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Laundry additive cleans air pollution

By Richard Maino

Within just two years, we could all be wearing clothes that purify the air as we simply move around in them.

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Mining with Liquids

New minerals research at the South Australian Museum is set to change the face of the mining industry, with Head of Earth Sciences Professor Allan Pring and his team working on the concept of ‘liquid mining’.

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Head banging to bird song

By Tegan Dolstra

Can different bird species understand what each other are saying?

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The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

By Claire Panosian Dunavan

Jared Diamond provides personal insights into his decades of field work in the Pacific Islands of New Guinea in an extensive interview about his latest book, which examines tribal societies’ approaches to universal human issues including, peace and war, child-rearing, treatment of the elderly, language, religion and health.

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Numbers game: the Australian Open and predicting success

By Michael Bane

Most of the focus of the Australian Open will be on the contenders for the men's and women's singles championships, but behind the superstars are the journeys of younger, less-experienced players. Who is on their way to the top ten in the next few years? And who will never make it into the top 100? Michael Bane writes that sports data science provides some insight into the potential for future success - and failure.

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Anti-vaccination network told to change its name or be shut down

By Rachael Dunlop

The heated battle between Australia’s anti-vaccine lobby, the Australian Vaccination Network, and those fighting against its misinformation has taken a positive turn with the New South Wales Department of Fair Trading ordering the AVN to change its name or risk being shut down.

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'Tis the season to get food poisoning

Research reveals food poisoning risk for the festive season, especially from raw egg dishes.

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2012: The Biggest (and Weirdest) Science Stories

The year's ten biggest science stories, and ten of the most weird and womderful science stories.

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What causes hot flushes during menopause?

Hot flushes are not 'in the head,' but new research suggests they may start there.

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What we could learn from Yasser Arafat's exhumation

By David Ranson

The remains of Yasser Arafat have been exhumed for “special testing” to determine whether he died from poisoning by a radioactive element or natural causes.

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