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Cosmic ballet: UWA scientists join effort to capture rare astronomical event

Cosmic ballet: UWA scientists join effort to capture rare astronomical event

UWA scientists are joining forces with a German flying observatory to harness a rare opportunity and glimpse the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.

  • by Cameron Myles

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It's a busy night sky this July, with a lunar eclipse, so look up
Space

It's a busy night sky this July, with a lunar eclipse, so look up

We're currently in the midst of a five-planet season, and on the morning of July 28 there will be the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century.

  • by Tanya Hill
Greenland villagers evacuated after iceberg comes to town

Greenland villagers evacuated after iceberg comes to town

Meanwhile scientists capture video of an iceberg six kilometres wide breaking off another Greenland glacier.

Ask Fuzzy: Sound argument for hearing aids

Ask Fuzzy: Sound argument for hearing aids

Hearing loss is usually due to a loss of sensory cells in the inner ear, but this also affects the brain which is where we analyse complex sounds like speech.

  • by Rod Taylor
Like a car aerial: tuning in from the quietest place on the planet

Like a car aerial: tuning in from the quietest place on the planet

In the extreme hush of the WA desert, a tiny team of scientists is engaged in an experiment of cosmic proportions.

  • by Liam Mannix
'Ghost' particles from black-hole jetstream found in Antarctic
Space

'Ghost' particles from black-hole jetstream found in Antarctic

Neutrinos are the universe’s ghosts. Trillions of these particles move through us all the time at close to the speed of light. We cannot see, feel or sense them

  • by Liam Mannix
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Uncharted Cosmos: mapping the universe
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Uncharted Cosmos: mapping the universe

'Ghost' particles called neutrinos could be the key to mapping our skies. Vision courtesy: IceCube Collaboration.

Why melting Arctic ice temporarily reversed global warming
Canada

Why melting Arctic ice temporarily reversed global warming

Scientists may have solved a huge riddle in the earth's climate past that, if true, doesn't bode well for the future.

  • by Chris Mooney
Bayside beach helps unlock mystery of smallest whale

Bayside beach helps unlock mystery of smallest whale

Every summer for millions of years, a mysterious creature has flocked to the waters off the coast of Melbourne.

  • by Liam Mannix
The subject students really need to study at university
Opinion
Opinion

The subject students really need to study at university

There’s been plenty said about how Australian students are in dire need of improved scientific and numeric literacy. But that's not what I mark my students down for.

  • by Caitlin Abbott
Bad vibrations: how our cars could be lulling us to deadly sleep
Cars

Bad vibrations: how our cars could be lulling us to deadly sleep

The natural vibrations in cars could be lulling us to sleep.

  • by Liam Mannix