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Australian engineers complete successful test of new rocket engine.
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COVID booster: vaccine news and game theory
Five things science learned last week about COVID-19.
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Cosmos Briefing: Building Australia’s Space Industry
Experts discuss Australia’s future in space.
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The males mimic noisy flocks to boost mating success.
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New, recyclable bone cell
Newly discovered bone cell named after Power Ranger
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Cosmos Briefing: The Hydrogen Solution
Experts discuss hydrogen as a renewable energy.
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Massive study shows Pfizer vaccine is effective
A nation-wide study has once again found the vaccine works.
A study with over half a million subjects has found the Pfizer mRNA vaccine to be 92% effective at preventing infecti...
Mining threatens the Pilbara cultural landscape
Guidance from First Nations peoples is essential.
By Sarah Holcombe, The University of Queensland and Bronwyn Fredericks, The University of Queensland. Just as the ...
5G: more science, same safety
New standards aim to shine a light on the scientific evidence.
The Australian guidelines for radio wave safety have been updated for the first time in nearly 20 years. The Australi...
Are theists more moral than atheists?
Is morality just for believers? Probably not.
A team of researchers led by Tomas Ståhl of the University of Illinois, USA, found that both atheist and theist moral...