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Niall Byrne
Niall is creative director at Science in Public in Melbourne - helping scientists translate their work into stories and headlines
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Finding the story behind , star formations, screening and the oldest and most distant galaxy ever discovered. Today and I are media training scientists. Thanks for hosting us.
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Niall Byrne Jan 20
Cane toads in WA are exhibiting some shady behaviour: toads have been spotted awake & active during the day in deeply shaded habitats, despite the species usually being nocturnal say researchers
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Niall Byrne Jan 17
How female promiscuity changes male behaviour: scientists from & genetically manipulated female fruit flies to make them more promiscuous & then observed what impact this had on the male fruit flies’ behaviour
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sciencegovau Jan 17
Nominations for this year’s for Science open 6 Feb 2019. Who will you nominate in or ?
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Niall Byrne Jan 16
First green leaf on moon has died as temperatures plummet. The experiment also included potato seeds, yeast and a small, flowering plant of the mustard family, but none of these showed signs of having sprouted.
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Niall Byrne Jan 14
Replying to @scienceinpublic
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Niall Byrne Jan 14
Terrified of the media? Need to talk about your research but unsure how? Join us for our one-day training workshop and get some help. We’ve got four spots left in a course in next week on Tuesday 22 Jan, and one spot left in on Wednesday 23 Jan.
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Niall Byrne Jan 8
Seen a sawfish? Report your sighting at to help researchers understand how populations have changed over time, and to help efforts in the future.
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Niall Byrne Jan 8
Half the world's population relies on rice, but there's a lot we don't know about it - scientists working with researchers in Iran & Japan are calling for a global effort to find the thousands of 'missing' proteins
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Niall Byrne Jan 8
Story for today: predicting . Rachel Badlan & team from have developed a model to predict whether these 'perfect storms' will occur. It's being trialed by . More:
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Niall Byrne Jan 7
Watch a sensing the electrical fields generated by a fish, then slicing and dicing it. Have you seen a sawfish—alive, or on the wall of a pub? Report your sighting to help identify where sawfish still occur and in what numbers
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Niall Byrne Jan 7
The saw can grow as long as two metres, can detect the electrical impulses of fish & with one slash can cut smaller fish in half. It’s so streamlined that many prey fish may not detect it. Report a sawfish sighting:
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Niall Byrne Jan 7
Great turn out for our press conference at Cairns Aquarium this morning. Thank you to the Cairns Aquarium, , , and . Looking forward to seeing the story on TV tonight.
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Niall Byrne Jan 7
Replying to @SharksAndRaysAu
Report your sighting on the website in a quick form:
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Niall Byrne Jan 7
Forty years ago, were seen off Sydney and the east coast, and Perth and up the west coast. Today they’re rarely seen outside of the Gulf of Carpentaria, NT and the Kimberley. want to hear about your sightings to help track where sawfish occur.
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Niall Byrne Jan 7
Have you seen a sawfish? Whether it’s a live fish, a saw on the wall of your local pub, or a pic from your family album, your sighting will help identify where sawfish still occur and in what numbers
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Niall Byrne Jan 6
Why are some lizards’ tongues blue? research explains
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Stem Cell Foundation Jan 6
‘Green light for grow-your-own kidney’ - delighted to see Melissa Little and science on the front page of today’s
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Melbourne Children's Global Health Dec 15
Our health experts healing kids around the world. Thanks for your reporting on our , initiative. We've already made a difference, but so much more to do.
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Niall Byrne Dec 13
It's amazing that can still talk to our pale blue dot.
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