Martina Donkers: Theatre is excellent for engaging people with science issues

The play 'A Number' increased audience interest in human cloning, according to a new paper in the International Journal of Science Education Part B.

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Amy Dobos: Digital pictures good and bad for communicating about Alzheimer's disease

A picture may tell a thousand words, but not everyone hears the same ones, according to a new paper in Public Understanding of Science.

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Mofa Shah: Hybrid rice needs more work to be viable for farmers

Hybrid rice has potential, but there are good reasons Bangladeshi farmers won’t plant it, according to CPAS PhD candidate Mofa Shah.

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Courtesy IRRI

National survey on Australians' engagement with science out now

The report on a 2014 national survey of Australians' engagement with science, designed and directed by CPAS Research Fellow Suzette Searle, is now public.

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Chris McGillion and Merryn McKinnon: Participatory theatre as science communication tool in Timor Leste

CPAS researchers describe the potential for communicating science through participatory theatre in Timor Leste, in a new paper for 'Science Communication'.

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Merryn McKinnon and colleagues: Cultural adaptation can influence science teachers' self-efficacy

Professional and personal cultural adaptation is critical for teachers in culturally unfamiliar environments, according to a new paper by Merryn McKinnon.

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