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Chris Cassella   
Wednesday, 17 May 2006

ScienceAlert is the first and only website to cover the whole of Australasian science and to present its announced research outcomes to the public for free. Besides providing the latest news from Australasian universities and research institutions, the service provides quality feature articles and opinions from qualified Australasian scientific and science writers and a specialised scientific jobs directory.

ScienceAlert partners Julian Cribb and Chris Cassella recognised that more and more people get their science news online. However, the science news presented on traditional news websites is profiled to appeal to a general audience and is dominated by stories from the United States and Great Britain, the main sources of English-language science news.

Their aim in setting up ScienceAlert was to both publicise Australasian scientific outcomes more widely and to encourage Australasian research institutions and funding agencies to share more of their achievements by providing a free outlet for them to do so.

We hope you agree that ScienceAlert has achieved this aim and make it one of your regularly visited web sites.

-- The ScienceAlert Team

Julian Cribb (Founding Editor) is one of Australia’s most experienced science communicators and journalists with over 8000 published articles, Julian founded ScienceAlert to share Australasian science with a global and national audience. 

Chris Cassella (Managing Director) is an ex-Microsoft programmer and erstwhile neuroscientist turned science communicator who is a strong proponent of Facebook as a platform to inspire and engage young people around the world with science.

Fiona MacDonald (Director of Partnerships and Editor) is the former assistant editor of Cosmos science magazine. A zoologist by training, she's written for Popular Science, Good Weekend, ABC and Australian Geographic.

Bec Crew (Managing Editor) is the author of Zombie Tits, Astronaut Fish and Other Weird Animals (NewSouth Press) and an award-winning science blogger with the Scientific American Blog Network, Australian Geographic, and World's Best Ever. She is the former online editor of Cosmos science magazine.

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