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Reinventing the Lucky Country

By Ian Lowe

The challenges facing Australia in the 1960s have not been addressed, and a new challenge will need to be overcome before we can really become a lucky country.

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A Toxic Legacy from Firefighting Foams

By Mark Taylor and Isabella Cosenza

Australian communities and environmental systems adjacent to Defence sites, airports and firefighting training centres have been contaminated by toxic chemicals.

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Myths about Carbon Storage in Soil

By Robert White and Brian Davidson

Goals of sequestering carbon in agricultural soil ignore the law of diminishing returns.

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Chemistry: 21st Century Science for the Global Economy

By Paul Mulvaney

It’s time for public recognition of the fact that, in a country where almost all of the 92 natural elements can be found, chemistry offers Australia sustainable economic prosperity.

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Stem Cell Industry Must Tread a Fine Line

By Richard Harvey, Martin Pera and Megan Munsie

The emerging stem cell industry needs to be able to fast-track therapies into clinical trials without clearing the way for clinics to offer unproven therapies to vulnerable patients.

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Mega-Banks Unleash an Infrastructure Tsunami

By William Laurance

The rise of investment bank lending for infrastructure projects in developing countries is driving a “feeding frenzy” of developments with lower environmental controls.

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Defence Takes Control over Australian Research

By Brendan Jones

A new law comes into force this month that puts scientists at risk of imprisonment and businesses at risk of losing their intellectual property.

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Confucius Was Not a Qualified Career Adviser

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Credit: Sunny studio

By Kieran Carmichael

Turning your hobby into your job may not necessarily lead to happiness.

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Bridging the Divide between Academia and Industry

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Credit: okalinichenko/Adobe

By Derek Richard

The Science Next Collaborative is helping early- and mid-career researchers to make the leap from research to commercialisation.

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A Game-Changer for Nuclear Safety

By Tony Irwin

Nuclear energy modules are getting smaller and safer, making them viable options for remote communities.

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