New report from the Australian Chief Scientist

The importance of advanced physical and mathematical sciences to the Australian economy estimates that advanced physical and mathematical sciences contribute $145 billion to the Australian economy ann

Young Tall Poppy Science Awards open

Know a young Queensland science researcher achieving great results and passionately communicating their work? Nominate them for a Young Tall Poppy Science Award. More

Stories of Australian Science 2015

Science in Public is taking submissions for the 2015 Stories of Australian Science publication, which summarises the best of Australian science, and some of the best work in the past year.More

Featured Scientist - Professor Colleen Nelson

Professor Nelson is the Founder and Executive Director of the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre – Queensland and Chair of Prostate Cancer Research at QUT. More

Australian Academy of Science 2016 Awards

Nominations are open for next year’s prestigious science awards, grants and fellowships. The awards recognise scientific excellence across disciplines in the physical and biological sciences.More

New Science Minister


Meet Hon Ms Leeanne Enoch, a former high school teacher and public servant, the new Minister for Science, Information Technology and Innovation. More

World Metrology Day Awards

For World Metrology Day, the National Measurement Institute has created two awards – the Barry Inglis Medal and The NMI Prize – both valued at $2,000. Nominations close on 30 April 2015.More

Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence in research & innovation, leadership, science communication & journalism and school science. Entries close 1 May 2015. More

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Interesting facts and figures

Population rise

The rise in population since 1900 has been so rapid that up to 14% of all humans that have ever lived are still alive today, according to recent research