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Jake Clark

PhD Student, University of Southern Queensland

I'm Jake, a current PhD student at the University of Southern Queensland, based in sunny Queensland, Australia.

My PhD research involves exoplanets, planets discovered beyond our own solar system. I'm going to detect large rocky planets and small gassy worlds using NASA's new planet finding telescope TESS and Toowoomba's own telescope array MINERVA-Australis. I'm then looking into what makes up these big rocky 'Super-Earths' and small gassy 'Sub-Neptunes' to better understand the habitability of such worlds.

I love talking about science as much as conducting it and would consider myself to be a scientists and a science communicator. I've previously worked at Questacon, Australia's National Science and Technology Centre in the nation's capital. There I travelled around Australia, presenting STEM shows and workshops to primary schools, high schools and the broader Australian public.

Curious Kids: What existed before the Big Bang? Did something have to be there to go boom?

Dec 04, 2018 00:22 am UTC| Science

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions theyd like an expert to answer. All questions are welcome serious, weird or wacky! You might also like the...

Curious Kids: Is there anything hotter than the Sun?

Oct 29, 2018 19:30 pm UTC| Insights & Views Science

Curious Kids is a series for children, where we ask experts to answer questions from kids. All questions are welcome: find out how to enter at the bottom. You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production...

A Goblin could guide us to a mystery planet thought to exist in the Solar system

Oct 20, 2018 15:25 pm UTC| Insights & Views Science

Out in the depths of the Solar system, astronomers recently discovered a small, icy object, named 2015 TG387. First observed in October 2015, it has been nicknamed The Goblin by its discoverers. It is currently almost...

Google's artificial intelligence finds two new exoplanets missed by human eyes

Dec 15, 2017 08:13 am UTC| Insights & Views Science

Two new exoplanets have been discovered thanks to NASAs collaboration with Googles artificial intelligence (AI). One of those in todays announcement is an eighth planet Kepler-90i found orbiting the Sun-like star...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries slump on support from Trump’s positive China trade deal comments

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UK gilts suffer ahead of PM May’s departure on June 7; April retail sales better-than-expected

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RBA likely to cut OCR in November, over two rate cuts necessary to achieve jobless rate below 5 pct: St. George Economics

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is expected to cut the Official Cash Rate in November, taking the number of times the RBA cuts this year to three and the cash rate to 0.75 percent, according to the latest research...

NZ delivers healthy trade balance on back of strong export data, export volumes to drop away seasonally

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JGB 10-year yield falls to 7-week low tracking U.S. Treasuries on worries over global economic slowdown

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Politics

Indian election: Modi win delivered thanks to faith in development pledges

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Donald Trump Tax Returns: Democratic-led House Committee Gets 'Help' From Federal Judge, NY Senate in Financial Records Subpoena

A federal judge decision and a potentially game-changing New York state law are not helping United States President Donald Trump from keeping his tax returns from being scrutinized in a Congress investigation. POTUS then...

Melania Trump Body Language: She Looks 'Uncomfortable' in Recent Photos vs. 2016 Campaign Picture, Expert Says

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Vladimir Putin Girlfriend Rumors: Who Is Alina Kabaeva? Did She Just Gave Birth to Russian President’s Twin Boys?

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Vladimir Putin: Does the Russian President Watch 'Game of Thrones'?

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Science

Cancer Cure Found in Ancient Fish? Study Leans on to Parasitic Eel-Like Fish for Better Brain Cancer Treatment

Scientists around the world have various strategies finding the potential cancer cure or come up with a much better treatment regimen to help patients live longer. Researchers from Wisconsin and Texas recently published a...

HIV/AIDS Cure News: 50,000 Individuals Consume ‘Miracle Cure’ That’s Really Industrial Bleach Distributed in Uganda by US Pastor

Around 50,000 people in Uganda were allegedly convinced by an American pastor to consume a so-called miracle cure for HIV/AIDS. The problem is the said substance was already flagged down by the United States Food and Drug...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Scientists May Have Found a Way to End HIV Transmission

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Cancer Cure 2019: Researchers Focus on Helping Patients Live Longer

The world has yet to find a complete cure for cancer. But scientists are continuously working in developing and improving treatment strategies. A leading research institute for cancer recently announced a new and...

Cancer Cure 2019: Potentially Effective Vaccine Can Teach Immune System to Heal Tumors

Finding the cure for cancer also requires scientists and researchers to find various strategies on how to heal or destroy cancer cells and tumors. A recently published study offers an interesting approach as it revealed...

Technology

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Release Date, Features, Gameplay: Will There be New Teasers, Playable Demo at E3 2019?

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iOS 12.2 Exploits, Vulnerabilities: Motion Sensor Tracking Issue Raises Smartphone Security Concerns

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WWDC 2019 Presentation, Shows: Sent Invitations Treated as Treasure Maps, Deciphering Clues for Booty

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MacBook Pro 2019 Features, Specs: Performance Boost Decent but Falls Short of Apple Promise

It would seem that Apple has been experiencing a ton of stumbles recently, especially with regards to promises that they make regarding their products. Regarding the MacBook Pro 2019, it has a chance to finally redeem...
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