Stories of Australian Science 2010

stories2010_pdf Meeting science journalists and television producers around the world, we’ve discovered that they have a healthy appetite for Australian science and Australian wine.

So we’ve put together this publication to give journalists and others with an interest in science a taste of what’s happening Down Under.

For this collection we invited Australian research organisations to contribute snapshots of some of their current research. The stories illustrate the breadth and depth of Australian science.

Click here to read the stories, including:

  • the astronomy inside the world’s Wi-Fi computers and networks
  • the benefits of an imaginary friend
  • how bacteria from kangaroos are fighting cancer
  • breast restoration using your own stem cells
  • a milk protein that encourages exercise
  • the hidden clock in a grain of sand
  • understanding what happened on Black Saturday

Among the other fifty stories you’ll meet the winners of this year’s Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science, learn about plans for a giant radio telescope and more.

Please feel free to use the stories for your own social media, website, or publications. Everything is available for reuse under a Creative Commons licence.

Browse the collection

You can browse this year’s collection at

Or use the menus on the left to search all our stories by field or science, organisation or State.

The full publication is also available as a PDF and in print. If you’d like us to send you some copies please email


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