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Scientists recognised in citation awards

Twelve Australian researchers and seven organisations were recognised at the prestigious Thomson Reuters Australia Citation and Innovation Awards in Canberra. Australia was ranked among the top 20 nations (17th ) in all fields for the influence of its scientific papers ...

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New ARC head likes the big challenges

When Professor Aidan Byrne was a small child he liked taking things apart, which is something small children tend to do. The difference with Byrne was, he knew how to put them back together again.    “I think I picked ...

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Science healthy but vulnerable, says Chubb

The agricultural sciences, physics, mathematics and chemistry have been identified as “vulnerable” by Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb. Launching his report into the state of the Australian science system last week, he told the National Press Club that while ...

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Maths and science subsidies face the axe

Maths and science university subjects could soon lose Commonwealth subsidies as a result of the federal government’s attempts to save an extra $1 billion. The government introduced a bill to Parliament on Wednesday to reinstate the maximum student contribution for ...

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Science awards worth $200,000

The Australian Academy of Science has opened applications for its 2013 round of awards, including career and early career researcher awards, travelling fellowships, research bursaries and conference support. More than $200,000 will be awarded in honorific awards recognising outstanding work ...

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Europe wants our best brains

Europe is investing heavily in research, innovation and design, with the express purpose of attracting the best scientists in the world to its shores, the Universities Australia Higher Education Conference heard in Canberra. Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science ...

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Scientists need to tackle popular myths

Scientists need to find new ways of communicating with the public and tackling ingrained beliefs if they want their work to impact on the world we live in, a senior American scientist says. Nina Fedoroff, president of the American Association for ...

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Some complementary medicine OK: Dwyer

There is room in Australian universities for the study of complementary medicine, the co-founder of a science lobby group says. Dr John Dwyer, an emeritus professor at the University of NSW, said the Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) considered ...

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