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Someone really messed up these scientific names of animals

Tweets about the scientific names of animals overlaid on a picture of a chinchilla.
The scientific names of animals should sound scientific... right? Instead, the western lowland gorilla is scientifically known as 'gorilla gorilla gorilla'. Yes, really.

Study science and you could work in national security

National security intelligence jobs like ASIO want science graduates - young man shown here working in national security and intelligence, using a touch screen in a dark room
It's hard to imagine ASIO, our national security intelligence organisation, hiring graduates with degrees in physics or science. Turns out, it's an unlikely match that makes a perfect fit. Here's why.

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.

What kind of environmental scientist are you?

Tom Cresswell, ecotoxicologist at ANSTO (pictured) is crouching in lake water holding a jar and fishing net. Ecotoxicologist is one of the environmental science jobs on this list.
If you’re looking to become an environmental scientist, we’ve got good news. Environmental science jobs are on the up and up, and you’re spoiled for choice in what type of scientist you could become. So, which type of environmental scientist are you?

VIDEO: Brand new postgraduate scholarships

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Looking for a new direction for your research this year? Brand new 2019 STEM postgraduate scholarships for Honours, Masters and PhD students are now open.

Algorithm uses data from top tennis players to predict next shot

Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology, using data from the 2012 Australian Open, have developed an algorithm that can predict a player's next shot in tennis.

VIDEO: Here’s 5 outdoor careers if you can’t stand a desk job

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How you choose to spend your 9-5 is a pretty big decision. If a desk job is your idea of hell, check out these outdoor careers in STEM.

Bright future for Australian physicists: new CERN particle collider announced

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CERN scientists have just announced plans for a huge new particle collider: Australian physicists weigh in on the new opportunities for Aussie researchers.

VIDEO: Desk organisation tips proven by science

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These desk organisation tips, as verified by science, will have your workspace up to scratch faster than you can say 'stationery'.

Should I drop maths?

Should I drop maths?
Should I drop maths in year 10? Ask yourself these questions first.

How not to get stuck doing the group assignment all by yourself

How not to get stuck doing group work all by yourself - students arguing in a library over a computer
Group work. We've all been there - hustling away while your classmates refuse to contribute. Here's how to avoid getting stuck doing all the work.

What no-one tells you about studying for the HSC

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Don't be a fool come HSC season - study up on tips you never knew that you needed to know, from the right way to study to insider secrets on exams.

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.