects? Here’s how to help scientists this summer

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With the Aussie insect population declining fast, scientists are calling out for our help this summer.

STEM + wellness: 8 health apps you could work for one day

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What jobs are there in health for computer science grads? Open your phone and start with your apps.