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Pasta shape provides better LED

'Rotelle' molecules depolarise light and are more efficient than 'spaghetti'

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IPCC Fifth Assessment Report: more certainty, not much news

By Steve Sherwood and Lisa Alexander

What new does the IPCC's fifth report have to say about our climate problem?

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David Suzuki: Australian scientists should be up on the ramparts

By David Suzuki

The Abbott government's abolition of the Climate Commission places Australia on the same path as Canada, where climate research has been abandoned and scientific papers need to be approved by the PM's office prior to submission for publication.

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Axing the Climate Commission Splits Australians from Science

By Jenni Metcalfe

Australians need people of this calibre to explain the science and economics of climate change, especially when the debate has become so politically polarised.

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Take science brief across government, science chief urges

By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra

In this podcast and article, Michelle Grattan speaks to Chief Scientist Ian Chub about the absence of a Science Minister in the new government's structure.

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Tarantula venom: a new selective, effective edible insecticide

By Margaret C. Hardy

An environmentally-friendly insecticide has been developed from the venom of a native Australian tarantula.

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Modern-day alchemy: a recipe for a new superheavy element

By Elizabeth Williams

How did scientists go about discovering the short-lived superheavy element 115?

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Electric cars at blazing-fast speeds

Electric cars can already compete on some racecourses with the world's best petrol-powered cars.

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How to store surplus renewable energy

Scientists calculate the energy required to store wind and solar power on the grid.

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Futile Research or Stealthy Censorship?

By Ian Musgrave

It's hard to see the Coalition's plans to weed out "futile" research as anything other than a cynical attempt to defund topics the Coalition doesn’t like.

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