Kelly Wong

Kelly Wong

Kelly Wong is the social media manager at The Royal Institution of Australia. She has a Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Allergy and Immunology, Hons Class I.

  • Zeitgeist: Rising in the yeast

    The science of sourdough bread is anything but run of the mill.

    For most of human history, sourdough was the dominant form of leavened bread. It wasn’t until about 150 years ago tha...

    March 19, 2021
  • Quick saviour?

    Ketamine shows signs of reducing the desire to suicide.

    Ketamine has a wild reputation. It’s used as party drug thanks to its hallucinogenic effect, but it’s also widely use...

    February 10, 2021
  • Lockdown loaves show growth potential

    COVID-caught bioengineers rise baking interests to new levels.

    Baking the perfect bread - for cell growth. Credit: Andrew Pelling As any baking enthusiast will tell you, it’s al...

    January 8, 2021
  • SCINEMA ready for a new wave of hits

    Science film festival accepting entries for 2021.

    As much as we appreciate a good blockbuster film, science doesn’t seem to always get the screen time (we think) it de...

    November 4, 2020
  • Gender equity in science

    Confronting inequalities is the way to move forward.

    “I would have been a scientist… but I was denied access to an education” says Aboriginal activist and Kaurna Senior C...

    February 25, 2020
  • Making a comeback to science

    Pursuing science after a break is no easy task for women.

    For women, a career in science is hard - recognition for their contributions to research has come a long way. However...

    October 24, 2019
  • Ancient Mayan city revealed

    Airborne survey reveals thousands of Mayan structures.

    An airborne laser mapping survey covering more than 2000 square kilometres of northern Guatemala has revealed at leas...

    September 27, 2018
  • Dust storms on Titan

    Images gathered by Cassini show turbulence on Saturn’s moon.

    Imagery gathered by Cassini reveals mysterious bright spots on Titan, thought to be dust storms.NASA/JPLThis animatio...

    September 25, 2018
  • Bee-killing hornets invade Britain

    Exotic species makes landfall in Cornwall.

    The UK government has issued an alert for citizens to report sightings of the invasive non-native Asian hornet (Vespa...

    September 24, 2018
  • How virus behaviour influences infection

    Speed is of the essence, researchers find.

    The speed with which viruses inject their DNA into host bacteria governs the course of subsequent infection, research...

    September 20, 2018
  • A cloud-covered world

    Between serious duties, an astronaut finds time for photography and electronic music.

    On board the International Space Station (ISS), German astronaut Alexander Gerst took the opportunity from space to c...

    September 19, 2018
  • New imaging system brings cell processes into sharp focus

    New technology delivers 10 times higher scanning rate.

    A newly installed imaging system will allow scientists at the University of Exeter’s Biomaging Centre in the UK to pr...

    September 18, 2018
  • How Nemo got his stripes

    Clownfish variation reflects evolutionary pressures.

    Coral reef fish display all sorts of patterns and colours. One of the most recognisable is that of the clownfish – a ...

    September 17, 2018
  • Wrasse recognise themselves

    For the first time, researchers confirm self-awareness in a fish.

    For the first time, researchers have established self-awareness in a species of fish. A team led by Masanori Kohda fr...

    September 13, 2018
  • Microplastics clump with natural particles

    Plastic and plankton poo give researchers a sinking feeling.

    Microplastics that find their way into the ocean form clumps with biological particles such as plankton and its faece...

    September 12, 2018
  • A rose-inspired human brain cell

    Scientists discover unique ‘rosehip’ neuron.

    Researchers may have found what sets human brains apart from those of other animals. They discovered a new type of hu...

    September 11, 2018
  • Macaws blush to communicate

    Parrot language is more complicated than thought.

    The large New World parrots known as macaws are known to be incredibly talkative, but it turns out they also communic...

    August 26, 2018
  • CSIRAC, Australia’s first computer

    Built in 1949, Australia’s earliest cutting-edge computer was half the size of a shipping contain...

    It’s hard to believe that only less than 80 years ago, computers were the size of a room. And now, we essentially car...

    August 3, 2018
  • What does science say about sexuality?

    We were born this way – but there’s much more to it than that.

    The science of human sexuality, as with anything to do with our intriguing and sometimes infuriating species, is comp...

    November 14, 2017
  • Science of Sexuality – we were born this way

    Our preferences are often hard-wired into our bodies.

    The science of human sexuality, as with anything to do with our intriguing and sometimes infuriating species, is comp...

    November 10, 2017

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