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How to prevent shark attacks

By Ryan Kempster and Shaun Collin

Are shark attacks on the rise, and what can you do to minimise your risk this summer?

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Rewilding the Devil

By Allen Greer

What evidence is there that reintroducing Tasmanian devils to mainland Australia will affect the number of feral cats, rabbits and foxes?

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Health Check: are you eating the right sorts of fibre?

By David Topping, Arwen Cross and Christopher Hammang

Getting enough fibre is important, but getting a combination of fibre is imperative for good digestive health.

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Your first hug: how the early embryo changes shape

Video showing how the early embryo changes shape will help selection of embryos for IVF.

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Australia needs fundamental research to build a great country

By Jonathan Borwein

It's taken only 2 months for misgivings about the Abbott government's approach to science policy to be confirmed.

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Study links intestinal bacteria to rheumatoid arthritis

Bacterial disturbances in the gut may play a role in autoimmune attacks on the joints, pointing the way to novel treatments and diagnostics

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To dye for? Jury still out on tattoo ink causing cancer

By Ian Olver

There is no doubt some of the chemicals in tattoo ink have been associated with cancer. But should we be worried?

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Big Australian media reject climate science

By Wendy Bacon

One third of articles in Australia’s major newspapers do not accept the consensus position of climate science: that human beings are contributing to climate change.

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Viewing Catalyst's cholesterol programs through the sceptometer

By Justin Coleman

Was the ABC wrong to air a program that might encourage people at risk of heart disease to stop taking cholesterol-reducing medications without consulting their GP?

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Quantum computing becomes more than just spin

The building blocks of a quantum computer have been created and tested in a high tech basement at the University of NSW, and within a few years Andrea Morello and his colleagues expect to have a small working prototype.

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