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    Amelia Nichele

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    Southern recovery of ecosystem engineers

    We tend to default to the colourful – to coral – when we think of oceanic reefs, but 200 years ago, thousands of kilometres...

    Zooming in on space

    When trying to find things in space, it helps to have technology on your side. And the technology keeps getting better. A team of US...

    Rethinking the origins of complex life

    Scientists from Australia, Germany, France and the US have shifted the timeline of the origin of complex life, overturning a discovery made a decade...

    Social connection is something we crave

    Just one day of forced social isolation evokes a similar neural response as food deprivation, US scientists have found, likening...

    When bacteria behave like liquid crystals

    Two studies just released cast new light on the cunning ways of bacteria. Both involve collaboration – and prompt comparisons to smartphone screens. The first...

    Popcorn’s not the real problem here

    What you eat at the movies may be less of an issue than what you watch others eat. A new study reveals that nearly three-quarters...

    Changing behaviours of birds

    The sight of a sulphur-crested cockatoo raiding a household wheelie bin might do little more than irritate the average person left to clean up...

    Science from the top of the world

    The science is in from an ambitious interdisciplinary expedition to Mt Everest – and the results are appropriately chilling. From April to June 2019, 10...

    NatureWrap: Return of blue whales to South Georgia

    Critically endangered Antarctic blue whales are returning to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia five decades after whaling all but wiped them out. That good...

    ‘Fossil galaxy’ found deep in the Milky Way

    Astronomers say they have discovered a “fossil galaxy” hidden in the depths of the Milky Way that may alter thinking on how our galaxy...

    Solar device that takes pressure off doctors

    This rather unassuming looking set-up on a research station roof in Mumbai, India, could play a part in improving medical...

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