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Matt Canavan suggested the cold snap means global warming isn’t real. We bust this and 2 other climate myths

One cold winter doesn't negate more than a century of global warming. We need the political leadership to set the world on a safer path. Ill-informed tweets by government senators won't help.

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One cold winter doesn't negate more than a century of global warming. We need the political leadership to set the world on a safer path. Ill-informed tweets by government senators won't help.

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Research story | 24 Nov 2020

It’s not like having your appendix out: why communication matters for women having a hysterectomy

"I'm going to listen to the gynaecologists, I'm going to listen to the hysterectomy patients."

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Analysis and opinion | 10 Nov 2020

Radioactive: new Marie Curie biopic inspires, but resonates uneasily for women in science

Marie Curie overcame innumerable obstacles, and in the process has become a role model. But does the latest film version of her life do her story justice?

Analysis and opinion | 9 Nov 2020

Science communication is more important than ever. Here are 3 lessons from around the world on what makes it work

Science communication succeeds when it takes community knowledge seriously, works with other belief systems, and expects researchers to contribute to society.

Analysis and opinion | 22 Oct 2020

How do we know statistics can be trusted? We talked to the humans behind the numbers to find out

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much modern societies are governed by statistics. Despite their objective appearance, these numbers gain their strength from very human relationships.

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Analysis and opinion | 21 Sep 2020

'Science is political': Scientific American has endorsed Joe Biden over Trump for president. Australia should take note

It’s now more critical than ever that the people who are actually knowledgeable about the world’s crises speak out and represent that knowledge in public.

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Analysis and opinion | 20 May 2020

Researchers use 'pre-prints' to share coronavirus results quickly. But that can backfire

What is a pre-print and how should we be using them?

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Analysis and opinion | 7 May 2020

Isaac Newton invented calculus in self-isolation during the Great Plague. He didn't have kids to look after

The COVID-19 pandemic offers the opportunity for a fundamental rethink of what we consider normal. One of these areas is academia.

Prof Nerilie Abram holds up a coral core in the lab.

News | 1 May 2020

ANU and ABC partner to promote science for the public good

Scientists across Australia will get the chance to show the nation how their work is for the public good, under a new partnership between ANU and the ABC.

5 big environment stories you probably missed while you’ve been watching coronavirus

Analysis and opinion | 8 Apr 2020

5 big environment stories you probably missed while you’ve been watching coronavirus

The climate crisis has been ticking along in the background. Here's what you've missed.

We should listen to coronavirus experts, but local wisdom counts too

Analysis and opinion | 3 Apr 2020

We should listen to coronavirus experts, but local wisdom counts too

Alongside traditional kinds of expertise, “real time” expertise and leadership at the local scale will be invaluable in coming weeks and months.

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