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Henry the Flying emu to teach children about gravity

Move over Isaac Newton! There’s a new gravity expert in town. A new children’s book by a renowned Australian scientist will teach children about the science behind gravity, via the story of...

ANU physicists awarded PM’s science prize

Two physicists from the Australian National University (ANU) have been awarded the 2020 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for their work in detecting gravitational waves. Professor Susan Scott and Professor David McClelland from...

Canberrans eager to hunt for scientific treasures

On Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August, science-loving teams will disperse across the Capital for the Canberra Science Treasure Hunt, as part of National Science Week (15-23 August), where they will explore...

National Science Week highlights LGBTIQA+ in STEM

Members of the LGBTIQA+ community have been making waves in the STEM fields for several years, and a National Science Week event is looking to highlight that.

Get creative with Shirty Science this week

If you’re ready to combine your love for science and creativity, tune into Shirty Science’s Instagram page during National Science Week (15-23 August).

Geoscientist challenging gender stereotypes in STEM

Antarctic geoscientist Dr Steph McLennan has challenged gender stereotypes and bias in the STEM field since entering the workforce in 2015.

Say cheese, for the ultimate satellite selfie

The National Capital will be captured in the ultimate satellite selfie next month as part of National Science Week - and you’re invited to take part.

Questacon reopens with launch to outer space

Canberra’s favourite one-stop science destination will reopen its doors this week, launching its new Mission to Mars experience.

Scientists unearth climate history of nation’s biggest river basin

Scientists believe they may have found an invaluable record of floods and droughts in the Murray-Darling Basin that could date back to 8,000 years ago. As Australia’s most politically and economically significant river...

Easter eggsperiments: science at home with household objects

Charlotte Barkla, author of Edie’s Experiments: How to Make Friends shares some egg-cellent ideas for science at home this Easter. Incorporating science learning at home doesn’t have to be complicated. There are plenty of activities...

Satellite to predict where bushfires likely to start

Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) will lead the development of the first Australian satellite designed to predict where bushfires are likely to start and those that will be difficult to...

Bushfires and climate change: how we can make a difference today

As out-of-control bushfires burn to the city’s east and west, the air quality in the nation’s capital has been among the worst of any major city in the world. In the shopping...