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Some cancer patients get dedicated nurses. Others don't. Is that fair?
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Some cancer patients get dedicated nurses. Others don't. Is that fair?

It only really dawns on cancer patients when they get to the chemo ward.

  • by Liam Mannix

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The Queensland scientists pushing the bounds of the impossible
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The Queensland scientists pushing the bounds of the impossible

Working in STEM can be a challenging road, but the World Science Festival Brisbane has shone the spotlight on Queensland scientists pushing the envelope.

  • by Stuart Layt
De-extinction debate: Is that Tasmanian Tiger better off dead?
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De-extinction debate: Is that Tasmanian Tiger better off dead?

The technology is rapidly approaching where extinct species like the Tasmanian tiger could be brought back from extinction. But should they be?

  • by Stuart Layt
CSIRO profiting from weight loss pill with no scientific backing
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CSIRO profiting from weight loss pill with no scientific backing

The CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, is being used to promote a weight-loss pill despite there being no scientific evidence it helps people lose weight.

  • by Liam Mannix
World Science Festival Brisbane: Your guide to what's on offer
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World Science Festival Brisbane: Your guide to what's on offer

The five day festival opened on Wednesday and will explore the wonders of science.

  • by Lydia Lynch
'A role model for all of us': retired professor first woman to receive top mathematics prize
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'A role model for all of us': retired professor first woman to receive top mathematics prize

Karen Uhlenbeck is most known for her 1980s work on the "calculus of variations", which helps explain how geometric objects such as soap films and soap bubbles achieve shapes that minimise energy.

  • by Mary Huber
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British schoolchildren become air pollution lab rats in London first
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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
New York to Brisbane via Mars: World Science Festival comes to town
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New York to Brisbane via Mars: World Science Festival comes to town

The World Science Festival Brisbane is in its fourth year, offering science enthusiasts the chance learn about DNA profiling, protecting the Great Barrier Reef and future missions to Mars.

  • by Stuart Layt
'This will go into textbooks': Queensland scientists clock quantum tunnelling
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'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
Be nice to your gut microbes, says new exhibit, so they'll be nice to you
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Be nice to your gut microbes, says new exhibit, so they'll be nice to you

In the past five years, science has learned these creatures have a huge influence on our personality, mood, behaviour and health.

  • by Liam Mannix
Miniature robots could one day journey inside the human body
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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.