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Children harmed by school streaming into lower ability groups, UK study shows
Research finds link with ability grouping at age seven and continuing hyperactivity and emotional problems

Sally Weale, Education correspondent

26, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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England has highest death rates of older patients in western world, study finds
Exclusive: research body looks at over-65s hospitalised with hip fractures, heart failure or diabetes

Andrew Gregory Health editor

10, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The eastern Australian waterbird survey is a white-knuckle flight of avian accounting
One of the world’s largest bird counts is ‘hours of terror separated by minutes of boredom’

Peter Hannam

07, Nov, 2021 @4:01 PM

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EU scientists demand bloc finalise UK’s membership of £80bn programme
Researchers fear Horizon Europe programme is collateral damage in UK-EU political dispute

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

04, Nov, 2021 @9:34 AM

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Mutating Australian white ibis could diverge from its rural cousins, or save them, scientists say
Researchers take sticky beak at DNA to see if maligned city-dwellers could revive country populations

Tory Shepherd

04, Nov, 2021 @4:36 AM

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Natural habitats of 30 cities around the world at risk due to ‘coastal hardening’, study suggests
Researchers estimate 1m sq km of seascape globally has been modified by coastal structures which bring in invasive species and damage habitat

Donna Lu

21, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Deadly ‘ghost nets’ increase in Gulf of Carpentaria despite years of clean-ups
Study author calls for coordinated efforts to remove discarded fishing nets before they reach threatened marine life in gulf’s ‘high biodiversity region’

Donna Lu

19, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘Case closed’: 99.9% of scientists agree climate emergency caused by humans
Trawl of 90,000 studies finds consensus, leading to call for Facebook and Twitter to curb disinformation

Jonathan Watts

19, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Dutch scientists may have solved mystery of why some twins are identical
Discovery of DNA modifications raises hope of treatment for disorders that particularly afflict twins

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

29, Sep, 2021 @1:41 PM

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Air pollution likely cause of up to 6m premature births, study finds
Global analysis of indoor and outdoor pollution also finds link to low birth weight

Sofia Quaglia

28, Sep, 2021 @6:00 PM

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‘I’d lost 8kg in sweat’: new report highlights the dangers of working in high heat
The use of extra PPE since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated heat-related issues, significantly affecting those in menial roles

Stephanie Convery

22, Sep, 2021 @5:31 PM

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Australian Research Council reverses new funding rule after widespread criticism
Hundreds of researchers opposed the decision to ban preprint material from being cited in grant applications

Donna Lu

14, Sep, 2021 @7:33 AM

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