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Helmets won't cure football's concussion headache

By Caroline Finch and Andrew McIntosh

There is currently no evidence to show that helmets prevent concussion or more serious head injury in sports like AFL and rugby.

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Two degrees is too much for most coral reefs

By UQ

A modelling study by an international collaboration of scientists has concluded that increasing global temperatures to 2 degrees above pre-industrial global temperatures will be too hot for two-thirds of the world's corals.

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How the cheetah got its stripes

By Stanford University Medical Center

Feral cat study identifies a biological mechanism responsible for both the elegant stripes on the tabby cat and the cheetah's normally dappled coat.

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On the ball: does the AFL need to design a better footy?

By Hans Westerbeek

The AFL commissioned has a comprehensive review of the critical performance characteristics of Australian Rules footballs – the first for more than 30 years.

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Fishing in the Desert

By Angela Lush

Scientists have gone fishing in desert boreholes and found some unique ecosystems and evolutionary adaptations.

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Cave of the Monkeys find complicates our Asia story

By Darren Curnoe

Did our Asian story just get more complicated?

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Taking over from evolution: how technology could enhance humanity

By Arthur Saniotis and Maciej Henneberg

Technology offers great possibility of enhancing human capacity.

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Marijuana a risk in early pregnancy

By Drug Testing and Analysis

High potency and synthetic marijuana pose real dangers in first weeks of pregnancy

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New Species Found in World's Harshest Continent

By Alex Parry

First new species found on continental Antarctica for 34 years.

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The Dope on DMAA

By Ian Musgrave

DMAA is found in many weight loss and performance enhancement supplements, but it has now been classified by the TGA as a prohibited substance with no therapeutic potential.

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