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Meet Sir Lawrence Bragg: the greatest Australian you’ve never heard of

Meet Sir Lawrence Bragg: the greatest Australian you’ve never heard of

This Australia Day, enough with actors and sports stars. Researcher Cameron Turner says there is one Australian who deserves the accolades more than any other -- and you've never heard of him.

The science of efficiency: CSIRO cuts are worse than you think

The science of efficiency: CSIRO cuts are worse than you think

The CSIRO does important work, and the cost to Australia will be immeasurable if scientists lose their jobs. Science writer Stephen Luntz explains what it's like to be a scientist in tough times.

Scientists should hold the insults in climate debate

Scientists should hold the insults in climate debate

Renowned doomsdayer Paul Ehrlich is in Australia -- and the response of some scientists to his speech indicates they're taking the wrong tack in the global warming debate, argues Stephen Bartos.

Why science doesn’t belong to everyone (yet)

Why science doesn’t belong to everyone (yet)

Publications are the key to science -- but it's an expensive exercise. And it puts a price on research that the public can't afford to pay, argue science writers Upulie Divisekera and Adam G Dunn.

Science or sushi? What we’ve learned from whaling

Science or sushi? What we’ve learned from whaling

The only legal reason Japan can hunt whales is for "scientific research". As the annual whale war approaches, Crikey looks at the science coming out of whaling to see if it is trash or treasure.

Screw the grant process, scientists should go crowdsurfing

Screw the grant process, scientists should go crowdsurfing

Young science researchers are often disadvantaged because funding agencies favour researchers with strong track records. Time to go online, says medical researcher Dr Timothy Moss.

Green groups cop blame for sceptics’ rise

Green groups cop blame for sceptics’ rise

Environmentalists may only have themselves to blame for the surprising success of climate sceptics, writes The Australia Institute's Richard Denniss.

Scientists need to back off and let journos do their job

Scientists need to back off and let journos do their job

Scientists often complain about the bad rap they get in the media. But there's good reasons that journalists report science stories in the way they do. Ananyo Bhattacharya from Nature magazine outlines nine of them.

Meet a theoretical physicist

Meet a theoretical physicist

See kids, science is cool. Dr Amanda Barnard is a theoretical physicist working in the field of nanoscience, has won a stack of awards and can explain what a carbon nanostructure is so that even the Crikey office can understand it. She’s part of the Australian Academy of Science’s “Interviews with Australian scientists” series.

Respect the science (and the scientists)

Respect the science (and the scientists)

A new website that updates the amount of greenhouse gases in Australia monthly was launched yesterday, as over in Canberra 200 scientists descended on parliament to call for the public to 'respect the science', reports Amber Jamieson.