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Oldest-known evidence of Aboriginal settlement in arid Australia found

Thu, 2016-11-03 08:41
AUSTRALIAN ARCHAEOLOGY: The chance discovery of one of the most important prehistoric sites in Australia pushes back the date of human occupation in the arid outback 10,000 years.
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How did the Moon's Orientale Basin get its three rings?

Fri, 2016-10-28 09:19
MYSTERY OF THE RINGS: Mapping of gravity data from the Moon by NASA's GRAIL mission may finally reveal how a huge bullseye-shaped basin formed on the Moon, say scientists.
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Fragments of fossilised dinosaur brain found for the first time

Fri, 2016-10-28 09:11
DINO BRAIN: A brown bit of rock picked up in the UK by a professional fossil hunter a decade ago is the first piece of fossilised dinosaur brain tissue ever to be found, scientists have confirmed.
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New 'titanic' Aussie dinosaur stretched half the length of a basketball court

Fri, 2016-10-21 08:13
BIG BEASTS: A giant new species of long-necked dinosaur revealed today, sheds light on the likely origin of Australian sauropods.
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ExoMars Mission: What's happened to the Schiaparelli lander?

Thu, 2016-10-20 15:50
ROUGH LANDING: Although fears grow for the ExoMars lander, scientists say the mission has been a success. Here's what we know so far.
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Oldest squawk box suggests dinosaurs were no songbirds

Thu, 2016-10-13 08:56
FOSSIL CLUES: Discovery of the oldest known bird voice box is shedding light on what sounds dinosaurs were capable of making - or not!
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National Geographic photographer uses images to call for conservation

Wed, 2016-10-12 15:24
IMAGE POWER: A striking photograph will always stir more emotions and create a bigger impact than a spreadsheet of statistics, says acclaimed National Geographic photographer Thomas Peschak.
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European trio win Nobel Prize for 'world's smallest machines'

Wed, 2016-10-05 19:21
A trio of European scientists has won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for developing molecular machines.
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Gene mutation drives compulsion to eat fatty foods

Wed, 2016-10-05 09:08
DIETARY CHOICES: People who carry a particular genetic mutation linked to obesity are more likely to crave high-fat food but bypass sugary foods, a new study indicates.
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DNA reveals earliest ancestors of Pacific Islanders came from Asia

Tue, 2016-10-04 08:37
PACIFIC PEOPLE ORIGINS: The earliest seafaring ancestors of people living in South Pacific islands such as Vanuatu and Tonga arrived from Asia, an analysis of ancient DNA from four skeletons reveals.
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Scientists stop light in a cloud of atoms

Tue, 2016-09-27 09:49
STAR WARS SCIENCE: Australian scientists have created their own version of a Star Wars scene by stopping light in a cloud of very cold atoms, a development that provides a essential building block for quantum computing.
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World-first genome study reveals rich history of Aboriginal Australians

Thu, 2016-09-22 06:28
GENETIC HISTORY: The most comprehensive genomic study of Indigenous Australians to date not only confirms they are the descendants of the first people to inhabit Australia, but that there is remarkable genetic diversity across the continent.
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Teleportation of light particles across cities a 'technological breakthrough'

Tue, 2016-09-20 10:38
QUANTUM LEAP: Scientists have shown they can teleport matter across a city, a development that has been hailed as "a technological breakthrough".
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Climate change could shrink habitat of 90pc of eucalypt species

Tue, 2016-09-20 10:27
GONER GUMS: It may be harder to spot a mountain ash in parts of Australia's mountains or some species of mallee trees in the outback within 60 years as climate change causes the range of many species of eucalypts to shrink or even disappear entirely, new research suggests.
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Starving black hole at heart of dimming galaxy mystery

Fri, 2016-09-16 09:50
CHANGING GALAXY: An international team of astronomers has cracked the case of a mysterious galaxy that has suddenly dimmed after shining brightly for 30 years.
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Oldest known use of indigo dye in 6,000 year old textiles from Peru

Thu, 2016-09-15 16:21
DYE PIONEERS: The blue indigo dye commonly used in today's jeans was used by pre-Hispanic communities in Peru around 6,000 years ago.
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How Pluto's moon Charon got its red cap

Thu, 2016-09-15 09:26
PLANETARY SCIENCE: The north pole of Pluto's moon Charon is dark red, and now scientists think they know why.
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'Catastrophic' global loss of wilderness over past two decades

Fri, 2016-09-09 09:11
HUMAN FOOTPRINT: Planet Earth has lost one tenth it's area of wilderness since 1993 - an area equivalent to half of Australia, according to a new study.
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Could lack of dingoes explain why Tasmania's bandicoots are not wary of dogs?

Thu, 2016-09-08 09:57
DEVELOPING DOG SMARTS: Bandicoots on the island state of Tasmania fail to recognise dogs as a threat, despite co-existing with the domesticated predator for 200 years, a new study shows.
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Oldest known fossils push evidence for life back by 220 million years

Thu, 2016-09-01 09:59
HUGE FIND: The oldest fossils known to date have been discovered in 3.7 billion-year-old rocks in Greenland by an Australian-led team of researchers.
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