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Have you ever marvelled at a flock of birds flying in close formation almost acting like a single entity? "Why don’t they all crash into each other?”  That is the question asked by researchers at the Queensland Brain Institute at The University of...
Could an ancient butcher’s shop be evidence for the first Americans arriving in the New World more than a thousand years earlier than previously thought? The intriguing find in the southern parts of South America strongly suggests that people were...
The contraceptive pill is taken by millions of women around the world and is generally accepted as a safe form of contraception with minimal side effects. But a new study out today strengthens the long-suspected link between contraceptive pill use...
Ever walked through an art exhibition and thought, “I can do that!”? Turns out, you might be right. A pilot study from a group of scientists at Erasmus University in Rotterdam has implied that you can turn anything into art, just by telling people...
Aurora Borealis and its southern counterpart Aurora Australis are one of the most beautiful displays that nature puts on display. What exactly are these magnificent glowing stripes that light up the night sky? Northern and southern lights are caused...
September 22 is World Rhino Day and the theme for 2016 is Five Rhino Species Forever! We all know about the black and white rhinos. But did you know there are five species we’re trying to save? Black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan...
The year is 2050. The global population has reached 9.5 billion people and the world is energy-hungry. As a result, fossil fuels have been phased out and nuclear energy has taken its place. But what happens with the growing stockpile of nuclear...
Episode 12 - Folders, Scrunchers and University Teaching. This fortnight join Andy, Chris and Cameron as they talk about whether they fold or scrunch their toilet paper, the future of university teaching and how to make the perfect cup of tea -...
Professor Will Steffen, member of the Australian Climate Council and former executive director of the Australian National University Climate Change Institute, has lots to say about the Anthropocene - the proposed geological epoch that humans created...
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