Ancient signs of life: inspiring the next generation of scientists in the outback

As Perseverance sets off on its six-month journey to Mars, two UNSW PhD students look back on a field trip that gave Indigenous high school students a behind-the-scenes look at the rover’s mission.   Inspire and excite students by showing … Continued

Dinosaur footprints show predators as big as a T. rex stomped across Australia 160 million years ago

The dinosaur footprints of the “formidable” species is the first evidence of a large predatory dinosaur living in ancient Australia. This article explains a fossil find that was made in Australia up to 90 years ago, including how it was … Continued

Murder hornets? Meh. Our pest wasps decapitate flies and bully dingoes

Over the past 50 years, introduced European wasps have taken hold in Australia, and their attitude towards native species can be ruthless. This article highlights the impact of introduced species on native Australian species. It highlights the co-dependence of ecosystems … Continued

Best of: Plate Tectonics

Our best of series, published each week, collates our favourite and most popular resources for a particular topic. This week: Plate Tectonics for year 9 students studying Earth and Space Science. Australian Curriculum Codes: ACSSU180 Year 9: "The theory of … Continued