Wildlife Spotter is the online citizen science project for National Science Week 2016, undertaken by ABC Science in conjunction with the Australian Museum and six different wildlife research projects. Supported by funding through the Citizen Science package, it’s giving Australian from all walks of life an insight into the research process. Australia is a vast
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In 2012, VizbiPlus won a $350,000 Inspiring Australia grant to help three biomedical animators learn from the master—award-winning biomedical animator Drew Berry. They’re now applying their skills, telling medical stories, explaining epigenetics and demystifying gene technology. VizbiPlus is a joint project of two top biomedical research institutes—The Garvan in Sydney and Walter and Eliza Hall
Meet the winners of the Australia Museum Eureka Prizes for Science Communication & Journalism Speaking science underwater – Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research Professor Emma Johnston describes Sydney Harbour as her laboratory. It’s a laboratory that bears the impacts of four million people living nearby, not to mention a century of
Lights! Camera! Science! Passionate Aussie scientists are in the spotlight talking science. No jargon, no lab coats – props, music and poetry optional. But they’ve only got 3 minutes. Join us in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide for the State Heats of FameLab Australia – a competition that gives early-career researchers the chance to talk about their science
Thousands of people tromp through Melbourne Zoo every day, but how do meerkats, monkeys and kangaroos actually feel about being watched all day?
Many great things have come out of the Inspiring Australia program, but the real achievement has been to establish a model for coordinating science engagement, with the challenge now for scientists and communicators to keep working together to make the most of this opportunity.
Football players, staff and supporters are becoming increasingly aware of the risks associated with sustaining multiple concussions.
Melbourne club the Hampton Rovers are taking part in a study with the potential to completely change our attitude to head injuries in football.
A night at the movies usually involves a suspension of our disbelief, but Australian audiences might be taking the believability of science fiction a little too far.
How might some sci-fi movies bend our views of reality?
It can be tough for science students and staff in the bush, where subjects and facilities are often limited.
That’s why, since 2011, the John Monash Science School has been operating a regional exchange program, taking them out of the country and giving them a fresh taste of science.
It’s a long way from Boort to Monash…but these students say it’s worth the effort.