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CPASian Chris Ingles revolutionises Middle-earth geology

For fifty years fans of Lord of the Rings have struggled to make sense of the geology of the world depicted in Tolkien’s work – Middle-earth – in terms of contemporary earth science. But according to CPAS graduate Chris Ingles – a former earth … Continue reading

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Facts in fiction: what are you learning?

How accurate should the science in fiction be? This is a question that has been debated since the dawn of sci-fi. Does it matter if an explosion in space makes a sound? Should we get angry when spaceships travel faster … 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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Student’s impressions of the gender imbalance in physics

Undergraduate students at the ANU were surveyed regarding the gender imbalance in physics. The online survey conducted during semester 2, 2012, involving 65 physics students, and was part of a self-directed research project for SCOM3003 ‘Special topics in science communication’. … Continue reading

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