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Logging does not cause ‘tipping points’ for Mega Fires

Mountain ash regeneration

Foreground and mid-ground: young mountain ash regeneration unburnt after 7 February wildfire. Background: burnt 1939 ash regrowth, same wildfire. (Photo: A. Leong, courtesy Victorian Association of Forest Industries)

By Ian Ferguson and Phil Cheney

An alternative view to a report published in Australasian Science last month.

Ian Ferguson is Professor Emeritus of Forest Science at the Dept of Forest and Ecosystem Science, University of Melbourne. Phil Cheney is former Head of the Bushfire Research Unit, CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products.

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First glimpse of the Higgs boson

By Jonathan Carroll

How to interpret CERN’s announcement.

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University challenged for giving undeserved credibility to alternative therapies

By Various signatories

Some of Australia's most prominent doctors, medical researchers and scientists have put their names to a letter criticising a university's decision to teach an alternative medicine course as if it were science.

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Black holes might exist, but let’s stay sceptical

By Craig Savage

Peruse the astrophysical literature and you could be forgiven for thinking black holes exist. But do they really?

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Rare Occurrence of Humans Harboring Two Flu Strains Simultaneously in Global Flu Hot-Spot

By American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

While dual infections in Cambodia did not produce new strain, study cites need for continuous tracking against risk of different influenza viruses combining to create a new pandemic.

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The future of Australian science – a Nobel Prize winner’s view

By Brian Schmidt

Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt reflects on the state of Australian science.

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A higher calling, but does altitude training work?

By François Billaut

Some professional sporting teams spend the off season at high altitude, but how effective is this?

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Google has changed the way students research – and not for the better

By Sunanda Creagh

A US study found that students use research databases like they use Google — which limits the results they turn up.

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The Future of Astronomy

By Bryan Gaensler

Bryan Gaensler predicts what we will have learnt about the universe in 40 years time.

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Budget: Did universities get their fair share?

By Tim Mazzarol

Stronger higher education spending will help Australia become a ‘clever country’.

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