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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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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