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Applications for the Max Day Environmental Science Fellowship Award are now open.
The award is named in honour of Dr Maxwell Frank Cooper Day AO FAA, who is the longest serving Fellow of the Academy and who has spent a lifetime championing entomology, conservation and forestry, and helping other scientists.
The rapid evolution of genes, the origins of life and the alteration of developing cells will be under the microscope in the fourth of the Academy's five-part event series, ‘the science of LIFE & DEATH’.
Nine million old car tyres are piled in Australia’s biggest tyre dump, in Stawell, Victoria – just one of many such tyre piles around the world. But when she looks at these massive waste repositories, Professor Veena Shajwalla doesn’t see landfill: she sees elements. Raw materials that can be transformed into structural steel to build green buildings.
Life is a strange subject, but it affects us all—one Australian is born every 1.45 minutes, while one dies every 3.25 minutes. We’re good at talking about the beginnings of life, but pretty awkward when it comes to facing the end.