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ARC Future Fellow Dr Frank Reith is Gold on Radio

Environment Institute member, ARC Future Fellow Dr Frank Reith has been busy with interviews on National radio lately. Dr Reith has been interviewed on Radio Adelaide speaking about ways to process the gold that currently goes to waste from electronics and the mining sector. He continued his National tour of ABC Radio, with his next […]

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Science in The Pub: The Science of Ancient Australia

The theme of Science in the Pub this month was The Science of Ancient Australia. Two Environment Institute members discussed how their research has helped us understand the evolution of marsupials and the impact megafauna had on the ancient Australian environment. Dr Kieren Mitchell, discussed the evolution of Australian marsupials after the separation of the […]

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Workshop: The Other Side of Scientific Writing

The Environment Institute’s Dr Zoe Doubleday and Professor Sean Connell will host a workshop on scientific writing as part of the Faculty of Sciences’ Researcher Development series. Title: The Other Side of Scientific Writing: Increasing Reader Engagement and Readership When: 12 – 1pm, Friday, 21 April, 2017 Where: 213/214 Meeting Room, The Braggs Cost: Free, but bookings essential. […]

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TV Spotlight for Frank Reith

Research from the EI has a huge international impact, as shown in a special episode of a German TV show featuring our very own Dr Frank Reith. Dr Frank Reith, aka the Man with the Gold Bug, has been featured in a TV special for German station ZDF. Reith was featured on Leschs Kosmos, a science […]

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FameLab seeks next great science communicator

Are you the next great science communicator? If so, FameLab wants you to compete in the world’s largest science communication competition. FameLab challenges budding science communicators to explain a scientific concept to a general audience in just 3 minutes. To enter the competition, contestants must submit a video entry showcasing their communication prowess. Several entrants […]

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Science meets Parliament: 21-22 March 2017

Science meets Parliament sees 200 scientists and technologists gather in Canberra to meet face-to-face with MPs and Senators to share their science and develop some valuable professional skills. Networking opportunities, workshops and inspiring speakers will be spread over two full days at Old and New Parliament House. Registrations cost $1100 for general registrations, or $650 […]

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Upcoming Event: Science at the Shine Dome

Every year, Science at the Shine Dome celebrates the rich achievements of Australia’s foremost physical and biological scientists. The 3-day festival is an opportunity for scientists and the public alike to learn new knowledge and will be capped off by the Life on the loose symposium. The Life on the loose: species and invasion control […]

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Ocean soundscape researchers hit SCOPE TV

Oceans aren’t as silent as you think – it’s a noisy place filled with snapping shrimp and crashing waves, as our researchers explain on the latest episode of SCOPE. Marine animals use sound to navigate through the ocean. Larvae for example use the sounds of the sea to find their way back home. Professor Ivan Nagelkerken […]

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1 minute with SA Science Excellence Awards nominees

The South Australian Science Excellence Awards recognise and reward outstanding scientific endeavour, including its application in industry and the advancement of science and mathematics education. Last year, Professor Alan Cooper, Professor Andrew Lowe and Dr Kieran Mitchell were nominated for the prestigious awards, with Prof Cooper honoured as South Australia’s Scientist of the Year. Their research is […]

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Who to follow: a guide to the social media heroes of science

Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, social media can be a bit of a mine field. There are so many people to follow, so many pictures to like and so many tweets to retweet. We’ve simplified things a little for you, giving you our top picks for who to follow on Instagram and […]

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