Friday, December 13, 2019
gender pay gap

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.

The new bachelor is an astrophysicist, and we can already feel the chemistry

He’s got the looks, the charm and the smooth one-liners, but it’s the newest bachelor’s impressive STEM career that’s got us giving out our...

Looking at baby animals helps you focus, and other scientifically proven study tips

Exam time can mean double the study on half of the sleep, which is why this year we’re looking to science to save us...
Wikipedia Jess wade

The Wikipedia warrior for women in STEM

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

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

Being fluent in STEM is all about nailing abbreviations, owning slang and memorising 342 job titles that ends in ‘ologist’. Here are 12 commonly...

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 viral and showed the world not all...
Health scientist tech futuristic

5 life-saving health science careers you should consider

Health scientists work behind-the-scenes in the medical world, on everything from making sure equipment is working safely to carrying out in-lab testing and medical exams.
design thinking process

Biodegradable plastics from coffee & health apps: STEM meets the design thinking process

From coffee cups made from biowaste and human-centric healthcare, it's all part of the design thinking process for these STEM innovators. Check out the magic that happens when STEM meets design.
moon landing conspiracy

Climate and moon landing conspiracy theories debunked

We're revisiting popular science and moon landing conspiracy theories to find out what they can tell us about scientific evidence and critical thinking.
Vivid Sydney

Taronga to focus on conservation and science at this year’s Vivid Sydney festival

Vivid Sydney and Taronga Zoo will be shining a light on the wonders of wildlife and endangered animals with Lights for the Wild.

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
forensic biology

Forensic biology star awarded for her research on crime-solving marine critters

Murdoch University researcher and forensic biology researcher Dr Paola Magni is investigating how marine organisms can provide crime-solving clues.

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

Australian astronomy punches well above its weight, in terms of the research it leads and the facilities it houses.

Looking for a mentor? These 20 young, local innovators will blow you away

MIT Innovators under 35
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Review has announced its annual list of under 35-year-old game-changing innovators for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, and we’re career crushing hard.

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.