Lindy Orthia and Rachel Morgain: anti-sexist intentions don't cancel cultural ideas of science as masculine

Doctor Who helps us understand how gender and science are culturally intertwined, according to a new research paper in the journal 'Sex Roles'.

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Bryant, Gore and Stocklmayer write the history of the Australian Science Centre Movement

The CPAS unholy trinity recount the founding of nine science centres in two papers for 'Historical Records of Australian Science'.

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Wendy Russell: The caring sociologist could enrich science dialogue

Sociologists need to care more when they talk with policy makers, scientists and citizens about biotech, says the Science Dialogue convener in a new paper.

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CPAS PhD student thesis abstract top-ranked in Leonardo database

Eleanor Gates-Stuart's work was selected for the abstracts service of Leonardo: The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology.

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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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