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It's Time to Say Goodbye

By Guy Nolch

Australasian Science is ceasing production after more than eight decades.

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Australia’s Place in a Modern Space Race

By Guy Nolch

Australia’s space industry will have to pick sides in a new space race 50 years since astronauts first landed on the Moon.

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Germline Editing Faces a Speed Bump

By Guy Nolch

Will a moratorium on germline editing simply be sidestepped?

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Transplant Studies Execute “Ethics Dump”

By Guy Nolch

The organs of executed Chinese prisoners have been widely used to bypass ethical guidelines restricting Western researchers.

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Cold Case for a National Genetic Database

By Guy Nolch

If we won’t share our medical history across the health system, it’s hard to see Australians handing over their genetic profile.

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Don’t Bite the Hand that Funds

By Guy Nolch

Corporate interests have a heavy hand in how research is designed, conducted and reported.

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A Military Motive for the Space Agency

By Guy Nolch

National security, not economic opportunity, may have motivated the government’s new interest in a sovereign space capability.

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STEMM Faces Generational Gender Gap

By Guy Nolch

A meta-analysis of academic authorship has concluded that gender equity in science remains decades away.

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AI Faces Its Manhattan Project Moment

By Guy Nolch

Researchers are boycotting a major university that is opening an autonomous weapons lab in collaboration with an arms company.

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Science Meets Parliament (But No Minister)

By Guy Nolch

It’s not enough to win the hearts of politicians when the government itself lacks a head for science.

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