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Hanging off the earth by the soles of my feet, I have arrived in Melbourne, Australia. For me this is the first time I’ve ever crossed the Equator and landed on the Southern Hemisphere, and much to my relief I haven’t fallen of the earth. Reason for my visit is the Fifth World Conference of Science Journalists. For the next five days I will be immersed not in science, but the profession that critically reports on it. And sometimes it doesn’t, which is part of the discussion. Much under-appreciated at media corporations, not only the skills and training needed to be a good science journalist but also the value good science reporting has for society, a few hundred science journalists from all over the world will gather to discuss the profession. And I feel very lucky to be part of it.