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How a robot called Pink helped school children bring an Aboriginal language back to life

How a cute human-like robot taught students in a small, rural school how to code while also helping them learn their local Aboriginal language.

Women in STEM earn 16% less than men: closing the gender pay gap

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The gender pay gap is wider in STEM than the rest of the workforce, according to new survey results: experts describe what needs to happen to close the gap.

CV-pedia: the A-Z of getting a job

JobHunt
From writing a killer resume, to acing interviews and hunting down references, landing a job can be a pretty lengthy process. Here, we hash out some of the key things to think about when applying for your first part-time or graduate gig. A is for accomplishments Won some stuff at school? Aced your HSC? Whether you’re applying for a part-time gig...

Inspiring space careers that don’t involve leaving Earth

Space careers
With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing coming up, we are more stoked on space than ever. And the idea of incorporating it into our tertiary studies/future jobs? Literally out of this world. But if jetting off on real-life missions isn’t for you, there are a stack of space careers that don’t require trips to Mars and...

6 cool ways the world is celebrating the 50th Moon landing anniversary

Moon footprint Buzz Aldrin
From cookies to coins, here are some cool ways to celebrate 50 years since humans first set foot on the Moon, on 20 July 1969.

The new technologies taking over the modern tradie’s toolbox

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Just like new technologies have revolutionised the way we’re working in the health, engineering and fashion fields, there are a stack of opportunities opening up in the trades thanks to digital developments deployed to mitigate risk and increase productivity. And with the modern-day tradie’s toolbox now packed with as much intangible gear as physical stuff – digital site plans,...

Emoji aren’t ruining language: they’re a natural substitute for gesture

Instead of worrying that emoji is replacing competent language use, we can celebrate that emoji are creating a richer form of online communication that returns the features of gesture to language.

Inside 6 of the coolest tech offices in Australia

Atlassian
Landing an inspiring job with a company you rate is the ultimate, obviously. But spending 9-5 in a dog-friendly ‘chill zone’ with a ping-pong table, giant slide and fully stocked snack fridge can’t hurt too. We’ve hunted down some of the coolest tech offices in Australia, to prove that not all traditional office gigs mean silence, high-partitions and water...

Will robots win the soccer World Cup in 2050?

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RoboCup 2019 kicks off in Sydney this week. The tournament was created in 1997 to advance intelligent robots, with the ultimate goal of fielding a team of robots that can beat the human soccer World Cup champions by 2050.

5 skills that will land you a job in 2019, according to LinkedIn

It’s no secret that new technologies are changing the way we work. Businesses are navigating more automation and AI in their processes, the value of digital data is greater than ever before and a return to hiring those with traditional soft skills – like creativity and critical thinking – is assisting the expansion and application of new digital developments. Sure...

We need more girls in tech! (And how you can be part of the revolution)

Sally Ann Williams
Sally-Ann Williams has worked in tech for over 10 years – and often finds she’s the only woman in the room. But it’s time for a change, she says

The new bachelor is an astrophysicist, and we can already feel the chemistry

He’s got the looks, the charm and the smooth one-liners, but it’s the newest bachelor’s impressive STEM career that’s got us giving out our own hypothetical roses. In Ten’s seventh season of The Bachelor, we’ll watch 31-year-old Matt Agnew – an astrophysicist – take on a gig previously reserved for handsome sports stars, ex-Bachelorette contestants and everyone but scientists:...

How astrophysicist Bachelor Matt Agnew used his transferable STEM skills to land a data science gig

In the ads we were promised a handsome, out-of-this-world astrophysicist, but it has since been revealed that...

5 humanitarian STEM careers making major social impact

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When we think of humanitarian and social impact careers, we often think of legal aid, education and...

Infographic: What would Willy Wonka’s factory cost today?

Oompa Loompas screenshot
The infographic covers everything from Oompa Loompa salaries to the cost of edible wallpaper and powering it all with renewable energy.