Congratulations to 2015's Australian Academy of Science Fellows

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The Australian Academy of Science has announced the election of 21 new Fellows – including 8 Queenslanders – for outstanding contributions to science and scientific research. Congratulations!

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Featured Scientist - Professor Bronwyn Harch

Featured-Scientist-Bronwyn-HarchProfessor Harch is the Deputy Director of Research in QUT’s Science and Engineering Faculty. Her work focuses on statistics, agriculture, environmental science and land management.

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New report from the Australian Chief Scientist

"The importance of advanced physical and mathematical sciences to the Australian economy" estimates science contributes $145 billion to Australia's economy annually.

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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.

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Rock star (photos) wanted

Entries now open for Geoscience Australia’s 2015 Top GeoShot photographic competition. The theme for this year's competition is 'Rock Stars'. Entries close on 1 September.

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Call for papers

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The Royal Society of Queensland – the state’s oldest scientific society – is calling for papers for Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland. Submit by 1 July 2015.

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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.

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New Science and Innovation Minister

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Meet Hon Ms Leeanne Enoch MP, a former high school teacher and public servant, Queensland's new Minister for Science, Information Technology and Innovation.

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Interesting facts and figures

100 billion neurons

An average human brain has 100 billion neurons