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The moon may trigger major earthquakes, study finds

The gravitational pull of a full moon causes tides that can turn a small earthquake into a monster, scientists say.

Why small earthquakes stay small, while others grow into monsters is one of the most enduring mysteries in earthquake science but we now have a partial, but tantalising answer: The moon and big tides.

How early Aboriginal Australians journeyed from Africa

Biological anthropologist Michael Westaway from Griffith University obtains a saliva sample from Thanakwith elder Thomas ...

Aboriginal Australians are found to have the closest genetic links to Highland Papua New Guinea populations, providing new insights into the movement of early humans following their dispersal from Africa.