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Crocodile Hunting with the Science Circus

When you’re performing science shows in schools, you get to meet so many interesting people. It’s one of the best things about touring with the Shell Questacon Science Circus. You visit communities in ways you’d never be able to if … Continue reading

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Impacts, benefits and challenges of UK-Australia research collaboration

The Performance Review of the Australian Innovation Science and Research System report that was presented by Innovation Science Australia in 2016, found Australian universities to have low levels of both domestic and international intersectoral research collaboration. Whilst the Australian Research … Continue reading

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Watching mammoths go extinct

A new study of mammoths has discovered startling amounts of mutations accumulated in the DNA of a small population isolated on Wrangel Island off Siberia. This research has important ramifications for current critically endangered species. It is an unusually long … Continue reading

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Hey Fish! Urine Trouble!

Some people might yell, a dog might growl, maybe a deer will clash antlers, but how does the fish (cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher) show aggression? It pees. That’s right, twinkle, urinate, take a leak, wizz, whatever you would like to call … Continue reading

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The Universe, Ripping us a New One

As scary as it seems, we might be learning more about how our universe will end… In a combined study, Astrophysicists from across America and Australia have recently reduced the uncertainty of the Hubble Constant from 3.3% to 2.4%. This … Continue reading

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Is this our chance to recreate evolution?

I’m sure you all learnt about fossils when you were in primary school. The thought of fossils probably sparks images in your head of dinosaurs or little rocks with shapes of animals on them, right? The truth is, there’s a … Continue reading

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3 Ways Universities Need to Lift Their Game When it comes to Solving Poor Mobility with Industry

At the end of 2015, Malcolm Turnbull and Wyatt Roy launched the government’s new National Innovation & Science Agenda, calling for greater collaboration between Australian scientists in academia and industry and encouraging university scientists to be more open to moving … Continue reading

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Think About the Ink

Beware of cause-related marketing getting into your brain.

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Grub’s up!

Feeling hungry? What about some grub…literally! Eating insects has been a cultural tradition throughout history across the globe, it is known in science as, ‘entomophagy’. With the world’s population expected to reach 9million people before 2050, perhaps it’s time for … Continue reading

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Dating Fossils: Zircons are a Palaeontologist’s Best Friend

The Winton Formation is one of Australia’s most important fossils sites, hosting a dizzying array of unique fossils.  These include dinosaurs such as Australovenator, also known as “Banjo”, some of the world’s oldest flowers, and, most impressively, the world’s only … Continue reading

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