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Calculating Carbon

By Pep Canadell

Research supports a new approach to counting net CO2 emissions.

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Best Practice Science Is Open and Transparent

By Clinton Foster

Geoscience Australia’s Chief Scientist outlines the philosophy behind the organisation’s newly stated science principles.

Dr Foster is Chief Scientist of Geoscience Australia. The “Science Principles” document is available at http://www.ga.gov.au/about-us/corporate-documents/science-principles.html as a free download.

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Serendipity, Your Number Is Up

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One-third of Australian children do not meet the international minimum numeracy benchmark.

By Roslyn Prinsley

Science, technology, engineering and maths skills are needed to build the nation, but student and teacher numbers are in decline.

Roslyn Prinsley is National Adviser, Mathematics and Science Education and Industry for the Office of the Chief Scientist for Australia.

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Bee Teams in the Food Bowl

By Jane Dixon

Apiarists and conservationists are at loggerheads, with implications for food security and the fate of indigenous species.

Jane Dixon is a Senior Fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University.

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A Fishery Called Murray

By Colin Creighton

Improved water flows have reopened the Murray River’s flow to the sea, but much more needs to be done to restore the fisheries in Australia’s largest estuary.

Currently chair of the National Climate Change Adaptation – Marine Biodiversity and Fisheries initiative, Colin Creighton is developing an Australia-wide business case for estuary repair.

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View from the Top

By Aidan Byrne

The new head of the ARC looks ahead at changes to funding programs and an open access regime.

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Take a Summer Time Trip

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By Guy Micklethwait

Backwards time travel, parallel universes and temporal paradoxes – take a ride with the best time travel movies.

Guy Micklethwait recently completed his PhD thesis, Models of Time Travel: A Comparative Study, using films at the Australian National University.

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Super-Seeded Science

By Anna-Maria Arabia

The increase in compulsory superannuation contributions provides an opportunity to commercialise our research efforts.

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The Ethics of Modelling Costs

By Eric Crampton

Methodological tricks can deliver headline-grabbing numbers for a good cause, but at the risk of subverting public policy and compromising professional integrity.

A Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Canterbury, Dr Eric Crampton blogs at http://offsettingbehaviour.blogspot.com.au/

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A Critical Juncture for Intellectual Property

By Christoph Antons

Efforts to establish a global IP authority have provoked debate over where intellectual property becomes theft and piracy becomes community action.

Professor Antons is a Chief Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation at Deakin University’s School of Law.

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