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Australasian Science is a bimonthly science magazine published in Australia. It contains a mixture of news items, feature articles and expert commentary.[1]

Australasian Science
CategoriesScience magazine
Year founded1938
CompanyControl Publications Pty. Ltd.

Australasian Science is Australia's longest-running scientific publication. It was first published in 1938 as The Australian Journal of Science by the Australian National Research Council, which was the forerunner of the Australian Academy of Science.

In 1954 the journal was transferred to ANZAAS – the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science. Throughout this time the journal published the research of eminent Australian scientists, including Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet, whose groundbreaking clonal selection theory was published in the journal in 1957.

The journal has evolved considerably over the following decades. Since merging in 1998 with a popular science magazine published by the University of Southern Queensland, the magazine has been published as Australasian Science. Published by Control Publications and available in newsagents, it is the only magazine that is dedicated to Australian and New Zealand science.

Australasian Science's patrons are Nobel Laureate Prof Peter C. Doherty and ABC broadcaster Robyn Williams.

Australasian Science also has a broad team of columnists covering astronomy, politics, biodiversity, ethics, scepticism, neuroscience and evidence-based medicine.

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  1. ^ "Australasian Science synchrotron features 2008". Retrieved 21 May 2016.

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