The Australian Academy of Science champions, celebrates and supports excellence in Australian science, promotes international scientific engagement, builds public awareness and understanding of science and provides independent, authoritative and influential scientific advice.
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’.
72,000 copies of the revised and updated booklet, The Science of Immunisation: Questions and Answers, has been distributed to locations in every state and territory in response to renewed concerns around immunisation.
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.