Thursday, June 20, 2019

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...
National security intelligence jobs like ASIO want science graduates - young man shown here working in national security and intelligence, using a touch screen in a dark room

Study science and you could work in national security

It's hard to imagine ASIO, our national security intelligence organisation, hiring graduates with degrees in physics or science. Turns out, it's an unlikely match that makes a perfect fit. Here's why.
Tom Cresswell, ecotoxicologist at ANSTO (pictured) is crouching in lake water holding a jar and fishing net. Ecotoxicologist is one of the environmental science jobs on this list.

What kind of environmental scientist are you?

If you’re looking to become an environmental scientist, we’ve got good news. Environmental science jobs are on the up and up, and you’re spoiled for choice in what type of scientist you could become. So, which type of environmental scientist are you?
Check out these outdoor careers in STEM: image is of a diver giving the 'ok' signal while scuba diving underwatervideo

VIDEO: Here’s 5 outdoor careers if you can’t stand a desk job

How you choose to spend your 9-5 is a pretty big decision. If a desk job is your idea of hell, check out these outdoor careers in STEM.
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Bright future for Australian physicists: new CERN particle collider announced

CERN scientists have just announced plans for a huge new particle collider: Australian physicists weigh in on the new opportunities for Aussie researchers.
8 planets and the sun on colourful background | Take our planet quiz to find out which planet you are

QUIZ: Which planet are you?

The planets were mostly named after the Roman gods, so it's sort of like they have a personality... right? Take our planet quiz to find out which planet you are!
5 outdoor jobs if you can't bear being chained to a desk - hiker walking with boots close up on mountain and sun in the background

5 STEM careers that will get you into the great outdoors

Looking for career inspiration that won’t see you spending the rest of your working life chained to a desk? Start here.
The STEM careers list starter pack - Students against a white brick wall smiling and chatting

Never heard of STEM? Here’s your STEM career starter pack

So, you're thinking of jumping on the STEM careers bandwagon? You've come to the right place. Get ideas on what to study and possible future careers with our STEM careers list.
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VIDEO: 5 awesome jobs working with animals

If you've got your eye on working with animals in the future, here's 5 awesome careers - with and without degree requirements - to get you there.
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QUIZ: Which area of science should you study?

Stuck between Chemistry, Physics or Biology? We'll help you break it down and match you to your perfect Bachelor of Science degree.
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VIDEO: The 7 highest paying jobs in STEM

Choosing a career isn't all about the money, but it doesn't hurt to know which careers are amongst the highest paying jobs in STEM. Can you guess #1?

VIDEO: Meet the 2019 Superstars of STEM

Science and Technology Australia have announced their lineup of 60 awesome scientists, technologists and educators as their 2019 Superstars of STEM.

Is this Australia’s new innovation hotspot?

Newcastle New South Wales
The Hunter region on the NSW mid-north coast is best known for its wineries and coal industry, but it's also shaping up to be a new hotspot for tech innovation.

5 STEM social media careers you’ll want to share

These jobs will actually pay you to be on social media all day!

Your job in 2050: how technology is changing the way we work

As convenient as new technology can be, when it comes to preparing to enter a workforce where computers are starting to perform the sort of tasks previously performed by highly skilled humans, some of these same changes can start to look a bit more intimidating.