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Anyone who has ever been in the company of a child for more than 5 seconds will know they are full of questions. “What makes thunder? Why is the sky blue? Where do I come from? Why can’t I fly?” All questions with science at the heart of the answer.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
While some of us may struggle to answer such questions, one of the best places for insights into them - and for kids to scratch their scientific itch is @Questacon.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Visiting Canberra over the school holidays Coretext writer Melissa Marino witnessed this first-hand, as the scientific activities as Questacon captivated her kids.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Over the course of an entire day they ran from one exhibit to the next, playing invisible musical instruments, blending colours, building flying machines and shadow puppets (and testing them out), witnessing explosions, testing their skill against a robot in air hockey, experiencing an earthquake (twice), seeing a lightning strike, marvelling at insects and their own skin under a powerful microscope and came away wanting more.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
At Coretext we are proud to work with the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA), producing materials for teachers about the STEM X Academy - one of its key professional development events held annually Canberra partnered by @Questacon and @CSIRO.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
After just a small taste of the innovative display of science at Questacon we can see why teachers attending the STEM X Academy emerge full of ideas and enthusiasm for taking science back to their classrooms. And we love telling their stories.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Do you have a favourite place to take kids to tingle their scientific tastebuds? Have a favourite place of your own? We’d love to hear your tips!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#questacon #australianscienceteachers #STEM #stemxacademy #csiro #questaconcanberra
Kids are natural born scientists.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Anyone who has ever been in the company of a child for more than 5 seconds will know they are full of questions. “What makes thunder? Why is the sky blue? Where do I come from? Why can’t I fly?” All questions with science at the heart of the answer.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While some of us may struggle to answer such questions, one of the best places for insights into them - and for kids to scratch their scientific itch is @Questacon.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Visiting Canberra over the school holidays Coretext writer Melissa Marino witnessed this first-hand, as the scientific activities as Questacon captivated her kids.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Over the course of an entire day they ran from one exhibit to the next, playing invisible musical instruments, blending colours, building flying machines and shadow puppets (and testing them out), witnessing explosions, testing their skill against a robot in air hockey, experiencing an earthquake (twice), seeing a lightning strike, marvelling at insects and their own skin under a powerful microscope and came away wanting more.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At Coretext we are proud to work with the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA), producing materials for teachers about the STEM X Academy - one of its key professional development events held annually Canberra partnered by @Questacon and @CSIRO.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After just a small taste of the innovative display of science at Questacon we can see why teachers attending the STEM X Academy emerge full of ideas and enthusiasm for taking science back to their classrooms. And we love telling their stories.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you have a favourite place to take kids to tingle their scientific tastebuds? Have a favourite place of your own? We’d love to hear your tips!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #questacon  #australianscienceteachers  #STEM  #stemxacademy  #csiro  #questaconcanberra 
Since Coretext director Brad Collis started keeping bees he has become a keen observer of seasonal flowerings, especially in the adjacent bush. Normally his bees can rely on a profusion of flowering gums in late summer-autumn to set-up for winter, but so far this year there's been no blossom because there has been almost no rain - and we're talking about coastal South Gippsland; in farming terms a 'high rainfall zone'. From coastal bees to hinterland barley, the weather is telling us something. The planet's climate systems are coming apart. This photo was taken in more reliable times ... just hoping it won't become a memory only.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#climate #rain #rainfall #season #bees #flower #nature #visitmelbourne #tourism #food #summer #autumn #winter #blossom #dry #drought #farming #australianfarming #victoria #qld #nsw #australia #parched #land #coastal  #gippsland #wa #hinterland #weather #planet
Since Coretext director Brad Collis started keeping bees he has become a keen observer of seasonal flowerings, especially in the adjacent bush. Normally his bees can rely on a profusion of flowering gums in late summer-autumn to set-up for winter, but so far this year there's been no blossom because there has been almost no rain - and we're talking about coastal South Gippsland; in farming terms a 'high rainfall zone'. From coastal bees to hinterland barley, the weather is telling us something. The planet's climate systems are coming apart. This photo was taken in more reliable times ... just hoping it won't become a memory only.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #climate  #rain  #rainfall  #season  #bees  #flower  #nature  #visitmelbourne  #tourism  #food  #summer  #autumn  #winter  #blossom  #dry  #drought  #farming  #australianfarming  #victoria  #qld  #nsw  #australia  #parched  #land  #coastal  #gippsland  #wa  #hinterland  #weather  #planet 
Pleasantly impressed by the cultivation of habitats for native wildlife at La Trobe University. I visited recently to catch up with scientists who have helped to treble wheat yields in Victoria's high rainfall zones ... and in the process, made a discovery that caught the attention of wheat breeders internationally!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The campus was especially beautiful. Big congratulation to the university and its ground keepers. As to the discovery, you can read about it soon in the May issue of GroundCover™.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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@latrobe, @theGRDC, @AustralianWildlifeSociety, @AWConservancy,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#groundcover™, #grdc
Pleasantly impressed by the cultivation of habitats for native wildlife at La Trobe University. I visited recently to catch up with scientists who have helped to treble wheat yields in Victoria's high rainfall zones ... and in the process, made a discovery that caught the attention of wheat breeders internationally!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The campus was especially beautiful. Big congratulation to the university and its ground keepers. As to the discovery, you can read about it soon in the May issue of GroundCover™.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @latrobe, @theGRDC, @AustralianWildlifeSociety, @AWConservancy,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #groundcover ™, #grdc 
The science of farming is critical to humanity’s sustainable hold on our fragile Earth but every day its grip (and sustainability) is weakened by human politics; the politics of environmental exploitation, the politics of anti-science and, of course, the politics of war. Pictured are research fields at what was once the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) – a crucial facility for sustaining food production in the world’s arid regions where hunger is endemic. Tragically, this is a 12-year-old photo. These once life-giving fields are today a wasteland outside the scorched ruins of what was once the most beautiful of ancient cities, Aleppo, Syria.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#earth #earthpix #earthday #earthday2018 #aleppo #syria #icarda #food #sustainability #fragile #agriculture #research #politics #environment #science #lifetime #life #hunger
The science of farming is critical to humanity’s sustainable hold on our fragile Earth but every day its grip (and sustainability) is weakened by human politics; the politics of environmental exploitation, the politics of anti-science and, of course, the politics of war. Pictured are research fields at what was once the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) – a crucial facility for sustaining food production in the world’s arid regions where hunger is endemic. Tragically, this is a 12-year-old photo. These once life-giving fields are today a wasteland outside the scorched ruins of what was once the most beautiful of ancient cities, Aleppo, Syria.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #earth  #earthpix  #earthday  #earthday2018  #aleppo  #syria  #icarda  #food  #sustainability  #fragile  #agriculture  #research  #politics  #environment  #science  #lifetime  #life  #hunger 
Waiting for the tram in North Melbourne on a balmy April afternoon. Autumn but Melbournians' winter doonas still in the cupboard.

#Coretextexplores #sightsofNorthMelbourne #NorthMelbourne #trams #Melbourne trams #58tram #coretext #contentmatters #victorian #victoria #australia #tourism #transportation #transportation #north #melbourne #melbourneiloveyou #vic #thankgoditsfriday #tgif #autumn🍁 #winter #doona #april
Victorian growers Michael (left) and James Nagorcka pictured in a hemp seed crop grown for food on their Strathkellar farm, near Hamilton, for the first time in the 2017-18 season.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Quick to respond to regulatory changes allowing the sale of low psychoactive hemp seed as food in Australia from 12 November 2017, the Nagorcka family planted the crop across 300ha in early December. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Read the full article by Coretext reporter Clarisa Collis in the May-June edition of the GRDC's GroundCover™ magazine. Photo by Clarisa Collis.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#coretext #contentmatters @the_grdc  #groundcover #GroundCoverTM #GrainsResearchDevelopmentCorporation #hemp #hempseed #farming #oilseed #hempfood #hempoil #southernregion #growercooperative  #grower #hamilton #victoria #lowpsychoactive #trial #cannabis #earlysowing #latesowing #crop  #croprotation #nagorcka #strathkellar #weedcontrol #soil health #medicalcannabis #Finland #China
Victorian growers Michael (left) and James Nagorcka pictured in a hemp seed crop grown for food on their Strathkellar farm, near Hamilton, for the first time in the 2017-18 season.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Quick to respond to regulatory changes allowing the sale of low psychoactive hemp seed as food in Australia from 12 November 2017, the Nagorcka family planted the crop across 300ha in early December. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Read the full article by Coretext reporter Clarisa Collis in the May-June edition of the GRDC's GroundCover™ magazine. Photo by Clarisa Collis.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #coretext  #contentmatters  @the_grdc #groundcover  #GroundCoverTM  #GrainsResearchDevelopmentCorporation  #hemp  #hempseed  #farming  #oilseed  #hempfood  #hempoil  #southernregion  #growercooperative  #grower  #hamilton  #victoria  #lowpsychoactive  #trial  #cannabis  #earlysowing  #latesowing  #crop  #croprotation  #nagorcka  #strathkellar  #weedcontrol  #soil  health #medicalcannabis  #Finland  #China 
April 18 is the International Day for Monuments and Sites (also known as World Heritage Day). In a practical sense it’s just a handy reminder to sometimes take the slow road when travelling around the country and check out those roadside memorials, cairns, statues, and obelisks that tell the story of our nation building. A small investment in time can be pleasantly rewarded with ripping yarns chiselled into stone or engraved onto bronze - like the story behind a little sheep research station on the coastal plains outside Robe, South Australia: See⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#heritage #monuments #travel  #obelisk #robe #secret #southaustralia #coretext #storytelling #roadtrip #slow #slowdown
April 18 is the International Day for Monuments and Sites (also known as World Heritage Day). In a practical sense it’s just a handy reminder to sometimes take the slow road when travelling around the country and check out those roadside memorials, cairns, statues, and obelisks that tell the story of our nation building. A small investment in time can be pleasantly rewarded with ripping yarns chiselled into stone or engraved onto bronze - like the story behind a little sheep research station on the coastal plains outside Robe, South Australia: See⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://lnkd.in/gPkjWvu⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #heritage  #monuments  #travel  #obelisk  #robe  #secret  #southaustralia  #coretext  #storytelling  #roadtrip  #slow  #slowdown 
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Are swirls and pearls⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Of wisdom and Lipton⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Leaves left behind⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Their patterns clearly⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A curious find ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To a man with such a creative mind.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Picture and poem by Brad Collis, Coretext's Editorial Director. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#morning #morningcoffee #wakeup #storytelling #coffee #creative #poem #thoughtful #cup #pearlsofwisdom #creatives #director #wisdom #art #artist #coffee #lugarno #contentmatters @coretext_au
In the bottom of his cup⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Are swirls and pearls⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Of wisdom and Lipton⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Leaves left behind⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Their patterns clearly⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A curious find ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To a man with such a creative mind.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pictured is Tim Claeys, Coretext's Creative Director. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Picture and poem by Brad Collis, Coretext's Editorial Director. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #morning  #morningcoffee  #wakeup  #storytelling  #coffee  #creative  #poem  #thoughtful  #cup  #pearlsofwisdom  #creatives  #director  #wisdom  #art  #artist  #coffee  #lugarno  #contentmatters  @coretext_au
A shout out to Dr Lee Hickey for the great interview he provided to @the_grdc GroundCover(TM) on a NASA-inspired innovation with important implications for food security. Read more by clicking on the link in our bio and scrolling down until you see the story called Light ‘trick’.
A shout out to Dr Lee Hickey for the great interview he provided to @the_grdc GroundCover(TM) on a NASA-inspired innovation with important implications for food security. Read more by clicking on the link in our bio and scrolling down until you see the story called Light ‘trick’.
One of the more disturbing aspects of the Climate Change debate is the fact it is still being debated – a luxury afforded perhaps by the comfort of first-world urbanity. However, for many millions of people Climate Change looms ever threateningly over their existence – inundation, disease, declining food production all now visible in daily life. Coretext writers have been reporting on Climate Change for many many years and it still throws up alarming surprises. Take, for example, the affects on cassava, a food staple on which a billion people across Africa, Asia and Latin America relies. Cassava has a deadly side to its bounty: it produces cyanide. This is traditionally negated by careful preparation, but research is showing that the combined effects of higher temperature and drought stress on cassava is taking its cyanide levels to dangerously new levels. The full article by Clarisa Collis for MONASH Magazine is a must read: https://lens.monash.edu/@monash-magazine/2017/12/18/1229914/the-poisoned-plate-of-climate-⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The science behind the measurement of such Climate Change impacts, and the challenge of resolving this before it becomes a global calamity is fascinating and telling this story is important – but not for debate; for awareness and action.
The Penny Stephens @bypennystephens photo shows Professor Roslyn Gleadow growing cassava at a Monash University greenhouse as she studies how higher carbon dioxide levels are affecting toxicity in the world's staple crops.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
health #worldhealth #cassava #foodstaple #changing climate #crop #poisonous #food security #cyanidetoxicity #droughttolerance #processing #nutrition #safety #hightemperature #droughtstress #tuberyield #tropicalataxicneuropathy #deafness #impairedvision #paralysis #death #dizziness #headache #nausea #vomiting #stomachpains #coretext #contentmatters @MonashUni #monash #cyanogenesisgroup #bypennystephens
One of the more disturbing aspects of the Climate Change debate is the fact it is still being debated – a luxury afforded perhaps by the comfort of first-world urbanity. However, for many millions of people Climate Change looms ever threateningly over their existence – inundation, disease, declining food production all now visible in daily life. Coretext writers have been reporting on Climate Change for many many years and it still throws up alarming surprises. Take, for example, the affects on cassava, a food staple on which a billion people across Africa, Asia and Latin America relies. Cassava has a deadly side to its bounty: it produces cyanide. This is traditionally negated by careful preparation, but research is showing that the combined effects of higher temperature and drought stress on cassava is taking its cyanide levels to dangerously new levels. The full article by Clarisa Collis for MONASH Magazine is a must read: https://lens.monash.edu/@monash-magazine/2017/12/18/1229914/the-poisoned-plate-of-climate-⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The science behind the measurement of such Climate Change impacts, and the challenge of resolving this before it becomes a global calamity is fascinating and telling this story is important – but not for debate; for awareness and action. The Penny Stephens @bypennystephens photo shows Professor Roslyn Gleadow growing cassava at a Monash University greenhouse as she studies how higher carbon dioxide levels are affecting toxicity in the world's staple crops.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ health #worldhealth  #cassava  #foodstaple  #changing  climate #crop  #poisonous  #food  security #cyanidetoxicity  #droughttolerance  #processing  #nutrition  #safety  #hightemperature  #droughtstress  #tuberyield  #tropicalataxicneuropathy  #deafness  #impairedvision  #paralysis  #death  #dizziness  #headache  #nausea  #vomiting  #stomachpains  #coretext  #contentmatters  @MonashUni #monash  #cyanogenesisgroup  #bypennystephens 
Today, 7 April, marks World Health Day and – not coincidentally – the 70th anniversary of the creation of the World Health Organisation. WHO was set up in 1948 to combat infectious and non-communicable diseases and to strive for universal health coverage for all. Currently, the organisation estimates, at least half of the planet's population are not able to access the health services they need.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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On the issue of vaccinations, a subject which has been known to spark controversy among the so-called "anti-vaxxer" movement, WHO reports that vaccines against diseases such as polio, diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough prevent 2-3 million deaths a year. Expanding childhood vaccinations to places that don't presently have them could prevent another 1.5 million deaths, WHO says.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#who #worldhealthday #health #dr #dentist  #vaccination #savelives #healthcare #medicare #medical #holistic #mindful #mental
Today, 7 April, marks World Health Day and – not coincidentally – the 70th anniversary of the creation of the World Health Organisation. WHO was set up in 1948 to combat infectious and non-communicable diseases and to strive for universal health coverage for all. Currently, the organisation estimates, at least half of the planet's population are not able to access the health services they need.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On the issue of vaccinations, a subject which has been known to spark controversy among the so-called "anti-vaxxer" movement, WHO reports that vaccines against diseases such as polio, diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough prevent 2-3 million deaths a year. Expanding childhood vaccinations to places that don't presently have them could prevent another 1.5 million deaths, WHO says.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And if you don't believe WHO, perhaps take the word of dual Oscar-winner Frances McDormand, from the Coen brothers' classic comedy Raising Arizona: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO93iNoAXdA⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We hope you have a happy, healthy World Heath Day, and spare a thought for those who can't access the health services that we enjoy! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #who  #worldhealthday  #health  #dr  #dentist  #vaccination  #savelives  #healthcare  #medicare  #medical  #holistic  #mindful  #mental 
Most of us have ‘other lives’ and for many of the staff at Coretext it is music.

Coretext’s general manager Adi Dolphin started professional life as a pianist, armed with a Bachelor of Music through the Conservatorium at the University of Melbourne. This was the segue into film and documentary production, arts management and, today, communications management. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Coretext associate editor Nicole Baxter, a mezzo-soprano, has just started a Diploma of Music in classical vocal performance through Central Queensland University. The study will add to the advanced music education she has been undertaking for the past three years at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music in Wagga Wagga. Pictured is one of the vocal scores Nicole is learning for a recital she will perform in June. Coretext editorial director Brad Collis is a “pub band guitarist from the 70s and 80s” and during a stint in the Canberra Press Gallery was known to compose lyrics and music for impromptu performances regaling political mischief in song. Former staffer, Alex Roginski (now preoccupied with a history PhD) is renowned for interpretive dance and impromptu opera performances ... composed and performed on-the-go. A quick-fire mind has Alex. And our in-house biotech writer Dr Gio Braidotti claims to be a practised mime artiste (pretended to be singing when enlisted into the chorus of academe musical theatre productions). Writer Melissa Marino (no relation to Sean Merino) has a terrible reputation for karaoke. She too debuted at the Canberra Press Gallery. Say no more. At Coretext, we love telling stories through words and pictures and a lot of that creativity is influenced by an understanding also of the language of music. So often it is music that inspires the written and visual forms of expression. We would love to hear how others use music as an influence on the work they or you do.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#music #storytelling #diplomaofmusic #canberra #press #politics #coffee #melbourneuniversity #opera #classicalmusic #gutair #melbourne #melbournuniversity #unimelb #cquniversity #singing #pianist #musicians #score #dowland #digitalstorytelling #digitalmarketing #communication #learning
Most of us have ‘other lives’ and for many of the staff at Coretext it is music. Coretext’s general manager Adi Dolphin started professional life as a pianist, armed with a Bachelor of Music through the Conservatorium at the University of Melbourne. This was the segue into film and documentary production, arts management and, today, communications management. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Coretext associate editor Nicole Baxter, a mezzo-soprano, has just started a Diploma of Music in classical vocal performance through Central Queensland University. The study will add to the advanced music education she has been undertaking for the past three years at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music in Wagga Wagga. Pictured is one of the vocal scores Nicole is learning for a recital she will perform in June. Coretext editorial director Brad Collis is a “pub band guitarist from the 70s and 80s” and during a stint in the Canberra Press Gallery was known to compose lyrics and music for impromptu performances regaling political mischief in song. Former staffer, Alex Roginski (now preoccupied with a history PhD) is renowned for interpretive dance and impromptu opera performances ... composed and performed on-the-go. A quick-fire mind has Alex. And our in-house biotech writer Dr Gio Braidotti claims to be a practised mime artiste (pretended to be singing when enlisted into the chorus of academe musical theatre productions). Writer Melissa Marino (no relation to Sean Merino) has a terrible reputation for karaoke. She too debuted at the Canberra Press Gallery. Say no more. At Coretext, we love telling stories through words and pictures and a lot of that creativity is influenced by an understanding also of the language of music. So often it is music that inspires the written and visual forms of expression. We would love to hear how others use music as an influence on the work they or you do.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #music  #storytelling  #diplomaofmusic  #canberra  #press  #politics  #coffee  #melbourneuniversity  #opera  #classicalmusic  #gutair  #melbourne  #melbournuniversity  #unimelb  #cquniversity  #singing  #pianist  #musicians  #score  #dowland  #digitalstorytelling  #digitalmarketing  #communication  #learning 
Coretext is privileged and proud to publish beautiful photos of Australia’s gorgeous landscape. Lately we have framed this landscape from above as drone-enthusiast editorial director Brad Collis has taken his photography skills to the sky. But we are also lucky enough to reside in Melbourne, one of few cities in the world to allow hot air balloons to fly so close to the CBD. It makes for some great morning commuter views, and, as our production manager Natasha Batten found, is also an excellent reason to skip your Sunday sleep-in. Photo by Natasha Batten, Coretext Pty Ltd. 
#Melbourne #3000 #drones #hotairballoons #Australia #landscape #flying #soaring #Sunday #sleepin #photography
Coretext is privileged and proud to publish beautiful photos of Australia’s gorgeous landscape. Lately we have framed this landscape from above as drone-enthusiast editorial director Brad Collis has taken his photography skills to the sky. But we are also lucky enough to reside in Melbourne, one of few cities in the world to allow hot air balloons to fly so close to the CBD. It makes for some great morning commuter views, and, as our production manager Natasha Batten found, is also an excellent reason to skip your Sunday sleep-in. Photo by Natasha Batten, Coretext Pty Ltd. #Melbourne  #3000  #drones  #hotairballoons  #Australia  #landscape  #flying  #soaring  #Sunday  #sleepin  #photography 
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It's interesting observing the STEM debate – Australia’s need for more students to take up careers in science, technology, engineering and maths. A study by the Public Education Foundation has calculated Australia's declining performance in maths, reading and science will cost the nation $120 billion over the next 45 years in lost GDP.
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A major part of this lost capacity-building is the reluctance of young women to pursue STEM careers despite initially showing considerable interest and aptitude.
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A study by Professor Helen Watt, Faculty of Education at Monash University, looking at this aspect suggests that while girls at school often start out keen on STEM subjects, they ultimately choose other pathways because either they believe they’re not capable of achieving high-level jobs in mathematics and science – a confidence issue – or because they perceive STEM workplaces as not being family-friendly.
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Professor Watt regards this as unnecessarily wasted talent on both an individual and national level.

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• Encourage pop culture to highlight the excitement that science and maths can provide; much as legal TV dramas are credited for a surge in law careers.

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It’s a complex but important issue that also rubs up against workplace and gender equality generally. So where do we start?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#stem #girls #science #education #tech #career #equalopportunities #innovation #whorulestheworld
The STEM debate⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's interesting observing the STEM debate – Australia’s need for more students to take up careers in science, technology, engineering and maths. A study by the Public Education Foundation has calculated Australia's declining performance in maths, reading and science will cost the nation $120 billion over the next 45 years in lost GDP. . A major part of this lost capacity-building is the reluctance of young women to pursue STEM careers despite initially showing considerable interest and aptitude. . A study by Professor Helen Watt, Faculty of Education at Monash University, looking at this aspect suggests that while girls at school often start out keen on STEM subjects, they ultimately choose other pathways because either they believe they’re not capable of achieving high-level jobs in mathematics and science – a confidence issue – or because they perceive STEM workplaces as not being family-friendly. . Professor Watt regards this as unnecessarily wasted talent on both an individual and national level. Some strategies she says could change this include:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • Schools better demonstrating how maths and science can be useful in all careers⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • Tweaking school timetables so that maths and science don’t clash with humanities and force career-restricting choices⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • Encourage pop culture to highlight the excitement that science and maths can provide; much as legal TV dramas are credited for a surge in law careers. As a publisher in science and innovation Coretext is keen to hear your views on this. Is it the rigidity of the education system? Is it the blinkered economic ambitions of parents? Is it a cultural/gender divide?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s a complex but important issue that also rubs up against workplace and gender equality generally. So where do we start?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #stem  #girls  #science  #education  #tech  #career  #equalopportunities  #innovation  #whorulestheworld 
Coretext reporter, Clarisa Collis, recently found this hay bale blocking her driveway. A yet-to-be-solved mystery. Did it roll down the hill, topple off a truck or was it a gift for miscellaneous pets? Clarisa has a reputation for caring for creatures great and small. Whatever, it became a fairly convincing reason to work from home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Photo: Clarisa Collis
#coretext #workfromhome #hay #storytelling #contentmatters #journalist #photography
Coretext reporter, Clarisa Collis, recently found this hay bale blocking her driveway. A yet-to-be-solved mystery. Did it roll down the hill, topple off a truck or was it a gift for miscellaneous pets? Clarisa has a reputation for caring for creatures great and small. Whatever, it became a fairly convincing reason to work from home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo: Clarisa Collis #coretext  #workfromhome  #hay  #storytelling  #contentmatters  #journalist  #photography 
Inspired by all the chocolate - it is the Easter long weekend after all... 🍫🐰
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Mankind gets its chocolate-fix, exceeding 3.6 million tonnes of cocoa beans a year, from the seeds of an ancient crop that grows in the shaded understory of rainforests around the world.
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Under the protective rainforest canopy, a tropical tree, Theobroma cacao, which means ‘food of the Gods’, has been supplying our insatiable appetite for the rich, decadent flavour of chocolate for many millennia.
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In Australia, the cocoa industry is based on a co-operative family farming model rather than a corporate enterprise structure.
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This co-op model means the country’s cocoa growers are both suppliers and shareholders in the only company - @daintreeestates - that commercially produces chocolate from Australian cocoa plantations.
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The world’s chocolate supply is threatened by a range of environmental, economic and social factors in the developing countries where cocoa is mostly grown – within 20 degrees of the equator.
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Supply risks include climate change, deforestation, political and economic instability, more profitable cropping alternatives, ageing cocoa plantations, dependence on a low genetic base, declining soil fertility and pressure from pests and diseases.
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Daintree Estates demonstrates a supply chain model that sets a benchmark for sustainability in national and international agribusiness with farming practices that aim to minimise environmental impacts.
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Such an approach is important in pristine rainforest environments around the world, such as Queensland’s far north that contains one of the world’s oldest rainforests – the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest.
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(Photo by Clarisa Collis featuring pods of the tropical cocoa tree, Theobroma cacao, which are harvested by hand to produce chocolate). .
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#daintreeestates #cocoa #chocolate #easterchocolatefix #easterlongweekend #chocolateeggs #lovechocolate #lovedaintreeestates #cocoabeans #daintreeestates
Inspired by all the chocolate - it is the Easter long weekend after all... 🍫🐰 . Mankind gets its chocolate-fix, exceeding 3.6 million tonnes of cocoa beans a year, from the seeds of an ancient crop that grows in the shaded understory of rainforests around the world. . Under the protective rainforest canopy, a tropical tree, Theobroma cacao, which means ‘food of the Gods’, has been supplying our insatiable appetite for the rich, decadent flavour of chocolate for many millennia. . In Australia, the cocoa industry is based on a co-operative family farming model rather than a corporate enterprise structure. . This co-op model means the country’s cocoa growers are both suppliers and shareholders in the only company - @daintreeestates - that commercially produces chocolate from Australian cocoa plantations. . The world’s chocolate supply is threatened by a range of environmental, economic and social factors in the developing countries where cocoa is mostly grown – within 20 degrees of the equator. . Supply risks include climate change, deforestation, political and economic instability, more profitable cropping alternatives, ageing cocoa plantations, dependence on a low genetic base, declining soil fertility and pressure from pests and diseases. . Daintree Estates demonstrates a supply chain model that sets a benchmark for sustainability in national and international agribusiness with farming practices that aim to minimise environmental impacts. . Such an approach is important in pristine rainforest environments around the world, such as Queensland’s far north that contains one of the world’s oldest rainforests – the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest. . (Photo by Clarisa Collis featuring pods of the tropical cocoa tree, Theobroma cacao, which are harvested by hand to produce chocolate). . . #daintreeestates  #cocoa  #chocolate  #easterchocolatefix  #easterlongweekend  #chocolateeggs  #lovechocolate  #lovedaintreeestates  #cocoabeans  #daintreeestates 
Where would we be without carrots 🥕🥕 to fuel the Easter Bunny's 🐰 delivery of chocolate eggs?
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If you've ever wondered where carrots come from...they originate from a seed crop, pictured here on Jo (left) and Rob Bradley's property at Longford in Tasmania's Northern Midlands region.
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Ideally suited to this island state's northern climate, carrot seed crops are generally sown in January and February, and harvested 13 months later between February and mid-March, just in time for Easter.
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#carrotseed #carrotfarmer #harvest #agriculture #carrotseed #cropping #australianagriculture
Where would we be without carrots 🥕🥕 to fuel the Easter Bunny's 🐰 delivery of chocolate eggs? . If you've ever wondered where carrots come from...they originate from a seed crop, pictured here on Jo (left) and Rob Bradley's property at Longford in Tasmania's Northern Midlands region. . Ideally suited to this island state's northern climate, carrot seed crops are generally sown in January and February, and harvested 13 months later between February and mid-March, just in time for Easter. . #carrotseed  #carrotfarmer  #harvest  #agriculture  #carrotseed  #cropping  #australianagriculture 
Scientists in Queensland are developing purple sweetcorn varieties with the horticulture industry to help growers respond to increasingly health-conscious consumers.
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Being delivered by the @uniofqld and jointly funded by the grower-owned research and development company, and @coretext_au  client, Hort Innovation, the new varieties are being developed through natural breeding programs.
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Head researcher Tim O’Hare said his team was focussed on developing sweetcorn with high levels of specific phytonutrients for human health. “Not only is purple corn fun, the actual pigments in the varieties we are developing are phytonutrients and they have different health benefits to that of a traditional yellow corn,” he said.
“The anthocyanins have been shown to be linked to cardio-vascular health and by that we mean lowering blood pressure or reducing atherosclerosis, reducing the chance of having a heart attack.”
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While the researchers find the taste of the purple corn almost identical to that of traditional varieties, they are in the process of asking the experts.
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Consumer and professional ‘taste testing’ panels are assessing the flavour, smell and texture of the varieties, to help the scientists confirm that any alteration does not harm the flavour and quality of the products, and how these new types compare to traditional sweetcorn.
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#maizmorado #purplecorn #antioxidant #healthyliving #hortinnovation #corn #healthyeating #phytonutrients
Scientists in Queensland are developing purple sweetcorn varieties with the horticulture industry to help growers respond to increasingly health-conscious consumers. . Being delivered by the @uniofqld and jointly funded by the grower-owned research and development company, and @coretext_au client, Hort Innovation, the new varieties are being developed through natural breeding programs. . Head researcher Tim O’Hare said his team was focussed on developing sweetcorn with high levels of specific phytonutrients for human health. “Not only is purple corn fun, the actual pigments in the varieties we are developing are phytonutrients and they have different health benefits to that of a traditional yellow corn,” he said. “The anthocyanins have been shown to be linked to cardio-vascular health and by that we mean lowering blood pressure or reducing atherosclerosis, reducing the chance of having a heart attack.” . While the researchers find the taste of the purple corn almost identical to that of traditional varieties, they are in the process of asking the experts. . Consumer and professional ‘taste testing’ panels are assessing the flavour, smell and texture of the varieties, to help the scientists confirm that any alteration does not harm the flavour and quality of the products, and how these new types compare to traditional sweetcorn. (Image via @perutradeofficeistanbul) . . #maizmorado  #purplecorn  #antioxidant  #healthyliving  #hortinnovation  #corn  #healthyeating  #phytonutrients 
Staff at Coretext are delighted with the latest issue of the @frdc_aus FISH magazine, which landed last week! The magazine has a huge range of stories covering everything from food safety research to aquaculture, fishery sustainability and recreational fishing.
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From the fast-growing sphere of aquaculture (did you know that world aquaculture production has roughly doubled in the past six years?), Catherine Norwood reports from a Hobart conference on the future of the Atlantic Salmon industry, which is widely seen to be "at a crossroads" in Australia. There's also a terrific feature about the women fishers of the Coorong, who are paving the way for environmental and industry change.
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The magazine is also available via the FRDC Fish magazine app or website (link in bio).
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#ContentMatters #Coretext #FRDC #aquaculture #atlanticsalmon #tasmania #sustainability #recfish
Staff at Coretext are delighted with the latest issue of the @frdc_aus FISH magazine, which landed last week! The magazine has a huge range of stories covering everything from food safety research to aquaculture, fishery sustainability and recreational fishing. . From the fast-growing sphere of aquaculture (did you know that world aquaculture production has roughly doubled in the past six years?), Catherine Norwood reports from a Hobart conference on the future of the Atlantic Salmon industry, which is widely seen to be "at a crossroads" in Australia. There's also a terrific feature about the women fishers of the Coorong, who are paving the way for environmental and industry change. . The magazine is also available via the FRDC Fish magazine app or website (link in bio). . #ContentMatters  #Coretext  #FRDC  #aquaculture  #atlanticsalmon  #tasmania  #sustainability  #recfish 
On the road less travelled, Coretext reporter Clarisa Collis heads towards the horizon in search of a southern cover story for the @the_grdc GroundCover™ magazine in the Nangari district, about 25 kilometres south-east of Loxton, South Australia.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#malleefarming #wandervictoria #visitvictoria #crops #horizon #farmingpics #farmphotography #research #onfarm #pulse #oilseeds #cropping #grains #development #farmer #farming #coretext #contentmatters #GRDC #groundcover #GroundCoverTM #GrainsResearchDevelopmentCorporation
On the road less travelled, Coretext reporter Clarisa Collis heads towards the horizon in search of a southern cover story for the @the_grdc GroundCover™ magazine in the Nangari district, about 25 kilometres south-east of Loxton, South Australia.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👉Full article link in bio⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #malleefarming  #wandervictoria  #visitvictoria  #crops  #horizon  #farmingpics  #farmphotography  #research  #onfarm  #pulse  #oilseeds  #cropping  #grains  #development  #farmer  #farming  #coretext  #contentmatters  #GRDC  #groundcover  #GroundCoverTM  #GrainsResearchDevelopmentCorporation 
The amazing Svalbard Global Seed Vault is celebrating its 10th birthday. Its role is to protect over 1 million crop varieties aso that agriculture can be restarted following a doomsday event. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It was built on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, about 1300 kilometres from the North Pole. Editor & Specialist Writer at Coretext, Gio says, "I feel like I have visited this amazing genebank, having covered its creation from the very beginning, including an interview with conservationist extraordinaire, Dr Cary Fowler." 🌾🌱⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The amazing Svalbard Global Seed Vault is celebrating its 10th birthday. Its role is to protect over 1 million crop varieties aso that agriculture can be restarted following a doomsday event. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was built on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, about 1300 kilometres from the North Pole. Editor & Specialist Writer at Coretext, Gio says, "I feel like I have visited this amazing genebank, having covered its creation from the very beginning, including an interview with conservationist extraordinaire, Dr Cary Fowler." 🌾🌱⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Send the doomsday vault team a greeting at @svalbard_global_seed_vault and to the Australians protecting our genetic resources - Australian Seed Bank Partnership.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Photo via @michaelsolon1)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #norway  #svalbard  #globalwarming  #permafrost  #frozen  #seedvault  #globalseedvault