The Sydney Morning Herald | March 24, 2015
A national strategy is needed to help Australia become the science capital of the Asia-Pacific, Bill Shorten says.
The opposition leader put out the call while issuing scientists in Canberra on Tuesday night with a challenge – let’s make science political. Continue reading..
The Brisbane Times March 25, 2015 | Jorge Branco
About 100 Brisbane university students have trumped the final farewell of a 500-year-old king.
The Australian genetic statistician who helped prove a twisted skeleton found under a carpark was King Richard III could have been in in the UK this week for the monarch’s second and hopefully final burial. Continue reading…
ABC News | March 25, 2015 | Jake Sturmer
A new report investigating the economic contribution of science has found that physics, chemistry and maths directly add $145 billion to the Australian economy every year.
The report, commissioned by the Office of the Chief Scientist and the Australian Academy of Science, was produced by the Centre for International Economics. Continue reading…
ABC News | March 18, 2015 | Samantha Donovan
A vaccine for malaria is a step closer to reality after Melbourne researchers made a significant discovery about how the human body’s immune system fights the infection. Continue reading…
BBC News Deborah Cohen 15 March 2015
This article features five of the many papers that have transformed medical practice – and people’s lives – over the centuries including those by Jurin – smallpox inoculation; Lister – antisepsis; Doll – smoking and lung cancer; Marshall – Helicobacter pylori; Banting – diabetes and insulin.