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    Junior fossil hunters discover extinct giant penguin

    Back in 2006, children from the Hamilton Junior Naturalist Club went on a fossil-hunting field trip...

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    Explainer: how do nuclear submarines work?

    Australia will be building, using – and crewing – nuclear submarines under a new deal with...

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    Meet Kanyini, South Australia’s first satellite

    The Pitjantjatjara word ‘Kanyini’ means “an enormous caring with no limit; it has no timeframe and...

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    Does Australia have the expertise to operate nuclear-powered submarines?

    Nuclear-powered submarines may soon patrol the waters surrounding Australia, as the country has just struck a...

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    How can we achieve food security in the Asia-Pacific region?

    Australia, the land girt by sea, may seem like an isolated country, but is part of...

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    Can human bodies really be cryogenically frozen?

    It’s a story that has all the makings of a good science-fiction thriller – intrigue, an...

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    Black Summer fires spawned phytoplankton bloom bigger than Australia

    Australia’s 2019/20 bushfires were a crisis on an epic scale. Not only did they burn through...

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    Stem cells could be key to osteoporosis treatment

    Aging stem cells might hold clues for treating osteoporosis, according to new research. As we get...

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    Native logging to end in Western Australia

    Last week, the West Australian government committed to ending native forest logging in the state’s southwest...

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    Could houses on Mars be built with astronaut blood, sweat and tears?

    A dash of astronaut blood, a pinch of urine and a serving of space dust –...

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    Black holes exert ‘quantum pressure’ on their environment

    Black holes aren’t as single-minded as we thought. It turns out their quantum behaviour adds a...

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    What stops small farms from cashing in on carbon?

    “We can automate nearly everything, can’t we? We can fly to the moon, but we can’t...

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    Is this frogpocalypse? The frogs are vanishing

    Frogs have been vanishing in concerning numbers along the east coast of Australia since June, and...

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    Move over Dr Who: We can travel the (virtual) universe too

    An international team of researchers has generated an entire virtual universe and uploaded it to the...

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    How is RT-PCR used to diagnose COVID-19?

    We have talked about polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests before. But the ‘in the wild’ diagnostic...

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    A letter to my vaccine-hesitant friends

    A few weeks ago, I discovered that some of my friends – you know who you...

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    What we know about Ivermectin: correlation is not causation

    Unlike the huge amount of high-quality data we have gathered on vaccines (5.6 billion doses and...

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    Adverse reactions: Guillain Barre, TTS and the fine mesh net

    The COVID vaccines have rare – but serious – side effects. Based on 21 million vaccinated...

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    The rollout: The danger of vaccines vs the danger of COVID

    AstraZeneca at large January 2021 witnessed the first national rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the...

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    The new solution to climate change: Potty-training cows

    Cows contribute massively greenhouse gases they produce. We’re not talking hot air here. It’s the No1...

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    Mars rover’s perseverance rewarded

    NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars has at last found a rock that’s a hard place. After...

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    Underwater hotels for seahorses

    Wild storms have wrecked seahorse habitats across the Australian east coast. Vast volumes of sand smothered...

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    The night parrot rangers

    A few weeks ago, a group of Martu rangers working with Indigenous organisation Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa caught...

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    On 20 July 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on...

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    Every year, the science humour magazine the Annals of Improbable Research awards the Ig Nobel Prizes...

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    COVID Booster: Vaccine popularity goes up, NZ cases go down, 3D-printed ventilators go in and out

    Australians are keener on the jab – including for their kids Nearly 80% of Australian parents...

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    Bruce the kea uses tools for self-care

    In a world-first, researchers from the University of Auckland in New Zealand have observed a disabled...

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    Dark energy will almost certainly destroy the universe and everything in it.

    What is dark energy? Dark energy is without a doubt the weirdest thing in the universe....

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    Will the Western Green Energy Hub work? | Cosmos Weekly Taster

    This article on the Western Green Energy Hub first appeared in Cosmos Weekly on 3 September...

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    Part of a disCERNing crowd

    Australian astrophysicist Martin White discusses life with and around the Large Hadron Collider.

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    Vaccine passports are coming to Australia

    By Katie Attwell, The University of Western Australia Even before any COVID-19 vaccines were invented, vaccine...

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    Making hydrogen with mining waste

    A group of Queensland researchers have used mining waste to make a catalyst that could render...

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    Worried about vaccine side-effects? Here's what's happening each week.

    Every week, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) releases a summary of all reported adverse events that...

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    Searching for the dawn of animal life

    If you climbed down through the branches of the evolutionary tree, from child to parent for...

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    Butterflies feed on live young to steal chemicals for good sex

    Eat your young, load up on supplements, and woo the ladies – it’s all in a...

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    Promising pain relief

    Chronic pain is a global health burden. In Australia, it is estimated that over 3.4 million...

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    Ice age relics discovered beneath the North Sea

    Scientists have created spectacular maps of drowned worlds beneath the North Sea, revealing enormous channels forged...

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    R U OK? data

    Today is R U OK? Day, an annual moment to reflect on mental-health harm prevention through...

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    Australia’s coal must stay in the ground to hit Paris targets

    To have half a chance of meeting the Paris Agreement targets, 90% of the world’s coal...

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    After 10,000 years of inbreeding, the kākāpō is hanging on

    The kākāpō (Strigops habroptila), the world’s heaviest and arguably dumbest parrot, doesn’t seem to suffer from...

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    Huge new fossil species uncovered in Canada

    Palaeontologists have dug up a brand new animal species from the Cambrian era, more than 500...

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    3D printing rocket parts, satellites, and other space technology

    The ability to 3D print satellite parts sounds like something out of science fiction, but Swinburne...

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    What does science say about fracking?

    The federal government recently awarded $50 million in grants to private energy companies to fund the...

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    How a leopard gets its spots

    It’s been a more than 70-year mystery in the making, but now we may finally understand...

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    What causes the oily film on black tea?

    If you’re a black tea fan, you may have noticed the thin, oily film that sometimes...

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    Animals are “shapeshifting” because of climate change

    Some warm-blooded animals are “shapeshifting” in response to a warming climate, growing larger legs, beaks and...

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    Cosmos Briefing: Wired for sound

    The Australian Acoustic Observatory (A2O) is a continental-scale acoustic sensor network, designed to collect data over...

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    Lizard vs Snake: Venom showdown

    The humble blue-tongue lizard, an iconic Aussie species, is resistant to the venom of the deadly...

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    The mysteries of ultradiffuse galaxies

    An international team of astronomers have shed light on a mysterious galactic phenomenon: elusive ultradiffuse galaxies....