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Science and innovation for a century. Putting polymer bank notes in your wallet, insect repellent on your limbs and Wi-Fi in your devices. RTs not endorsements.

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In a world first, we've developed an app for sugarcane farmers in far north Queensland that will help them manage fertiliser use and reduce nitrogen runoff onto the #GreatBarrierReef .

“While our current focus is on putting the fires out, as it should be, it’s important to start thinking about the future and how to protect our waterways.”

Our iconic Parkes radio telescope (fondly known as 'The Dish' ) is getting a makeover! A new receiver is being installed that will significantly increase the amount of sky it can see at any one time.

Using recent advances in genetic engineering technologies, we engineered a breed of mozzie so it’s less likely to get and spread the dengue virus.

Australia produces some of the most leaky houses in the world 🏠 Our senior experimental scientist, Dr Michael Ambrose, spoke to @canberratimes  about our not-so-airtight homes, smoke haze, and what we can do in the future. #bushfires  #smoke 

Smoke is blanketing our cities as a result of bushfires 💨⠀ Accurate air quality forecasts are vital in minimising people’s exposure to smoke. See how our tech is helping: 📷 Henry Stentiford - taken in Canberra on 2 November 2019 & 5 January 2020.⠀

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⁣Keep calm and.. take a nap?⠀ ⠀ Researchers have found echidnas deal with bushfires by nestling themselves into the soil & entering a sleep-like state until the fire dies out. 😴 This echidna appears to have melted spines as a result of fire. ⠀ 📷: @echidna_csi  ⠀

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Our Parkes radio telescope can detect extremely weak signals coming from the most distant parts of the Universe. So how does it do it and what is it listening for? Tune in to the latest @ConversationEDU  podcast with Operations Scientist John Sarkissian.

Australia is home for many of us, & loved by many more. As the outpouring of kindness from people across the globe continues, we want to celebrate our great southern land. We compiled a playlist of our favourite Aussie tracks to help you keep the hope.

Researchers from @ANUmedia  say fire-damaged trees and half burnt logs are valuable habitat for recovering wildlife.

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You can help stop the spread of bushfire misinformation online by learning how to determine the authenticity of bushfire maps and imaging. Our Senior Research Scientist, Dr Juan Pablo Guerschman, explains what to consider before you hit share.

"We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.” Vale Stephen Hawking.

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We all need a bit of help sometimes getting through Monday, so let this puggle from soothe your soul. ^EK

Wait a minute, is today Wednesday? Has every day merged into one? Nope. It's #WorldWombatDay ! So we're here to scratch your itch with not one, but TWO wombat posts this week. 📍 Cradle Mountain, TAS 📸: glanzpunkt on IG ^KR

Fun fact: Honey badgers live alone in self-dug holes. ^ES

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Meet Bear, the koala detection dog that’s been deployed to sniff out koalas in fire ravaged areas across the east coast of Australia. 🐨🐶

#4oclockfact Tattoos aren't sloughed off with the rest of your dead skin cells because white blood cells in your lymph eat the ink, die, get eaten by white blood cells and die, get eaten and so on. Tattoos are patterns of ritualised cellular cannibalism. ^JH

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When a climate extreme event comes along, the question often arises — “did human-influenced climate change play a part?” Rather than just relying on speculation, the science of climate event attribution has emerged to address these questions. @BOM_au 

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish…eeep! Glowing fang fish! Blog: 📷 J.Mellefet ^MM #RVInvestigator  #abysslife 

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