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Palaeontologist identifies ‘mystery photographer’ of the Naracoorte Caves

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Scientists emphasise the importance of historical writing in caves, after proving the identity of the first person to photograph Australian caves more than 150 years ago.

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Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition