Stories of Australian Science 2011

stories-2011-thumbnail Welcome to our Stories of Australian Science 2011 collection.

Among the 50 stories presented here, you’ll catch up with past winners of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science, as well as the brilliant young scientists of the L’Oréal Australia For Women in Science Fellowships and of Fresh Science.

This is our third collection of Australian science stories. The first was put together in 2007 when journalists met in Melbourne for the 5th World Conference of Science Journalists. The second was when Melbourne hosted the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers in December 2009.

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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The right forecast

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