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Assessing the Asteroid Impact Threat: Are We Doomed Yet?

“Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour,” could be still an actual description of our ability to predict asteroid threats to Earth. The sentence from the Bible (Matthew 25:13) sound like a reminder of a vast […]

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Kangaroos eating reptiles out of house and home

Large numbers of kangaroos are threatening an endangered species and are eating some lizards out of house and home, new research has found. Australian National University (ANU) researcher Brett Howland has found large kangaroo numbers destroy the grassland habitats of […]

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Weekly Science Picks

It’s Sunday! It’s a perfect day for your holiday, relaxation and joy. The good thing about every Sunday is nothing will force you to get up that early in the morning as you do during the working week. Well, that’s […]

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Scale-up in effective malaria control dramatically reduces deaths

The number of people dying from malaria has fallen dramatically since 2000 and malaria cases are also steadily declining, according to the World malaria report 2014. Between 2000 and 2013, the malaria mortality rate decreased by 47% worldwide and by […]

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Unlocking the secrets of stem cell generation

International scientists have carried out the most detailed study of how specialised body cells can be reprogrammed to be like cells from the early embryo. The findings are a major advance in stem cell science and could help usher in […]

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ANU-CSIRO form new food, agriculture science precinct

The ANU and CSIRO have joined forces in a new collaborative precinct to help build a sustainable future for the environment, agriculture and global food supplies. The National Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Precinct (NAESP) was launched by the Minister for […]

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Science Journal Nature Will Make Its Archives Free to View Online (Kind of), Dating Back to 1869

Nature announced that it will make all of its articles free to view, read, and annotate online. That applies to the historic science journal (launched in 1869) and to 48 other scientific journals in Macmillan’s Nature Publishing Group (NPG). Other […]

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Ancient engravings rewrite human history

An international team of scientists has discovered the earliest known engravings from human ancestors on a 400,000 year-old fossilised shell from Java. The discovery is the earliest known example of ancient humans deliberately creating pattern. “It rewrites human history,” said […]

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Weekly Science Picks

It’s the end of one more amazing week, so it’s our time to recapitulate what have happened during the last 7 days. This Sunday, we bring you the best stories from space industry, psychology, medicine and physics, environmental science and […]

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Wanderers: A Short Sci-Fi Film About Humanity’s Future in Space, Narrated by Carl Sagan

Swedish animator Erik Wernquist calls his short science fiction film, Wanderers, a speculative look at “humanity’s future expansion into the Solar System,” a “glimpse of the fantastic and beautiful nature that surrounds us on our neighboring worlds,” and “how it […]

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New report shows universities crucial to ACT economy

A new report by Deloitte Access Economics, commissioned by The Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Canberra (UC), found the two leading institutions contributed more than $1.7 billion of activity to the ACT economy. The report underlines Canberra’s […]

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Orion Test Flight a Critical Step on NASA’s Journey to Mars

America embarks on a long-lasting trip to Mars this Thursday. Orion’s maiden flight, Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), slated to test spacecraft’s crucial systems is a critical first step on our journey to destinations beyond Earth never before visited by humans, […]

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Australia’s living skin bared in stunning three dimensions

Australia’s vast and complex land surface has been exposed in new ways thanks to the most comprehensive nation-wide digital maps of our soils and landscapes yet produced. The entire country is now represented as a digital grid with two billion […]

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Scientists confirm new bird species in Indonesia

Scientists have confirmed a new bird species found in the tropical rainforests on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The Sulawesi Streaked Flycatcher (Muscicapa sodhii) lives in the forest canopy of the rugged hills of Sulawesi, and has heavily streaked underparts […]

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