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  • Connecting more people with science

    Curious about our videos?

    Do baby simulators reduce pregnancies? What can Viking poo reveal about our past? Could a black hole swallow Earth?

    These are just some of the questions the Academy is answering in our new initiative to connect more people with science. 

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  • Academy awards now open

    Academy awards now open

    Honorific award nominations for 2019 have now closed, but applications for 2019 research conferences, research awards and travelling fellowships are open until 1 June.

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  • Discovering Biodiversity: A decadal plan for taxonomy and biosystematics in Australia and New Zealand 2018–2027

    Attenborough supports taxonomy plan

    Sir David Attenborough has endorsed calls for greater support for the scientists who study and name Australia’s organisms. Find out more in the 10-year plan for taxonomy and biosystematics.

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  • The Shine Dome

    The Shine Dome

    Fascinated by the Shine Dome? Did you know the Shine Dome is on Twitter @ShineDome? Find out more about the Academy's unique landmark, including how to hold an event there.

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  • Connecting more people with science
    Curious about our videos?
  • Academy awards now open
    Academy awards now open
  • Discovering Biodiversity: A decadal plan for taxonomy and biosystematics in Australia and New Zealand 2018–2027
    Attenborough supports taxonomy plan
  • The Shine Dome
    The Shine Dome

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