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Science podcasts: The fun, the challenges and tips from the pros

Science podcasts are more popular than ever. Producing them takes time, technical savvy, and a deep passion to engage listeners with material that is both informative and fun. How does one start a science podcast and build a dedicated audience?

Read and listen online at the World Conference of Science Journalists Student Newsroom.

 
Image via Diego Pol.

Image via Diego Pol.

Airplane-sized dinosaurs and other prehistoric oddities

The tip of bone sticking out of the dusty Patagonian earth was a tantalising hint: dinosaur fossil. 

Read online at the World Conference of Science Journalists Student Newsroom.

 
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Light fantastic

A beer, a bet and a stubborn streak launched Cather Simpson's career.

Read online and in print in New Zealand Geographic Issue 148 Nov/Dec 2017.

 
© Craig Mckenzie.

© Craig Mckenzie.

Can kea keep up with climate change?

It’s official! The kea has taken our Bird of the Year for 2017. Ellen Rykers investigates how warming temperatures could impact them.

Read online at Forest & Bird.

 
© Craig Mckenzie.

© Craig Mckenzie.

Five native birds affected by climate change

With #BirdOfTheYear off to a flying start, science communicator Ellen Rykers investigates how some of our native birds could be affected by climate change.

Read online at Forest & Bird.

 
© Ken Glasson.

© Ken Glasson.

Urban birdwatching guide to Perth

From the ephemeral lakes to the woodlands and eastern hills, Perth abounds with birds– some 190 species in total.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Image by Geoff Whalan (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Image by Geoff Whalan (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Urban birdwatching guide to Brisbane

From the coast to the rainforest-draped hills, Brisbane is a biodiversity hotspot bursting with interesting birdlife.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Image: Ben Stubbs in 1981 using a carbide headlamp. Photo by John Ash.

Image: Ben Stubbs in 1981 using a carbide headlamp. Photo by John Ash.

Guiding Light

Cavers of yesteryear used carbide lamps for illumination—occasionally with explosive results.

Read at New Zealand Geographic online or pick up a copy of Issue 145 (May/June 2017).

 

 
Artwork by Elverina Johnson.

Artwork by Elverina Johnson.

Enchanted Earth

Scientists know the world through data, but Aboriginal Australians know the world through the ancient musical tradition of songlines.

Read at Lateral Magazine.

 
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Australia's Top 10 Thermal Springs

Our sunburnt country boasts some fascinating water hotspots.

Read in Issue 139 (July/August 2017) of Australian Geographic or online.

 
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'Probable' night parrot discovery in the Northern Territory

Zoologists captured the call of the mysterious night parrot in audio recordings from southern NT.

Read online at Australian Geographic.