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Holy grilled cheese sandwich! What is pareidolia?

By Kevin Brooks

A few quirks of neural processing explain why religious devotees can see the face of the Virgin Mary in a slice of toast.

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Budget defers renewable energy development when it's needed most

By Dylan McConnell

The decision to link the Australia’s carbon price to the European Union emissions trading scheme has wiped A$6 billion from the federal budget.

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On academic efficiency and the 2013 federal budget

By Matthew Bailes

One of the casualties of the 2013 federal budget is the university sector.

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New coatings extend life and safety of hip implants

By Dick Meredith, London Press Service

New coatings have been developed for hip replacements to protect against post-operative infection and provide a barrier to minimise metal ion release into the body.

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Could Li-Fi spark a communications revolution like Wi-Fi?

By Dick Meredith

Multi-tasking micro-lights now being developed could initiate an amazing transformation for the future of communications by using light to carry information over the internet.

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Is the end to diabetic injections in sight?

By Richard Maino

Nasal gel reduces blood glucose levels.

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Quantum computing taps nucleus of single atom

A team of Australian engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has demonstrated a quantum bit based on the nucleus of a single atom in silicon, promising dramatic improvements for data processing in ultra-powerful quantum computers of the future.

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Colour-changing dragons to reveal their secrets

By Tim Thwaites

A study of why animals change colour could enable scientists to develop bandages that change colour in response to slight changes in the temperature of the wound.

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New evidence lifts the stakes on the meat vs fish debate

By Hugh Barrett

Two recent papers have shed more light on the benefits of fish oils and the reasons why red meat might be bad for you.

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Don't bury the benefits of research to improve the health system

By Stephen Leeder

The McKeon review sets out a ten-year strategy to better integrate health and medical research into the public health system.

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