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Antidepressants might fail if you use your phone in bed, study suggests
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Depression

Antidepressants might fail if you use your phone in bed, study suggests

Monash University research raises the prospect of a link between antidepressants and light sensitivity.

  • by Liam Mannix

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Gene engineering wipes out entire mosquito population in lab test
Research

Gene engineering wipes out entire mosquito population in lab test

The technique could in future be used to control the spread of malaria, which affected 216 million people in 2016.

  • by Kate Kelland
Chip technology logical, really

Chip technology logical, really

Computer chip construction might be complicated, but the fundamentals haven’t changed since the birth of computers mid-last century.

  • by Rod Taylor
This is what happens to a shy octopus on ecstasy
Animals

This is what happens to a shy octopus on ecstasy

A neuroscientist and an octopus expert Eric Edsinger bathed octopuses in the psychedelic drug and observed the results.

  • by Ben Guarino
World's earliest known animal a 540-million-year-old defenceless blob
Evolution

World's earliest known animal a 540-million-year-old defenceless blob

Dangling down a sheer cliff face in the Russian wilderness, fending off mosquitoes and bears, a brilliant young scientist has found the world’s oldest known animal fossil.

  • by Liam Mannix
Virus discovery offers new means of controlling Queensland's cane toad

Virus discovery offers new means of controlling Queensland's cane toad

Cane toad DNA holds the key to its destruction, scientists say.

  • by Alison Brown
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Hoover the beagle turns lab rat to help scientists develop cancer drug
Cancer

Hoover the beagle turns lab rat to help scientists develop cancer drug

Hoover lies on stretcher, eyes shut, breathing quietly, probably dreaming of bones. Surgical cloth is tied to snout with a delicate white bow.

  • by Liam Mannix
Global warming is melting Swiss snowy peaks
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Global warming is melting Swiss snowy peaks

Switzerland's fabled chocolate-box landscape could end up a thing of the past because of global warming. A new scientific study of satellite images has shown a sharp reduction in permanent snow.

Here's what's going on inside your veins after you drink a soft drink
Diet

Here's what's going on inside your veins after you drink a soft drink

Half an hour after finishing a can of soft drink, your blood sugar has spiked.

  • by Liam Mannix
Perth student could hold key to world food security
Research

Perth student could hold key to world food security

A Perth student is building on a groundbreaking West Australian scientific discovery that could avert the world’s looming food security crisis.

  • by Emma Young
Australia's ark: How a few ships and decade of 'madness' cost billions

Australia's ark: How a few ships and decade of 'madness' cost billions

A little more than a decade. Four wooden ships, holds packed with cages. One well-funded society.

  • by Liam Mannix