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Established in 1890, the University of Tasmania is the fourth oldest university in Australia. UTAS is committed to the creation, preservation, communication and application of knowledge, as well as excellence in all teaching, research and scholarly activities.

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This pin cushion made from the jawbone of a thylacine won second prize in the handicraft section of the Glamorgan Show in 1900. Courtesy Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

A fresh perspective on Tasmania, a terrible and beautiful place

A new book connects disparate objects and texts to tell the story of Tasmania. It is an inspired enterprise.
The Ruddock report recommends the existing right of religious schools to turn away LGBT+ students and teachers be maintained, but that further constraints be added. Shutterstock

Ruddock report constrains, not expands, federal religious exemptions

The report affirms that religious freedom is not to be legally entrenched as superior to rights to equality and freedom from discrimination.
People with dementia experience a range of psychological symptoms and behaviour changes. From shutterstock.com

Why people with dementia don’t all behave the same

With an ageing population, dementia is becoming more and more prevalent. But what does dementia actually do to the brain to cause changes in behaviour?
The culture of science is premised on the idea that there are no barriers; that everybody is treated equally as long as they put in the effort. from www.shutterstock.com

‘Walking into a headwind’ – what it feels like for women building science careers

Parliament has a problem retaining experienced women – and so does science. Working in STEMM places women in an ideological dilemma that is exhausting to confront, and feels impossible to change.
Jeremy Renner as US journalist Gary Webb in the 2014 film Kill The Messenger. The film is an account of Webb’s role in uncovering CIA links to cocaine importation to the US. Sierra / Affinity,Bluegrass Films,The Combine

In defence of conspiracy theories (and why the term is a misnomer)

Ever since the philosopher Karl Popper popularised the expression in the 1950s, conspiracy theories have had a bad reputation. But is it justified?
Berbeda dengan persepsi umum, komunitas dasar laut Antarika begitu beragam. Gambar ini menunjukkan terumbu Timur Antartika yang dalam dengan banyak karang, bunga karang, dan bintang ular. Bisakah kamu melihat gurita? Australian Antarctic Division

Sejarah baru, ilmuwan bisa petakan keanekaragaman hayati di laut Antartika

Kehidupan di dasar permukaan laut ternyata begitu beragam dan separuh dari spesies yang tinggal di sana tidak ditemukan di bumi bagian lain. Ilmuwan telah mampu memetakannya.
In contrast to common perceptions, Antarctic seafloor communities are highly diverse. This image shows a deep East Antarctic reef with plenty of corals, sponges and brittlestars. Can you spot the octopus? Australian Antarctic Division

Antarctic seas host a surprising mix of lifeforms – and now we can map them

Life on the Antarctic seafloor is surprisingly diverse – and half of the species live nowhere else on Earth. Now scientists can accurately map this unique biodiversity.

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