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Why the media need to tread carefully when reporting research findings

31 January 2017

Last week, the Australian of the Year[http://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/honour-roll/?view=fullView&recipientID=1856] was awarded to biomedical scientist and stem cell researcher, Professor Alan Mackay-Sim. To have a scientist recognised for such a prestigious award was extraordinary, especially during such a...

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Evidence: representation and interpretation

09 July 2014

SCIENCE has always been hotly contested within its community, where hypotheses are subject to rigorous scrutiny, validation and replication. Peer-review has long been deployed as a form of self-regulation by qualified experts within a...

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Giving science a voice

18 October 2013

GOOD SCIENCE is more important than ever, but it is not enough. Scientists are very good at taking simple things and making sense of them. This means voyaging into the minutiae, hypotheses, data sets, acronyms,...

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Science journalism in a digital world

08 May 2013

A NEW book examines investigative reporting in Australia in an era of digital change. It is aimed at journalism students and brings together articles and case studies from some of Australia’s foremost journalists and...

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