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aussie invention could save old coal stations by running them on zero-emissions ‘lego’ blocks

Aussie invention could save old coal stations by running them on zero-emissions ‘Lego’ blocks

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Image Authors provided As climate change worsens, the future of fossil fuel jobs and infrastructure is uncertain. But a new energy storage technology invented in Australia could enable coal-fired power stations to run entirely emissions-free. The...
reducing plastic waste? switch to reusable bubbletea cup from bobbleware

Reducing Plastic Waste? Switch To Reusable Bubbletea Cup From Bobbleware

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Can we have a society without an environment? You possibly might have a quick and bold NO! But in case you aren't sure of how this answer tends to be true, read on and let's...
predators, prey and moonlight singing: how phases of the moon affect native wildlife

Predators, prey and moonlight singing: how phases of the Moon affect native wildlife

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Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND Humans have long been inspired and transfixed by the Moon, and as we’re discovering, moonlight can also change the behaviour of Australian wildlife. A collection of recently published research has illuminated...
measles infections weaken your immune system and increase your risk of other diseases. vaccines prevent this

Measles infections weaken your immune system and increase your risk of other diseases. Vaccines...

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Presents a series of grounded science based articles covering Evolution, Global Warming, Genetic Modified Organisms (GM's), Logic, Nature of Science, Vaccines/Alt.Medicines. Two of the most persistent anti-vaccine tropes are that unvaccinated children are healthier than...
pain-sensing electronic silicone skin paves the way for smart prosthetics and skin grafts

Pain-sensing electronic silicone skin paves the way for smart prosthetics and skin grafts

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Ella Maru Studio, Author provided Skin is our largest organ, made up of complex sensors constantly monitoring for anything that might cause us pain. Our new technology replicates that – electronically. The electronic artificial skin we’ve...
if facebook really pulls news from its australian sites, we’ll have a much less compelling product

If Facebook really pulls news from its Australian sites, we’ll have a much less...

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Picture: Shuttlestock Facebook has announced it will ban publishers and people in Australia from sharing local and international news on Facebook and Instagram if a proposal to force tech giants to pay for news becomes law. The...
time to get real: amid the hydrogen hype, let’s talk about what will actually work

Time to get real: amid the hydrogen hype, let’s talk about what will actually...

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Image: Shuttlestock For 50 years hydrogen has been championed as a clean-burning gas that could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The idea of a “hydrogen economy” is now enjoying a new wave of enthusiasm — but...
can the moon be a person? as lunar mining looms, a change of perspective could protect earth’s ancient companion

Can the Moon be a person? As lunar mining looms, a change of perspective...

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The Apollo 17 lunar lander surrounded by tyre tracks. NASA Everyone is planning to return to the Moon. At least 10 missions by half a dozen nations are scheduled before the end of 2021, and that’s...

The Saturday Science Session – The problem with “just asking questions”

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Presents a series of grounded science based articles covering Evolution, Global Warming, Genetic Modified Organisms (GM's), Logic, Nature of Science, Vaccines/Alt.Medicines. Asking questions is generally a good thing. Indeed, questions are the very foundation of...
asteroid 2018 vp₁ may be heading for earth. but there’s no need to worry

Asteroid 2018 VP₁ may be heading for Earth. But there’s no need to worry

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Asteroid 2018 VP1 itself is too small and far away to see clearly, so here’s an artist’s impression of a near-Earth object. NASA / JPL-Caltech Social media around the world lit up over the...