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White whale Migaloo breaches off the Gold Coast Tuesday

Brisbane Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
Migaloo, one of the world's rare white humpback whales, will pass the Gold Coast on Tuesday on his way through to Hervey Bay, according to Sea World.
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Bizarre-Looking 'Graham' More Likely Than You to Survive Car Collision

Live Science - ‎3 hours ago‎
The human brain and neck are highly vulnerable to injury during a crash, so Graham was designed to have an exaggeratedly reinforced skull and no neck at all.
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Reef scientists say Media Watch is bleaching the facts

The Australian - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
A US-based ecologist has accused ABC program Media Watch of double standards and abandoning basic journalistic curiosity to pursue a defamatory personal vendetta against The Australian.
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Supervolcano Eruption: Humans Only Get One Year To Prepare For Imminent Destruction

The Inquisitr - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
By analyzing tiny quartz particles, scientists can estimate when a supervolcano eruption is likely to happen. According to data collected in a recent study, humans may only get a one-year warning before such a catastrophic event will occur.
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Your next healthy superfood: cockroach milk?

CNET - ‎3 hours ago‎
This is just a normal, egg-laying cockroach. Amanda Kooser/CNET. May I offer you a tall, cold glass of cockroach milk? Why are you running away?
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Get set for the people's planetary parade

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎14 hours ago‎
Don't own a telescope or pair of binoculars? Don't fret. The astronomical show set to take over the August sky will be "the people's planetary parade" - visible to the naked eye whether you have fancy gear or not.
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Neanderthal brains grew in a similar way to ours during their childhood

Daily Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
For years Neanderthals were depicted as thuggish cavemen that scraped an existence on the cold barren plains of ice age Europe. But evidence is increasingly shifting the image of knuckle-dragging brutes to one of misunderstood, intelligent distant ...
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AIRPORT TERROR: Staff stop working on runway to film gigantic blue UFO - ‎6 hours ago‎
AIRPORT staff were thrown into panic after a gigantic streaking blue UFO appeared in the sky. By Jon Austin Jon Austin. PUBLISHED: 15:30, Mon, Jul 25, 2016 | UPDATED: 17:32, Mon, Jul 25, 2016 ...
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New kangaroo species discovered

Perth Now - ‎10 hours ago‎
AN AUSTRALIAN study has discovered two new species of extinct kangaroos that lived in ancient rainforests between 24 to 18 million years ago.
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Are China's Most Extreme Nationalists Actually Foreign …

Foreign Policy - ‎3 hours ago‎
Two weeks have passed since an international tribunal at The Hague ruled in favor of the Philippines and rejected many of China's claims in the South China Sea.

Researchers Develop a Nanoencapsulation for Oil-Degrading Bacteria

AZoNano - ‎6 hours ago‎
Bionanotechnology research is focused on functional structures synergistically integrating a broad range of nanomaterials with multicellular assemblies, cells, or macromolecules.
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Hardening up: New alloy four times as tough as titanium

Gizmag - ‎13 hours ago‎
A chance discovery in a physics lab at Rice University has turned up an ultra-hard material that could usurp the titanium commonly used in today's knee and hip replacements.
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Earth's Climate Is Warming -- And We Can Fix It!

Huffington Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
Pawel Alva Nazaruk Author, Social-entrepreneur, Activist, Nonprofit Owner ( and a dreamer! The scientific community has long reached a consensus that human activities are altering the Earth's climate system.
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Business ideas sought to launch ISS marketplace

Gizmag - ‎14 hours ago‎
Since launching in 1998, the International Space Station has played host to countless government-backed experiments aimed at furthering our understanding of the micro-gravity environment.
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A Harvard geneticist thinks this unlikely food might end the GMO wars once and for all

Business Insider Australia - ‎5 hours ago‎
It will probably be made using CRISPR, a new technique that lets scientists precisely tweak the DNA of produce so that it can do things like survive drought or avoid turning brown.
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New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations

Nanotechnology News (press release) - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
For the past few years, scientists around the world have been studying ways to use miniature robots to better treat a variety of diseases.
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Some questioning Chinese efforts to drive a furry mammal to extinction

Alaska Dispatch News - ‎7 hours ago‎
A plateau pika, a small mammal related to the rabbit, comes out of its burrow at sunset to look for food in the grasslands outside Ganda village in Qinghai province.
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NASA's Kepler space telescope has found 2 more planets that could support alien life

Blastr - ‎6 hours ago‎
The list of potential habitable worlds is growing a bit longer, so now we have a few more targets for when we finally master the finer points of warp technology.
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Why 'qudits' (not qubits) may be the key to quantum computing

CIO Australia - ‎2 hours ago‎
Quantum computers may promise a giant leap forward in performance and efficiency, but none of that can happen until we figure out a practical way to build them.