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A New Approach to Research Evaluation

By Vaughan Beck

The system used to assess the quality of Australian research needs refinement to recognise the value of applied research.

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Death in the Hive

By Andrew Barron

Almost 5 years since colony collapse was identified, the science tells us there is neither a single cause nor a single solution.

Andrew Barron is a senior lecturer with the Department of Biology at Macquarie University.

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Invest in Science for a Stronger Australia

By Suzanne Cory

An economic crisis is looming because Australia is not investing in science for its future.

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Invest in Science for a Stronger Australia

By Suzanne Cory

An economic crisis is looming because Australia is not investing in science for its future.

Professor Suzanne Cory is President of the Australian Academy of Science.

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IT Savvy, But Stupid

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In the age of information it seems we would be better off with more wisdom and a little less information.

By Edward H. Spence

In an age of information abundance there is a deficit of wisdom.

Edward H. Spence is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics at Charles Sturt University’s School of Communication and Creative Industries.

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How Effective Is Science Outreach?

School science experiment

The real aim of the IYC is to “increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry, increase young people’s interest in science, and generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry”.

By Ian Rae

Will the International Year of Chemistry successfully promote science to the community?

Ian Rae is a thoughtful skeptic and former RACI President.

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The Case for Gene Patents

By Michael Gilbert

Patents are an essential incentive for investment in research.

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The X-Factor in the Productivity Equation

By Anna-Maria Arabia

The progress of women in science and technology has stalled for the past 15 years.

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The National Science Curriculum: Not Yet!

By Professor John Rice

The draft science curriculum scores a “fail, more work needed” from the Deans of Science.

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Good Science Done Properly

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Professor Penny Sackett is Chief Scientist for Australia.

By Penny Sackett

Scientists have a social responsibility to maintain high ethical standards in their work.

Professor Penny Sackett is Chief Scientist for Australia.

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