Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Science needs true diversity to succeed, and Aussie astronomy shows how we can get...

Australian astronomy punches well above its weight, in terms of the research it leads and the facilities it houses.
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How big is your holiday carbon footprint?

No matter what you celebrate, there are ways to ensure that you're saving the environment from a huge holiday carbon footprint.
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Keen to save our insects? Here’s how to help scientists this summer

With the Aussie insect population declining fast, scientists are calling out for our help this summer.
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Game changing technology to save the planet in the next 10 years

As we head into a growing climate crisis what are the technologies and STEM jobs to mitigate climate change and save the planet?
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Best Australian science writing revealed in 2019 UNSW Bragg Prize and Book Launch night

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

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...

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.

A guide on changing preferences for Australian universities

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If exam stress meant you didn’t have your head on straight while choosing your uni preferences, we’ve got good news: it’s ok to change your mind, and changing preferences at this stage could mean studying your perfect degree. Here's how to do it.

Virtual reality is revolutionising remote mental health care

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Virtual reality (VR) may pave the way for myriad new opportunities.

Fighting antibiotic resistance is a full time STEM job

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The war against antibiotic resistance requires some serious revision, says Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2009) laureate Ada Yonath.