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Milky way over a rock landform

Fact-bombing by experts doesn’t change hearts and minds. But good science communication can

Science communicators are not evangelists for the science-only worldview of scientism. Many science communicators think very deeply about what values matter to people, and how to reach their audiences.

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Murray River
Tue, 28 Nov 2023

This week, the Senate is debating changes to Australia’s most important water laws. These changes seek to rescue the ailing A$13 billion Murray-Darling Basin Plan to improve the health of our nation’s largest river system.

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Man next to a plant
Thu, 23 Nov 2023

Colombian scientist Professor Luis Miguel Renjifo fills us in on his 40-year-long career in bird conservation.

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bright sun
Fri, 17 Nov 2023

With an El Niño declared and global temperatures rising, meteorologist Clem Davis explains what weather might be in store for Australians this summer.

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Burnt plantation
Tue, 14 Nov 2023

The amount of timber-producing forest burning each year in severe wildfires has increased significantly in the past decade, and threatens industries such as timber milling and paper manufacturing.

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Asteroid Psyche (Illustration)
Wed, 18 Oct 2023

Last week NASA launched a spacecraft to rendezvous with Psyche. The mission will take a six-year, 3.6 billion kilometre journey to gather clues that Earth scientists will interrogate for information about the inaccessible interior of our own world.

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A landscape with wind turbines
Thu, 21 Sep 2023

To shake us out of business as usual, we have to fast-track regulatory change, upskill the workforce, future-proof national infrastructure, embed a zero-waste approach to supply chains and massively boost business investment. Here’s how.

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Wed, 20 Sep 2023

In six out of nine vital life support systems, we have blown well past the safe zone. And we’re now in the danger zone, where we – as well as every other species – are now at risk.

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This illustration shows what exoplanet K2-18 b could look like based on science data.
Thu, 14 Sep 2023

Are we alone? This question is nearly as old as humanity itself. Today, this question in astronomy focuses on finding life beyond our planet. Are we, as a species, and as a planet, alone? Or is there life somewhere else?

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Cat with native bird in mouth
Fri, 08 Sep 2023

Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek has released a draft feral cat management plan, experts explain how the plan could help prevent extinctions of Australian wildlife.

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