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Coal Industry Uses the Dope Dealer’s Defence

By Ian Lowe

The coal industry needs to take responsibility for the consequences of selling their product.

Ian Lowe is Emeritus Professor of science, technology and society at Griffith University.

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Kuru Was No Laughing Matter

By Stephen Luntz

Michael Alpers’ work in Papua New Guinea helped to explain one of the strangest known diseases, and opened the way to understanding several related infections.

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Soccer Ball Nebula Undermines Theory

By Stephen Luntz

The confirmation of a planetary nebula, recently discovered by amateurs, may lead to the overthrow of an astronomical theory that is currently taught as confirmed knowledge.

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Neutrino Hint from Radioactivity Puzzle

By Peter Pockley

The discovery that the decay rates of radioactive isotopes may not be immutable "constants of nature" could open fresh ways of detecting neutrinos and protecting astronauts and satellites in space.

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A Mystery of Astronomical Proportions

By Christine Nicholls

At least one-third of all red giant stars have a mysterious variation in brightness that has astronomers stumped.

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Rise of the Machines

By Trevor Lithgow

The cells in our body work because of the many "molecular machines" within them – but where did these machines comes from?

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Sea Slugs Turn up Heat on Bleaching

By Ingo Burghardt

Symbiotic sea slugs employ similar zooxanthellae species as corals, offering fresh insights into why heat-stressed corals bleach.

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NASA's Uncharted Future

By Morris Jones

What does the scrapping of NASA's plans to revisit the Moon mean for space exploration?

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Supercapacitors Increase Battery Life

By Stephen Luntz

A team at Waikato University has demonstrated that supercapacitors can be used to capture electrical energy that would otherwise go to waste in portable electronic devices, significantly increasing the efficiency of high-tech gadgets.

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