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British schoolchildren become air pollution lab rats in London first

British schoolchildren become air pollution lab rats in London first

Schoolchildren from five London suburbs will wear backpacks fitted with air sensors and become 'walking field scientists' in the fight against air pollution.

  • by Latika Bourke

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'This will go into textbooks': Queensland scientists clock quantum tunnelling
Research

'This will go into textbooks': Queensland scientists clock quantum tunnelling

Queensland scientists have used a high-powered laser as a stopwatch to clock the time it takes for an electron to pass through an atom's wall.

  • by Stuart Layt
Miniature robots could one day journey inside the human body
Science

Miniature robots could one day journey inside the human body

In the 1966 sci-fi movie Fantastic Voyage, a tiny vessel makes a journey inside the human brain. Marc Miskin hopes his tiny robots may one day do the same.

Scientists look to pig brains and bacteria for computers of the future
Science

Scientists look to pig brains and bacteria for computers of the future

A Queensland researcher is using bio-computers made from pig brains and bacteria to solve complex problems, taking a step closer to artificial intelligence.

  • by Stuart Layt
Study of concussed footballer's brain yields surprising results

Study of concussed footballer's brain yields surprising results

The brain of a deceased Australian Rules player was examined for signs of a dreaded neurodegenerative condition, and the results were unexpected.

  • by Konrad Marshall
Teen suicide a hidden crisis on Australia's doorstep
Depression

Teen suicide a hidden crisis on Australia's doorstep

New research has found teen suicide rates in developing countries is significantly higher than developed countries

  • by Stuart Layt
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Researchers find cuttlefish swipe right when looking for love
Research

Researchers find cuttlefish swipe right when looking for love

The new research could also shine some light on why left-handed people tend to perform better to one-on-one competition.

  • by Stuart Layt
The problem with prostate cancer overdiagnosis
Research

The problem with prostate cancer overdiagnosis

New research has shown the lifetime risk of Australian men being overdiagnosed and undergoing unnecessary treatment has spiked.

  • by Lucy Stone
All in the stripes: zebras' distinctive pattern makes flies bug off
Animals

All in the stripes: zebras' distinctive pattern makes flies bug off

The researchers determined that flies are equally fond of horses and zebras, making beelines for them, but then something happens.

  • by Joan Morris
The mystery behind the world's second ever 'semi-identical' twins
Baby

The mystery behind the world's second ever 'semi-identical' twins

A Queensland brother and sister have been identified as 'semi-identical' more than four years after they were born.

  • by Stuart Layt
Researchers working on screening method to choke off lung cancer
Cancer

Researchers working on screening method to choke off lung cancer

Researchers at Prince Charles Hospital are hoping to establish a screening program for lung cancer as effective as the breast screening program

  • by Stuart Layt