Sunday, February 17, 2019

Homeward bound; finding gender equality in Antarctica

Homeward bound is a gender bias forum held on the most remote continent on earth. This year, 78 participants travelled to Antarctica to identify and combat issues facing women in STEM. We spoke to two women about how the initiative brings hope for tomorrow's female leaders.

Amazing Aussie inventions that are saving the planet

Concerned about our (climate) changing world? These Australian inventions are solving our renewable resource issues, one element at a time.

Blue yonder: blogging on the high seas

Podcaster, illustrator, social media star and science fanatic Jesse Hawley takes to the high seas in the name of science exploration.

Be a planet saver

People with science degrees are helping to solve the world’s toughest problems like climate change, creating renewable energy solutions and developing healthier food. See how Brendan Brown became a planet saver!

Make history with medtech

A new game will please gamers until the next one comes out, but if you develop a new medical technology (medtech) that saves lives, your gift to the world will last forever.

Gut reaction: Apps aid in digestive treatment

Groundbreaking research in the area where medicine and diet meet has lead to relief for those suffering from chronic abdominal pain. Using an app, up-to-date research is sent straight to a patient's device to cut out the medical middleman.

Why I love being a scientist

"In science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine we are ambassadors for, and creators, of the future."
ANSTO coral reef

Reef obsession

Francesca Gissi is at ANSTO under a postgraduate research award, driving the fight against coral reef demise. It's a job that takes her from the lab to the reef, like a coral crime detective.
sugarcane QUT

A sweet solution to environmental waste

Spent sugarcane is the latest agricultural waste product with renewable potential as food for livestock. Rebecca Ainscough of QUT is part of the team researching the microbiology of the sugarcane waste.
Australian of the Year 2018

Australian of the Year Awards 2018 recognises STEM superstars

The title of Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year and Local Hero of the Year for 2018 have gone to Prof. Michelle Simmons, Dr Graham Farquhar and teacher Eddie Woo respectively, for their work in quantum physics, biophysics and maths education.
Panel-Session Global Young Scientists Summit

Understanding the universe with neutrinos, black holes and physics

The Global Young Scientists Summit has seen a deluge of research revelations; from neutrinos holding the key to understanding the universe, to being in the midst of the Information Revolution. Don't miss all the great insights - follow us on Twitter for daily updates.

The kilogram gets a makeover

The kilogram is currently measured against the 'Big K': a platinum and iridium alloy that should weigh one kilo, but is degrading with time. Scientists aim to have new definition for the standard unit of mass before the year is out.

Goodnight, sweet bot: NASA’s Opportunity Rover ends its Mars mission

After a 15 year mission to Mars that was expected to last only 90 days, NASA says goodbye to its longest serving Opportunity rover. We take a look back at some of Oppy's greatest achievements.

Australian schools could be doing a way better job of saving energy

A new survey has found Australian schools are failing to aequately track their energy usage and they represent an untapped opportunity for reducing our carbon footprint.

VIDEO: Why we need more entomologists

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41% of insect species are in decline. Of that, one third are going extinct. These scary new figures show us why we need to have more entomologists.