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How to grow a new leg
2018-11-30 17:05:30
Bill Shorten promises funding boost for science UN Climate Report warns current emissions reduction won't keep warming under 2 degrees New frog's leg encouraging step towards human regenerative success Animal poaching for traditional Chinese medicine threatens key species Tim Flannery traces the natural history of Europe from the time of the dinosaurs
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Science Extra: An ancient jawbone reveals movements of modern humans
2018-12-15 12:35:00
Our ancient ancestors, learning new things about our planet's core, and a really, really bad headache


The Vagina Museum is born
2018-12-14 17:05:57
The Vagina Museum Superstars of STEM to encourage girls to take up STEM study Santa Sabina produces prize-winning writers Study of one equation leads to advanced imaging Mining brings arsenic to the surface Federation University Australia prepares students for jobs in renewable energy The Quantum Astrologer's Handbook


Inventing TV in Australia in 1885
2018-12-07 17:05:08
Australian inventor Henry Sutton remembered The palm oil dilemma Mental health services barely available in Indonesia Biofabrication brings solutions for skulls, hearts, ears and more


How to grow a new leg
2018-11-30 17:05:30
Bill Shorten promises funding boost for science UN Climate Report warns current emissions reduction won't keep warming under 2 degrees New frog's leg encouraging step towards human regenerative success Animal poaching for traditional Chinese medicine threatens key species Tim Flannery traces the natural history of Europe from the time of the dinosaurs


Screens spoiling brains?
2018-11-23 17:05:24
Communications skills diminished by excessive screen time Mars InSight lander to monitor Mars interior Is the system stacked against women in science? Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing winner Preethika Mathan Victoria Fellowship to help develop new treatments for shigella QUT STEM Camp introduces school students to real-world STEM scenarios


Here comes the Sun
2018-11-16 17:05:48
University of Sydney opens new mathematics research institute Science Museum shines light on the Sun Bats - just squeaks or language? Help for gliders crossing busy roadways Behind the scenes of award-winning science journalism


Top women on the good news
2018-11-09 17:05:24
Andrew Olle remembered at fund raising dinner Best Australian Science Writing 2018 Enova puts power into the hands of the community Balliol welcomes its first female master in 755 years Explaining risk New techniques help genetically controlled eye conditions


Innovation for energy, fertilisers, roads and crops
2018-11-02 18:05:55
Finisar team wins Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation for internet switches Soft plastic used in new road surface Call for non-medical research future fund Ammonia's big future in fuels and fertiliser Angel Investment Network links scientific start-ups with investors Supercharging crop growth and yield Hope that non-lethal, infertile cane toads could save Australian wildlife


Nature in Oz
2018-10-26 18:05:09
Prime Minister's Prizes for Science 2018 - The teachers Why some victims delay in reporting sexual assault Effects of Brexit and Nature's approach to deniers of climate science Communicating long-term problems to short-term politicians Dumbing down a mistake for public service broadcasters - Roger Mosey


PM's Prizes
2018-10-19 18:05:51
Prime Minister's Prizes for Science 2018 Glyphosate one of the safest farm chemicals - Ben Selinger A tribute to sceptic Barry Williams Play explores the culture of team science Time to start climbing back up the cliff - Julian Huppert on Brexit


Killing Tsar Nicholas
2018-10-12 18:05:36
Photos and science unveil life and murder of Russia's last Tsar Oceans move heat and carbon dioxide around the globe The Economist - where science is never bumped by celebrities Quantum mechanics explains some biological processes Neutrinos may help solve long-standing mysteries of the universe.


Lord Rees - on the future
2018-10-05 19:05:46
Nobel Prizes 2018 Philanthropy should not influence priorities of universities How to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere Martin Rees - On the Future, Prospects for Humanity Artificial Intelligence now demonstrates creativity and intuition


Festive science
2018-09-28 19:05:07
Philanthropy can come with risks, despite obvious benefits Mishaps all part of the scientific road Atom Beer - Hull's brewery and beer school Juggling and tricks opens the door to mathematics Hull York medical school uses manikins to simulate patients Listening to trees Monarch butterflies decrease by 90% since the 1990s


Graphene and the IgNobels
2018-09-21 19:05:01
Fancy reading an instruction manual? Poetry inspired by space. The graphene revolution - is it happening?


Graphene and the Ig Nobels
2018-09-21 19:05:01
Fancy reading an instruction manual? Poetry inspired by space. The graphene revolution - is it happening?


Space junk - cleaning up after ourselves
2018-09-14 19:05:51
Space junk - cleaning up after ourselves. Cosmic Vertigo.


Those silent witnesses get noisy
2018-09-07 19:05:20
QUT VC says Government not listening re total science funding Challenge of communication on multicultural Australian campuses Crime Science Asia illustrates the key role of forensic evidence for courts Borneo cave reveals evidence of early human occupation Mitochondria linked to decline with age Space Agency to boost space jobs


The Igs and the other prizes
2018-08-31 19:05:18
Eureka awards recognise high achievers in science Chinese mission to explore the far side of the Moon Mechanical bonds at the molecular level a new form of chemistry IgNobel Prizes recognise high achievers in silliness


The Igs and other prizes
2018-08-31 19:05:18
Eureka awards recognise high achievers in science Chinese mission to explore the far side of the Moon Mechanical bonds at the molecular level a new form of chemistry IgNobel Prizes recognise high achievers in silliness


Happy Birthday Questacon
2018-08-24 19:05:17
Crispr gene editing brings new ethical questions Improving public transport for people with autism Questacon celebrates 30 years Science Gallery questions perfection of form Museums hold species not yet named and maybe now extinct Praying mantis mimics orchid to lure prey


But what about GM?
2018-08-17 19:05:31
UK science already damaged by Brexit Cellular electrics possible basis of new treatments for birth defects and other conditions Jets from black holes can extend the width of a galaxy Early warnings for solar flares Social licence lacking for coal seam gas in northern NSW Turnaround on GMOs


It's alive!!!
2018-08-10 19:05:56
It's alive!!!


Frankenstein - It's alive!!!
2018-08-10 19:05:56
Frankenstein - It's alive!!!


Giving up meat
2018-08-03 19:05:04
Fields medal for mathematics won by Australian Akshay Venkatesh High environmental costs for eating meat with consumption increasing Pesticides threaten prawns and oysters Muscle gene discovery could lead to new insomnia treatments that don't target the brain New approach to treating cancer The discovery and denial of sex in plants


It's a gas
2018-07-27 19:05:27
Methane in sea bed cores a potential new source of energy Nutrients and energy from biosolids Housing and vehicles supplied with 100% clean energy in Fremantle suburb Do we need to take vitamin pills? Low altitude personal taxis on show at Farnborough The scientist's guide to a successful career in academia


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