Research

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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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Australian Research Council disqualifies $22m worth of applications under new controversial rule
Agency is being urged to rescind an ‘unworkable’ change that bans preprint material citation, resulting in 32 applicants being deemed ineligible

Donna Lu

26, Aug, 2021 @4:21 AM

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Australian Research Council under pressure after funding rule angers academic community
Researchers are worried the ban on preprint materials in grant proposals will diminish the nation’s scientific potential

Donna Lu

23, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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‘Devastating career event’: scientists caught out by change to Australian Research Council fine print
Researchers say a ban on preprint material citations in funding applications is a ‘remarkably stupid own-goal for Australian science’

Donna Lu

20, Aug, 2021 @5:41 AM

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Girls overtake boys in A-level and GCSE maths, so are they ‘smarter’?
Girls storm last bastion of male academic attainment as experts question notion of the ‘gendered brain’

Richard Adams Education editor

13, Aug, 2021 @3:49 PM

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Richard Lewontin obituary
Pioneering biologist and geneticist whose research showed the emptiness of traditional biological concepts of race

Andrew Brown and Steven Rose

28, Jul, 2021 @5:07 PM

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