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Latest news in science as it happens from around Australia and the world.


Extreme heat is pushing parts of the Great Barrier Reef beyond recovery

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:56:00 +1100

CORAL GRAVEYARD: Parts of the Great Barrier Reef will never fully recover from repeated bleaching of its corals by spikes in sea surface temperatures, scientists say.

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Scans uncover world's oldest plant-like fossils

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:10:00 +1100

ANCIENT ALGAE: New scanning technology gives scientists an extraordinary view inside the cells of what may be 1.6 billion-year-old red algae, the oldest plant-like fossils ever found.

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DNA confirms Aboriginal people have a long-lasting connection to country

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:09:00 +1100

ABORIGINAL HERITAGE: Members of the Stolen Generations may finally find a way back to their country thanks to new research that reveals differences in Aboriginal DNA can be linked to specific geographic areas.

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Ancient dental plaque shows some Neanderthals ate plants and used drugs

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:03:00 +1100

PALEO DIET: We might think of Neanderthals as meat-eating cave men, but DNA from prehistoric dental plaque shows some of our palaeo cousins were vegetarians who used plant-based medicines.

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