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Singer-song writer Alex the Astronaut spoke to the director of the new Apollo 11 documentary and got the inside scoop about the astronauts and the historic space mission.  As a space nerd, speaking to people who have landed on the moon is probably a normal person’s version...

Stuck for science books and films? We've got you covered! It’s the last day of Book Week across schools nation wide, and while we might not be able to dress up as our favourite book characters, we can still celebrate our favourite science books through film. Here...

What is time? Are we alone in the universe? And how much do we really know?  Winner of SCINEMA’s Special Jury Award, The Most Unknown offers a window into the wonders of science as a chain of researchers tackle some of humanity’s biggest questions. Nine scientists are...

Each year an award-winning filmmaker is invited to a regional Australian town for a special community screening and Q&A event. This year’s special guest is Juliette Martineau, director of Smart Slime? She’s coming all the way from the UK specially for a community screening and filmmaker...

Shark expert Charlie Huveneers is at the forefront of research into some of the most terrifying creatures in the ocean. Along with a team of researchers, he brought audiences underwater in the terrifying documentary 700 Sharks. Swimming with sharks: marine ecologist Charlie Huveneers respects the ocean's...

As National Science Week (10-18 August) is just around the corner we’ve compiled the top five ways for you to get involved! 1. Get inspired and visit a museum or science discovery centre Ever wondered how aeroplanes stay in the sky, or how skyscrapers stay up right?...

It has been half a century since astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin of NASA’s Apollo 11, set foot on the moon and uttered those famous words that changed the course of history. “One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.” It’s reported that around...

Scientists have found the elusive gene responsible for lefty snail shells, and have even managed to produce 'lefty' offspring. Jeremy the Lefty Snail and Other Asymmetrical Animals looks at the fascinating story of Jeremy, a one in a million snail. His shell coiled to the...

Hear what our SCINEMA judges have to say  about the importance of presenting science on the big screen. SCINEMA is all about putting the science in cinema. But science in film is about more than entertaining audiences; it’s about creating conversations. For cancer biologist Darren Saunders, science...

The creator behind Smart Slime? explains why, out of all the things she could film, she chose slime. Winner of SCINEMA’s Award for Scientific Merit, Smart Slime? is the work of first-year film student Juliette Martineau, who is studying at the National Film and Television School,...