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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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Drawing ahead of cancer

By Science in Public

Mark Shackleton has been awarded the Science Minister’s Prize for Life Scientist of the Year.

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The physics of a gas-powered world

By Science in Public

Eric May has been awarded the 2012 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year.

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Astronomer Wins PM's Prize

By Science in Public

Ken Freeman's research has made a galactic impact.

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Historical treasures in a modern pest: the Black Rat story

By Angela Lush

The genome of the Black Rat will provide a clearer picture of its role in spreading disease, and will help policymakers prepare for possible outbreaks in the future.

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