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Even Earth's deepest ocean trenches contain high levels of pollution

Tue, 2017-02-14 08:42
DEEPLY CONCERNING: Deep ocean trenches - considered the most remote places in the world - have levels of toxic, industrial chemicals 50 times higher than a highly polluted river system in China
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DNA reveals how pitcher plants evolved to become flesh-eaters

Tue, 2017-02-07 08:52
DIY KILLERS: Carnivorous plants around the world all developed their killer habit in surprisingly similar fashion, according to a genetic study of distantly related pitcher plants from Australia, Asia and America.
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'Platypus of microbiology' bacterium pushes boundaries of evolution

Thu, 2017-02-02 10:02
EVOLUTION OF LIFE: A bacterium dubbed the "platypus of microbiology" is even stranger than first thought, with the discovery it contains structures normally only found in more complex cells.
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Scientists cook up material 200 times stronger than steel out of soybean oil

Tue, 2017-01-31 09:17
MATERIAL SCIENCE: An everyday cooking oil has been used to make graphene in a lab - a development scientists said could significantly reduce the cost and complexity of making the super-substance on a commercial scale.
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Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim honoured for stem cell research

Thu, 2017-01-26 17:32
2017 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR: Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim has been awarded Australian of the Year for stem cell research which has led to groundbreaking advances in the treatment of spinal cord injuries.
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Fossils of huge 'wolf-sized' otter unearthed in China

Tue, 2017-01-24 12:33
GIANT OTTER: Scientists have unearthed fossils of an intriguingly large otter as big as a wolf that frolicked in rivers and lakes in a lush, warm and humid wetlands region in south-western China about 6.2 million years ago.
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Hopes of saving orange-bellied parrots hang on foster baby

Tue, 2017-01-24 11:59
SAVING PLAN: The first captive-bred orange-bellied parrot to have survived its first week in the nest of an adoptive mother in the wild in a world-first fostering trial as a strategy to boost the endangered species.
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Scans reveal how the Tasmanian tiger's brain was wired to kill

Thu, 2017-01-19 08:37
BRAIN EVOLUTION: Scientists have mapped 100-year-old brains of two extinct thylacines - better known as the Tasmanian tiger - to reveal how the carnivore was wired to be a predator.
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Weather observed for first time on Jupiter-like exoplanet

Tue, 2016-12-13 08:50
ALIEN WEATHER: A weather system - including strong winds and changing cloud cover - has been observed in the atmosphere of a giant gas planet outside our solar system for the first time.
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Feathered dinosaur tail discovered in lump of amber from a market in Myanmar

Fri, 2016-12-09 08:00
AMBER FOSSIL: The exquisitely preserved bones and feathers of a dinosaur tail have been discovered in a piece of 99-million-year-old amber found by a palaeontologist hunting for fossils in a Myanmar market.
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Ancient eclipse records revise modern calculations of Earth's spin

Wed, 2016-12-07 11:20
TIME IS SLIPPING: The observations of ancient astronomers from the time of the Babylonians onwards have revealed our modern days are not getting quite as long as they should be.
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Are gut microbes involved with Parkinson's disease?

Fri, 2016-12-02 08:51
GUT BRAIN LINKS: Changes to gut microbes can influence the development of Parkinson's-like movement disorders, according to a study of mice predisposed to the neurological condition.
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'Shockingly' cold gas cloud surrounding early giant galaxy surprises scientists

Fri, 2016-12-02 08:39
GALAXY EVOLUTION: The discovery of an enormous reservoir of ultra-cold gas surrounding a distant galaxy has reshaped our scientific understanding of how stars and galaxies formed in the early universe.
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Skin patch measures sweat to check your health

Thu, 2016-11-24 08:36
MINIATURE LABORATORY: A new skin patch could help you keep tabs on your health while you work up a sweat - literally.
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Concrete jungles can act as carbon sinks

Tue, 2016-11-22 08:31
CARBON CITIES: The production of cement is a major source of carbon dioxide, but new research suggests the material that makes up our concrete jungles also plays an important role in reabsorbing carbon emissions.
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Bright radio burst sheds light on Universe's cosmic web

Fri, 2016-11-18 08:32
BRIGHT FLASH: An ultra-bright cosmic flash of radio waves from a galaxy far, far away has given scientists an unprecedented view of what lies between galaxies in the Universe.
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Tropical invaders, heat waves and pollution take toll on Australia's kelp forests

Tue, 2016-11-15 08:45
KELP KILLERS: The southerly migration of voracious tropical fish and urchins are threatening kelp forests along the east coast of Australia, while marine heatwaves and pollution are taking their toll in the south and west, two separate studies have found.
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Plants key to recent pause in growth of atmospheric CO2

Wed, 2016-11-09 08:24
PLANT POWER: The rate of growth in atmospheric carbon dioxide has slowed due to an increased uptake of the greenhouse gas by the planet's plants, a new study has suggested.
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Bonobos suffer from failing eyesight as they get older

Tue, 2016-11-08 08:51
AGEING EYES: We are not the only ones who need glasses as we age - bonobos also become long-sighted as they get older, according to research.
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Thorny devils drink water by burying themselves in sand

Thu, 2016-11-03 09:06
DESERT SURVIVAL TACTICS: The secret to thorny devils' survival in the desert is shovelling sand on top of themselves to suck the moisture out of it, a study suggests.
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