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Experts identify genome editing and other innovations to accelerate food system transition

AN INTERNATIONAL team of almost 50 experts identified 75 emerging innovations and 8 action points that can help speed up the transition to a...

Peanut polemics!

IN 2019, researchers from The University of Western Australia, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), and Fujian Agriculture and Forestry...

NASA catches the extra-tropical ending of Mangga

BY SUNDAY, May 24, Tropical Cyclone Mangga had already transitioned to an extra-tropical storm and was affecting the southwestern coast of Australia. When a storm...

Warming climate is changing where birds breed

SPRING is in full swing. Trees are leafing out, flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and birds are singing. But a recent study published...

Bumblebees speed up flowering

SPRING has sprung earlier than ever before this year, accompanied by temperatures more typical of early summertime. Many plants were already in full bloom by...

Mathematics can save lives at sea

HUNDREDS of people die at sea every year due to vessel and aeroplane accidents. Emergency teams have little time to rescue those in the water...

Designing a flexible material to protect buildings, military personnel

SHAKE, rattle and roll. Even though they are miles from the epicenter of an earthquake, buildings can collapse due to how an earthquake energy makes...

Survey: Most Australians don’t know difference between bacterial and viral infections

A survey conducted by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in March 2020 reveals that 92% of Australians don't know the difference...

Study: Coronavirus has two versions and one is not more harmful

A STUDY published in Nature reports two major versions of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and confirms that the genetic difference does not contribute to disease severity. Host factors such as...

The Petri Dish in dire straits, please support us to keep it going!

NEWSPAPERS around the world have been going through a common dilemma – going online or shutting down. Does shutting down the print format drive...

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