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Scientists felt strength in numbers at April’s March for Science. But those who speak out individually may suffer career repercussions. David Moir/AAP

What happens when scientists stand up for science

It's not a new phenomenon that scientists who challenge the orthodoxy or policy positions suffer career ramifications.
A rocket carrying the NBN’s Sky Muster II satellite. Perhaps one day Australia might have more direct involvement in space activities. AAP Image/National Broadband Network

Why it’s time for Australia to launch its own space agency

An Australian Space Agency could capitalise on our history working with NASA and the ESA and boost our entry into the expanding commercial space industry.
Indulge in delicious seasonal vegetables and fruit to celebrate summer with friends and family. from www.shutterstock.com

Festive season survival tips for healthy eating

Healthy eating can still be delicious! Limit dietary blowout by going into the Christmas and holiday period with a plan.
Consumers want to know if their complementary medicines are safe and effective. But are links between science and manufacturers the answer? from www.shutterstock.com.au

What will consumers gain from research into complementary medicines?

A new multimillion dollar deal between Swisse Wellness and CSIRO has raised questions about the integrity of Australia’s premier scientific research organisation and the motivations behind the deal.
Cages full of hand reared yellow fever mosquitoes await research (or possibly release) Cameron Webb, NSW Health Pathology/University of Sydney

Pitting mozzies against mozzies to stop the spread of disease

Upscaling the success of emerging mosquito control technologies relies on automating the rearing and release of millions of mosquitoes. Australia is to become the testing ground for a novel strategy.
Australian wind energy has been under a cloud for much of its decades-long history. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

Attacks on renewable energy policy are older than the climate issue itself

Skirmishes over funding for renewable energy research are just the latest battle in a saga that stretches back to the early 1980s – years before the public became widely aware of the climate threat.
Geoff Hill and Trevor Pearcey in 1952 with the CSIR Mk1, the world’s first computer to make music. University of Melbourne/MSE-CIS Heritage Collection

How Australia played the world’s first music on a computer

It might not sound like the best music in the world, but Australia was the first by a matter of months at playing a tune on a computer.

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