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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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We are over-the-moon that our beloved Parkes radio telescope has been added to the National Heritage List. It’s the first functioning scientific instrument to join the list, and to celebrate we've dished up 10 terrific telescopic moments.

You can hear more from our scientists tonight! 8:30 pm on @ABCTV  or iView. #FightforPlanetA  ^KR

Watch as Dr Rob Grenfell speaks on the race against COVID-19 and our work in evaluating @UniofOxford 's vaccine candidate. #COVID19  #Coronavirus 

Increased scrutiny over greenhouse gas emissions in iron and steel production have prompted all parties involved in its value chain to invest significant resources into reducing their carbon footprint.

We’ll work with government, universities, industry and the community, on a new #TeamAustralia  missions program. This program will bolster Australia’s COVID-19 recovery and build long term resilience.

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This is the coronavirus. ⁣It was isolated from the first Australian case and captured in this colourised transmission electron micrograph image. ⠀ @UQ_News  has confirmed the creation of the vaccine candidate for coronavirus, achieved in just three weeks. ⁣ ⠀

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"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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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.

FRIDAY FACT We were involved in the invention of Twisties. Twisties needed a complicated and special process. The initial machine "ruddy well didn't work.". The inventor got in contact with us. We told him how to change the process to create the chip we all love. 🧡

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

The blueprint for the test vaccine was sent to our manufacturing lab in Clayton on Thursday night. On Friday morning vaccine production began.

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

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

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