Sunday, January 19, 2020
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.

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'.
Australian high school students at a global warming protest

5 careers to fight global warming

We’ve compiled a list of 5 awesome global-warming-fighting STEM careers we reckon those students – or anyone with ambitions to save the world, really – might want to pursue one day.
eco holidays like cleaning up the Great Barrier Reef - young tourist girl snorkels near colourful reef

6 Australian holiday destinations where you can unleash your inner science nerd this summer

If you're sick of spending your holidays shopping or laying around a pool (yawn!) then this list of adventurous, STEM-friendly eco holidays is sure to excite you!

ANSTO digs up the history of one of Australia’s greatest predators

Scientists from ANSTO and the University of New England are using nuclear science to analyse the fossilised remains of the carnivorous dinosaur, the Australovenator, to learn more about how it lived.

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?
Universal design; young man with limited mobility in wheelchair uses Xbox's new accessible controller

Understanding universal design, and why it matters

Universal design has the power to transform our tech for the better. It's ensuring tech products are designed with the accessibility of all users and all abilities in mind.

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.
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.
future engineering

Future engineering; get a glimpse into our future cities

From verti-planes that act like flying cars, to a bioscout drone that results in more efficient agriculture, we take a look at the possibilities of future engineering.

Virtual reality is revolutionising remote mental health care

VR careers
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.

5 STEM social media careers you’ll want to share

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