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Alternative methods for calf rearing

9 July 2022

Tasmania can be a global leader in dairy welfare and sustainability. A paddock of cows with suckling calves is not something that is commonly seen on dairy farms, but a world-first research project is exploring…
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COVID-19 vaccines helping to save Tasmanian devils

25 June 2022

Researchers trying to protect Tasmanian devils from a deadly disease that is wreaking havoc on the animals in the wild have received a “huge boost” from an unlikely source — the COVID-19 vaccine. About 80 per cent…
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Tasmanian scientists report a 30% reduction in plastic pollution on Australia’s coast

13 June 2022

The amount of plastic pollution on Australia’s coast has decreased by up to 30% on average as a result of work by local governments to reduce litter, according to a recent study published by researchers…
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How drones are helping map Huon pines, Tasmania’s ancient giant trees

6 June 2022

A team of scientists in Tasmania has found a way to spot the “fingerprint” of Huon Pine amongst surrounding vegetation, based on the way it reflects light. Recent bushfires have highlighted the need for accurate mapping…
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Tasmanian National Science Week Grant Recipients Announced!

1 June 2022

The Tasmanian National Science Week Coordinating Committee and Inspiring Australia (Tasmania) awarded 12 Tasmanian National Science Week Engagement Grants for a total of $38,000 to support individuals and organisations who will deliver a public science,…
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New study aims to identify sleep disorder in Tasmanians aged over 50

30 May 2022

The first study of its kind in Australia, University of Tasmania PhD candidate Samantha Bramich will survey Tasmanian adults aged over 50 years in the ISLAND Project study and at the Royal Hobart Hospital to…
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Twenty Years of Young Tassie Scientists

30 May 2022

The Young Tassie Scientists program (YTS) is celebrating twenty years of talks, activities, and road trips. The program was created in 2002 with the aim of providing insights to school students and the general public…
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Promote your National Science Week Event

26 May 2022

Please submit your finalised event for publication in the Tasmanian Science Week printed program by filling out the form below by midnight on Tuesday 14 June.
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World’s First Kelp Restoration Guidebook

23 May 2022

A new kelp restoration guidebook launched this month shares lessons learned from projects in Tasmania and around the world. The vision: to cultivate a global alliance of restoration practitioners who will work together to ensure…
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World Bee Day

23 May 2022

May 20th was World Bee Day and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) has been a hive of activity to raise awareness of the significance of bees and pollination. Bees play an important role in…
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Deadline for Science Week Grants extended to May 19th!

11 May 2022

The deadline for Grant Applications for STEM engagement during National Science Week in Tasmania has been extended to May 19th!  Have a great idea for a National Science Week event? Apply now!!!!!!
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Science Week grants now open

13 April 2022

Grants for STEM engagement during National Science Week in Tasmania are now open! We’re offering funds for public community events and a fellowship for a keen science communicator. This August, showcase your organisation, your science,…
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