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This month has been hot! REALLY HOT! The majority of Australia has been sweltering in heats of 30 degrees Celsius (°C) and above. For lucky people like me, 40°C and above. Some people love the heat, they relish the tans, the swimming and the balmy...
Science Update is a monthly written series from Dr Paul Willis tackling some of the controversial topics in the public and aims to provide the current research behind these subjects. There is some confusion about what’s happening with respect to...
Weather radars paint a useful visual picture of current or previous weather conditions. By obtaining quantitative measurements alongside satellite imagery, useful predictions can be made. Australian rock band 'Crowded House' sang the line '...
Brew Ha Ha - How your body reacts to heatwaves
It's really bloody hot in Australia. Talking about blood, extreme and prolonged heat exposure to the human body can do disastrous things to your blood, your organs... it doesn't end well. It looks like Aussie summers are going to get more...
Bottlenose dolphins are well known for their interactions with humans in the waterways around Savannah, Georgia. This includes begging from recreational fisher boats and following trawlers to scavenge fish and by-catch. But not all dolphins follow...
As a surf life saver, I usually spend Australia Day on patrol at the beach, but this year was different — very different. This year, I boarded a Qantas Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet, headed for Antarctica. Australian company Antarctica Flights runs summer...
Brew Ha Ha - US scientists go rogue
US scientists have gone rogue … 140 characters at a time. Rogue Twitter accounts have popped up since being ordered by the government to stop tweeting valid, factual scientific information. Just ignoring scientific issues like climate change isn’t...
Brew Ha Ha - Sticker removal with laser-marked fruit
Overseas produce suppliers are using laser-marked fruit to cut down on unnecessary plastics and replacing stickers on individual produce. We can't wait for this to become popular in Australia! Brew Ha Ha: science in less time than it takes to...
Science Update is a monthly written series from Dr Paul Willis tackling some of the controversial topics in the public and aims to provide the current research behind these subjects. This Science Update focuses on the often untold but important...
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