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    Nick Carne

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    Naming that plant just got easier

    A major difficulty in plant research is the sheer abundance of names.  Most databases contain multiple or archaic names for many species, which makes sharing...

    Talk back to babies to help them learn

    It’s a no-brainer that babies learn language from their caregivers, but how we respond to them rather than simply how much we talk could...

    Mitochondria linked to health in space

    As we plan to send more people into space for more time, there’s a growing imperative to understand what spacetime does to people. Health problems...

    Why gyms need to not smell like gyms

    Scientists have put forward a couple of new reasons why gyms need to smell a bit different.  The first is a study showing that 30...

    COVID news and trends @ 27 November

    The numbers Global As at 19:03 CET on Wednesday 25 November, cases confirmed worldwide by national authorities stood at 59,481,313 (527,326 of them reported in the...

    Shining light on the Sun’s source of power

    Scientists working with $AU60 million instrument in Italy have found a new class of neutrinos coming from the Sun that confirms, as has long...

    Wheat and barley are incredibly diverse

    The grains we use for bread and beer have thousands of years of history. Now, researchers are one step closer to understanding their diversity. Two...

    There’s more than one way to grow a beak

    A new fossil discovered on the ever-surprising island of Madagascar suggests ancient Mesozoic bird beaks and faces were more diverse and evolved differently than...

    The evolution of an aggressive tumour

    Australia’s iconic Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is particularly prone to a cancer that spreads through biting, causes large welts on the marsupial’s face, and...

    Producing hydrogen, not oxygen

    The search for alternative energy sources is as wide-ranging as it is important. In a new chapter, scientists from the UK and China report that...

    We need to promote the right kind of fire

    By Luke Kelly and Katherine Giljohann, University of Melbourne, Annabel Smith, University of Queensland, and Michael Clarke, La Trobe University  Last summer, many Australians were...

    Eureka! A new crop of science winners

    By Noor Gillani, The Conversation From potential new diabetes therapies, to an environmentally friendly sewage treatment system, this year’s Eureka Prizes have acknowledged a diverse...

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