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18 October 2017

Twelve thousand years ago everybody lived as hunters and gatherers. But by 5,000 years ago most people lived as farmers.

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12 October 2017

A review of geological evidence for tsunamis during the past 4500 years in the Mediterranean Sea has revealed that as many as 90 per cent of these...

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6 October 2017

OPINION: Geneticists have now firmly established that roughly 2% of the DNA of all living non-African people comes from our Neanderthal cousins....

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5 October 2017

The tragic death of Scott of the Antarctic and four companions on the return of his scientific expedition to the South Pole in 1912 has long been...

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3 October 2017

When scientists get angry, they get active, writes Dean of Science Professor Emma Johnston, who will host an episode of Catalyst on ABC...

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27 September 2017

Summer in some regions of the world will become one long heatwave even if global average temperatures rise only 2°C above pre-industrial levels,...

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22 September 2017

Small native mammals including bettongs are much bigger consumers of plant seeds than had been realised, and their loss due to predation by foxes...

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22 September 2017

OPINION: The eyes of the world’s space expertise will be on Australia this month, as Adelaide hosts the world’s largest space conference.

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14 September 2017

Armies of microbes that are invisible to the naked eye battle it out to determine whether exotic marine plants successfully invade new territory...

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13 September 2017

A kauri tree preserved in a New Zealand peat swamp for 30,000 years has revealed a new mechanism that may explain how temperatures in the Northern...

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