Science funding

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Federal budget a “missed opportunity” for Australian science

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

The Australian Academy of Science has criticised the government’s handling of research investment in the 2013 federal budget, lamenting the inability of Australian scientists to collaborate internationally due to a lack of specific funding.

Composite image of Earth and Mars created to show the relative sizes of the two planets. Credit: NASA / JPL

Mars exploration achievable, experts say

Monday, 6 May 2013

NASA and private sector experts now agree that a man or woman could be sent on a mission to Mars over the next 20 years, despite huge challenges.

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Forensic astronomy: the Russian meteor and 2012 DA14

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

One of the most exciting things about science is the detective work, and never was this more the case than Friday.

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Taiwan billionaire launches Asian ‘Nobel prize’

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

One of Taiwan’s richest men has launched what has been widely touted as the Asian equivalent of the Nobel Prize, and it is even more lucrative than the famed Swedish award.


“X-Factor” science to receive two billion euros

Monday, 28 January 2013

Research into the wonder material graphene and the neurochemistry of the human brain will receive up to two billion euros in funding, the biggest research award of its kind in history.

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U.S., Europe team up for Moon fly-by

Thursday, 17 January 2013

The U.S. and European space agencies announced a new partnership pairing a European cargo module with NASA’s Orion space capsule, which aims to take astronauts into deep space.

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Every scientist needs a wife

Monday, 15 October 2012 - 2 comments

The way we fund science is designed for a time when all senior researchers were men, says Carola Vinuesa. It’s time to bring science into the 21st century.

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Rethinking energy 5: Smart urbanisation

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

With more and more of the world’s population flocking to the city, there are smart ways to increase energy efficiency and decrease the overall carbon footprint of a city.


Cocktails with Neil Armstrong

Thursday, 25 August 2011 - 2 comments

What do you ask a man who walked on the Moon 42 years ago, and has never been able to live it down? All because he happened to be the first human being to set foot on another world?

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Greenpeace destroys CSIRO wheat GM trial

Thursday, 14 July 2011 - 75 comments

In the early hours of July 14, Greenpeace protestors gained illegal entry into an experimental CSIRO operated farm near Canberra and destroyed a crop of genetically modified (GM) wheat.


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