Translating nature’s lessons: an interview with Dr Jenny Martin

Science explains the everyday familiar in terms of the unfamiliar – it thrives on specialised language consisting of untranslatable words and symbols. Science communication is an essential aspect of many

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Tarpaulins and science

Tarpaulins and science. That’s what they should have called it. Huddled beneath a tarp sagging with the weight of an unseasonable deluge as I burned a leech off a stranger’s

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Reconnecting with the South West wilderness

Looking upward, the Karri trees towered above me with their creams, pinks, oranges, yellows and deep greens curving up their smooth trunks, shining in the sun. Eucalyptus divisicolour – the

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It’s not just species that go extinct

Life is made up of moments. In the warm waters off Heron Island, on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, I remember the moment I first swam with

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Wollongong to Melbourne

Since early morning I’ve been driving across the Gippsland plain in my van. I’m on my way to Tanja on the south coast of New South Wales, from Melbourne where

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