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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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Trading chemistry for ecology with poo transplants

By Dyani Lewis

As simple as the procedure sounds, we don’t yet fully understand how faecal transplants work.

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NASA's Curiosity shows there's more to life than life

By Kevin Orrman-Rossiter and Helen Maynard-Casely

The Curiosity rover has landed on Mars, driven around, and started reporting integrated science results.

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Just out of Curiosity, did life on Earth come from Mars?

By Jonathan Borwein and David H. Bailey

In an announcement on 3 December 2012, NASA poured cold water on rumours that its Curiosity rover had found life on Mars.

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Alert: you may be living in a simulated universe

By Geraint Lewis

Are our lives real or is the universe just an enormous computer simulation?

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Caring for Giants of the Deep

By South Australian Museum

The South Australian Museum's marine mammals team will study parts of a minke whale that has washed up at Ceduna on the state's west coast.

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