A band of roaming metallurgists will visit some of Australia’s most remote schools, burning things, blowing them up and getting students excited about mineral science.

CSIRO has set up an internal unit to tackle accusations of bullying and workplace harassment.

Australia's first female hackathon has been run across two major cities.

Australian engineers have come up with a new way of making lenses, which could turn any smart phone into a microscope.

One Australian University will launch its first ever Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) today, and already has over 20,000 people waiting for the first lesson.

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has given a speech on the future of education in the world’s poorest nations, in her new role at RMIT.

The Northern Territory Education Minister has toured a number of remote schools in Queensland to learn about a new education strategy.

Writing with pen and paper is a more effective way to learn and retain information than typing on a computer, research has found.

The Federal Government may be considering allowing universities to charge higher fees.

Australian scientists have come up with a cheap and easy way to create colourful 3D scans using simple equipment.

Primary school students will be encouraged to assess their place in the universe, the nature of existence and the morality of human behaviour, when some Victorian school introduce ethics classes this year.

Australian scientists have discovered an entirely new mineral, unique in structure and composition among the world's 4,000 known types.

Some of the most expensive schools in the country are forking out massive sums for new works to attract the next generation of well-off students.

Australian astronomers will have access to one of the most advanced devices in the world for investigating the origin of stars, with the launch of a $13 million tool.

Federal Attorney-General George Brandis says ignoring people who deny climate science is “medieval”.

A recent conference has heard of a shift in China, re-tooling its education sector to produce the science and technology that will fuel the future.

Charles Darwin University has appointed a new chief for rural campuses across the Northern Territory.

Females make up just under a quarter of new engineering undergrads at one university, proving the efficacy of a program to boost numbers.

As young people gain greater access to the world of finance, their level of knowledge on how to manage money has dropped.

Three Australian academics have condemned the $16.2 billion Building the Education Revolution scheme as a stuff-up destined to become “an international case study of government failure”.

Giant tech companies are normally known for their progressive and innovative approaches to work, but new figures show the 21st century companies uphold some fairly 19th century gender divisions. 

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