Australia's new chief scientist

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Oct 5, 2008
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Cool: An astronomer has just been named as Australia's new Chief Scientist. Penny Sackett, who ran the rebuilding of the Mt. Stromlo observatory after devastating fires in 2003.

Also cool: she said that global warming is the biggest issue we face today.

Again also cool: She's a woman. I wonder what she wanted to be when she was 13? Well, now she's the chief scientific advisor to the Australian government.

Cool all around.