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VIDEO: Meet the 2019 Superstars of STEM

Science and Technology Australia have announced their lineup of 60 awesome scientists, technologists and educators as their 2019 Superstars of STEM.

VIDEO: What happens when you Google ‘scientist’?

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Watch as we break down the 3 most common stereotypes about scientists that you're likely to find in a Google image search and set them straight!

What is imposter syndrome?

Imposter syndrome can have perfectly capable people doubting their skills and achievements, and it's much more common than you think. We speak to two STEM professionals about their struggles with imposter syndrome, and how to overcome it.

Holographic teachers were supposed to be part of our future. What happened?

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Instead of holograms replacing teachers, we're seeing teachers using holograms to enhance the learning experience, particularly in disciplines such as health sciences and medicine.

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'.

Where does rubbish go?

Where does rubbish go?
Have you ever thought about the logistics of rubbish collection? Emil Zankov, a teacher at Pedare Christian College, shows us how you can turn data on rubbish collection into a fun classroom exercise.

5 best coding resources for digital technologies

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Stuck on the digital technologies curriculum? Don't scratch your head about learning Scratch, get ahead of the game with these resources for all skill levels, and learn to code ahead of the class.

Why I stopped teaching and started Robokids

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After teaching for over 25 years in New South Wales and Queensland schools, Michele Miller stepped outside the traditional school system and started running Robokids. Here's why.

A guide on changing preferences for Australian universities

If exam stress meant you didn’t have your head on straight while choosing your uni preferences, we’ve got good news: it’s ok to change your mind, and changing preferences at this stage could mean studying your perfect degree. Here's how to do it.

Which famous landmark are you?

Which famous landmark are you? Quiz
Behind every recognisable cultural icon is a team of engineers who brought it to life. So, which famous landmark are you?

These STEM career stereotypes are dumb and outdated

Mathematicians, coders, scientists and engineers definitely don't look like this. We've broken down the dumb and outdated stereotypes to set them straight!

Science careers list

Marine biologist, seen looking at a lionfish is one type of scientist on our science careers list
You know you love science, but you're stuck for choosing just one career. That's why we created this comprehensive science careers list to help you narrow down your choices, or open your mind to new possibilities!

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.