Geetanjali Rangnekar

Geetanjali Rangnekar is a science communicator and editor, based in Adelaide, Australia.

  • Brian Cox heads down under

    The world’s best-known particle physicist is spending much of 2019 on the road.

    Acclaimed English physicist, television presenter and author Brian Cox is heading across the UK, North America, and A...

    October 16, 2018
  • Aussies urged to backyard birdwatch

    Survey aims to chart wildlife in urban areas.

    With spring around the corner in the Southern Hemisphere, Australian researchers are urging you to venture outside an...

    September 11, 2018
  • Australian researcher wins major water award

    Accolade recognises work in improving city water management.

    Australian professor Tony Wong has won the 2018 International Water Association (IWA) Global Water Award for his work...

    September 10, 2018
  • US robotics conference seeks papers

    Florida event will explore links between AI and law.

    The University of Miami School of Law in Florida, US, is seeking papers for its eighth annual robotics law and policy...

    September 9, 2018
  • Popular painkiller linked to cardiac risk

    Over-the-counter pharma product associated with hike in heart risk.

    The most commonly used anti-inflammatory drug in the world has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular eve...

    September 4, 2018
  • Queensland looks to the skies this week

    Fun for all ages in a celebration of astronomical proportions.

    The University of Southern Queensland (USQ), based in the Darling Downs region of Australia, is set to host the Festi...

    August 14, 2018
  • My, what big teeth you have

    The dental remains of an extinct giant shark go on display at an Australian museum.

    Not long ago, an Australian citizen scientist found buried in a boulder the rare fossilised remains of a mammoth preh...

    August 8, 2018
  • Five nations take the lion’s share of the world’s fish

    Data reveals that global fishing is deeply inequitable.

    Just five nations — China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and Spain — are responsible for 86% of the global fishing haul,...

    August 5, 2018
  • Australia seeks to develop lithium capacity

    National science body investigates economics of recycling and reuse of batteries. Geetanjali Rang...

    Scientists at Australia’s national science body, the CSIRO, have released a report that could lay the groundwork for ...

    July 19, 2018
  • Your chance for scientific immortality: Name that gene!

    Newly described gene is called C6orf106. The boffins reckon you can do better.

    Scientists at Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO, want your help to name a new gene they have discovered ...

    July 3, 2018
  • Queensland museum sparks up its latest lab

    New facilities for young people make a visit to the museum an electrifying experience.

    The Queensland Museum, situated in the Australian city of Brisbane, is set to throw open the doors to its new interac...

    July 2, 2018
  • Universities gang up to take over major telescope

    New agreement allows increased access to state-of-the-art instruments for academics.

    From July 1, the Australian National University (ANU), based in Canberra, will lead a conglomerate of 13 institutions...

    June 27, 2018
  • Something for everyone in Australia’s Science Week

    The country’s annual celebration has much to offer for adults and children, wherever they live.

    This August, National Science Week, Australia’s annual celebration of discovery and inquiry will be upon us. It invol...

    June 19, 2018
  • The heart contains two distinct populations of white blood cells

    Confirmation that intruder-gobbling cells have different ancestries and functions fuels search fo...

    Researchers have shown that two genetically and functionally distinct types of macrophage —white blood cells that eng...

    June 12, 2018
  • The hunt is on for Australia’s next indigenous tech titan

    CSIRO teams up with indigenous entrepreneur to find hot young talent.

    Indigenous entrepreneur Dean Foley.BarayamalThis month one bright young indigenous entrepreneur will be awarded the u...

    June 4, 2018
  • Uni seeks people in chronic pain

    Research program aims to explore perceptions and explore remedies.

    Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia are seeking volunteers to understand attitudes and knowled...

    May 28, 2018
  • AR and VR get big boost in Australia

    New facility promises high value research and development.

    Data61, the data science arm of the CSIRO, Australia’s federal research agency, has announced the opening of a state-...

    May 20, 2018
  • Parkes radio-telescope gets an upgrade

    Joint venture receiver boosts 50-year-old facility’s abilities.

    Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO, has installed a specialised receiver on the Parkes radio-telescope in...

    May 20, 2018
  • New genomics hub in Queensland

    University deepens involvement in exciting field.

    The University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia has opened a collaborative Genome Innovation Hub that will focus on us...

    May 17, 2018
  • Science film festival kicks off

    A showcase of the boldest and best hits Australian capital cities starting late May.

    The 2018 SCINEMA International Science Film Festival will hit theatres in Australian capital cities between May 31 an...

    May 15, 2018
  • Aussie mathematician, neurologist among UK Royal Society inductees

    50 researchers honoured by world’s oldest academy.

    Mathematician Geordie Williamson, from the University of Sydney, Australia, is among a select fifty people to be awar...

    May 10, 2018
  • Volunteers sought for brain-training

    Australian study aims to test cognition in older folk.

    The University of Queensland in Australia is calling on healthy individuals aged between 60 and 75 to participate in ...

    May 9, 2018
  • Not eating enough veg? There’s an app for that

    Australian researchers find game-playing improves diet.

    A new study by Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO, has found that games incorporated into a smartphone ap...

    May 8, 2018
  • Artists join the ARMI

    Regenerative medicine gets a makeover in a unique exhibition.

    The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) will be showcasing the work of nine artists who have used resea...

    May 7, 2018
  • Boozing with boffins

    Around the world, scientists prepare to share their ideas. And drink beer.

    Pint of Science is a celebration of research and reason set to take place in pubs around the globe between May 14 and...

    May 1, 2018
  • Ultramodern museum of discovery to open in Adelaide

    A cutting-edge museum at the University of South Australia will focus on the intersection of art,...

    The University of South Australia will throw open the doors of its ultramodern museum of discovery – MOD – to the pub...

    April 11, 2018
  • Young inventor puts a sock in it

    Prototype “smart socks” promise better treatment for people with leg and foot injuries. Geetanjal...

    Socks for Physiotherapy, or SoPhy, are smart wearables invented by PhD candidate Deepti Aggarwal, which use pressure ...

    April 9, 2018
  • National Energy Guarantee under the spotlight

    The Australian National University will hold a special discussion ahead of the National Energy Gu...

    The Australian National University (ANU) Energy Change Institute is holding a special discussion led by Clare Savage,...

    April 2, 2018
  • Polish your boots for the March for Science

    The series of worldwide protests enters its second year, bringing together like-minded scientists...

    The clarion call to all scientists and science lovers has been issued, with the March for Science Australia due to ta...

    April 2, 2018
  • Getting fibre in the conference diet

    STEM careers in primary industries to be discussed at national gathering.

    The Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA) 2018 Conference will take place at the Realm Hotel, in ...

    March 28, 2018
  • Treasures of the cosmos, in France

    The city of Toulouse has much to offer – including very clever astrophysicists.

    If your passion is astrophysics and you're in the vicinity of the French city of Toulouse in May, you might like to a...

    March 25, 2018
  • Bursting bipolar’s bubble

    Westmead continues its advocacy in the mental health field.

    The Westmead Institute for Medical Research based in Sydney, Australia, is holding a free community event to commemor...

    March 19, 2018
  • Self abuse: scientists discover how LSD blurs the line between one and many

    Brain study points towards potential treatment targets for schizophrenia. Geetanjali Rangnekar re...

    A team of neuroscientists has used functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and real-time eye-tracking to determin...

    March 19, 2018
  • ANU hosts climate change economics forum

    Can countries halt climate change and still make a profit?

    Australian National University’s Climate Change Institute, based in the capital Canberra, is hosting a free event cal...

    March 6, 2018
  • Cosmos boss heads up Florey event

    Elizabeth Finkel joins other distinguished women in science for International Women’s Day event.

    The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne, Australian invite you to join Cosmos editor-in-c...

    March 5, 2018
  • Artists invited to Antarctica

    Fellowships provide extraordinary opportunity to hit the ice.

    Applications for the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowships, which will give artists direct and unfettered access to t...

    March 1, 2018
  • Frankenstein’s monster conference

    Two centuries after Mary Shelley’s novel comes a conference inspired by its enduring success.

    The University of Western Australia’s one-of-a-kind laboratory, SymbioticA, which conducts research at the intersecti...

    February 26, 2018
  • New head for major Australian Observatory

    Chris Lidman, formerly of the European Southern Observatory, takes the top job at ANU’s Siding Sp...

    The Australian National University (ANU) based in the Australian capital Canberra has announced that Chris Lidman wil...

    February 22, 2018
  • Fracking chemicals linked to pre-cancerous lesions in mice

    A US study finds substances used in oil and gas extraction may be cause for concern. Geetanjali R...

    A new study has observed detrimental changes in the mammary glands of female mice following exposure to chemicals use...

    February 14, 2018
  • PM’s science prize nominations open soon

    The journey to the nation’s top science gong starts now.

    Nominations for the Australian Prime Minister’s Science Awards open on February 21.The annual awards honour the achie...

    February 14, 2018
  • World Science Festival gears up again

    Four days of geeky fun looms for the city of Brisbane.

    Get a healthy dose of all things science and wonderful at the World Science Festival, which will take over every corn...

    February 13, 2018
  • Virtual cancers aid researchers

    A not profit online biobank brings cell-level detail to cancer study. Geetanjali Rangnekar reports.

    In a world first, three scientists from the University of Newcastle and the Hunter Medical Research Institute, in New...

    February 11, 2018
  • Australian team shortlisted for big cancer prize

    Researchers hope to study cancer cell dormancy.

    An Australian-led multidisciplinary team has been chosen as one of 10 shortlisted for the final round of Cancer Resea...

    February 11, 2018
  • Electric vehicle expo promises to be a moving experience

    The biggest EV expo in Australia kicks off soon.

    Gear up for the Alternative Technology Association’s 2018 Electric Vehicle Expo, to be held in the Victorian city of ...

    February 5, 2018
  • Quantum webcast this week

    Canadian research institute begins 2018 free lecture series with quantum foundations specialist R...

    Please note: due to unforeseen circumstances, the existing lecture with Rob Moore: "A Material World – Building a Fut...

    February 4, 2018
  • Testing robot help for stroke victims

    Queensland researchers are calling for volunteers to trial a new therapy.

    Researchers from the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia, are ...

    January 31, 2018
  • Forum full of future physics

    US-Australian collaboration aims to demystify the future.

    The Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) at the University of Sydney, Australia, and the Carnegie Corpora...

    January 30, 2018
  • Last chance for kidney trial

    Link between water and kidney disease to be probed by three year test.

    Could good old H2O be the key to treating an incurable, common and potentially fatal genetic kidney disease affecting...

    January 29, 2018
  • Step up to Drawdown

    Canberra conference to look at climate change.

    Author Paul Hawken, who will be a guest at the ANU event.Beck Starr / Contributor / Getty ImagesThe Australian Nation...

    January 28, 2018
  • Scientist swaps lab for kitchen

    Queensland anatomist turns her analytical eye to baking.

    What makes a perfect baker? Is it following the recipe diligently, letting your creative genius run wild, or the subl...

    January 24, 2018
  • Citizen scientists head to Adelaide

    Science stars stud major conference.

    Australia’s chief scientist, Alan Finkel, who will launch the 2018 Australian Citizen Science Conference next month. ...

    January 17, 2018
  • The hunt is on for climate champs

    Conference organisers call for community nominations for outstanding climate activism.

    The organisers of the premier Australian gathering of climate scientists and advocates — Climate Adaptation (CA) 2018...

    January 16, 2018
  • Science body awards young journos

    Editor of Chinese app-based service among those honoured.

    The announcement of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s 2018 EurekAlert! Fellowships for Intern...

    January 15, 2018
  • Next-gen robotic probes to head for the Antarctic depths

    Australian-led research aims to net a haul of data on ocean temperature and plankton health. Geet...

    Australia’s federal scientific agency, the CSIRO, is set to launch a new generation of data gathering robots near the...

    January 11, 2018
  • Crowd-funding AI for tiny tots

    The future starts in preschool, says robotics researcher.

    Queensland University of Technology robotics professor Michael Milford is creating the world’s first guide to artific...

    January 10, 2018
  • Domestic fleas infest scores of wild mammal species

    Australian research finds cat and dog fleas everywhere bar Antarctica. Geetanjali Rangnekar reports.

    A study led by the University of Queensland, Australia, has found that fleas from domestic pets are infesting numerou...

    January 9, 2018
  • Scientists close in on dengue vax

    Joint Australian-Chinese research finds promising antibody in the fight against the mosquito-born...

    Scientists from the University of Queensland in Australia and China’s Zhu Jiang Hospital may have taken the first ste...

    December 20, 2017
  • Sydney uni gets its whole-earth hat on

    A world-first appointment catalyses new interdisciplinary approach.

    The University of Sydney, Australia, has launched a unique program called Planetary Health to aid the fight against c...

    December 14, 2017
  • Friday profile: The woman who loves the gunk on Neanderthal teeth

    Laura Weyrich wanted to be a GP, but switched paths when she discovered the predictive power of m...

    Laura Weyrich, 33, is a pioneering paleo-microbiologist with an infectious laugh and a passion for globetrotting. And...

    December 14, 2017
  • Indon art treasures uncovered

    Researchers discover 2500 year-old cave paintings.

    On a speck of an Indonesian island, a team of archaeologists from the Australian National University in Canberra have...

    December 13, 2017
  • Zoos in last ditch fight to save endangered possum

    Plan to boost genetic diversity might be the animals’ only chance.

    Zoos in the Australian state of Victoria are engaged in a renewed effort to ensure the diminutive, large-eyed Leadbea...

    December 13, 2017
  • Hope for coral facing ocean acidification

    New research suggests corals can adapt their metabolism to increases in ocean acidity.

    Coral may be able to acclimatise and thrive despite increasingly acidic oceans, according to new collaborative resear...

    December 11, 2017
  • Science pathways for Indigenous students

    A new scholarship and mentorship program aims to help Indigenous students in the sciences.

    The University of Melbourne, Australia, has announced a pioneering science mentorship program for Indigenous students...

    December 11, 2017
  • Head for the ice!

    Australia’s Antarctic Division is calling for 150 people.

    Are you tired of your desk job, or just looking for some adventure? Then working as part of the Australian Antarctic ...

    December 11, 2017
  • Australian tobacco may help treat disease

    A new project aims to mine the genome of the native tobacco plant for pharmaceuticals.

    Novel tobacco plant varieties may prove to be a veritable cornucopia of cures. The $10.5 million project, called Newc...

    December 10, 2017
  • Blockchain beefs up security against food fraud

    A new cryptocurrency-based project aims to provide certainty in the beef supply chain.

    Ever wonder exactly where that delicious steak on your plate came from? Well, now you can find out —thanks to a new f...

    December 10, 2017
  • Intergenerational health study seeks participants

    The University of Sydney is looking for would-be mothers to join a study of how health is passed ...

    Calling all would-be mothers: the University of Sydney is seeking participants for an ambitious intergenerational res...

    December 5, 2017
  • Aussie penguins may help save seabirds from plastic nets

    Simply changing the colour of fishing nets may be enough to keep seabirds from getting trapped.

    The number of seabirds killed annually by encounters with trawlers could be dramatically reduced by simply changing t...

    December 5, 2017
  • New supercomputer signals better imaging

    Australian brain researchers look forward to increased diagnostic grunt.

    The Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), at the University of Queensland (UQ) is working away to build a state-of-the-ar...

    November 30, 2017
  • Victoria proposes massive infant research cohort

    Researchers announce ambitious plan for five year health project.

    Parents of all babies born in the Australian state of Victoria between 2020 and 2022 will be invited to participate i...

    November 29, 2017
  • Art meets neuroscience

    Vote for your favourite brain image for a chance to win it.

    Science and art collide to produce a stunning showcase of images, which are the final entries in this year’s Art in N...

    November 28, 2017
  • ANSTO honours young researcher

    Nuclear body’s annual medal awarded for protein research.

    The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has named Leonie van ‘t Hag as the winner of the A...

    November 28, 2017
  • Adapting to Change

    Join the who’s who of climate change science for Climate Adaptation 2018, from May 8 to 10.

    The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) is joining forces with Engineers Australia to bring...

    November 27, 2017
  • New hope for treatment of mother-baby blood mismatch

    Australian research suggests genotyping could improve detection of babies at risk of serious haem...

    Non-invasive genetic testing of a baby’s blood group using foetal DNA present in the mother’s blood plasma may reduce...

    November 21, 2017

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