• YSA Melbourne Ball
    YSA Melbourne ball on the horizon?

    It's time for the second YSA Melbourne Ball! Stay tuned for more info

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    The Science Experience

    YSA Melbourne's volunteer leaders helped with programs at Monash Clayton, Melbourne University, Swinburne University and Monash Gippsland.

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    Science Communication Opportunities

    Do you want to get involved with our new science communication projects? Head to the opportunites page! Podcasts, mentoring, tutoring and science shows are all projects we're keen to have more people involved in.

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    Murder Mystery V: Cold war Crisis

    Our fifth annual Murder Mystery was a night of Cold War Intrigue in 1960s Berlin. With 30 different guests and characters, great food it was a night of mystery and entertainment.

  • Socials
    Exciting social events!

    We hold monthly social events. In February we just had 90 people at our Ice Skating Social. Stay tuned for details on our next social in March!

The UK’s first Moon mission and crowd sourced space travel

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The UK’s first Moon mission and crowd sourced space travel
Alexander Tashevski-Beckwith

Lunar Mission One, which was announced today at the Royal Society in London, will be the UK’s first trip to the moon. Unlike every other lunar mission thus far Lunar Mission One will focus on analysing bellow the regolith by drilling through the surface, reaching a depth of at least 20 meters, but…

Hoverboards: The Future is Now

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Hoverboards: The Future is Now
Melina Jablonka
For years now, inventions depicted in sci-fi movies have been becoming a reality; from bionic limbs, to touchscreen technology, to 3-D printers. Probably the coolest sci-fi invention (besides time travel itself) is the hoverboard from Back to the Future Part II. Since its first appearance in the 1989 film, the hoverboard has appeared in hundreds of…

A Visionary Pathway: The journey from the eye to the brain

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A Visionary Pathway: The journey from the eye to the brain
By Rebecca Hall
The brain is arguably the most complicated organ we have. It has so many processes and functions, most of which we are barely concious of, that we are still learning about them all. One of which is how we perceive the world. Now, you might think that what you see is a direct translation of what the world actually…

Murder Mystery VII – 1900 Paris Worlds Fair

Murder Mystery VII
1900 Paris Worlds Fair
5th December 5:30pm RSVP HERE
 Paris is hosting the Exposition Universale (the World’s Fair) where the entire world can show off their latest creations, inventions, artwork and culture. Exhibits have been crafted, superb pavilions constructed and countries are jostling for fame and glory. It is also the home of the first Olympic Games to be held…

The Real Dropbear

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The Real Dropbear
Oakley Germech
The Australians of today delight in scaring enthusiastic tourists with tales of the “dropbear”, a fierce, bloodthirsty denizen of the treetops that just so happens to resemble a cute, cuddly koala. What most of us don’t know is that, until recently, Australia had a real dropbear of its own.

Meet Thylacoleo. Thylacoleo, or the “marsupial lion”,…

When Yesterday Becomes Tomorrow

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When Yesterday Becomes Tomorrow
Helen zhou
 

Time travel has long since been lauded as the holy grail of both scientists and sci-fi enthusiasts alike. In Harry Potter, we have the Time Turners; in Back to the Future we have the DeLorean; and last but definitely not least, in Doctor Who we have the TARDIS, an acronym standing for ‘Time and Relative Dimensions in Space’. Time trav…

Spiderman, Spiderman, why can he do what spiders can?

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Spiderman, Spiderman, why can he do what spiders can?
By Lauren Cracknell
The release of the Marvel reboot movie, Amazing Spiderman 2, has renewed the love of the famous arachnid-themed superhero for fans worldwide. The movie is filled with interesting messages about the dangers of scientific research. Spiderman himself is a science enthusiast and is shown using his science knowledge to …

The Cure to Autoimmune Diseases in our Sights

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The Cure to Autoimmune Diseases in our Sights
By Rebecca Hall
 

Modern medicine has done so much for general health and what was once vicious diseases are now nothing more than trivial annoyances. Before, even the common flu was a horror for anyone to catch. However, there are so many diseases out there which are so complex that it has been very difficult to find cures and prevention…

When North is Not North

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When North is Not North
Melina Jablonka
When a phenomenon known as geomagnetic reversal occurs!

Geomagnetic reversal is the ‘flipping’ of the Earth’s magnetic field. This causes the positions of magnetic North and South to become interchanged; North becomes South, and South becomes North! We’ve all heard the term ‘reversing the polarity’; it’s been in every high-tech sci-fi and…

Caffeine versus Drowsiness

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Caffeine versus Drowsiness
By Rebecca Hall
Did you know that caffeine can actually make you sleepier?
That’s right, caffeine whilst energising you initially, actually affects the quality of the sleep you get later. The caffeine affects your sleep cycle so that it isn’t as deep as it could be meaning that you wake up groggier than if you hadn’t had the caffeine.

Effects on sleep:
It has…

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