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Australia’s frogs need your help!

18 November 2022

Frog ID week is 11 – 20 November Take part in Australia’s biggest frog count! Our frogs are under threat from habitat loss, disease and climate change. Recording frog calls with the FrogID app will…
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2022 Tasmanian STEM Excellence Awards Winners Announced

18 November 2022

The winners of the 2022 Tasmanian STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Excellence Awards were announced this week at a celebratory event at a ceremony at the University Club in Hobart. Congratulations to all winners for…
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Thousands of seals take up residence on Macquarie Island beaches

15 November 2022

Thousands of southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina), the largest seal species in the world, have taken up temporary residence again on Macquarie Island’s beaches. Macquarie Island is a Nature Reserve and World Heritage Area located…
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Another successful National Science Week!

20 October 2022

National Science Week 2022 was another busy one in Tasmania and a massive success. With events spread across all corners of the island, there was never any lack of activities to do! From small gatherings…
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Managing pests and diseases for the mushroom industry

20 October 2022

October 15th was National Mushroom Day and in celebration of all things mushrooms, we are featuring Tasmania’s Institute of Agriculture (TIA)’s mushroom expert Dr Warwick Gill. Over the last five years, Warwick Gill and Judy…
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Ancient marine DNA discovered in Antarctic sediments holds clues to ocean ecosystem shifts to come

9 October 2022

Scientists have discovered 1-million-year-old marine DNA in deep-sea sediments of the Scotia Sea, north of the Antarctic continent, which gives insights into past ocean ecosystem-wide changes and will help predict how marine life will respond…
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Launceston’s Dr Suzi Claflin to be awarded the Young Tall Poppy

27 September 2022

Dr Suzi Claflin of Launceston will receive the prestigious YoungTallPoppyScienceaward at a ceremony in November. Dr Claflin is a researcher at the University of Tasmania’s Menzies Institute for Medical Research and is being recognised for…
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How we make our air safer for everyone

19 September 2022

The University of Tasmania’s Menzies Institute for Medical Research has received $2.5 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council to establish a Centre for Safe Air. The funding will be used to investigate…
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Tasmanian winner recognises benefits of STEM Awards!

8 September 2022

Whilst preparing for the esteemed STEM Excellence Awards for 2022, we have reflected on the years proceeding. It’s always encouraging to see such successful Tasmanian’s thrive in our state and beyond.Last year’s STEM Innovation of…
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Nominate for the STEM Excellence Awards 2022

15 August 2022

Applications are now open for the 2022 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Excellence Awards, celebrating Tasmanians who have excelled in their field. Now in their seventh year, the awards recognise Tasmanian’s leading the way…
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State of Environment 2022

20 July 2022

The state of the environment report, a review completed by scientists last year, paints a dire picture for Australia. The report found abrupt changes in Australian ecosystems since 2016, with at least 19 now showing…
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National Science Week Program Released!

11 July 2022

The National Science Week Program is now available! Check it out!
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