This cute marsupial mates itself to death. It's just one of the reasons that two of the 15 species of antechinus are endangered. However, climate change, feral pests and habitat loss are mostly to blame.
Properly fitted masks help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep us safe, alongside physical distancing, vaccination and other public health measures.
How many other worlds are out there, and how can we find them? Professor Alan Duffy from Swinburne University gives us the rundown on exoplanets.
The brown marmorated stink bug doesn't look deadly, but if it was unleashed in Australia it could have a devastating impact on our agricultural industry and way of life.
The Academy recently made the following submissions to government:
Another great opportunity for early career researchers: applications are open to attend the 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting with Nobel Laureates in the fields of chemistry, to be held in Germany in late June next year (subject to COVID-19 restrictions). The Lindau Meetings are a highly prestigious annual gathering of around 30 Nobel Laureates and 600 promising young scientists from around the world, to exchange ideas and share experiences. Each year, a small Australian delegation is selected to attend the meeting and take part in a post-meeting study tour, led by a renowned Australian scientist. Find out more about Lindau 2022.
The Science Show on ABC Radio National has broadcast the first presentation delivered at the Academy’s recent symposium on Science and the Public Good: How basic research can lead to unexpected breakthroughs by Academy President Professor John Shine. Other presentations are expected to be broadcast in future Science Show programs.
Find out more about coming opportunities for scientists:
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Watch some of our most innovative Australians pitching their research work, business model or unique initiative in a bid to be selected as the Australian representative at the Falling Walls Lab global finale in November. A jury of distinguished academics and businesspeople, chaired by Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley, will select the three most innovative and promising ideas as winners of Falling Walls Lab Australia 2021. More about the Falling Walls Lab Australia event
These events celebrate and recognise the Australian Academy of Science Career Honorific Award recipients. The awardees will each give a short presentation, followed by an interview and audience Q&A. Detailed schedules will be provided closer to the events. More about the career award events
The Honorary editor of the Academy newsletter is Professor Yuri Estrin FAA
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