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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

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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
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.

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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
Ask Fuzzy: Forecasts becoming clearer

Ask Fuzzy: Forecasts becoming clearer

Numerical weather prediction is one of the world’s modern miracles.

  • by Rod Taylor
'Things are going wrong': Stand-in plastics can harm eggs and sperm

'Things are going wrong': Stand-in plastics can harm eggs and sperm

Ground-breaking researchers now say that all 'plastic products that show physical signs of damage or aging cannot be considered safe'.

  • by Liam Mannix