“get out of the water!” monster shark movies massacre shark conservation

“Get out of the water!” Monster shark movies massacre shark conservation

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Undeniably the shark movie to end all shark movies, the 1975 blockbuster, Jaws, not only smashed box office expectations, but forever changed the way we felt about going into the water – and how...
headphones, saw blades, coat hangers: how human trash in australian bird nests changed over 195 years

Headphones, saw blades, coat hangers: how human trash in Australian bird nests changed over...

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      This, if you can believe it, is part of a magpie nest. Kathy Townsend, Author provided   When we opened a box supplied by museum curators, our research team audibly gasped. Inside was a huge Australian...
holding the world to ransom: the top 5 most dangerous criminal organisations online right now

Holding the world to ransom: the top 5 most dangerous criminal organisations online right...

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      Image: Shuttlestock On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog! These words from Peter Steiner’s famous cartoon could easily be applied to the recent ransomware attack on Florida-based software supplier Kaseya. Kaseya provides software services to thousands of clients around...
the north american heatwave shows we need to know how climate change will change our weather

The North American heatwave shows we need to know how climate change will change...

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  Image: NASA Eight days ago, it rained over the western Pacific Ocean near Japan. There was nothing especially remarkable about this rain event, yet it made big waves twice. First, it disturbed the atmosphere in...
australia’s threatened species plan has failed on several counts. without change, more extinctions are assured

Australia’s threatened species plan has failed on several counts. Without change, more extinctions are...

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  Picture: Alex Asbury/AAP Australia is globally renowned for its abysmal conservation record – in roughly 230 years we’ve overseen the extinction of more mammal species than any other nation. The federal government’s Threatened Species Strategy was meant to...
a mining camp won’t cut it: australia’s quarantine system needs a smarter design

A mining camp won’t cut it: Australia’s quarantine system needs a smarter design

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 Screen Shot at am. The announcement that the Victorian and federal governments will build a 1,000-bed COVID quarantine hub at Mickleham in Melbourne’s north marks a welcome end, or at least a fresh chapter, to the finger-pointing...
we found more than 54,000 viruses in people’s poo — and 92% were previously unknown to science

We found more than 54,000 viruses in people’s poo — and 92% were previously...

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 Image: Shuttlestock Research published yesterday in Nature Microbiology has identified 54,118 species of virus living in the human gut — 92% of which were previously unknown. But as we and our colleagues from the Joint Genome Institute...
homo who? a new mystery human species has been discovered in israel

Homo who? A new mystery human species has been discovered in Israel

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 Picture: Yossi Zaidner An international group of archaeologists have discovered a missing piece in the story of human evolution. Excavations at the Israeli site of Nesher Ramla have recovered a skull that may represent a late-surviving...
a lone tree makes it easier for birds and bees to navigate farmland, like a stepping stone between habitats

A lone tree makes it easier for birds and bees to navigate farmland, like...

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 Picture: Shuttlestock Vast, treeless paddocks and fields can be dangerous for wildlife, who encounter them as “roadblocks” between natural areas nearby. But our new research found even one lone tree in an otherwise empty paddock can make...
australian government was ‘blindsided’ by un recommendation to list great barrier reef as in-danger. but it’s no great surprise

Australian government was ‘blindsided’ by UN recommendation to list Great Barrier Reef as in-danger....

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 Picture: Shuttlestock The Australian government on Tuesday expressed shock at a draft decision to list the Great Barrier Reef as “in danger”. But the recommendation has been looming for some time. The recommendation, by the United Nations Educational,...