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International postgraduate student Uttam Kumar shared his amazing story of an Aussie experience, and Wavelength loved it so much that we awarded him first prize for ‘Student Experience Story’ in the recent Communicate Science Competition… If you are an international student and want to have a real Aussie Experience while you live here, then make […]Read more "A Real Aussie Family Experience"
American exchange student Luke Pasick had the most amazing adventures on the Galápagos Islands while studying land birds as part of a College of New Jersey research trip. Luke won ‘best undergraduate research paper’ in the Wavelength Communicate Science Competition and he promised Wavelength that he would write a blog about his experiences on the Galápagos […]Read more "Luke Pasick: Following in the Footsteps of Darwin"
I’m at the National Biohchar Workshop in a crowded conference room in Sydney. A meeting of minds, though not necessarily of the same mind, is taking place. Many address the topic of discussion with what can only be described as a touch of scientific fervour. They are not discussing nanoparticles (per-se), fusion, the cosmos or […]Read more "The Soot that Saves the Soil"
UNSW Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) research student, Lisa Steindler was highly commended in the recent Wavelength Communicate Science Competition for her photo of a native Australian Numbat. We were curious to find out more about the shy Numbat and Lisa took time out from her fieldwork in South Australia to answer some questions […]Read more "Lisa Steindler – bringing back Australia’s wildlife"
What interests a bioinformatician who considers himself to be an ‘evolutionary biologist at heart’? Dr Rich Edwards discusses his current research project that includes getting close and personal with virus hijackers. Every living cell is packed full of tiny molecular machines. Many of these machines are made from proteins: assembled chains of amino acid building […]Read more "On the hunt for molecular mimicry in viral pathogens"
Dr Michael Kasumovic discusses how playing video games and studying the behaviours of crickets and spiders helps to explain why we look for certain traits in a mate… Maths and physics do an incredible job of helping us to understand the natural world. From planetary motion, to climate change, and even how proteins fold, maths […]Read more "Sex, video games, and why evolution has the answer"