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Making Martian clouds on Earth

Cloud-chamber experiments show that clouds on Mars form in much more humid conditions than clouds on Earth

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Care and consent: the fraught ethics of international clinical trials

By Agomoni Ganguli Mitra, University of Münster

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Extraordinary 'missing link' fossil fish found in China

By John Long

Discovery gives us powerful new insights about the building of the human body plan, which began seriously with these ancient fossil fishes.

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IPCC report sets a conservative carbon budget

By Will Steffen

The evidence for the continued warming of the planet is overwhelming, according to the IPCC's latest report.

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Pasta shape provides better LED

'Rotelle' molecules depolarise light and are more efficient than 'spaghetti'

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IPCC Fifth Assessment Report: more certainty, not much news

By Steve Sherwood and Lisa Alexander

What new does the IPCC's fifth report have to say about our climate problem?

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David Suzuki: Australian scientists should be up on the ramparts

By David Suzuki

The Abbott government's abolition of the Climate Commission places Australia on the same path as Canada, where climate research has been abandoned and scientific papers need to be approved by the PM's office prior to submission for publication.

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Axing the Climate Commission Splits Australians from Science

By Jenni Metcalfe

Australians need people of this calibre to explain the science and economics of climate change, especially when the debate has become so politically polarised.

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Take science brief across government, science chief urges

By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra

In this podcast and article, Michelle Grattan speaks to Chief Scientist Ian Chub about the absence of a Science Minister in the new government's structure.

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Tarantula venom: a new selective, effective edible insecticide

By Margaret C. Hardy

An environmentally-friendly insecticide has been developed from the venom of a native Australian tarantula.

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