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Joined August 2011
Do you still associate stingrays with Steve Irwin? There are good reasons they protect themselves. We spoke to Dr Joni Pini-Fitzsimmons (@MotherOfRays) on how to avoid injury from their (sometimes) deadly tail.
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“Science is about creating impact through knowledge” - #WhyScienceMatters according to Chief Defence Scientist Professor Tanya Monro FAA FTSE. #WomenInSTEM
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For Prof @KerryleeRogers_, the state of our receding wetlands is a warning sign that demands action. Her continued research into wetlands and the effect they have on carbon dioxide levels has seen her awarded the Frederick White Medal. #FellowFriday
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With Australian-designed polymer injection technology, we can now extract hydrogen and solid carbon from old tyres. It's innovations like this one by Prof @VeenaSahajwalla FAA FTSE that could take us to net-zero by 2050. #WhyScienceMatters
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There needs to be a gap between mass bleaching events for coral to have time to recover. This has not been happening in recent years. Reducing these bleaching events will save the #GreatBarrierReef and are another reason #WhyScienceMatters nitter.fdn.fr/Science_Academy/… #GBR
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With Australian-designed polymer injection technology, we can now extract hydrogen and solid carbon from old tyres. It's innovations like this one by Prof @VeenaSahajwalla FAA FTSE that could take us to net-zero by 2050. #WhyScienceMatters
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"Today’s decision points to the need for Australia to build a more scientifically sensitive and informed legal system. It must be capable of understanding advances in science and able to apply appropriately the information to legal cases." – Prof Vinuesa
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"The Academy intends to assist the Honourable Chief Justice Bathurst by making available suitable experts to advise on the medical, genetic, diary and probabilistic evidence." – Anna-Maria Arabia (@AYYEMM) science.org.au/news-and-even…
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Chief Defence Scientist Professor Tanya Monro FAA FTSE on #WhyScienceMatters #WomenInSTEM “Science is about creating impact through knowledge.”
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Prof Eddie Holmes FAA FRS, recipient of the prestigious Prime Minister's Prize for Science, on why climate change will cause more pandemics and how scientists can help prevent them and reduce further damage. @Sydney_Science #auspol #WhyScienceMatters
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We asked six leading scientists #WhyScienceMatters. Academy Fellow Prof Eddie Holmes explains why climate change will cause more pandemics and how scientists can help prevent them and reduce further damage. #auspol #ausvotes22 science.org.au/news-and-even…
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📅 Register now for the free conference on Multiscale Dynamics of the Southern Ocean 🌊, 4–5 July at the Finkel Lecture Theatre, @ourANU. Don’t miss out, as registration closes Sunday 22 May. #CanberraEvents docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F…
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The conference will advance our knowledge about the rapidly changing Southern Ocean and probe issues including, can it continue to help mitigate climate change🌏? See the program: lgbennetts.github.io/AAS-MSD…
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Your vaccine questions answered: Can I get COVID-19 more than once? Infectious diseases physician Prof Sanjaya Senanayake (@Sanj971) takes us through the relative risk of reinfection in people who've been infected before. #FightingCov2
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Hear our own CE discussing #WhyScienceMatters with @rykgoddard on ABC Radio Hobart. If jobs, technology, climate, COVID, energy revolution, and reaching net-zero are all driven by science, why has science fallen off the Australian agenda? Listen: abc.net.au/radio/hobart/prog…
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JOB ALERT: Do you know someone who is well organised, has great attention to detail and is a talented communicator? Come join our International team at the Academy as our new International and Awards Officer! #CanberraJobs 📷: Rachel Jackson science.org.au/about-us/care…
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Australia is losing droves of its best talent to overseas companies. ABC Radio's Nightlife program this week discussed, 'How bright is Australia's future in R&D?' featuring our Chief Executive Anna-Maria Arabia (@AYYEMM). abc.net.au/radio/programs/ni… #WhyScienceMatters #ausvotes2022
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“We shouldn’t be debating whether or not climate change is happening, we should be debating what to do about it” – Australia's first astronaut Dr Andy Thomas AO on #WhyScienceMatters. Watch:
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Join us @ShineDome for a free screening of @Tribeca entry #PictureAScientist followed by a panel discussion. Three scientists provide a new perspective on how to revolutionise the culture of science. Mon 16 May. Register: science.org.au/news-and-even… vimeo.com/405966332
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Do you know someone who is well organised, has great attention to detail and is a talented communicator? Come join our communication team at the Academy as our new International and Awards Officer! #CanberraJobs 📷: Rachel Jackson science.org.au/about-us/care…
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