Saturday, March 23, 2019

The bloodcurdling true science behind these 3 sci-fi monsters

Spooky Halloween monsters are all make believe, right? Many villainous creatures of our favourite science-fiction stories actually have their origins in skin-crawling scientific discoveries!

13 weird and scary animals to haunt your dreams

In the spirit of Halloween, here are 13 spooky, strange or just disgusting creatures. Some of these scary animals have even inspired some bizarre scientific studies.

The 10 strangest, spookiest and scariest science studies

In honour of Halloween, we’ve dug up some spooky science studies which scientists have carried out to try and explain our reactions to fear and the occult.
organic electronics

Organic electronics are lighting up the future

Two Uni of Newcastle students tell us about the Centre of Organic Electronics Winter School and the world of light emitting devices, solar cars and environmental biosensors.
Questacon Smart Skills

Getting smart with skills at Questacon

Careers in science aren’t always about research. Find out what a career in science communication looks like with the Questacon Smart Skills Initiative!
types of scientists

What kind of scientist are you?

The University of Newcastle Science degrees mean you can become whatever type of scientist you like. Get your career inspiration right here, with the 10 different types of scientists you could become.
UNSW Science Bragg Writing Prize

Here are the UNSW Bragg Writing Prize winners for 2018

This year’s UNSW Science Bragg Writing Prize was themed around ‘Technology and Tomorrow’. This year's winners weren't lacking in creative interpretation. Read about cyborgs and transhumanism, accessibility in tech and 40 years of MRI technology.
Hand pouring one blue chemical into another in front of a periodic table. Which chemical reactions are you? Chemical reactions quiz

Which chemical reaction are you?

This chemical reactions quiz ain't your usual chemistry test! Find out which fiery, bubbly or messy chemical reaction you are, and what it says about your personality.

All the coolest discoveries from the Eureka Prize 2018

Here are the coolest discoveries and inventions from this year's Australian Museum Eureka Prize! There's an app that helps you discover new species, super-accurate new ways to detect cancer and a sticky solution to stitches.
food waste solutions

Are maggots the solution to sustainability?

Olympia Yarger, CEO and founder of Goterra, is producing food waste solutions by feeding maggots on unused food and agricultural waste to make livestock feed.

Want a life changing summer break? Build your ideas at the Questacon Invention Convention!

The National Questacon Invention Convention is an all-expenses paid, five-day workshop in Canberra for budding young inventors and innovators!
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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!

These Macquarie Uni data science students are future-proofing their careers

Satwik and Caitlin sit on chairs in Macquarie Uni's study hub to discuss data science jobs and their degree
Data science students Satwik and Caitlin have their job options nailed by majoring in data science through Macquarie University’s Bachelor of IT.

How this geologist found her calling with QUT science

From studying a Bachelor of Science to completing her Master's degree, Kat Gioseffi is a seasoned QUT science student. Here's what she loved about studying at QUT.

An awesome (free!) winter engineering school for Indigenous students

Indigenous students stand inside a human brain simulation
Are you an Indigenous student keen to learn more about engineering? The Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School program, VIEWS, is the ticket.