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Dog days in prehistoric Europe

Remains suggest wild hunting dogs arrived in Europe more than 1.7 million years ago. Scientists have unearthed the earliest evidence of wild hunting dogs in...

The climatic ups and downs of the pandemic and Black Summer fires

Climate impacted more by catastrophic bushfires than COVID-19 lockdowns. A team of US scientists has used modelling to find that Australia’s 2019–20 Black Summer bushfires...

Australia joins star wars

Federal government looks to counter space jams and attacks. In the face of emerging space threats, the Australian government is looking for a new ground-based...

Machine learning and solar energy

How to find cheaper and more efficient materials for solar cells. As we build a clean energy future, solar cell research is booming. Right now,...

How to give a Neanderthal a blood transfusion

More information about modern human ancestors emerges from a genetic study of blood types. It began as a joke. A paleoanthropologist, a geneticist and a...

First light detected from behind a black hole

X-rays bouncing off a black hole’s disc confirm Einstein’s predictions. For the first time, astrophysicists have caught sight of light reflected from behind a black...

A better test for Alzheimer’s disease

An Australian collaboration’s work could greatly improve the accuracy of diagnosis. Alzheimer’s disease is tricky to diagnose, and suspecting its presence in oneself or a...

Even koalas need a virus PCR test

A new PCR test offers hope for threatened koalas. As if they weren’t struggling enough from predators and loss of habitat, koalas also suffer from...

Does wine make the heart flutter?

A new study looks at wine intake and reduced heart risk. But don't toast the conclusions yet! A few wines a week may slightly decrease...

Seeing science differently

Cosmos speaks to David Attenborough producer and Multi-award winner Dr Chadden Hunter. Cosmos spoke to Dr Chadden Hunter, who has worked with David Attenborough to...

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