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Proposal by Paper

By Stephen Luntz

When Brendan McMonigal wrote a mock research paper proposing to his girlfriend neither guessed it would go viral on the internet.

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From Cleaning Fish to Cleaner Fish

By Stephen Luntz

Dr Alexandra Grutter has revealed the extraordinary importance of cleaner fish.

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DNA Survives the Heat

By Stephen Luntz

Ancient DNA in the Pilbara may give us unprecedented insights into past climate.

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Geology on the Up

By Stephen Luntz

Prof Jonathan Aitchison is rewriting the story of the world’s greatest mountain chain. Soon textbooks may need to follow.

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How to Breed Echidnas

By Stephen Luntz

Andrea Wallage is discovering what makes an echidna frisky in preparation for efforts to save the endangered long-beaked species.

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Green Is Mean and White Is Nice

By Stephen Luntz

Public understanding of rip research is saving Australian lives each summer.

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Hunting for the Higgs Boson

By Stephen Luntz

Geoff Taylor has played a key role in the discovery of the Higgs boson.

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Early Autism Diagnosis

By Stephen Luntz

Josie Barbaro has pioneered a new method of autism diagnosis, and many children are already reaping the benefits.

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The Earth Moves

By Stephen Luntz

Prof Mike Sandiford is putting recent earthquakes, and human activities, into geological context.

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After Fukushima

By Stephen Luntz

A close encounter with Japan’s tsunami and nuclear meltdown led Candice Raeburn to develop new ways to tackle radiation.

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