Colouring calms the mind at the World Science Festival

In this hectic life today, juggling work, family and fun.

But somewhere along the line humans need to find an effective way to unwind.

A workshop at the World Science Festival may have an unusual solution.

Maudy Veltema reports.

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Taxidermists display their skills at the World Science Festival

Have you dreamt of a career working with animals? Why not consider the centuries old art of taxidermy. The Queensland Museum is teaching people all about this quirky trade.

Elisabeth Moss reports.

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Reality and the virtual world become one at World Science Festival

Have you ever wanted to be in a hologram seemingly floating in mid-air?

Well at the World Science Festival in Brisbane you can do just that.

At special workshops you can transfer your own image to look just like a Star Wars character.

Melissa Mackay reports.

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Turtle hatchlings win hearts at World Science Festival

People who visit the World Science Festival in Brisbane are able to witness one of nature’s most spectacular feats the birth of tiny loggerhead turtles at a controlled environment hatchery.

Kurravi Piggott reports.

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Scientists map human impact on our oceans

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is currently under attack from a new coral bleaching event.

With the World Science Festival happening in Brisbane an international research team is there as well preparing to sail north and study the extent of the damage.

Emily Halverson reports.

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QUT Web News – Fri 21 Oct 2016

In this bulletin:

A legal debate over jury members and social media, in the wake of the Gable Tostee verdict.

Ready for business – thousands of state public servants prepare to move into the “tower of power”.

Another poor report card for the barrier reef, although a QUT robot is offering some hope.

And a Brisbane cellist has a whale of a time making music with performers from the deep.

This edition of QUT Web News is brought to you by Cassandra Catsoulis, Annie Pullar and Jacob Miley.

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Surprise pacesetter at GC-600

This weekend’s Gold Coast 600 is already off to an exciting start, with Volvo’s Scott McLaughlin posting the fastest time in a furious opening practice session.

He surprised everyone and seems bent on making up for an incident at Bathurst.

Cherlyn Tung reports.
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Robot offers hope for Barrier Reef

For the fifth year in a row, the Great Barrier Reef has scored a D-rating for its overall health.

But a robot developed by QUT is offering hope of some improvement.

It can poison and kill the dreaded Crown of Thorns starfish, a job previously done by hand.

Maudy Veltema reports.
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Musician has whale of a time

A Brisbane cellist is turning to our oceans to find new inspirations from the deep.

He’s calling on some unusual performers for his music.

Joseph Ogilvie reports.
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Debate over jury members use of social media

The wash up from the Gable Tostee trial has dominated legal circles today.

There is no indication yet if the Crown will appeal the verdict because of the actions of a juror on social media.

Tostee was found not guilty of the murder or manslaughter of Warriena Wright.

Elisabeth Moss reports.
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