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Stars and people

Stars, songlines and quoll spots: a Ngunnawal Night Tour at Mulligans Flat

The Indigenous science and stories behind Mulligans Flat.

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Fri, 26 Mar 2021

The NSW floods are a textbook example of the theoretical impacts we can expect on Australian rainfall as climate change continues.

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Fri, 05 Mar 2021

The unprecedented intensity of two summers of bushfires, first in the east and then in the west, offered harsh lessons for Australians. One is that some settlements must retreat from high-risk areas.

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

Cats kill a staggering 1.7 billion native animals each year, and threaten at least 120 species with extinction. Five experts analyse a parliamentary report on the problem.

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Mon, 18 Jan 2021

All cultures have communicated their knowledge in diverse and marvellous ways throughout time. Failing to see the significance of this is racist and lazy.

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Wed, 09 Dec 2020

Scientists hope samples of asteroid Ryugu may reveal traces of the chemical ingredients that formed life on Earth.

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Tobias Stierli / NCCR PlanetS
Tue, 01 Dec 2020

Unlike our hellish neighbour Venus, Earth was far enough from the Sun for liquid water to form and create a more hospitable environment for life.

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Tue, 24 Nov 2020

Ancient fatty molecules, once believed to be traces of some of the first animals to live on Earth, may have been produced by algae instead.

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Tue, 10 Nov 2020

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?

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Mon, 09 Nov 2020

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

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