Sydney Morning Herald Nicky Phillips 18 October 2014
If you regularly attend church, there’s a fair chance you believe in god. Likewise, if you’ve never missed an episode of The Bachelor, you’re probably a fan (even if you won’t admit it).
So there’s no surprise that people who read science magazines, love Adam Spencer and Brian Cox and attend science festivals think science is pretty darn great.
Science communicator Dr Craig Cormick says these “fan boys and fan girls” of science have never been more engaged. “They’ve having a ball,” he says.
The problem is, not everyone feels this way. Not everyone, especially a growing number of young people in Australia, see the value in science.
“That’s a big, big worry,” says Cormick.
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BBC News Nina Porzucki 11 October 2014
Two Norwegian scientists have won the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine – for work published in the English language. Historian of science Michael Gordin explains why they wrote in the language of Dickens and Twain rather than Ibsen and Hamsun.
Sydney Morning Herald Elisabeth Rosenghal 8 October 2014
Medical technology is finding a vast number of new data-gathering techniques but many professionals are questioning the value of all that information.
The Guardian James Woodford 10 October 2014
Scientists warn that pollution may be dramatically increasing the rate of ocean acidification in inshore areas, threatening coral
ABC News Jessica van Vonderen 8 October 2014
Scientists have been surprised by the rapid cancer-fighting properties of a berry found only in Far North Queensland.
An eight-year study led by Dr Glen Boyle, from the QIMR Berghofer medical research institute in Brisbane, found a compound in the berry could kill head and neck tumours as well as melanomas.
ABC News 9 October 2014
A German and two American scientists have won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for smashing the size barrier in optical microscopes, allowing researchers to see individual molecules inside living cells.