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  • Psychopaths work well under abusive bosses: study

    Psychopaths get a bum rap. For most of us the term brings to mind the axe-wielding, Huey Lewis and the News fan Patrick Bateman of American Psycho, but in psychological terms, we all sit on the spectrum of this personality trait.

    Written by George Nott24 Jan. 18 16:25
  • CSIRO says hello to new CISO

    The CSIRO has appointed Jayne Leighton as chief information security officer.

    Written by George Nott22 Aug. 17 16:54
  • CSIRO cuts ‘degrade and tarnish’ agency: Senator Carr

    ​Shadow minister for innovation, Senator Kim Carr has denounced the Federal Government’s latest cuts to the CSIRO, describing the axing of 275 jobs and the closure of critical climate research programs as "degrading".

    Written by Jennifer O'Brien11 May 16 15:39
  • ​Human Services to hire 150 tech grads

    The Department of Human Services (DHS) – the government agency responsible for the rollout of the $1 billion welfare payment system – is recruiting 150 graduates with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) qualifications.

    Written by Byron Connolly12 Oct. 15 15:27
  • AIIA criticises government's latest STEM report

    The Federal Government’s recent report on how to encourage and leverage STEM skills in Australia has failed to provide any clear pathway to achieve current objectives, according the AIIA.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner13 Aug. 15 10:02
  • Australia’s SKA Pathfinder telescope finds a galaxy

    The SKA Pathfinder telescope (ASKAP), one of the world most high tech radio telescopes, has made a breakthrough in finding a galaxy five billion light years away.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett07 July 15 09:27
  • Nobel Prize in Physics a Blue LED Special

    Three university researchers, two in Japan and one in the United States, have been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for their invention in the early 1990s of the blue light-emitting diode (LED), an energy efficient breakthrough in producing longer-lasting white light.

    Written by Bob Brown08 Oct. 14 01:58