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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.

The A-Z of STEM careers

The A-Z STEM careers list
From astrophysicists to zoologists, we hunt down the coolest science roles in the job-verse for our A-Z STEM careers list. And nope, they don't require a lab coat.

Here are the winners from the BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards 2019

This year's BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards 2019 showcased a myriad of talents in engineering, invention and innovation.

Win a 12 month KiwiCo subscription box!

KiwiCo is the fun way to explore your interest in STEM, with crates full of engineering challenges or science experiments delivered monthly. Enter our competition and you could win a 12 month subscription to a KiwiCo box of your choice! Choose from 7 different boxes that explore everything from building your own ukelele to creating your own working spirograph.

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.

Calling all chemistry undergrads: We’ve found chemistry’s most underrated careers

We bet you haven't considered this unexpected employer of chemistry jobs, offering both career stability and day-to-day dynamism with a hint of creativity.

5 things tech-giant Atlassian looks for in new recruits

Man with magnifying glass honing in on single figurine represents hiring staff looking to fill Atlassian jobs
The big guns in charge of hiring new talent for Atlassian jobs take us through the 5 most desirable skills they could ask for in a new recruit. They're not what you'd expect!

Careers with STEM: Science 2019 is out now!

Interested in saving the world? Creating a better, brighter future? A career in science could be for you - and no, that doesn't have to involve a lab coat. Check out our latest issue for some serious science career inspiration

3 tech inventions that wouldn’t exist without the periodic table

The periodic table rendered in colour and 3D
If you use a smart phone, watch TV or even just live in the modern world, you can thank the periodic table for helping to invent heaps of the technology we use on the daily. This year is the table's 150th birthday, so we're taking a look at 3 tech inventions that wouldn't exist without it.

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 what you'd expect. “We usually think of spiral galaxies as being quite flat, like Andromeda which you can easily see through a telescope,” says Professor Richard de Grijs, a co-author and astronomer from Macquarie University in...

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.