We have all the tools ready to deal with climate change, but how fast will we act?
About one in nine Australian women live with endometriosis. This chronic disease is often very painful, but it’s poorly understood and can take several years to diagnose.
Australia's birds are fast disappearing from many habitats that they used to live in. They're becoming what we call 'locally extinct' from geographic locations across the country.
Distinguished Professor Terry Hughes explains why bleaching occurred on the reef this year and what can be done to reduce bleaching events.
Koalas are now classed as endangered – how did we get here and what can be done?
The world of flesh-eating plants is a strange one. Botanist Dr Adam Cross talks about the advantages of living as a plant with an unusual appetite.
The monarch butterfly is nicknamed the wanderer for a very good reason. Entomologist Professor Myron Zalucki talks about their epic migration.
A strong science sector relies on long-term, consistent and coherent government funding – the ‘patient capital’ – to support discovery and innovation.
Australia needs a properly developed and funded science system.
Find out more about current opportunities for scientists:
Date: May 16
Venue: The Shine Dome, Canberra
‘Picture a Scientist’ is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. From cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we also encounter scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable and open to all.
Date (Symposium): 6–7 June 2022
Date (Professional development workshops): 5 May, 24 May and 29 June 2022
Venue: Brisbane and online
The Flourish! Symposium aims to bring together a diversity of researchers, industry, community representatives and policymakers to address the challenges of simultaneously improving human and ecosystem health in an interconnected and changing world and propose boundary-spanning solutions and frameworks to ensure long-term wellbeing and resilience of people and the planet. Accessibility grants are available for this event.
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