Bec Crew

Bec Crew is a science journalist who writes for STEM Matters.

Bec Crew is a science journalist who writes for STEM Matters.

  • Five science projects that could shape the future

    Researchers are exploring new frontiers in healthcare and energy storage.

    It’s no secret that our planet is headed for some dark and unpredictable times, with climate change looming, and an e...

    June 11, 2018
  • Why do whales strand themselves?

    The hunt is on to explain one of nature’s most baffling phenomena.

    In June 2015, 337 dead whales were found in a fjord in Chilean Patagonia. It was quickly declared one of the largest ...

    January 2, 2018
  • Uncovering how wet plants make decisions

    Research identifies how some plants make resolute choices, while others dither.

    It’s one of the longest running mysteries in human biology, and the kind of conundrum that keeps researchers up at ni...

    December 28, 2017
  • Last chance to see? The five most endangered sea creatures in Australia

    If you spot any of these, some researchers will be very eager to talk to you.

    The red handfish (Thymichthys politus), one of the most endangered species in Australian waters. Credit: Graham Edgar...

    December 25, 2017
  • Unorthodox researcher ramps up reef watching

    Tasmanian academic harnesses citizen science to study reefs around the world.

    “I don’t have the usual academic background,” says Graham Edgar, who’s running one of Australia’s most successful cit...

    December 21, 2017

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