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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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Strange-looking frog, front-on
Wed, 30 Aug 2023

New research shows that a deadly frog fungus flourishes in cold conditions. Mortality rates in these environments can approach 100% for some frog species.

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Close up of crystal rock structure
Wed, 30 Aug 2023

This new research shows one of the most precise ages ever calculated for an object from space – and the results also cast doubt on some common assumptions about the early Solar System.

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River landscape
Wed, 23 Aug 2023

Federal Minister for Water Tanya Plibersek today announced a new agreement to restore Australia’s largest and most important river basin.

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Bushfire with sign and firefighter silouhetted
Fri, 18 Aug 2023

This new research examined the frequency of wildfires in parts of Victoria over the past 40 years. Scientists found that fire frequency is increasing in all ecosystems studied, but to varying extents.

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Dry scene
Tue, 15 Aug 2023

This new research explored using group therapy to create a safe space for scientists to share their feelings.

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Ozempic product
Wed, 09 Aug 2023

Time and again we return to the promise of a weight-loss drug, whether it’s a pill, injection, or tonic.

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Cyclone or hurricane from above
Tue, 08 Aug 2023

Our world has more heat in the oceans and atmosphere, which can supercharge cyclones. Humans have techniques to weaken storms, but they could have unexpected – or even dangerous – side effects.

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Wide river pictured at dusk with silhouetted trees and orange sunset in the background.
Tue, 18 Jul 2023

These are the five steps needed now to ensure the health of the river system and the people who depend on it.

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Statue of justice
Fri, 16 Jun 2023

When science evolves, we need better mechanisms for reviewing the legal decisions based on that science.

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