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Australia pulls Great Barrier Reef damage from UNESCO tourism report

Business Insider - ‎54 minutes ago‎
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Department of the Environment said on Friday it had omitted its contribution to a U.N. report examining the impact of climate change on world heritage sites over concern it could create "confusion" and have a negative ...
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Partial to escargot? This 15 million-year-old Aussie marsupial snacked on snails

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
Queensland's 24 million-year-old Riversleigh World Heritage fossil deposits have proffered some stupefying discoveries of extinct animals over the years.

CSIRO dismantles 'integrated' climate science group as pressure mounts on Larry Marshall

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
CSIRO's deep cuts to its science programs have come under fresh criticism with the head of a global network of monitoring stations warning Australia will lose key researchers that will dent the country's ability to manage future climate change.
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Sharks have personalities just like humans; Their personality traits go back to some 300 million years ago

International Business Times AU - ‎8 hours ago‎
A tourist looks up through a glass tunnel at a group of Port Jackson sharks resting in the Sydney Aquarium August 5, 2003. Reuters/David Gray.
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Original Welsh stones hauled 200 miles

CCTV - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Stonehenge, the ancient site of ritual in southwest England, remains one of mankind's most intriguing mysteries. How were those massive megaliths transported over great distances and erected in the earth five-thousand years ago?
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NASA Centers to Visit for an Out of This World Vacation - ‎16 hours ago‎
NASA has multiple centers located across the United States, many of which provide tours or host visitor centers that are open to the public.
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New Evidence Suggests A Fifth Fundamental Force Of Nature

Gizmodo Australia - ‎May 26, 2016‎
We all know about the four fundamental forces of nature: gravity, electromagnetism and the weak and strong forces between atoms. But could there be a fifth force still waiting to be discovered?
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Ancient Phoenician Found in Carthage Had European DNA

New Historian - ‎18 hours ago‎
The remains of a 2500-year-old Phoenician found in Carthage, after being exposed to mitochondrial genome sequencing, reveal the young man to belong to a rare European haplogroup.
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NASA peers into huge hole in the sun

Gizmag - ‎17 hours ago‎
While you might think the sun has pretty much just one weather pattern - blistering and violent with a chance of radiation poisoning - it can actually be quite varied.
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Mark Zuckerberg To Call The International Space Station Via Facebook Live

The Inquisitr - ‎1 hour ago‎
Using Facebook Live, Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, will be speaking with the three astronauts currently in residence on the ISS on Wednesday.
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Why The Mongol Horde Retreated From Europe

Forbes - ‎1 hour ago‎
It could have been the most devastating invasion of Europe after Attila the Hun, but the attack by the Golden Horde, led by a grandson of Genghis Khan, ended abruptly in AD 1242 with their unexplained retreat from Hungary.
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Russian Robo-Soldiers Revealed: Putin Showcases Iron Man Military Hardware With 'Ivan The Terminator'

The Inquisitr - ‎12 hours ago‎
Russia military technology experts revealed that Project Iron Man was successful in creating a “robo-soldier” for use by the country's military.
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New CRISPR-EZ method makes genome editing much easier in mice - ‎2 hours ago‎
University of California, Berkeley scientists have developed a quicker and more efficient method to alter the genes of mice with CRISPR-Cas9, simplifying a procedure growing in popularity because of the ease of using the new gene-editing tool.
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From hardy pigs to super-crops, gene editing poses new EU dilemma

Business Insider - ‎May 27, 2016‎
LONDON (Reuters) - Heat-tolerant Angus beef cattle designed for the tropics with white coats instead of black or red. A button mushroom that doesn't turn brown.
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Chinese lunar probe to land on moon, return in 2017

The Hindu - ‎11 hours ago‎
China will send lunar probe Chang'e 5 to land on the moon and return with samples in the second half of 2017, officials said on Friday.
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Why Male Fruit Flies Have Such Enormous Sperm

Sci-Tech Today - ‎4 hours ago‎
Don't underestimate the manliness of the humble fruit fly: He may be small, but his sperm is not. In fact, the sperm of the fruit fly Drosophila bifurca can stretch up to nearly 6 centimeters in length.

Don't blame protesters

The Age - ‎2 hours ago‎
Why is it that every time some hoon or nutcase does something stupid and anti-social near a Canberra reserve during the annual kangaroo slaughter (including vandalising kangaroo protesters' cars), some idiot blames the kangaroo protesters themselves?
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The World's Biggest Ever Maths Proof Is A Whopping 200TB

Gizmodo Australia - ‎15 hours ago‎
If you think you had a hard time filling out pages of algebra at school, spare a thought for the three mathematicians who have just published the world's largest ever proof.
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Kelly Slater's Incredible Plan To Make Lakes Surfable

Gizmodo Australia - ‎4 hours ago‎
Maybe you saw the Tony Hawk of surfing upload a video of a perfect man-made wave back in December. According to Bloomberg, Kelly Slater is trying to sell flawless artificial barrels to the world for somewhere between $US2 and $US20 million ($2.7 and ...