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Published: Tue, 04 Nov 2008 13:23:15 +1100

Last Build Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2008 13:23:15 +1100

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Reef 'could adapt to avoid doom'

Fri, 31 Oct 2008 13:51:00 GMT

THE prediction of a prominent marine biologist that climate change could render the Great Barrier Reef extinct within 30 years has been labelled overly pessimistic for failing to account for the adaptive capabilities of coral reefs.

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Spring rainfall at record low levels

Fri, 31 Oct 2008 13:00:00 GMT

MUCH of southeastern Australia has had the driest start to spring on record.

NASA gets a rocket for risk

Fri, 31 Oct 2008 13:00:00 GMT

ARES is meant to be the rocket that will launch a new era of lunar exploration. Instead, it is in danger of crashing into its own launch tower or shaking its astronauts to death.

Humans to blame for melting Antarctica

Fri, 31 Oct 2008 03:00:00 GMT

ANTARCTICA, which seemed to have largely escaped the global warming hotting up the rest of the planet, is melting too.

DNA shows Otzi the Iceman has kin

Thu, 30 Oct 2008 13:00:00 GMT

AS he lay dying high in the Tyrolean Alps, Otzi the Iceman would have been astonished to know that 5000 years later scientists would tease out secrets of his ancestry from tiny samples of his bones and intestine.

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Expert warns on recycled sewage

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 14:00:00 GMT

A DISEASE expert has claimed there is no technology to prevent recycled sewage from contaminating south-east Queensland's water supply.

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Flush then drink in the Sunshine State

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 13:00:00 GMT

AS Queensland gets ready to drink recycled sewage, some scientists are nervous.

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Research funds wasted: scientist

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 13:00:00 GMT

MUCH of Australia's scientific and medical research funding is being wasted in areas where better work is already being done overseas.

Poisoning risk in meat and dairy

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 13:00:00 GMT

CARNIVORES beware. Your penchant for red meat increases the likelihood that you'll get food poisoning.

Danger in horse vaccine, vet says

Tue, 28 Oct 2008 13:00:00 GMT

THE racing industry's push to vaccinate horses against equine influenza could have a devastating effect on the horse population, according to a leading veterinarian.

Water authority to tap recycled waste

Mon, 27 Oct 2008 13:00:00 GMT

A TOTAL of 2.6 million residents of southeast Queensland will become the first Australians to drink their own waste.

Gorillas in the midst of conflict

Mon, 27 Oct 2008 13:00:00 GMT

KINSHASA: Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo were reported yesterday to have seized a national park in the east of the country that is home to more than a quarter of the world's surviving mountain gorillas.