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These bricks are made from urine!

The future of sustainable biomaterials for use in construction, homewares and fashion has some pretty smelly and slimy origins. We investigate biomaterials made from an enzyme in your pee, and a pesky algae affectionately known as ‘rock snot’.

Code careers you never expected...

Code careers aren’t just about tech anymore. You can create apps for animal conservation, or track sporting goals to improve the team. Discover all the unexpected code careers that bridge tech and your passion.

3 surgeons standing over the operating table. Why are there so few female surgeons?

Why aren't there more female surgeons?

“I think people still expect surgeons to be gruff, old men.” says surgeon, Dr Nikki Stamp. Only 8.5% of Australia’s surgeons are female, so why are Australian women shying away from the profession?

DR Shari Forbes, Forensic Science UTS

What is forensic science really like?

Some jobs are shrouded in mystery, or eclipsed by stereotypes. We’re breaking down what is forensic science with real-life forensic scientist, Dr Shari Forbes of UTS, and it’s nothing like CSI.

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.

sustainable engineering projects

Engineering that will save the world

Have you got a desire to do good? A penchant for planet-saving solutions? Engineering is your ticket to making a grand world difference every day with your career. These sustainable engineering projects are overhauling the way we power, feed and build our world.