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Australian scientists are a step closer to converting sunlight and water into fuel
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Scientists have replicated a crucial photosynthetic reaction for the first time, taking them a step closer to creating sustainable, cheap fuel from water and sunlight - just like plants do.
A whole organ has been grown inside an animal for the first time
Monday, 25 August 2014
Scientists have grown an important immune system organ from scratch inside a mouse, a breakthrough that could lead to alternatives to organ transplants in humans.
Scientists have worked out the genetic ‘recipe’ that lets lizards regrow their tails
Saturday, 23 August 2014
Researchers have discovered the genes that prompt tail regeneration in lizards, which takes them a step closer to understanding how to stimulate regeneration in humans.
Children’s drawings indicate their future intelligence
Saturday, 23 August 2014
New research has shown that the way a child draws at four years old is an indictor of how intelligent they’ll be at age 14.
Life discovered in Antarctic lake 800 metres below the ice
Saturday, 23 August 2014
These single-celled organisms live without sunlight in sub-zero temperatures. 
Abalone blood can fight cold sores and herpes, Australian scientists discover
Friday, 22 August 2014
Australian scientists are developing a powerful new drug to prevent the herpes virus, based on a protein found in the blood of an Australian sea snail.
Passport officers are no better at photo identification than the average uni student
Friday, 22 August 2014
Even trained passport officers struggle to accurately identify someone from their photo ID, according to Australian research that indicates we need better border security methods.
Rare half-albino crocodile shot after fatal attack
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
The 4.5-metre-long saltwater crocodile that was killed after a fatal attack on a man in Australia's Northern Territory has been described as a “one-in-a-100-million rarity”.
Sperm and eggs carry genetic memories of parents' health well before conception
Monday, 18 August 2014
There’s now overwhelming evidence that parents’ bad habits can be passed on to their children genetically, according to Australian researchers.
Entirely new form of plant communication discovered
Friday, 15 August 2014
Plants 'talk' to each other by sharing an extraordinary amount of genetic information, and it looks like parasitic plants could be using this to trick their hosts into submission.

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