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Lessons from Abroad

By Stephen Luntz

After teaching science in developing countries, Scott Daniel has returned home to develop teaching strategies for large class sizes here.

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Darwinian Relic Survives

By Stephen Luntz

DNA analysis reveals that a species with a significant place in scientific history may not be extinct after all.

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A Time To Dance

By Stephen Luntz

Joel Miller is seeking to create better bone implants, and turned his PhD into a competition-winning dance.

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Scientist Survives The SLAPP

By Stephen Luntz

Ken Harvey risked expensive litigation to fight the promoters of SensaSlim weight loss products.

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A Career Begins by Candlelight

By Stephen Luntz

Robyn Arianrhod studies general relativity and writes books on the history of science, but it is her own history that is most unusual.

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Fighting Lobbyists with Science

By Stephen Luntz

Simon Chapman has fought the tobacco industry, gun lobby and even opponents of wind farms and swimming pool fences.

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How to Feed and Fuel the World

By Stephen Luntz

Dr Kirsten Heimann is using her intimate knowledge of algae to develop them as viable biofuels and animal feeds.

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Kuru Was No Laughing Matter

By Stephen Luntz

Michael Alpers’ work in Papua New Guinea helped to explain one of the strangest known diseases, and opened the way to understanding several related infections.

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Gorilla Warfare

By Stephen Luntz

Rachel Lowry has initiated campaigns that have helped gorilla conservation and reduced the use of palm oil in food.

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A Warrior for Science

Krystal Evans at the Discoveries Need Dollars rally in Melbourne.

Krystal Evans at the Discoveries Need Dollars rally in Melbourne.

By Stephen Lunyz

Krystal Evans took time from her own research to help save funding for medical science.

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