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Deadly Science, alcohol goggles, modern bush medicine, sourcing native foods, and more

Great National Science Week INDIGENOUS SCIENCE stories up for grabs now around Australia:

▪ A chronic disease time machine
▪ How nutritious is bush tucker?
▪ Indigenous astronomy
▪ Deciphering Australia’s rock art
▪ First People’s approach to climate change

These are just a few of the events and activities during this year’s National Science Week (August 14 to 22).

If you’re after more ideas for stories, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at www.scienceinpublic.com.au/science-week, and on Twitter at @SciWKMedia.

Scientists, performers, experts and event organisers are available for interview throughout National Science Week. Read on for contact details for each event, or call:

▪ Tanya Ha: tanya@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0404 083 863
▪ Niall Byrne: niall@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0417 131 977 or 03 9398 1416.

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Space food, growing meat in vats, agriculture in a warming world, what’s in our soil, and more

Great National Science Week FOOD & FARMING stories up for grabs now around Australia:

▪ Plants in space
▪ Will climate change kill our crops?
▪ How much food does the world need?
▪ Bury your undies for science
▪ The beauty of bush tucker
▪ Cellular agriculture: meat grown in vats

These are just a few of the events happening during this year’s National Science Week (August 14 to 22).

If you’re after more ideas for stories, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at www.scienceinpublic.com.au/science-week, and on Twitter at @SciWKMedia.

Scientists, performers, experts and event organisers are available for interview throughout National Science Week. Read on for contact details for each event, or call:

▪ Tanya Ha: tanya@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0404 083 863
▪ Niall Byrne: niall@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0417 131 977 or 03 9398 1416.

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Growing meat in vats, beating addiction, listening out for owls and the demise of social media

Plus dozens of Science Week stories around NSW:

  • Why addiction is so hard to beat
  • Eating meat grown in vats
  • Is science in movies fair dinkum?
  • A call to delete our social media accounts
  • Can a musician help bring about climate action?
  • Bizarre, ancient Aussie fish with giant jaws
  • Bush medicine’s healing qualities
  • Astronauts exposed to the risk of cancer
  • Help map Australia’s owls by listening to their calls

More on these highlights below, and others at www.scienceinpublic.com.au/science-week, and on Twitter at @SciWKMedia.

Scientists, experts and event organisers are available for interview throughout National Science Week. Read on for contact details for each event, or call:

▪ Tanya Ha: tanya@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0404 083 863
▪ Niall Byrne: niall@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0417 131 977 or 03 9398 1416.

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Exploding watermelons, giant cave spiders, more mangoes, and saving our oceans

Plus dozens of Science Week stories around Queensland:

These are just a few of the events happening during this year’s National Science Week (August 14 to 22).

▪ Growing an agricultural economy
▪ The impact of acidification in our oceans
▪ What do whale songs tell us?
▪ The survival of ancient, giant spiders
▪ Help map Australia’s owls by listening to their calls

If you’re after more ideas for stories, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at www.scienceinpublic.com.au/science-week, and on Twitter at @SciWKMedia.

Scientists, performers, experts and event organisers are available for interview throughout National Science Week. Read on for contact details for each event, or call:

▪ Tanya Ha: tanya@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0404 083 863
▪ Niall Byrne: niall@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0417 131 977 or 03 9398 1416.

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Beer science, chronic disease, alcohol goggles, searching for owls, shark dissection, and a feminist cabaret

Great National Science Week stories and talent up for grabs around Northern Territory, including:

▪ Is malt beer tastier than a regular brew?
▪ Do male sharks really have two penises?
▪ The long-term impact of heart disease and diabetes
▪ Can a lie detector be beaten?
▪ Science meets sequins in a feminist cabaret at Darwin Festival
▪ Help map Aussie owls by listening to their calls.

More on these highlights below, and others at www.scienceinpublic.com.au/science-week, and on Twitter at @SciWKMedia.

Scientists, experts and event organisers are available for interview throughout National Science Week. Read on for contact details for each event, or call:

▪ Tanya Ha: tanya@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0404 083 863
▪ Niall Byrne: niall@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0417 131 977 or 03 9398 1416.

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Fast and safe vaccines, fire-proofing forests, searching for owls, re-designing super foods, virtual space travel and more

Great National Science Week stories up for grabs now around Australia. Highlights from Victoria:

  • How were the COVID vaccines developed so quickly?
  • Explore the Universe through virtual reality
  • A First Nation approach to saving the planet
  • The science challenging our vets
  • Mega mung beans and ultimate superfruits
  • Finding a bush tucker smorgasbord
  • How foods affect our brains
  • Finding the funny in science
  • Tiny humans and huge dinosaurs in Bendigo
  • Help find Aussie owls with your ears

These are just a few of the events happening during this year’s National Science Week (August 14 to 22).

If you’re after more ideas for stories, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at www.scienceinpublic.com.au/science-week, and on Twitter at @SciWKMedia.

Scientists, performers, experts and event organisers are available for interview throughout National Science Week. Read on for contact details for each event, or call:

▪ Tanya Ha: tanya@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0404 083 863
▪ Niall Byrne: niall@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0417 131 977 or 03 9398 1416.

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Footy science, food flavour, and why you should soil your undies

Great National Science Week stories and talent up for grabs around South Australia, including:

  • Science facts and fiction, the future of food, and scuba in the pub—Big Science Adelaide is back!
  • Can science make you better at footy?
  • How does a dinosaur grow to 20 tonnes on a vegetarian diet? Find out from the singing palaeontologist.
  • Ask a rocket scientist about space travel.
  • What buried cotton underpants can tell us about soil.
  • Palaeontology, space, maths, or neurogenetics: which science is the best?
  • Donut shooting robots compete at the Showgrounds.
  • Taste the science of flavour.
  • Smaller, faster, lighter X-rays.
  • Help map Australia’s owls by listening to their calls.

More on these highlights below, and others at www.scienceinpublic.com.au/science-week, and on Twitter at @SciWKMedia.

Scientists, experts and event organisers are available for interview throughout National Science Week. Read on for contact details for each event, or call:

▪ Tanya Ha: tanya@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0404 083 863
▪ Niall Byrne: niall@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0417 131 977 or 03 9398 1416.

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Growing meat in vats, beating addiction, better footy, fast and safe vaccines, Aussie volcanoes and more

Great stories and talent up for grabs around Australia, including:

  • Cellular agriculture – growing meat in vats – NSW
  • Fast and safe vaccines? – VIC
  • What’s the link between science and footy? – SA
  • Taking a lie detector test in front of strangers – NT
  • One in five bags of food wasted – TAS
  • Gut feelings: what to eat to improve your mood – WA
  • Are Australia’s volcanoes about to erupt? – NSW
  • How to help an addict – VIC
  • Explode a watermelon – QLD
  • Help us find Australia’s owls – National
  • State of Science Index: how do we compare to the rest of the world? – new Australian data

These are just a few of the interesting and hot topics being discussed during this year’s National Science Week (August 14 to 22). Many events are happening online.

More on these highlights below, and others at www.scienceinpublic.com.au/science-week, and on Twitter at @SciWKMedia.

Scientists, experts and event organisers are available for interview throughout National Science Week. Read on for contact details for each event, or call:

▪ Tanya Ha: tanya@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0404 083 863
▪ Niall Byrne: niall@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0417 131 977 or 03 9398 1416.

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