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    Chinese submarine reaches the deepest place on Earth

    Home News A still from a video shows the submersible returning to port and its pilots disembarking after the weeks-long expidition. (Image: © Screenshot/Xinhua News Agency) The Chinese...

    Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine is highly effective, final analysis shows

    Home News (Image: © Shutterstock) Moderna's coronavirus vaccine is 94.1% effective in preventing COVID-19 and 100% effective in preventing severe illness, according to final results announced by...

    Escaped mink could spread the coronavirus to wild animals

    Home News (Image: © Shutterstock) More than 100 SARS-CoV-2 infected mink may have escaped from Danish fur farms, raising the risk that these escapees could spread the...

    What are reinfection and viral shedding?

    By Lara Herrero and Eugene Madzokere, Griffith University  Over recent weeks and months, we’ve heard of several COVID cases in which people have tested positive...

    New and detailed atlas of the skies

    A new radio telescope in outback Western Australia has just created an atlas of the southern sky in record-breaking time, demonstrating that detailed all-sky...

    Does that reef smell good?

    Gassy corals make a happy reef, it seems, but these gases may be lost if the water gets too hot. Animals...

    Hold on, that’s why we have fingerprints

    Researchers have discovered that by regulating moisture levels, our fingerprints play a key role in our ability to grip objects. Fingerprints...

    Honeybees have unique personalities, like us

    Individuals shape a community and its collective patterns of behaviour – and not just in humans, it turns out. Scientists have discovered that honeybees also...

    Runriket, Where the Power Struggle of a Viking Ruler is Written in Stone

    The Viking era (800 -1066 AD) is arguably one of the most fascinating in history. Runriket, or the Rune Kingdom, is a unique archaeological...

    The Wemyss Caves: Ancient Pictish History and the Writing on the Walls

    The Ancient Picts were amongst the most enigmatic inhabitants of ancient British Isles. Still a big puzzle to scholars around the world, the Pictish...

    Marcus Tullius Cicero: Family Man, Friend and Father

    In modern times, Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 – 43 BC) is remembered as the greatest Roman orator. A prolific thinker, his writings include books...

    Ice Age Colombian Art Found Painted On Remote Jungle Cliffs

    Tens of thousands of paintings of people, giant extinct animals and psychedelic plants from 12,500 years ago have been discovered on remote cliffs in...

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