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    Another four climate change records broken in 2021

    The past seven years, from 2015 to 2021, have been the seven warmest years on record....

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    Astronomers use gravitational lensing “cosmic telescope”

    Physicists estimate that the Big Bang was around 13.8 billion years ago. Not long after the...

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    New study finds ancient dogs came in many shapes and sizes

    Dogs are known for being one of the most morphologically diverse species on the planet –...

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    From the vault: Part of a disCERNing crowd

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

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    The major parties’ university and research funding policies

    First, a little bit of background. University funding is a complex system, although currently it’s largely...

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    A smart contact lens that can deliver glaucoma treatment

    A contact lens that can measure intraocular pressure and deliver a glaucoma treatment when needed has...

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    Denisovan tooth found in Laos

    Denisovans, the mysterious archaic humans first identified in a cave in Siberia, also lived down under....

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    Australia to put “selfie sticks” in space

    A “selfie stick” for a satellite? It sounds strange. And simple. But it’s one of those...

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    First complex ecosystems formed in Ediacaran

    New research coming out of the University of Cambridge, UK, suggests that complex ecosystems emerged earlier...

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    Maleny Eco Village: How to start an eco community

    In Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterland, two people are making their vision for the future a reality...

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    Black hole Sagittarius A* imaged for the first time

    On Thursday last week, NASA’s Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) captured the first ever image of the...

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    Report forecasting future of COVID-19 calls for cooperation

    Increased societal inequality and other negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic could continue well into the...

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    "Biocrusts" keep 700 million tonnes out of global dust cycle

    A new study has highlighted the global importance of biological soil crusts – or “biocrusts” for...

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    Gene-editing cockroaches with CRISPR-Cas9 – and maybe other insects

    Researchers have found a simpler way to genetically modify cockroaches with CRISPR-Cas9, considerably reducing the time...

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    A mineral and some light can turn carbon dioxide into a cleaning agent

    Chemists are constantly hunting for ways to make carbon dioxide (CO2) into more useful, carbon-containing substances....

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    Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption's atmospheric waves

    When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai volcano erupted on 15 January 2022, it devastated the Kingdom of...

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    Japanese membrane using nanotechnology for purifying water

    Water supply is a growing global issue, especially with climate change bringing on more droughts. Seawater...

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    Federal election gives Aus space industry a financial boost

    Australia’s satellite construction, launch and traffic control industries have been given a significant boost towards building...

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    Underwater tropical spiders & faster tsunami warnings

    Tropical spider can hide underwater for 30 minutes Jaws might have popularised the phrase “just when...

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    The variation advantage: how to master tennis, learn a language, or build better AI

    Want to become a better tennis player? If you repeatedly practise serving to the same spot,...

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    Spring cleaning cells take out the trash before mitosis

    Before cells divide by undergoing mitosis, they do a little bit of a clean-up and toss...

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    Plants grown in moon soil from Apollo missions

    If you’re like me and struggle to keep an indoor plant alive, the thought of growing...

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    How the Aus government can save the Great Barrier Reef

    Widespread coral bleaching has now occurred on the Great Barrier Reef for the fourth time in...

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    Extreme storms could help protect coasts from rising seas

    Extreme storms can cause extensive damage to property, beaches, dunes and the surrounding infrastructure, but a...

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    Surprising link between 1918 pandemic and modern influenza

    The 1918-19 influenza pandemic killed between 17 million and 100 million people worldwide. But, while some...

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    The latest in fertility research using rodent models

    Not only are rodents one the most diverse animal groups alive today, but they have huge...

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    Shadows of black holes uncover a new method of studying them

    In 2019, the world was stunned by the first-ever image of a black hole, a monster...

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    A degradable coating that turns paper into plastic

    Researchers have developed a coating for paper that makes it behave like plastic – but still...

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    Dragonflies making the world right with impressive aerial dynamics

    Dragonflies are one of the most ancient groups of insects, originating some 325 million years ago,...

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    Kamini opioid addiction in Australia

    Multani Kamini Vidrawan Ra (Kamini for short), is an opioid substance derived from the opium poppy...

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    Port Kembla Steelworks looks at alternatives to coal

    Our civilisation is built of steel. It’s in your car, microwave, house, and cutlery drawer. But...

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    How “liveable” are Australian cities, really? Not at all, if you want to walk

    Australian cities are not designed to make their residents healthy – and nor do they have...

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    A new type of nontoxic wood glue

    A new type of nontoxic wood glue made entirely from biological materials has been created by...

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    Female octopus death spiral caused by changes in cholesterol

    Octopuses are known for their uncanny intelligence, but the bizarre behaviour of some female octopuses seems...

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    Browning bananas and food wastage

    Today is International Plant Health Day – a perfect opportunity to talk about how society shuns...

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    Genetic discovery may lead to high-protein wheat of future

    Scientists have identified genetic variants linked to a higher protein content in wheat, paving the way...

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    From the vault: 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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    "Forever chemicals": what are PFAS?

    If you follow the science news, you’ll probably see research about PFAS – where they’re found,...

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    Scientists revive light-sensing cells in organ donor eyes

    In a series of discoveries that could transform brain and vision research, scientists have revived the...

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    Hawaiian chameleons get brighter in the absence of predators

    In 1972, a pet shop owner on the island of Oahu, in Hawaii, ordered a few...

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    A catalogue of exoplanets using NASA telescopes

    An exoplanet is a planet outside of our Solar System. While the first possible exoplanet observation...

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    Neurons in the brain distort our perception of time

    KCLOC is a 3D animated short film that explores peoples’ perception of time. One question posited...

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    Modelling uncovers how birds flock together

    We’ve all experienced the stunning sight of a flock of birds soaring overhead, engaged in a...

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    Hawksbill turtles don't have a great sense of direction

    We spend a lot of time marvelling at animals like pigeons and sharks, which can navigate...

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    Icehouse modelling suggests climate change might be worse

    Six times since 1990, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released major assessment reports...

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    Wikipedia-inspired method to establish clinical guidelines

    To improve the process for establishing clinical practice guidelines, a group of international researchers has developed...

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    James Webb's MIRI provides images of unprecedented quality

    Late last month, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope completed its seventh and final alignment phase. Now,...

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    High helium: atmospheric helium levels are rising

    Fossil fuels – natural gas in particular – are enriched in helium. So, it would make...

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    An even chance we’ll have a 1.5°C hotter year or two before 2026

    The world has a 50% chance before 2026 of experiencing at least a year of global...

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    Fossilised fruit scratches at the mystery of screw palms

    Plants from the Pandanus genus grow in the tropics all over the world, where hundreds of...