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Budget 2014: there's more to science than medical research

By Jonathan Borwein

Apart from the medical research fund, almost all other news for research and education is bleak.

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Federal Budget 2014: health experts react

By Stephen Duckett, Anne-marie Boxall, Mike Daube & Philip Clarke

The Abbott government has announced a A$20 billion medical research “future fund”, to help discover what Treasurer Joe Hockey calls the “cures of the future”, paid for with money generated as a result of major changes to health policy.

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The state of Australia: science innovation and research

By Matthew Bailes

In the lead up to the federal budget, the story of crisis has been hammered home. How is Australia's science and innovation faring?

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And now the bad news: red wine is not great for health after all

By Tim Crowe

A new study discounts the notion that a compound found in red wine has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and potential anticancer effects.

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The state of Australia: our environment

By Ian Lowe

The state of Australia’s environment is a real worry – and we have the report cards to prove it.

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Temper trap: the genetics of aggression and self-control

By Tom Denson

A new study concludes that people who are genetically predisposed toward aggression have inefficient functioning in brain regions that control emotions.

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Getting to the Root of Enamel Evolution

Scientists have identified how natural selection may have acted to give modern human teeth their thick enamel, one gene at a time.

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What about science in the Commission of Audit report?

By Rod Lamberts and Will J Grant

The federal government’s Commission of Audit treats science, research and education as expenses to be trimmed rather than investments to be nurtured.

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Powdered alcohol, seriously? A health risk we don't need

By Nial Wheate

What are the potential dangers of the marketing of alcohol in powdered form?

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'Censored' IPCC summary reveals jockeying for key UN climate talks

By David Stern

Was the IPCC's latest report on climate change censored to suit the agendas of different countries?

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