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Ask Fuzzy: Going, going gone

Ask Fuzzy: Going, going gone

A species doesn't have to be gone to be considered extinct.

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Watch out, there's a lot of space junk about

Watch out, there's a lot of space junk about

We may think that space is limitless so there's lots of room to dump rubbish. Not so, says a world-leading scientist in Canberra.

  • by Steve Evans
Top scientists blast NSW government over brumbies
Water

Top scientists blast NSW government over brumbies

A conference of eminent scientists in Canberra has condemned the NSW government for preventing the culling of brumbies.

  • by Steve Evans
Emergency declaration in Queensland town due to toxic chemicals
Science

Emergency declaration in Queensland town due to toxic chemicals

The south-west Queensland town has had an emergency declaration in place for almost three hours, with one person transported to hospital following the incident.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
Platypus anxiety: 'Alarming' drug levels found in Melbourne streams

Platypus anxiety: 'Alarming' drug levels found in Melbourne streams

A platypus living in a stream on Melbourne’s fringe could receive more than half a human dose of antidepressants every day, study reveals.

  • by Liam Mannix
Cancer-causing parasite could save lives: Queensland researcher
Cancer

Cancer-causing parasite could save lives: Queensland researcher

Carcinogenic liver parasites might sound like a patient's nightmare, but Queensland researchers believe the proteins in them could "supercharge" healing of chronic wounds.

  • by Tiffanie Turnbull
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Politics of science: 'John Howard, the scientists' friend'

Politics of science: 'John Howard, the scientists' friend'

A top Australian scientist who has dealt with prime ministers for four decades has strong views on which were the best.

  • by Steve Evans
Sperm bank in space: how a Dutch pioneer plans to save mankind (maybe)
Space

Sperm bank in space: how a Dutch pioneer plans to save mankind (maybe)

Kees Mulder wants to charge you $30,000 to put your DNA in orbit, safe from the apocalypse. But is it ethical, let alone practical?

  • by Nick Miller
Asking the right questions

Asking the right questions

Scientists need to jump some very important and necessary hurdles before undertaking research.

  • by Rod Taylor
How Georgina is driving one cancer's death rate down to zero
Health

How Georgina is driving one cancer's death rate down to zero

Professor Georgina Long has transformed cancer treatment globally. This is why her goal of zero deaths from melanoma could become reality.

  • by Esther Han
Your poo is (mostly) alive. Here's what's in it
Health

Your poo is (mostly) alive. Here's what's in it

If you’ve ever thought your poo is just a bunch of dead cells, think again.

  • by Vincent Ho