Discovering how things in the universe work.


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Aussie Astronomer Thanks The Academy For Award Win
It’s one of the world’s most prestigious awards in science, it’s only handed out every two years and it’s been going for longer than the Nobel prize – and it’s just been won by an Australian woman astronomer.
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Young star is born of fire
In a galaxy far, far away (or somewhere a little closer) at around 22,000 light-years away, a young star is growing up and the way it has undergone its growth spurt has been observed for the very first time from earth.
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Major Satellite Could Help With Ground Control
Australia could assist small Pacific island nations in their efforts to mitigate against climate change from space thanks to a partnership between the CSIRO and the UK Space Agency.
About Science

Science is the study of the organisation and behaviour of the physical world through observation and experimentation. Or in more simple terms, discovering how things in the universe work.

While there are many ways to group the fields of science, they are commonly divided into three groups – formal sciences (such as mathematics), natural sciences (such as biology) and social sciences (such as anthropology).

Science existed in a general sense in historical civilisations, but it wasn’t until the 19th century that modern science began to transform our view of the universe.

One of the great early scientists was Galileo Galilei, an Italian thinker whose pioneering observations laid the foundation for modern physics and astronomy, who was referred to as the father of modern science by no less than Albert Einstein.

The leading scientific figure of the 17th century was Sir Isaac Newton, who determined the theory of gravity and the three fundamental laws of motion.

The scientific revolution established science as the foundation for the growth of knowledge. Key achievements of this revolution included Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, Georges Lemaitre’s Big Bang theory, Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin and Albert Einstein’s introduction of E = mc².

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