New CPAS research shows the world was talking about the impacts of climate change long before we knew it was happening

Will Grant and Erin Walsh published their ground breaking research in the journal 'Weather'.

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Rashel Li: Viewers learn about the Nature of Science from 'The Big Bang Theory'

The potential of the popular sitcom for informal science learning is discussed in a new paper for the International Journal of Science Education Part B.

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Dustin Welbourne and Will Grant: What makes a popular science video on YouTube

CPAS researchers detail the seven traits that make science videos popular on YouTube, in a new paper for Public Understanding of Science.

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New book by Chris Yardley: 'The Representation of Science and Scientists on Postage Stamps'

Former CPAS PhD student Dr Chris Yardley documents representations of science on stamps in a new book based on his doctoral work.

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New book by Maria Taylor: 'Global Warming and Climate Change: What Australia Knew and Buried'

Former CPAS PhD student Maria Taylor details the birth and decline of Australian climate policy in a book based on her doctoral thesis.

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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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