Samantha Vilkins and Will Grant: What gets cited in Government publications?

While previous studies give us a clear idea of how policymakers go about their research, this is a first look at the evidence sources that are actually cited.

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Evidence source types cited in Australian Government departments

Inez Harker-Schuch and Will Grant: Why we’re building a climate change game for 12-year-olds

Inez Harker-Schuch and Will Grant discuss the challenges of teaching climate change to children in a new article for The Conversation. 

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Players in CO2peration pursue a science mystery: why is there so much water on Earth? Screen shot from CO2peration.

CPAS alum Dr Elizabeth Tynan wins CHASS Book Prize for 'Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story'

The book, which examines British atomic testing in Australia in the 1950s, was published last year, based on Dr Tynan's PhD research at CPAS.

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Joan Leach and Fabien Medvecky wonder just how ‘good’ science communication is… the Editorial for a special issue on the ethics of science communication in the Journal of Science Communication.

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Lindy Orthia and Rachel Morgain: Tips for effective #scicomm infographic

Can't get enough #scicomm mnemonics? Explore the 6W + 1H of sci com basics, the 5 'I's of audience expectation, science's SPIICEy contexts & two outcome AEIOUs.

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Australians think science has made life easier – new poll

CPAS's Rod Lamberts published the Australian Beliefs and Attitudes Towards Science Survey this week.

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